Development Team

Our development team is composed of individuals with extensive experience in land use planning and permitting, general contracting, installation of infrastructure, residential and commercial construction, and real estate administration, finance and management. We offer a broad range of experience to bring projects first to reality and then to profitability.

Please enjoy some photographs from several of our projects while you review our team.

Gerard C. Lorusso, President
Edgewood Development Team - Gerard C. Lorusso, President

Mr. Lorusso has over twenty-five years experience in general management and real estate development. Mr. Lorusso is the principal partner in the Edgewood Development Company, LLC which he established in 2002 to coordinate his land acquisition and development interests. He has been President and Chief Executive Officer of the Lorusso Corporation since 1978. Mr. Lorusso is responsible for all long range planning and establishment of company goals and objectives. He also directs and coordinates the overall operation of all construction, manufacturing, acquisitions, project management, purchasing, personnel administration and production supervision.

Mr. Lorusso attended New England School of Law, Boston, MA obtaining a Juris Doctor degree in 1978 and is a member Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA. Mr. Lorusso is active in community affairs being a Director at Caritas Christi, Norwood, MA, a Director at the Hockomock YMCA, a former Trustee at Xaverian Brothers High School, Westwood, MA and a member of the Bristol Norfolk Home Builders Association, Inc.

Timothy D. Higgins, Vice President of Development
Edgewood Development Team - Timothy D. Higgins, Vice President of Development

Mr. Higgins brings over 21 years of experience in land use and planning to Edgewood Development.  His primary role as Vice President is to coordinate project acquisition and permitting for all Lorusso related real estate projects.  Mr. Higgins identifies opportunities, creates a permitting team of experts to obtain the necessary approvals for the selected project and to manages the process through to "the right-to-build". 

Prior to joining Edgewood, Mr. Higgins was the Senior Planer for the Town of Belmont, MA.  He was the Town's Project Manager for the planning and permitting of the redevelopment of the 238-acre McLean Hospital campus.  He was responsible for coordinating a lengthy, complex and controversial public review process.  From 1985 through 2000, Mr. Higgins was the Foxborough Town Planner. Among other duties, he was responsible for coordinating the municipal review of the design, planning and permitting of the new Foxboro Stadium.  As the Project Manager he was also responsible for drafting the zoning package, coordinating an extensive, public review of the project and the day-to-day management of an integrated multi-vendor peer review with the stadium's development team.  

Mr. Higgins received a Master's degree in Regional Planning from the University Of Massachusetts in 1983 and a Bachelor of Science degree from U-Mass in 1981.

Joseph Bartucca, General Manager
Edgewood Development Team - Joseph Bartucca, General Manager

Mr. Bartucca has over 24 years of experience in the construction industry. He excels in managing all aspects of site preparation, road grading and commercial and residential construction. Mr. Bartucca is responsible for purchasing of materials, scheduling and coordinating subcontractors, interacting with town officials, project layout, daily cost and labor reports and progress schedules. He has an industry-wide reputation for consistently completing projects on time and within budget.

Prior to joining the company in 2007, Mr. Bartucca was Director of Construction for Atlas Construction in Boston, MA. Mr. Bartucca was second in command and responsible for due diligence of potential property purchases including subcontractor negotiation, design/build, drawing evolution, systems design and project layout. From 1997 to 1999 Mr. Bartucca’s was Project Manager for Diversified Contracting where his duties included project planning and execution from general construction to restoring building envelopes and the procurement of materials.

Some of Mr. Bartucca’s better known projects include: Gateway Terrace; Fay Street, Boston; Minot Hall Residences; Washington Street, Boston; 70-72 Northampton Street Lofts; Northampton Street, Boston; and Mill River Place, Washington Street, Taunton, MA.

Mr. Bartucca received a Bachelors of Science in Finance with minor in Management from Nichols College, Dudley, MA. He is a Massachusetts licensed Construction Supervisor. His certifications include the Consulting for Architects, Boston, MA, instructor/installer mast climbing staging systems and OSHA.

Henry G. Grilli, Chief Financial Officer
Edgewood Development Team - Henry G. Grilli, Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Grilli is responsible for all administrative and financial functions of the company. His duties include management of administration and finance departments and internal and external reporting. He is also responsible for tax research and compliance, investment analysis and business planning. Mr. Grilli is a senior level executive with over twenty-five years experience in finance, treasury, tax, administration and management.

Mr. Grilli is the Principal and Manager of Edgewood Development Company, LLC as well as for Maple Hill Estates, LLC, Woodland Village, LLC which are affiliated with Edgewood. Mr. Grilli is responsible for the financial management and planning of projects. Prior to joining the Edgewood team, Mr. Grilli was a Senior Manager of Accounting and Auditing at Darmody, Merlino & Co., Certified Public Accountants. He specialized in the areas of general construction, real estate development and manufacturing.

Mr. Grilli received a Master of Science Computer Information Systems from Bentley College, Waltham, MA, a Master of Business Administration from Babson College, Wellesley, MA and a Bachelor of Science from Tufts College, Medford, MA. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Jimmy Hanelin, Controller
Edgewood Development Team -- James Hanelin

Mr. Hanelin is responsible for all administrative and financial functions of the company and related operations. His duties include management of internal & external financial reporting, tax research and compliance, investment analysis and business planning. Mr. Hanelin has over nineteen years experience in the area of financial management, reporting and taxation. He is a senior level executive with demonstrated expertise in real estate finance, taxation, reporting, administration and management.

Mr. Hanelin is also the Controller for other Edgewood affiliated companies such as Maple Hill Estates, LLC, Woodland Village, LLC, Walnut Hill Estates, LLC, The Village at Oak Hill, LLC and Chestnut Park, LLC. Prior to joining Edgewood, Mr. Hanelin was the Senior Manager of accounting, auditing and taxation for Darmody, Merlino & Co., Certified Public Accountants. There, he developed his industry experience in the areas of professional services, construction, real estate development and manufacturing.

Mr. Hanelin graduated from Babson College, Wellesley, MA with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Taxation. He is Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of CPA’s.

Edgewood Team Members

Joe Bartucca (l), Gerry Lorusso (c), & Tim Higgins (r)

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Saddlebrook Estates

High Street, Plainville, MA

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Wrentham Business Park

Wrentham, MA

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Mr. Higgins (L)

working with Richards, Barry, Joyce and Partners

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Edgewood Apartments Clubhouse

Plainville, MA

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