About Us

Our values Come From our People

The PM Company is rooted in the values of family, trust, and loyalty. If you want a taste of what it’s like to be a valued client, look no further than the history of our founding. The people who built up the company have given their lives to serving Ohio through high-quality real estate services. 

Pat Minnite Sr.

About Our Founder Pat Minnite

To understand Pat Minnite, one first has to understand his beginnings. His father, Pasquale Minniti, came from Locri, Portigola, Italy, as a 17-year-old boy and started working in Pittsburgh in 1915. When World War I broke out, he had to choose whether to fight as an American soldier or go back to Italy to enlist. He chose Italy, and that’s how the family began.

He married his wife Rosina Oppedisano there, and he returned to the states after the war, working and sending money home. He would go back and forth between countries, and his family started to grow. Two of his children were born in Italy, but they had all moved to Meadowbrook, WV, just outside Clarksburg, by the time the youngest, baby #6, was born in the 1930’s. So Pat was a first-generation American citizen.

Pasquale’s father worked in the coal mines for years, while Rosina (the true boss, according to Pat) managed the family. They decided he was done with mining, and opened Minnite’s Grocery, which included a beer parlor and gas pumps. Family business had begun. That store still stands today, and his descendants still run the business.

According to Pat Sr., that grocery store is where he learned to be charitable. The family lived in a very poor area. The store was a school bus stop, and his dad would always have breakfast ready for kids he knew weren’t getting enough to eat at home. His mother also fed families in the neighborhood – in fact, on holidays, Pat remembers that he and his brother would have to deliver meals to those families before they themselves could eat. That’s just how it was – the family took care of those around them.

Pat moved to Ohio when he grew up and attended American Technical School, learning to design buildings. He married Judy in 1961, and they came to Vienna, WV, to be closer to home. He worked for a time at Penn Metal Company, selling movable walls for buildings. But soon Pat, like his father, decided to go into business for himself. He called a business associate, Dan Reddington, who was a mentor. Pat shared his desire to open a business, and Dan offered to finance it for him – if Pat would do all the work. He agreed and purchased a franchise of the Penn Metal Company. Within four years he was able to buy the business from Dan, who remained his close friend for the rest of his days.

Soon, Pat saw that he could not only provide the walls for buildings, but he could also completely finish the insides. Then, he purchased his first rental property in 1980. Next, he started building the entire building. From there, he began purchasing property and developing all over the Mid-Ohio Valley under the business name PM Company.

He taught his three children the same work ethic he has: “We come up with the idea. We put a lot of work in. We make it happen!”

Pat Sr.’s Parents

Motivated by giving

While PMC owns and develops everywhere in the area, perhaps one of Pat’s greatest achievements is the Spirit of Giving fund.  At one point, he was spending money on Christmas gifts for tenants and thinking there must be a better way to thank them for their business. He decided to turn that money into a nice holiday party so they could all get together and socialize – and typical of his giving nature, that became an opportunity to ask those partners to help raise money for some favorite local charities. Pat decided to match their donations.  

These days, The PM Company and associates donate annually to area groups like the Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity, food banks, and others who make a difference in their communities. In 2015, they contributed over $60,000 to area agencies. Like the influence of PMC, that number grows each year.

Pat feels blessed by his three children, who have decided to make their homes right here in Vienna and raise their children so that each can be a part of the growth of PMC. He said, “The Lord blessed me with a vision of how things can be. All of a sudden, it’s all in front of me! It’s been hard work, but I have a great family, and that’s the biggest gift of all — they’re a part of the company now and we’re all a part of this, together.”

One of the biggest current PMC projects in the area is under development just across the Ohio River in Belpre, where Marietta Memorial Health System continues to expand. PMC properties include several office complexes, retail spaces housing both local and national companies, hotels, and a conference and event center.  Pat’s next vision is happening on Fort Boreman Hill in Parkersburg, WV. That’s another chapter of The PM Company. Everyone is watching to see what will happen on one of the most scenic overlooks in the Mid-Ohio Valley. There’s no doubt it will be something amazing — as long as Pat Sr. has a say, he WILL make it happen.


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Shannon WatsonShannon Watson
19:33 30 Sep 21
Bankers Life has leased from this company for almost 15 years They provide great quality and value. They have always worked with us with new spaces and building out to fit our needs. Their maintenance department always handles issues promptly and with good results. I would highly recommend this company for your leasing or purchasing needs.
Dexter HughesDexter Hughes
16:14 29 Sep 21
When I was given the green light to look for a commercial office suite by my employer, the folks at the PM Company went to work! Working with Cale, Zayne, Jared and Dan made it seem-less for me to move into an office suite and have no doubt that their team was there to help. I have since upgraded to a larger suite and I couldn’t be more pleased as a tenant of this decorated group of leaders in our community. If you’re looking for a commercial space in the MOV, look no further than the PM Company, they truly are the best in the business.
Jason StaatsJason Staats
01:15 27 Feb 20
PMC has been a staple in the community for decades. The company is family run and has been heavily involved with helping numerous non profits in the area. Truly an asset to the community!
Bea CorraBea Corra
17:51 24 Feb 20
Lodging for artists at the Multi-Cultural Fest was top-notch and generously provided by The PM Company’ Spirit of Giving Program. Best company in the MOV.