• A leader in the demolition industry since 1964

Dear Friends and Supporters:

On behalf of the entire Adamo Group, I would like to personally thank each of you for the outpouring of love, sympathy and support at the time of my brother John’s passing. It has been a difficult time for us all. John was a great leader, a man of character and a person led by principle. Though his loss is felt every day, we will continue to move forward with the core values our father instilled in us as we grew up through the business: integrity, safety, honor and hard work.

With sincere gratitude,


Richard M. Adamo


With over 20 years’ specialized background in diverse fields that include the automotive and industrial sectors, Richard’s premier expertise lies in managing complex municipal and government-based projects – though he enjoys his work in each division.

His past service includes serving on the National Demolition Association’s Board of Directors (2002-2004), including turns chairing both its Environmental Affairs and Awards Committees. Richard earned a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management from Michigan State University.

Rick Cuppetilli

Executive Vice President

A dedicated demolition professional, Rick has held numerous positions in his 40- plus year career, emphasizing automotive total and selective demolition, from estimating to field supervisory titles to his current role as project manager. Sound expertise in automotive total and selective demolition requires his involvement in all facets of our projects – bidding, subcontractor negotiations and project management to close-out.

Tim Gunn


Tim brings 20 years of finance experience and expertise to the Adamo Group, practicing as an audit partner at a large national CPA firm prior to joining the company. His background is rich with clients from a wide range of industries, including construction, manufacturing, and service. Tim’s first-rate forecasting skills mean Adamo – and its clients and insurers – can rely on accurate job costing to help ensure the generation of new business and the company’s continued success.

Tim is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, as well as a former member of the MACPA Fraud Task Force. He has a Bachelor of Accountancy from the Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration in Troy, MI.

Denise Danneels

General Manager

Denise has spent 29 years in the demolition and environmental remediation industry. More than 17 of those years have been right here. She is responsible for all day-to-day business operations, as well as developing, implementing, and overseeing the standards, policies, and procedures for Adamo. Denise is a fount of all things construction, including our marketing, proposal writing, and contract administration. She has a hand in everything from union agreements to human resource management to asset recovery management.

Mark St. Cyr

Safety Manager

Mark’s long history of focusing on project safety brought him to Adamo in 2015 as Safety Manager. Mark graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and was immediately hired by Bechtel Group Inc.

Over the last 30 years working for Bechtel, Mark was able to manage a variety of projects including Nuclear Power Construction and Maintenance, Waste to Energy Generation, Civil Projects and Telecommunications expansion for Sprint, Cingular, Clearwire and AT&T.

Mark’s vast expertise allows him to be an ideal leader in maintaining Adamo’s reputation and commitment to safety on all endeavors.

Tony DaGuanno

Senior Estimator

Tony has spent his entire 35-year career in construction and demolition, a storied arc that includes field supervisory work, estimating jobs, and extensive experience in lead and asbestos abatement; he is certified in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). Tony has had his hands in many projects but specializes, within total and selective demolition, in industrial, chemical, and petrochemical facilities.

Current MUST and TWIC certifications afford him access to all petrochemical job sites. Tony has a Michigan residential builder’s license, as well as first aid and CPR training.

Jeff Green

Project Manager/Estimator

Jeff has more than 20 years of experience in the decommissioning, dismantling and demolition industry. He has estimated, planned and managed projects in the commercial, industrial, petro chemical, government and nuclear markets, ranging in size from $1M to $75M. His knowledge of local, state and federal certifications, licensing and protocol requirements related to demolition and environmental work is essential to the success of decommissioning and dismantlement projects. Jeff has devoted his entire career to the industry and is experienced in all aspects of a project from bidding to completion.

Brian Haller LEED AP

Project Manager/Estimator

With more than 20 years of global experience in the construction and demolition industry, Brian’s background is very diverse. He has estimated and managed projects in the industrial, commercial, residential, civil, and institutional markets, ranging in size from $2M to $130M. Brian also has extensive experience in earthwork, site utility, walking path, and paving projects. With his knowledgeable background in construction, he is currently managing a major, multi-year project for the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, performing sanitary and storm sewer point repairs throughout the city. Brian has an excellent background in estimating, accounting, project management and is a proven field manager.

Brian holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Building Construction from Michigan State University, with a heavy emphasis on process management and communication.

Al Penrod

Equipment Manager

Adamo depends on its substantial mechanical task force every day of the year. Charged with its management, Al is our fleet's primary overseer. He meticulously tracks each piece from our on- site maintenance facility to our project sites, routinely inspecting the fleet for fatigue and safety issues and managing preventative maintenance and repairs. Al negotiates with equipment manufacturers and dealers, ensuring best prices and practices. Additionally, he works hand-in-hand with project managers and superintendents, coordinating equipment delivery and assembly, while matching availability and utilization on current jobs and those in Adamo's line-up.

David Camporesi

Information Technology Director

David Camporesi is Adamo Group’s Information and Technology Director. He has nearly 20 years of experience that includes providing training, support and guidance in the world of technology. His past includes managing a team at Apple, working for Digital Planet and Syracuse University and managing services at Applied Technology of Central New York. He holds a Master of Science degree from Syracuse University and has multiple technical certifications.

Adam Tupancy


Adam entered the field of civil engineering in 2010 as a field inspector, where he was lead inspector on jobs such as street sectioning, sewer replacement, and full road reconstructions. He has worked in the areas of consulting engineering, water resources, environmental engineering, structural engineering and construction scheduling. Adam is a graduate of Michigan Technological University with a degree in Civil Engineering.