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For over a decade, RIPA & Associates has been working throughout central Florida, completing as many as 300 projects each year in site development and civil construction. Founded in 1998 by Frank Ripa, the company today has 200 employees and, in 2008, had annual revenue of $75 million. Serving the residential, commercial, industrial and municipal sectors, RIPA has its headquarters and maintenance offices in Tampa. Mr. Ripa brings over 35 years of experience to the company from the engineering and construction fields in Florida.

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It's good news when a company is hiring in a down economy. It's great news when that company is beefing up it's workforce by nearly 50%. It's shockingly great news when that company is in an industry decimated by the recession. There is shockingly great news Ripa & Associates. Over the past 90 days, the Tampa based contractor has hired 70 new workers. That puts the current workforce at 220 employees, up from 150 at the end of 2008.

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RIPA and Associates, civil and utility contractors based in Tampa, Fla., worked on two utility and infrastructure rehabilitation projects in the Tampa area. Both projects used trench shoring equipment supplied by Professional Shoring and Supply. The first project involved road improvements to 7 mi. (11 km) of State/County Road 581 in Pasco County. RIPAinstalled several types of RCP pipe for water, and sanitary and storm sewer. The largest diameter pipe is 72 in. (183 cm) in 10 ft. (3 m) lengths. The project began in March 2009 and will be completed in May 2010.

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Founded in 1998, RIPA & associates has grown to become one of Central Florida's premier civil and utility contractors. As a full-service site development company, RIPA & Associates specializes in land clearing, excavating, grading, stormwater and sanitary sewer installation, water main installation, wastewater pumping stations, asphalt paving and more. Recent residential projects including doing all site work for several large subdivisions. Commercial work involved all of the site prep for a 24-screen movie theater and restaurant village, as well as numerous shopping centers and big-box stores. A road-widening contract including drainage and utilities and all site work for a new medical center typify civil projects.

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RIPA and Associates client base may have changed over its more than 12 years in business, but its dedication to doing quality civil and utility construction work remains the same. "We're looking at a variety of projects that we probably wouldn't have looked at previously, but our focus and scope remain the same," Vice President Chris LaFace says of the company's focus during the recession.

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RIPA and Associates is an experienced and successful privately owned civil and utility construction company that has been developing the greater Tampa, Fla. area since 1998. Successfully completing hundreds of commercial, residential, industrial, and public sector construction projects in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Citrus, Pasco, Manatee, Polk, Hardee, Orange, Lee and Sarasota counties, the company is one of the area's most prestigious in its sector.

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RIPA and Associates ranked 9th. To read the entire story click here

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Publication - Construction Today. Chris LaFace, president of RIPA & Associates, credits the company’s hardworking employees for its ranking as one of the top 10 regional contractors by Gulf Goast Business Review…

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Frank Ripa honored by USF as fastest growing Bull business. A little less than a dozen miles from the University of South Florida campus is the business home of USF graduate Frank Ripa. It has been 40 years since he graduated from the university with a degree in civil engineering and his journey has been long and fruitful and…

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GIBSONTON – With the help of Newland Communities and Ripa & Associates, dirt excavated from the St. Joseph’s Hospital-South construction site off Big Bend Road has been used to benefit the 300 boys and girls, age 4 to 14, who play for the East Bay...

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A master plan community known as Starkey Ranch is beginning to take shape just north of Tampa, Fla., in Pasco County. It spans more than 2,400 acres adjacent to Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Preserve, and will include a community K-8 school, a district park, shopping,..

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RIPA & Associates moves up to #4 in the Business Review’s annual list of Top 50 Contractors of 2014. RIPA’s gross revenues grew 47.8% from the previous year. Click here to read entire article.

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RIPA & Associates held its 1st Annual Fishing for Wishes Fishing Tournament, and it was a huge success. $50,000 was raised for the Make-A-Wish foundation here in Central Florida. Make-A-Wish helps grant wishes for local children in the Tampa Bay area that are dealing with life-threatening...

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RIPA & Associates continues to demonstrate its solid business performance by placing in the Top Ten in two major categories of the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Fast 50 awards. RIPA & Associates was ranked #2 overall for total ‘Revenue Growth’ over the 2 year period...

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RIPA & Associates is helping Make-A-Wish grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions in the Tampa Bay area, including the wish of a St. Petersburg boy to have a custom boat tower. Last April, RIPA & Associates hosted the 1st-annual Fishing for Wishes...

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Construction Today highlighted the Starkey Ranch development. RIPA & Associates is playing a key role in construction of this community that is zoned for 5,500 home sites, as well as retail and office space. Link to article below:   Click for full story.

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Mark your calendars for this year’s Fishing for Wishes Tournament on April 22nd!

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RIPA & Associates was honored by being included in the University of Florida’s Gator100 list. The Gator100 is an annual list compiled by UF of the top 100 businesses in the world that are Gator graduate owned or Gator graduate led. Chris LaFace proudly accepted...

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RIPA & Associates was named the 4th largest contractor in 2016 on Florida’s Gulf Coast in the Business Observer’s list of Top 50 Contractors. RIPA’s sales increased a robust 19.4% from 2014 to 2015, with Gross Revenue topping $203 million. RIPA expects continued growth in...

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RIPA & Associates was recently ranked #1 in Tampa Bay Business Journal’s “The List” of top general contractors and construction firms doing business in the Tampa Bay area. RIPA came out on top with the most revenue in 2015 for projects in this area. With...

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On April 22nd, 42 teams composed of 120 participants loaded their fishing gears into boats and hit the waters of Tampa Bay for the 2nd Annual Fishing For Wishes tournament benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The inshore fishing tournament was held off the waters of The...

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RIPA & Associates will once again be a proud team sponsor of the Tampa Pig Jig. So mark your calendars for Saturday, October 22nd, and be ready to jig with the pig and enjoy some great barbecue, while benefiting Nephcure Kidney International.

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At RIPA’s Bexley Ranch project Environmental Compliance Supervisor, Grayson McCormick, was recently quoted by Erosion Control magazine; “We’re passionate about the outdoors and protecting the natural environment. I take a lot of pride in the fact that RIPA is without a doubt a leader in...

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The Tampa Bay Business Journal has ranked RIPA 43rd out of the top 200 largest privately held companies in the Tampa Bay area. To see the list of the top 50, click link below. TBBJ 200

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RIPA & Associates has done it again! For the second year in a row, RIPA & Associates has been ranked #1 in the May 2017 edition of the Tampa Bay Business Journal for top general contractors and construction firms. Through all the hard work put...

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RIPA & Associates will once again be a proud team sponsor of the Tampa Pig Jig. So mark your calendars for Saturday, October 28th, and be ready to jig with the pig and enjoy some great barbecue, while benefiting Nephcure Kidney International.

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RIPA & ASSOCIATES, LLC 4th Annual Inshore Fishing Tournament Benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018 THE GETAWAY 13090 Gandy Blvd | St. Petersburg, FL 33702 www.thegetawaytampa.com

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RIPA was named the 4th largest contractor in 2018 for the Gulf Coast in the Business Observer’s March 2018 Issue of the TOP 50 Contractor’s List – ranked by Revenue! In 2017 RIPA’s gross revenue was estimated at $245 million which was an increase of...

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RIPA’s annual FISHING-FOR-WISHES Tournament has finally arrived!  It’s taking place this Friday, May 11th, 2018 at The Getaway! RIPA wants to send out a huge THANK YOU to all of our sponsors, volunteers, vendors, and friends that are helping us make this event another success. And...

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Join us at our hiring expo on Saturday September 8th To preregister for this event, please send us an e-mail at HR@RipaConstruction.com In your e-mail please include: First name/Nombre Last name/Apellido Position applying for/Posicion solicitada Phone number/Telefono

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We are pleased to announce the acquisition of 108 Triple Diamond Boulevard North Venice, FL 34275. This will serve as a satellite office to accommodate the increased demand in that region.

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