Our Founders

Joseph F. Carabetta, CEO

As CEO of The Carabetta Companies, Joe is no stranger to the real estate industry. He is recognized as the founding principal of the family enterprise and has earned numerous special citations and awards. These acknowledgements range from local non-profit organizations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. More recently, on October 21, 2007, he was inducted into the Meriden Hall of Fame for his accomplishments in the City of Meriden, CT.

He has had the leadership responsibility for the development of over 20,000 units and currently manages nearly 10,000 residential apartments. He has the unique ability to envision the transformation of difficult sites and outdated buildings into functional and attractive high quality developments. Using foresight and creativity, he “makes projects work.”

The majority of his time is directed toward the initial site acquisition, the supervision of field construction, and the review of a project’s status at all levels. He oversees the day-to-day operation of all properties and directs the staff of real estate experts.

Joe is skilled in leasing and marketing techniques in the rental of residential properties. He serves as a senior advisor on all aspects of development, property management and construction.

Salvatore “Sam” P. Carabetta

Sam has over 60 years of development and construction experience with special responsibility for demolition activities, construction efficiency/cost control, and the obtaining of permits and approvals. His demolition experience includes completing projects such as large factory buildings, 8-story brick and wood structures, 6-story wood and masonry construction, etc. He has managed and coordinated more than $50 million worth of site construction efforts. He was instrumental in building in excess of 5,000 apartments utilizing our precast structural and architectural concrete system and for both below and above ground parking garages.

Ralph “Sonny” Carabetta

As one of the founding principals of Carabetta with nearly 60 years in the construction field, Sonny was in command of job safety and health management and training. Sonny was directly involved in the development of over 20,000 residential units, over 2,200 single-family homes and various commercial buildings. He had been a key member involved in all of the development and construction projects undertaken by Carabetta, and from that, he had earned a reputation for outstanding performance on field work.

Sonny was someone people looked up to. He will remain in our memory and will be missed.

Michael Carabetta

As one of the founders of The Carabetta Companies, Michael was a regional construction manager in charge of grounds development and preventative maintenance for all of Carabetta’s communities. He had oversight for all maintenance contracts for all properties managed by Carabetta.

Michael was an outstanding role model for his brothers and will remain in our memory as one of the driving forces of our success.

Donald Logodicio

As a now-retired construction manager and one of the founding principals of Carabetta, Donald managed the construction of over 17,000 dwelling units gaining construction management, field engineering and construction safety experience. He developed an overall knowledge of the means and methods of construction, maintaining strict controls over daily performance and identifying potential problems before they became significant. The knowledge he gained from the success of building the Carabetta properties has been passed down to the second generation which oversees operations today.

Apartments you’ll love to come home to.