June 15th, 2019
Pasquale Rissi, also referred to as Pat, is the oldest of six children; four boys and two girls. His grandparents moved to Germantown, PA from Avelino, Italy in the early 1900s to pursue the American dream. His parents working together owned their own business; a tailor shop. Being a 2nd generation Italian American, Pat grew up not only being the best-dressed boy at school but spending most of his time helping his mother and father run the family business. It wasn’t until one summer his sophomore year in high-school that he spent working at his uncle’s construction business. After only a few days, Pat knew that working with his hands and using his knack for numbers was his future.
Pat attended Mercy Tech Vocational High School to learn carpentry. After graduation, Pat was eligible to take an aptitude test which granted him acceptance as an apprentice at the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. He also attending GBCA night school at Spring Garden College where he earned his two-year degree in construction management, graduating at the top of his class. At this time, it was 1966 and our country needed good men to help fight in the Vietnam War. Pat was one of those men and was drafted into the United States Army for two years. (Thank you for your service.) Once he returned, Pat got right back to business, committing over 35 years as a superintendent at various construction companies in the North East.
For the past four years, Pat has applied his vast experience and skill set at Scungio Borst Construction Management as Senior Superintendent. When asking his co-workers about working with Pat, they all agree that he is the man you want on the job. “When you are building a construction team for a difficult project; you think of Pat Rissi for the role of lead Superintendent. Pat has the prototypical skill set you are looking for when handling difficult projects that have schedule constraints, logistic issues while maintaining the focus to bring the project home on time and on budget.”, says, senior project manager, Joe Sturgis. “Pat continually shares his vast amount of construction experiences ranging from field conditions and past business plans. I have been fortunate to work alongside and learn from a seasoned professional in the construction industry.” says, senior project manager, Will Elia.
Pat currently lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania with his wife and high school sweetheart, Francine, and their fourteen guitars. Yes, Pat is a vintage guitar collector. (We are hoping for a show one of these days.) When Pat isn’t jamming on the strings, he spends most of his time with his two children, Danielle, and Pasquale, and four grandchildren, Antonia, Lauren, Pasquale, and Edmond.
Noted SBA Projects: Market Fair, Curtis Center Atrium, Curtis Center Residences, Lincoln Town Center, Boeing, Lincoln Plaza, Restoration Hardware.