Superior Transfers Project Manager to Support Daughter’s Gymnastic Goals
Toby Mazzoni, Project Manager at Superior Construction, started his career working for a paving company in Pennsylvania, where he was raising his five children. “We let our kids do what they wanted and choose their own path,” says Toby. So when his youngest daughter, Adysen, wanted to try gymnastics at four years old, they signed her up. Little did they know how life changing that decision would be.
As she grew and became more interested, her coach — who was once part of the US national team — encouraged Toby and his wife to recognize her considerable talent and seek out a more serious program. They noticed that coaches were increasingly approaching them at competitions. “She had the drive to do it, so we decided to take the next step,” says Toby.
At the time, the best training program for Adysen was in Jacksonville, Florida. Toby interviewed with Superior and was hired as a project manager in 2014. “I was drawn to Superior because it’s a family-owned business — they’ve built the company from the ground up,” says Toby. “And they continue to grow. Since I started, it has gone from a few hundred Florida employees to over 2,000. They promote from within as much as possible.”
Upon his arrival Toby landed at the Jacksonville Airport, right next to the location of his first project with Superior. He started as project manager on smaller projects (with budgets around $25 million), and he now manages projects with $60-80 million budgets while simultaneously overseeing multiple projects.
As Toby experienced career growth, his daughter’s skills grew as well. Within five years, she advanced beyond her Jacksonville gym. With a goal for her to train nationally and become an elite gymnast, they set their sights on what at the time was the national training center, across the state in Tampa. Toby spoke to management at Superior, letting them know about his daughter’s goals. The timing turned out to be perfect — Superior had recently expanded to the Tampa market and, not long after, landed the company’s first major project in the area. “I raised my hand and they provided the opportunity for me to help grow the team in the Tampa area,” said Toby. “They supported me to keep me as part of their team. They did everything they could to support my family. And I was happy to bring my five years of experience with me to teach the Tampa crew the Superior way.”
Toby is grateful, and recognizes that this is part of the company’s culture. “I know Superior has done that for more than just me,” he says. “It’s something the Superior family does as an organization. They support their employees.”
That family culture is Toby’s favorite aspect of working at Superior. “It doesn’t matter what level you are at the company. If there is a problem, everyone jumps in to assist. No one says it’s not my job. They drop what they are doing to try to help you,” says Toby. “That flows up and down stream — it’s not one person or one individual. Nick, fourth-generation owner and operator, inquires about the family, not just the job. I love working for a family-oriented company that cares about their people.”
The move appears to be paying off for Adysen, now 14 years old, as well. Demonstrating her passion for the sport, she was not satisfied with wristbands on the market, so she developed her own line, Chalk Boss, which has been sold to gymnasts worldwide. In competition, she has placed in the top 100 in the nation on several different apparatuses (floor, vault, beam, and all around). And last year she was Florida State Champion and then won the Eastern Conference National Championship at her level. She is just one level away from elite, the level at which the national team competes.
We are proud of Adysen and look forward to her exciting, bright future. And we are proud to have Toby as part of the Superior family.