Every local business has a story worth sharing with the community.Our spotlight today is on architect Michael Piccirillo.
Business: Michael Piccirillo Architecture PLLC
Owners: Michael Piccirillo
Address: 962 East Main Street, Shrub Oak & Rye
How did you come up with the name?
My name plus what we do.
Why choose that location? Why start a business in this town?
I live in Yorktown so the Shrub Oak office was convenient. The Rye office has started because we do a lot of business in Rye and it made business sense.
Briefly, what business are you in?
What's the most difficult moment or challenge you've faced as a business owner?
Keeping up with rising business costs in an economy that doesn't really allow for raising fees.
Were there any challenges that made you second guess your decision to be an entrepreneur?
What's been your favorite moment or proudest achievement since opening?
Having a growing business with a great staff and doing some very good work. Completion of Mohegan Volkswagen Building this past year.
What's the most innovative idea your employees or customers have had that you put into practice?
Use of 3D modeling software has changed the way we present our projects.
How do you deal with difficult customers?
How does your business give back or get involved in the community?
We've done pro bono work to help restore an historic barn in Yorktown, a historic house in Somers.
The plan behind this series at Patch is to shine the spotlight on all our favorite local businesses, and to learn a little about the ones we may not know that well.
This is as much about supporting local businesses as it is about celebrating the places and faces that make our community special.
Here's a simple form where local business owners can answer a few quick questions to be part of this ongoing feature.