Suffolk Hires Jay Fayette as President of East Coast Florida to Continue Driving Growth and Expansion in the Southeast Region

Pete Tuffo will continue as President of Florida Gulf Coast and take on the new role of Director of National Gaming and Entertainment

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, October 12, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Suffolk, one of the nation’s largest and most innovative real estate and construction companies, has hired Jay Fayette as president of Suffolk Florida East Coast to position the company for continued growth and success in Florida and the Southeast region. Mr. Fayette’s long-term relationships and experience in Florida, his approach to customer service and his strong operational experience will enable the company to strengthen its market presence, grow its operations in Florida and position for future success and expansion.

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Jay Fayette joins Suffolk Florida East Coast as President, positioning the company for continued growth and success in Florida and the Southeast region. (Photo: BusinessWire)

Pete Tuffo will continue as President of Florida Gulf Coast and will take on the additional responsibility of Director of National Gaming and Entertainment. Mr. Tuffo’s deep roots and connections on the Florida Gulf Coast, as well as his experience managing complex projects will position Suffolk for long-term success in this region. Mr. Tuffo’s successful management of casino projects, such as the Seminole Hard Rock Hotels in Hollywood and Tampa, and his strong customer relationships in the gaming industry will help position Suffolk as a leading national player in this industry at high increase.

“For years, Suffolk has been a respected and successful general contractor on the east coast of Florida due to our success in serving customers, diversifying across industries and delivering sophisticated projects. Over the past decade, our Florida Gulf Coast operation has also grown to become a major player with more complex and large-scale projects than ever before.We have never been better positioned in the State of Florida, on both coasts than today,” said John Fish, Suffolk Chairman and CEO. “We are confident that the addition of Jay Fayette and the additional responsibilities of Pete Tuffo will allow us to continue our strong growth and to achieve our ambitious plans for the future.”

Prior to this new role at Suffolk, Mr. Fayette spent 26 years at PC, formerly Pizzagalli Construction Company, most recently as President and CEO of the company doing work along the east coast from Maine to Florida. Fayette will lead the management of all operations in the Florida East Coast region and oversee Suffolk’s ongoing projects in the region, including 475 Royal Palm Residence, Alba Palm Beach, Lightspeed Facility, Palm Beach International Airport Concourse B Expansion , La Baia, and Make-A-Wish Headquarters in South Florida, among others.

About Suffolk

Suffolk is a national company that invests, innovates and builds. Suffolk is an end-to-end company that delivers value throughout the project lifecycle by leveraging its core construction management services with vertical service lines that include real estate capital investment, design, self-contained building services, investment in technology start-ups (Suffolk Technologies) and innovation research/development.

Suffolk is a national company with annual sales of $5.0 billion, 2,500 employees and main offices in Boston (headquarters), New York, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Estero, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. Suffolk serves customers in all major industrial sectors, including healthcare, science and technology, education, gaming, transport/aviation and retail. Suffolk is a private company led by Founder, Chairman and CEO John Fish. Suffolk is ranked No. 23 on Engineering News Record’s “Top 400 Contractors” list. For more information, visit and follow Suffolk on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtubeand instagram.

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