Then...

The abandoned gravel pit that resides on 531 & Manitou rd. in Gates holds 80 years of history. Charles Brongo started Lyell Excavating mining sand and gravel in the early 1950’s and was known for the major site developments of Spencerport Schools, Kodak Park, 531 Expressway and early works of Habitat for Humanity. His son Jeffery learned the trade at a very young age, operating as young as 3 years old. The father & son team operated a large fleet of earth movers developing many parts of our community. After the death of his father, Jeff struggled trying to juggle roles of business owner and father to a son with autism who needed constant care. Jeff couldn’t teach the business to son Chucky so the next best thing was his daughter Jenny who started office work on a typewriter as young as 7 years old. She attended BOCES #2 Career & Technical Center for Heavy Equipment and then continued to Alfred State College for a degree in Construction Management Engineering. The father daughter team shared big dreams of utilizing her education to build a better life for their family including a group home for Chucky. Jenny walked the stage at her college graduation May 15, 2011 and exactly 2 months later Jeffrey died unexpectedly at age 52. She knew what was expected of her and she followed the footprints in the sand...

Now...

Since 2012, Jenny started doing things her way. The business now has a new name: Brongo Contracting & Supply and has since became a NYS Certified Women Owned Business Enterprise.  Unlike her father, she decided to do something different while going green by focusing on construction recycling, wholesale landscape supply and trucking services. The property is no longer an active gravel pit but has transformed into a one stop shop providing services to the homeowner, small and large contractors of the Greater Rochester Region. The growth has been all of Jenny's vision but was made possible from a great team, that works together like family and growing each year. 

The company is expanding in Fall 2018, with the construction of a new contractor storage and parking facility caled the Blue Collar CoWork to accommodate the small business owner with hopes to encourage sustainable industry collaboration and improve small business in the area. 

We are a business with purpose

  • We support WEMOCO BOCES #2 Career & Technical Education Center and the  Heavy Equipment Program with authentic- project based learning. 
  • We support Homesteads for Hope, a growing Community Farm creating  effortless inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities offering a extraordinary place to learn, work, live and grow in Rochester, NY.