The company was founded by Edward Pigliavento, Sr. and two of his sons, Edward, Jr. and Michael.
They incorporated in 1983 as "Brookview Court Incorporated", named after the company's first project called "Brookview Court Apartments" in Rotterdam, NY. The original intent of the company was to construct, own and operate the 82-unit apartment complex. The company continued on, building mostly rental properties for various investors before transitioning into building condominium projects in 1987. Eventually, single family developments started to become a significant part of the business, and their marketing firm was begging Mike & Ed to change the company name so that people would know who they were.