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$385 million construction firm adds quality control department

  • By Mark Gordon
  • | 8:00 a.m. June 1, 2023
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Paris Smith-Higbie joined DeAngelis Diamond last year.
Paris Smith-Higbie joined DeAngelis Diamond last year.
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DeAngelis Diamond, one of the largest construction firms in the region, has launched a quality control and assurance department. 

Paris Smith-Higbie has been promoted to director of quality assurance, according to a statement, and will be leading the new department. He and the unit, the release adds, is “tasked with further advancement of DeAngelis Diamond’s systems and processes in alignment with their core values: the honor to build and excellence and quality.” Some of the responsibilities for the department will include constructability reviews, project specific quality plans, management and growth of corporate quality management programs and quality field observation reports. 

Smith-Higbie has over 30 years of construction experience. He is a certified Q/C manager through the Army Corps of Engineers, certified with building envelope systems and is a nationally certified fire inspector, the release states. He was safety manager at DeAngelis Diamond last year.   

“With his impressive qualifications and years of experience, Paris is well-suited to lead our new Quality Assurance and Quality Control Department and ensure that the company maintains its commitment to excellence and quality in all aspects of its operations,” DeAngelis Diamond Vice President of Field Operation Brian Hood says in the statement. “It’s great to see that DeAngelis Diamond continues to grow, taking steps to prioritize quality assurance and control, which will undoubtedly benefit our clients.”

DeAngelis Diamond, specializing in commercial, multifamily and health care construction, has more than 27 years of general contracting experience across the United States and in the Caribbean Islands. It had $385 million in revenue in 2022.



Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon is the managing editor of the Business Observer. He has worked for the Business Observer since 2005. He previously worked for newspapers and magazines in upstate New York, suburban Philadelphia and Jacksonville.

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