Our Team

Frank Scariano, Owner

Frank Scariano, Owner

Frank built Scariano Construction from the ground up, beginning in 1994, and still loves the work that he does each day. He started his career in California, working in financial services, but yearned for more tangible and satisfying work. When he found a job opening with a cabinet maker, he took a chance and switched paths to follow his passion.

Frank and his wife and sons moved to Missoula in 1993, finding the town a great environment to raise a family and an ideal place to start a construction business. Frank’s work days are a healthy mix of office and site-based work. He’ll check in with staff and subcontractors, meet with new clients to guide them through the construction process in an approachable and engaging way, and keep tabs on everything from small details to the big picture. He enjoys employing a great team of people who work together to create solutions and mutually support one another in pursuit of high-quality work and excellent client relationships.  

Frank’s Montana roots date back to his mother’s family’s homestead in eastern Montana, and he continues to put down roots in the Missoula community. He enjoys giving back through service to the YMCA, Run Wild Missoula, the Missoula Food Bank, and Hellgate High School Cross Country. He is also Chair of the Foundation for the Missoula Public Library, and a member of the Snowbowl Ski Patrol.

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J Reilly, Project Manager

J’s thirst for new challenges has made him an excellent match for Scariano Construction. A natural craftsman, he began his trade work installing flooring in Georgia and never stopped learning.

J spent part of his childhood near Kalispell and always dreamed of returning to the mountains of Montana. He and his wife moved to Missoula in 2009, when he joined the Scariano team as a laborer. He worked his way through the roles of carpenter, lead carpenter, site supervisor, and since 2016, project manager. He enjoys all elements of his job, whether he is ordering materials, collaborating with clients, putting final touches on a woodworking project, or making sure the crew has what they need to keep a project moving forward.

J enjoys getting to know clients and earning their confidence as projects move from plans to completion. He thrives on producing results that exceed expectations and bring joy. When he’s not working, J loves to be outdoors running trails and ultramarathons, backpacking, and hiking with his wife and friends. He also enjoys stand-up comedy specials and playing bluegrass guitar.

Dan Kral, Project Manager

Dan Kral, Project Manager

Dan is our most experienced staff member. He brings years of expertise to the table, knowledgeably guiding projects from initial site visit to job completion. 

Dan is a second-generation union carpenter who began his career by helping out on his father’s job sites. He ran a custom carpentry business in Chicago for 20 years, until he and his wife were able to fulfill their longtime dream of moving west to Montana. He loves the math and geometry of carpentry, and can design custom details on the spot when needed. His daily work includes calculating accurate estimates, ordering materials, and checking on-site progress. He’s also in frequent communication with clients, which is his favorite part of the job. He gets satisfaction from leading each project from the client’s original vision to its materialization as a beautiful, functional space. 

Dan appreciates the company’s emphasis on a healthy working environment and work/life balance. In his free time, Dan spends time outside, hiking with his dog nearly every day, and mountain biking on the Rattlesnake area trails.

Chris Greenwood, Site Supervisor

Chris Greenwood, Site Supervisor

Chris began his career as a landscaper in his home state of Maryland, and quickly proved to be skilled at framing and carpentry as well. Once he arrived in Montana, he joined the Scariano team, where he earned the roles of lead carpenter and site supervisor. He is knowledgeable about all aspects of carpentry, and knows the flow and timing of each job intimately. His long tenure at Scariano Construction, over 20 years, makes him an invaluable source of expertise on our most challenging projects.

Chris spends almost all of his work time on the job site, whether he’s framing, performing finish carpentry, or training junior staff to the high standards of the Scariano team. He’s the rare person who can successfully manage a project while also wearing a toolbelt. Down-to-earth, organized, and unflappable, Chris’s most satisfying moments are when he brings a high-quality job to completion on time. He enjoys the challenges of custom building and tries to learn a few new things on every project. 

In his free time, Chris pursues diverse interests. He takes his daughter hiking, swimming, and to her soccer and volleyball games. He also practices target shooting and marksmanship, and enjoys listening to an eclectic collection of vinyl records.

Shawn Pascua, Site Supervisor

Shawn joined Scariano Construction three years ago, and has quickly become a valuable member of the team. Shawn started in the trades over thirty years ago, working with his father as a roof framer, and has since learned carpentry, finish work, concrete, and heavy equipment operation. Shawn knows how to figure things out and with great results.

His favorite part of his job is working with the crew, and it shows: Shawn is adept at keeping workers productive and engaged, and truly cares about them becoming better craftspeople. He can quickly organize complicated task lists, and he solves problems creatively and efficiently. As one contractor told us, “If I walk on the job site and see that Shawn’s there, I know everything’s going to be OK.” When he’s not at work, Shawn enjoys dirt biking and snowboarding.

Ashley Zhinin, Office Manager

Ashley Zhinin, Office Manager

Ashley is one of Scariano Construction’s newest team members. She brings nearly a decade of experience from health insurance and managing offices in the dance and high tech industries. She is excited to be working in an industry that interests and inspires her.

Ashley enjoys trying to make everyone else’s job easier, whether that be for Scariano Construction’s clients, vendors or employees. She appreciates the culture of Scariano Construction where everyone is down to earth, supportive and has a can-do, low stress attitude.

She also contributes to the Scariano Construction team by assisting with design. She has always been drawn to the arts and enjoys sewing, drawing, making jewelry, leatherworking and setting up her workshop for all of these activities in her free time, in addition to dancing professionally.