Toro Engineering & Construction Corp.
Toro has an excellent track record regarding our financial stability, as well as project completion, being on schedule, and within budget.
Thomas H. Shaughnessy
With $1,600 in the bank between the two of them, a used desk and a telephone at a local Electrical Contractor’s office in Pompano Beach, Thomas (Tom) H. Shaughnessy and Robert (Bob) W. Davis set up shop and started Toro Engineering & Construction Corp. in 1973. Each brought a different set of skills to the table which made for an excellent partnership. As a graduate from the College of Building Construction at the University of Florida, Tom excelled at Project Management, Estimating and Administration of the business. Bob earned his more than twenty years experience by coming up through the trades first as a Carpenter Apprentice, then Carpenter, Foreman, Superintendent and General Superintendent before he partnered with Tom to supervise all field operations for Toro. Their passion for integrity has been the fundamental principle behind the Toro name.
Over the past four decades Toro’s client base has flourished to include a broad scope of corporate clients to include the Bell South, Florida Power & Light, HCA Hospital Corporation of America, Catholic Charities and Royal Caribbean to name a few. Toro devotes their energies to a customer-centric approach delivering the highest standard of service and finished products earning them repeat clientele and referrals from satisfied customers.
With Bob’s passing in 1988, Tom continued with building the business based on their original passion for integrity and exceptional quality of work. This can best be depicted during Toro’s most satisfying work post Hurricanes Andrew and Wilma in the 1990’s and early 2000’s. One of Toro’s proudest moments was the swift and speedy response they provided in assisting numerous religious institutions after these destructive storms. This included driving through devastated areas where most times they were the first on the scene even before emergency assistance had arrived. Plowing through debris was not even a second thought for the team at Toro. Their mission was to ensure the staff and parish members were brought to safety. They also successfully reconstructed Sacred Heart Catholic Parish in two and a half years. Tom describes Toro’s post hurricane efforts as the most significant humanitarian work of his career.
In response to the changing needs of their clients, the company has evolved into a full range professional management and construction services organization. In 2001 Toro moved from a small rented space for twenty-five years in Pompano Beach and bought a large commercial sized office building and warehouse in Fort Lauderdale where they continue doing business today. They continue to have a strong presence and reliable representation in several states.
Toro is proud to have a team that has been part of the company’s history for over forty years giving their clients added confidence in their teams’ ability to deliver on their promises.
In 2015, Tom retired and sold the company to his younger brother Mark C. Shaughnessy and daughter Erin Shaughnessy Scacci to carry on the family owned and operated business.
Mark C. Shaughnessy started his career at Toro in 1977 as a high school student working summers in the field. After college, Mark later advanced into the office as a Project Estimator, Executive Vice President and later to become the company’s President and co-owner after Tom retired.
Erin Shaughnessy Scacci joined the team at Toro in 1995 where she worked summers during college as an Administrative Assistant. Erin pursued a position in Social Work straight out of college along with continuing her part-time position at Toro. She returned full-time to Toro in late 2001 as the Office Manager progressing within the company to an Assistant Vice President and later Executive Vice President and co-owner alongside Mark in 2015.
Following the family tradition, both Mark and Erin graduated from the University of Florida with Bachelor of Science degrees.
Mark and Erin continue Tom and Bob’s passion for integrity and continue Toro’s legacy of superior service and excellent workmanship.
Mark C. Shaughnessy
Erin Shaughnessy Scacci
Executive Vice President
Only the Best
Established in 1973
Family Owned Business
Multiple Projects Completed for 75% of our Project Owners
Bondable on Any Given Project
Toro’s Building Experience
From interior renovations, alterations, and interior buildouts to additions and new construction, we have extensive experience in constructing many types of industrialand commercial facilities, including…
Industrial/Commercial Facility Experience
- Office / Warehouses
- Metal Buildings
- Manufacturing Facilities
- Corporate Offices
Religious Facility Experience
- Parish halls/community centers
- Associated school facilities
Medical Facility Experience
- Surgery Centers (Florida statewide)
- Medical Practices & Clinics
- Eye Institutes
- Hospitals- General Construction and ADA Specialists (Florida, Missouri, South Carolina, Louisiana, Alaska)
- Dental Facilities
- Medical Laboratories
Business Derived from Referrals
Licensed in Florida and North Carolina.
Disclaimer – In NC, Toro does not offer or provide engineering and operates under the name Toro Construction Corporation.
We look forward to meeting with you and discussing your project further. We are confident that we can become your “Contractor of Choice”.