In 1936, Samuel W. Poorvu, a young Russian immigrant, founded a small company in Boston, MA, building and developing post offices. Ambitious and hardworking, his success came swiftly. Before long, he had built post offices in over 100 communities nationwide, leading The Wall Street Journal to dub him "The Post Office King of America."
Never forgetting that he had arrived in this country with only $8 in his pocket, Poorvu remained committed to showing integrity in all of his business dealings. As one prominent Boston financier said in March 1967: "Sam Poorvu's handshake is worth more than a legal contract prepared by the most meticulous State Street lawyers. His word is his bond."
Today, in its third generation, Bulfinch is owned and operated by Sam Poorvu's grandsons, Eric and Robert Schlager, and the firm has grown into a leading Greater Boston real estate investment and development firm built on integrity and hard work.