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Resto Corporation Management Team

Meet the team


Patrick Connolly

Founder & Chairman

At age 24, Pat Connolly was a young man full of ambition. Hailing from the farm village of Keady, County of Armagh in Northern Ireland. Pat immigrated to America in search of education and enterprise. He arrived in the South Bronx in the summer of 1955. After working janitorial day-jobs while acquiring his Bachelor’s degree from Iona College, Pat earned his CPA License and worked on Wall Street for the better part of a decade.

He left the Corporate world in pursuit of his entrepreneurial passion and invested his savings to purchase a Restoration Franchise in the late 1970’s. Pat managed the greater part of Bergen and Passaic County for over 20 years. He raised a family of five children, and proudly resides in Spring Valley, New York.

Michael Connolly

President & CEO

Business owner, Michael Connolly built the business through years of professional work, and has been involved in all aspects of the operation and management of Resto Corporation since 1988. As a certified contractor and microbial remediation supervisor. He has dealt with all phases of property damage, estimation, and repair projects of all sizes. With over 30 years of work in the field, Michael has extensive personal knowledge in the complexities involved in residential construction in New York and New Jersey.

He brings to Resto Corporation vital knowledge to coordinate numerous appraisals, reconstruction, and emergency mitigation assignments. Michael’s leadership experience and demand for excellence guarantees all work performed by Resto Corporation is exceptional. Over his pervasive career, He has established a reputation as a seasoned professional in the insurance restoration industry.

Michael has been a resident of Northern New Jersey his entire life. He is currently working on getting his pilot’s license, and on his free time he enjoys boxing.

Dennis Bouquot

Project Manager – New York

Croix Bouquot started working in his family’s contracting company at the age of fourteen.  He graduated from SUNY Oneonta College in 2008 and graduated with his masters from Stony Brook University in 2014.  Since joining the Resto Corporation team Croix has become WRT certified and a licensed home inspector in the State of New York.

Croix and his wife live in Orange County, New York.  In his spare time, Croix enjoys traveling, video games, and is a collector of traditional shaving antiques.

John Higgins

Senior Project Manager , New Jersey

John brings over thirty years of project management experience to the Resto Corporation team.  He graduated from Colorado State University in 1981, starting his own construction business shortly thereafter, building houses and additions. John is a licensed Contractor, and applies that knowledge to effectively complete large projects. John has been a part of Resto Corporation for over twelve years, ensuring that his experience aids in the continued success of the company’s growth.

John has three children, and loves to coach them in all sports they participate in. He also loves to bike ride and hike in his free time.

Steve Lasker

Senior Project Manager of Central New Jersey

Steve brings over twenty five years of project management experience to the Resto Corporation team.  He graduated from the University of Maryland, and shortly thereafter owned a dry cleaning and upholstery franchise. Steve is WRT, AMRT, ASD, and Lead certified. He applies that knowledge and experience to complete large projects thoroughly for Resto Corporation over the past six years.

Steve is married to his beloved wife, and shares three children with her as well as two grandchildren. On his down time Steve enjoys spending time with his family.

Bill McQuillen

Head of Emergency Mitigation Services

Williams brings over thirty years of estimation and project management experience to the Resto Corporation team.  He graduated from Kean University in 1990 and soon after started working in the water and fire restoration industry in Northern New Jersey. William is ASD and WRT certified, and applies that knowledge to complete both small and large projects carefully and diligently. William has been a part of Resto Corporation for almost twelve years, ensuring that his experience helps Resto Corporation continue to provide excellent service.

William is married to his loving wife, Regina. They share two children, and they love to play soccer together. William also loves to play golf in his free time.

Sergio Almada

Senior Estimator

Sergio brings over twenty years of construction, estimation, and project management experience. He has been a member of the Resto Corporation team since 2009, and headlines all of the large loss reconstruction estimates for Resto’s New Jersey division. With his experience working on high end projects, Sergio has developed a great passion for fine finish work and exceeding client expectations. Sergio is licensed in New York City Home Improvement Contracting, Advanced Xactimate 25, Fire, Smoke, Water, Flood, Mold, Lead, IICRC Fire and Smoke Restoration, IICRC Water Restoration Technician, IICRC Applied Structural Drying, IICRC Applied Microbial Restoration Technician and is a New Jersey State Lead Abatement Supervisor.

Sergio grew up in Argentina and is fluent in both Spanish and English. He enjoys spending time with his family on his time off and vacations. Sergio also loves training to be an Ironman one day, snowboarding, playing tennis and other outdoor activities.

Christopher M. Connolly

Managing Director

Chris Connolly serves as the Managing Director of Resto Corporation, overseeing company growth, organizational development, and financial management. Representing the third generation within the family business, Chris grew up around Resto Corporation, experiencing all aspects of the construction industry at a young age. Chris is a Council-certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor, and Licensed Real Estate Broker. Chris earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Syracuse University and his Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development from New York University.


Chris is a former collegiate Track & Field athlete and still maintains a strong passion for Health and Fitness.