Tony began his career as an architect with The Robinson, Green, Beretta Corporation, he then created Delta Construction Company, one of the first design-build construction firms in the Northeast, in 1962. He was a visionary, and a pioneer in the field of historic preservation. Tony's most prominent contribution to Rhode Island and to the city of Providence was his purchase and renovation of the former Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Plant, currently known as The Foundry Corporate Office Center and The Promenade Apartments. Tony finalized the purchase of this historic complex in 1968. Thirteen buildings totaling 1 million square feet have been completely renovated and restored and are occupied by a mix of commercial and residential uses. He pursued his vision faithfully until the day he passed.