BRIDGEPORT, CONN., (July 10,2013) – Viking Construction has broken ground on three major construction projects in Connecticut totaling nearly $10 million.  Viking is serving as general contractor on all projects which include the renovation of an historic Mechanics and Farmers Bank building in Bridgeport, the Fairchild housing project in Fairfield and an affordable housing project in Sharon.

The Mechanics and Farmers Bank project will involve the restoration of the existing historic structure for a single tenant as well as the construction of 30 affordable apartment units above.  This project is expected to be completed in February of 2014.

The Fairchild project, which is owned by Garden Homes Management of Stamford, is a new 31,000 square-foot, three-story building that will include 55 apartments.  Viking installed 86 piles to support the foundation, and is building a permeable parking lot on the site.  This $3.8 million project will be complete in April of 2014.

The Sharon housing project will consist of three buildings that will house four apartments each, totally 12,000 square feet of living space.  The $3.2 million project, which is also expected to be complete in February of 2013, will include the installation of geothermal wells for heating and cooling.

“These three projects highlight Viking’s expertise and attention to detail with historic renovations and new construction that blends into existing neighborhoods,” said Anthony Gaglio, Sr., president of Viking Construction, Inc.  “We continue to incorporate newer, more efficient products and practices into everything we build, helping deliver quality and value to our clients – and ultimately to the families and businesses that will occupy these completed spaces.”

Founded in 1991, Viking Construction, Inc., ( is a family-owned company of craftsmen in all areas of construction.  The company strongly believes in personal involvement, quality control, and sound financial management.  Its award-winning portfolio includes historic renovations, wastewater treatment facilities, pharmaceutical plants, churches, schools, assisted living facilities, office buildings, industrial manufacturing plants and large-scale affordable housing projects throughout Connecticut and New York.