Possessing over 50 years of experience and a wide-ranging background in General Construction and Construction Management, Rizzo Corporation beats out competitors in providing dependable service with their extensive knowledge in construction and their innate ability to understand their clients’ needs. With an exceptional reputation in safety, Rizzo is committed to quality workmanship and there is always hands-on involvement by senior management, no matter how big or small the project may be.
Anthony Rizzo Jr.
Anthony M. Rizzo, Jr. is the third of four children born to Anthony M. Rizzo Sr., founder of the Rizzo brand of companies. He attended Danbury schools, graduating from Henry Abbott Technical School in 1984. Upon graduation, Tony chose to work in the family business, A.M. Rizzo Electrical Contractors, Inc.; at a young age, Anthony started to help out by sweeping the A.M. Rizzo garage, placing material on the shelves, and doing whatever else needed to be done.
Tony has been involved in every aspect of the family organization. Starting out as a warehouse clerk for A. M. Rizzo Electrical Contractors, Inc., he worked his way through the ranks as a mechanic, buyer, office manager, and project manager, becoming President of the Company in 1994. Immediately, he began to restructure the organization for future growth, growing the Rizzo brand across multiple platforms.
Tony joined the Rizzo staff in 1980 and quickly worked his way up from electrical apprentice, journeyman, and estimator, to foreman on major commercial and industrial sites to project manager.
Tony now serves as President of both Rizzo Corporation and A.M. Rizzo Electrical and has experience in all aspects of electrical design and construction, including high voltage wiring, pre-construction design and estimating, fiber optic installations, design/build, and special systems. Tony oversees all projects and all job management and is involved heavily in each project from inception to completion.
Vice President, Construction
Upon joining the Rizzo team in July of 2019, James already had an extensive track record of leading project teams in achieving excellence, profitability, and unparalleled client service. His previous executive-level and managerial roles have prepared him for the numerous responsibilities that come with being the Vice President of Construction on the Rizzo team, including risk assessment, conflict resolution, subcontractor management, and leadership, to name a few.
James has provided project management services on large-scale projects valued at $50M to over $100M. His experience ranges from public schools, to correctional facilities, to healthcare facilities, to office and residential renovations, and James has managed on General Contracting, Construction Management, and Design-Build projects.
Anthony Rizzo III
Executive VP & Project Manager
Anthony Rizzo III is a third generation member of the Rizzo family. In 2013, he joined Rizzo Corporation full time as a Project Engineer where he stayed for the next 6 years, working on projects such as DOT Project #300-139 Independent Wheel True Facility New Haven Rail Yard, Regional Hospice and Homecare of Western CT, Ingersoll Automotive Danbury, Danbury Hospital Cogeneration Facility, and DOT Project #118-167 Rocky Hill Repair Facility.
In 2017, Anthony began working as a Project Manager for A.M. Rizzo Electric and is currently running DOT Project #172-342 Replacement of Highway Signing on I-95, DOT Project #170-3346 Deployment & Upgrade of Road Weather Information System Sites Statewide, and DOT Project #170-3362 Statewide Replacement of Overhead Sign Supports at Various Routes.
Ed began his career in construction at the age of 16; his father was a site contractor, and, with his contacts, Ed started working summers for local construction companies drafting Architectural and Civil plans under the guidance of various architects and engineers. One owner asked if Ed wanted to learn estimating, kickstarting a lifelong passion. Through high school and college, Ed continued to learn architectural drafting while working part-time with construction companies; in college, a professor eventually commented that he was getting a more valuable education by working in the industry and suggested Ed pursue his career through on-the-job training.
Some 40 years later in 2017, with widespread experience in estimating and pre-construction, Ed joined the Rizzo Team and continues to provide his many years of experience to new and exciting projects. Ed can say with pride when he drives around Connecticut that he had a hand in constructing many buildings both big and small.
Mr. Tripi has over 40 years of experience in almost every form of construction, and he is licensed in CT, MA, and NJ. Prior to joining Rizzo, Mr. Tripi was President and CEO of an Electrical Contractor whose primary focus was low voltage communications and security installations for 19 years, until the company's sale. His company was a major supplier of Voice/Data/Security system and integration for companies such as United Technologies, Pitney Bowes, and General Electric; the company also serviced almost all municipalities in Connecticut and the state governments of CT, MA, and NY. After selling his business, Mr. Tripi joined a large international construction management firm serving in several capacities.
As Business Development Manager, Bob is responsible for developing opportunities and relationships for company growth and profitability. In this capacity, his concentration is within the Rizzo companies' core businesses of General Construction/Construction Management, Electrical Construction, and Environmental Services for private, municipal, state and federal entities.
Pete joined the Rizzo team in 2007 as a mechanic, having had years of previous automotive maintenance experience. Working his way up through the ranks, Pete found his calling in the Safety department where he's worked to become certified in over 20 competencies and is a certified trainer of multiple OSHA skills as well as several others.
Pete is proud to say that every employee has made it home at the end of the day under his guidance, and he looks forward to keeping it that way.
Director of Human Resources
Krystin has been employed as the Human Resources Manager at the Rizzo Companies since 2018, and she believes that the foundation of a successful company is built by the strength of its employees.
Having worked in Human Resources for about five years, she has provided support and advice to executive staff, focusing on recruitment, training, and the development of company culture. Krystin earned her degree in Human Resources Management from Ashford University.
Secretary & Project Manager
Nick is a member of the third generation of the Rizzo family and looks to continue his family's values and work ethic. He joined the Rizzo team full time in 2013 after graduating from Central Connecticut University with a degree in Construction Management. Starting off in the estimating department, Nick soon became a Project Engineer for Rizzo corporation. After a year, he became a Project Engineer for A.M. Rizzo Electric, specifically working on traffic projects.
Currently, Nick is working as a Project Manager for A.M. Rizzo Electric, running the I-84 Waterbury reconstruction job (DOT#151-273) and the Highway Illumination Project (DOT#174-407). Other projects he has been involved with include Mill Ridge School Danbury, Lake Avenue Traffic, and Canton traffic signals.