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.
Anthony grew up in Minnesota, inheriting the construction industry from both sides of his family: general contracting and commercial roofing. He grew up working in the family business, spending his summers roofing, but also backpacking in the Beartooth Mountains, which is how he fell in love with Montana.
He earned degrees in business management and marketing from the University of Montana. After graduation, Anthony gained experience in the sports nutrition and tech industries, but always yearned to get back to construction. When he met Frank Scariano as a fellow Ski Patrol volunteer, he found his opportunity.
Anthony brings excellent communication skills and a strong sense of team to his work each day. He thrives on creative problem-solving as he ensures that each part of the job comes together on schedule, at the right cadence, and within the scope of work.
He and his wife — who is also in the trades — are proud parents of two young daughters. Off the clock, he loves to cook, and pursues classic Montana hobbies: fly fishing, skiing, camping, and hiking.
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.
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.