Graciano Corporationís Web Site Wins National Prestigious Awards

12/11/2006

(New York, NY) Graciano Corporation, one of the country’s leading architectural masonry restoration firms, has received two additional national awards for their web site. Graciano recently redeveloped their web site with many new features. The goals for this site were the creation of a technical resource for masonry restoration, the ability to showcase Graciano’s high profile projects and craftsmanship, and search engine optimization. InterGroup Communications developed the site. InterGroup Communications is a full service digital design firm who specializes in design and marketing for the construction industry.

Graciano has just received the American Graphic Design Award for the Design of the Web site, as well as the a Silver Award from W3 which is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation–only body consisting of top–tier professionals from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, interactive, advertising, and marketing firms. Graciano joins the company of Yahoo, Sony Pictures Imageworks and National Geographic in this award category. Earlier this year Graciano also won awards with the World Wide Web Awards and the DesignFirm.com Awards.

“We are pleased and proud to have received all of these awards for our web site. The newly enhanced site developed by InterGroup Communications has not only met, but exceeded our expectations and has already begun to reap many benefits not only for Graciano, but also for the industry. Our technical resource has been an advantage for potential masonry restoration clients. It helps them to understand masonry terminology and examples of this type of work in order to make better decisions.” stated Glenn Foglio, President, Graciano Corporation. Sharon Liotus, Principal of InterGroup stated, “It was important for us to develop a web site that not only showcased Graciano’s high level of craftsmanship and expertise, but also a site that was beneficial to the user and decision maker. We also concentrated heavily on search engine optimization for this new site.”

With offices in Pittsburgh and New York, Graciano Corporation, is known and respected nationwide for its expertise in masonry restoration, historic restoration and preservation. Some of the companyís projects have included the Queensboro Bridge, Rockefeller Center, The Cloisters, and MetLife Tower, all showcased on the web site. The company has also won numerous awards from the International Masonry Institute, New York Construction News, the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) and others for their workmanship on these high profile projects.

Contact: Sharon Liotus, Marketing for Graciano Corporation 412-885-7126.