Rocco Basile is founder and Principal of AVO Construction. He brings to this position experience more than two decades worth of knowledge, since he was raised in a construction family and having thereafter had his own career in the industry. After getting his Accounting and Finance degree (Leonard N. Stern School of Accounting at New York University) in 1996, Rocco Basile launched and became Manager of the Basile Builders Group, a position he still holds today. Aside from his professional work, Rocco Basile finds time for community endeavours. For example, he has been honoured for his support of the organisation Children of the City in 2007, 2008 and 2010, has helped raised funds for children with various disabilities in conjunction with the Joe DiMaggio Committee at Xaverian High School, received the Xaverian St. Francis Award and is currently recognized in Xaverian’s Bernard McQuillan Distinguished Honoree Hall of Fame. In 2011, it was Rocco Basile who was the Man of the Year Award recipient from the legislative body of the New York State Senate.