Owner of Memphis Door & Hardware, LLC. 1996-1999 / 2007-present
Salvaggio Group partner since 1999
Better Business Bureau member- Memphis Door and Hardware- A+ Rating 3 years running
Memphis Area Home Builders Association member with The Salvaggio Group and Memphis Door and Hardware
Licensed Residential and Commercial General Contractor in the State of Tennessee since 1998
Licensed Home Improvement Contractor in the State of TN since 1997
Favorite Community Organizations:
Riverdale Elementary School
DeNeuville Learning Center
Poplar Pike Playhouse @ Germantown High School
St. Jude Children's Hospital
Wave Club Wrestling
Memphis Business Journal Top 40 under 40
Germantown Board of Zoning Appeals 2010-2014
2010 Memphis Business Quarterly POWER PLAYERS list in construction
Juvenile Court Foster Care Review Board Member
Leadership Germantown Class of 2010 Graduate
Memphis Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).
Charter Member of the Holy Spirit Knights of Columbus / 3rd Degree
Germantown Community Theatre Board
"Everyone's Tree House" community project at Riverdale Elementary lead team coordinator
Holy Spirit Church- lifelong member
KICS (Kids Involved in Community Service) This is a church organization my wife started to get children and their parents involved in community service projects together
DeNeuville Learning Center- general service and donating
President of the Germantown Heights HOA
GYAA Baseball Coach
Member of the first Germantown Youth Commission
Salvaggio Group Profiles
Born, 1954, in Memphis, lived in Shelby County always
1972, founded Memphis Door Service. Later expanded to become Memphis Door & Hardware. Specialized in finish carpentry and the sales, service, and installation of fine wood doors and related hardware
1973 married Barbara. Together ran Memphis Door & Hardware until 1996
1974 first son Tony born
1979 second son Jerome born
1981 moved to Germantown
Former Boards, Commissions, etc.:
1989 Founded Salvaggio Properties specializing in the renovation and sales of distressed properties
1990 Special Deputy Staff Chief, Shelby County Sheriffs Department
1994 Candidate for the 7th Congressional District
1994, Founded, Charles Salvaggio, Builder, specializing in custom homes and renovations
Member Memphis Area Homebuilders Association
Lifetime member Germantown Chamber of Commerce
Former Member and Chairman of the TN Licensing Board for Home Re-modelers
Partner and builder in the development of 52 homes in Strathmore, in Collierville, and 60 homes in Poplar Grove in Germantown
Founded the Salvaggio Group, LLC with sons Tony and Jerome
President Poplar Estates Homeowners Association in Germantown
Germantown Family Fourth Committee
Germantown Parks and Recreation Commission
Elected Germantown Alderman 1986
Germantown Design Review Commission
Germantown Historic Commission
Germantown Cable Advisory Commission
Board of Directors Germantown Community Theatre advisory commission
Germantown Vice-Mayor 1988
Leadership Memphis, Class of 1989
1989 - 1994 Mayor of Germantown
TN Municipal League, Board of Directors, 1987 - 1994
Office of Planning and Development for Shelby County
TN Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations
National League of Cities 1989 - 1994, Finance Policy Committee 1993 - 1994
Adult Basic Education Advisory Council for Shelby County Schools, 1992
Founded Germantown Task Force for Educational Excellence, 1990
Graduated University of TN Local Government Leadership Program 1992
Board of Directors, Germantown Community Hospital, Methodist East, 1990 - 1992
Board of Directors, Arthritis Foundation, 1989 - 1990
Board of Directors, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Board of Directors, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Established the Mayors Council on Economic Development for the seven incorporated municipalities of Shelby County
Founded Germantown Education Commission, 1991
Founded Germantown Arts Commission
Board of Directors Germantown Performing Arts Commission
Recipient of the Arts and Humanities Award for the City of Germantown 1994
JDRF Board Member (2012-Present)
JDRF Vice President (2015-2016)
JDRF Incoming President (2016-2017)
The Salvaggio Group was formed on one basic principle; the owners are directly involved in every project. As with any business, the owners have the most at stake therefore will give the most attention. In a business that requires absolute attention to detail, this principle could not be more relevant. Our projects range from the most basic general renovations to complex land development and commercial projects. Regardless of project size or complexity, your lead project manager will always have the owner's eye in every detail.
If there was ever an industry that requires a team approach, it's the construction industry. Our philosophy is simple; The Salvaggio Group owners are in the field every day. When your employees see the owners leave the office to run a Bobcat, shoot grades for drainage, or meet the dumpster delivery company on a project, it sets a standard. When the vendors know the owners are the project managers and are in the field to call the shots, it sets a standard. When the client sees the owner on site intercepting issues before they become problems, it proves our philosophy.
For most of us, our biggest investment is our home. Our home is where we live, entertain our friends, and raise our children, it is where our fondest memories are born. Our home is our sanctuary. The same is true for our commercial division. The choice to own versus leasing is a pivotal move for any business. Understanding our clients' business and core functions are critical in building a structure that meets the need.
Choosing a contractor is multi-faceted. Choosing a contractor because they are capable is only part of the equation. Many factors should enter into the selection process.
...is not the ability to complete a project. Capability is understanding the client's vision. It is the ability to apply an artistic eye with the industry's most current innovations to create a one of a kind result. Understanding a space and the ability to see through walls to bring a client's vision to reality. It is the confidence to suggest efficient solutions to complex situations.
...is not calling your client only when it is time for a draw. Communication is a daily task and a tool to success. A contractor that is not completely connected to the client, staff and crew is not capable of bringing a project to its highest potential. The client / contractor relationship must be candid and transparent. Internal communication within the firm is equally important. Many construction companies are a "one man show." Regardless of project size, each will have a lead project manager who is also a partner in the company. As well, two other project managers (owners) are always in tune with project status and work behind the scenes to ensure maximum project efficiency and success.
...is not the ability to convince. Competence in the construction industry can be elusive. Competence is the knowledge to find solutions to the unforeseen and maintain a budget. It is discovering creative solutions without compromising the vision. It is an educated staff with the most current knowledge of codes and industry standards. It is the confidence to create realistic timelines and budgets. It is having the internal dynamic to make the project an enjoyable experience for the client. It is the ability to bring a project from vision to reality.
...is not the ability to pull a permit. Financial stability is the ability to let every project stand on its own accord. A construction firm that does not require large down-payments and weekly draws is the most obvious sign of financially stability. In an era where even the largest have failed, it is more important than ever to choose a firm for your project that has a "track record." Your financial stability should not be compromised by a contractor that is not capable of finishing the project.
The Brownstone has been described as a "Landmark" building for Old Germantown. Looney Ricks Kiss Architects has proven once again to be the design standard with this historic depiction of a turn-of-the-century classic.