About J.R. Prisco

As we all know, times change and so does the industry. One thing that hasn’t changed over time is our company’s dedication to our clients’ needs. Our Summit based contracting firm still retains a family atmosphere that extends well beyond the three generations of Prisco’s who have owned and managed the business since its inception in 1946. A large number of our office and field personnel are also second and third generation employees who have dedicated themselves to our common goal: client satisfaction.


James R. Prisco, Sr., Founder

James Prisco, Sr. founded the company in 1946. Based originally in Summit, his small start soon expanded to a concrete and masonry specialist.

James R. Prisco, Jr., P.E., CEO

James Prisco, Jr. graduated from Catholic University with a degree in civil engineering. Upon gradation he received his NJ Professional Engineering License and became an integral part of the company’s growth and expansion into general contracting. Introducing new ideas and systems, James Jr. moved the company into becoming a reputable general contracting firm serving major commercial clients. Later, participating as a management trustee, he helped the laborers and masons pension/welfare programs expand. In 1990 James Jr. became acting president of J.R. Prisco, Inc. and currently holds the position of V.P. of the Building Construction Association of New Jersey and sits on several non-profit boards.

Philip D. Prisco, C.E., President

Growing up within the family business atmosphere, Philip Prisco graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Civil Engineering. Spending the next years in the estimating department along with field supervising gave him the overall experience of different aspects of the construction industry. Subsequently, Philip headed J.R. Prisco’s push towards becoming a safety-oriented company. Expanding the company safety policy program, Philip became one of New Jersey’s first certified OSHA 500 Outreach Trainers to go through the BCA of NJ program. He now guides the company as Vice President.

Thomas B. Smith III, Vice President and Senior Estimator

Claire Prisco Dalessio, P.E. Head Engineer Dept., Corporate Secretary

Nicholas A. D’Amore, Vice President