Having operated on both the East and West Coasts, Boczanowski concentrates on creating unique residential developments. "We have been lucky to build what the buyers are looking for in the appropriate areas," he says.
Boczanowski has participated in a variety of entrepreneurial endeavors. He started a chain of Farm Fresh markets, had ownership in Marriott Hotels, and has built a variety of commercial and residential projects through his construction and development companies.
Beginning his construction career when he was a boy doing odd jobs on projects in Massachusetts, Boczanowski says that he always knew he would end up in the construction business. At sixteen years old he was doing additions and remodeling work, and after receiving his degree in civil engineering from Roger Williams College, started working for the Morrison- Knudsen Company in 1977. He began as an estimator and became project director for a number of large jobs before forming his own company.
In 1981, Boczanowski and well known San Diego developer Corky McMillin formed a partnership called Turnkey Design and Construction Company. As managing partner of Turnkey, Boczanowski took on a wide variety of design and building projects for the government and the University of California. At Camp Pendleton the company built 300 living units, at Fort MacArthur 370 townhouses and apartments, an office/retail complex for the Navy in EI Toro and a 212 unit apartment complex for Navy housing in Tustin. Projects for UCSD included the Center for Magnetic Research and 225 mid-rise apartments in La Jolla, California.
Boczanowski's projects in his native state of Massachusetts have included multiple conversions of historic buildings into condominiums. One of these was Anderson Village formerly the James G. Anderson School in which Philip attended in his youth. He lowered ceilings, installed skylights and created 20 units in the 25,000 square foot building. The Sanford Mill, built in 1881 on the Charles River and America's third cotton mill, was converted into 74 condominiums. Boczanowski explained that the majority of the original brick, timber framing and enamel lighting fixtures were left undisturbed and are still in use to this day.
Since then, Boczanowski has developed and built, managed and sold several properties in the San Diego area. These include large scale customs homes, condominium projects, apartment complexes and custom log cabins. In addition to building and developing, Boczanowski and his experienced team are currently working with residents and land owners on Palomar Mountain to offer forest restoration and fire mitigation services.