The Management Team

Anthony “Tony” Rufo Sr.

On July 1, 1973 AMR Construction, T/A Rufo Contracting, started as a residential and commercial rehab General and Electrical contracting firm. It has grown to become one of the Philadelphia areas most respected builder/developers and enjoys an established reputation for reliability and craftsmanship. In addition to multi-million dollar commercial construction projects, we have been selected as construction managers and advisors to the region’s most renowned corporations, schools, and institutions. Over the years Rufo Companies has acquired a vast portfolio of residential properties needing rehabilitation, Rufo Development has had continued success in the development of brick row homes, triplex’s, quads and six-unit building up to a 53 unit building;restored and sold. There has been a recent concentration in the Hawthorne/Bella Vista area spanning between 11th and Broad Street, South to Carpenter.  We have been involved with downtown revitalization efforts for over 25 years and have carefully performed hundreds of multi-family dwelling rehabilitations from design phase to construction completion. We currently are engaged in the rehab of some larger projects (151 units) along with single family home renovation.

The ideals that began over 40 years ago became the mechanism that placed Rufo Contracting into the new millennium. The fundamental characteristics of commitment, enthusiasm and dedication remain the cornerstones of our business. We have enhanced our services in the urban residential, academic, institutional, commercial and industrial markets through use of technology and sustainable building practices.

Executive Vice President/CEO
Anthony “Tony” Rufo Jr.

Industry Experience
Twenty+ Years

Tony’s strategic planning and execution of projects on occupied campuses and within confined building locations is a contributing element in his ability to successfully complete projects on time and on budget, while maintaining clean, safe projects. Tony’s managed projects have included the construction of a new maintenance facility at The Haverford School, renovation of an abandoned boiler house to convert to office and retail / bookstore space and the renovation of an 1880’s warehouse into condominium units. Performed renovation and addition for YSC Sports for their new Indoor / outdoor field and training facility.  Tony is also the director of the Rufo Contracting Safety Committee and is responsible for third party consultants, training and inspections.


  • Customer Relations
  • Project Management
  • Construction Management
  • Implementation and use of Technology, Equipment, Methodology
  • Negotiations
  • Safety Committee Director
  • Creative solutions within tight work areas
  • Quality Control and project closeout

Chief Financial Officer
Genna Rufo

Industry Experience
15+ years

Genna graduated from Cabrini College in 1999 and began her financial career with JP Morgan in their Loan Financial Accounting and Reporting Department .  In 2003, Genna joined Rufo Companies to assist the Controller with both A/R and A/P functions.  Since 2007, as the Controller, Genna is responsible to maintain all facets of the accounting cycle.


  • Financial management
  • Operational analysis and internal controls
  • Adept in the areas of financial reporting, budgeting and planning, knowledge of internal and system controls and systems implementation.

Concierge / Client Relations

Dorothy “Dot” Gamber

Dot has been the backbone of Rufo Companies for 25+ years. She has remained true to providing excellent customer service to  vendors, sub contractors and employees. Dot works directly with President/CEO with daily assistance in ALL aspects of his business.

Building Excellence Since 1975