Rizzo Construction planning move to Auburn Technology Park after acquiring city lots

F. Rizzo Construction will be moving its headquarters from its York Street location — but it won’t be going very far.

The construction company purchased two parcels of land at 2 and 4 Commerce Way, next to Volpi Manufacturing in Auburn Technology Park, from the city of Auburn in November 2017.

The Rizzo family has owned the construction company since 1965, owner Kevin Rizzo said. The family also started another businesses, called Upstate Paving. Salvatore Rizzo, Kevin’s father, and one of his brothers jointly owned the two businesses. Six years ago, they split the businesses and Salvatore took full-ownership of Rizzo Construction. When Salvatore passed away in July 2016, Kevin said his uncle activated a buy-sell agreement and bought out his part of the real estate at the 162 York St. headquarters.

When it came time to decide where he wanted to move the company, Rizzo said he really wanted to stay in Auburn.

“I could have moved out in Throop or wherever but I wanted to stay in Auburn,” Rizzo said. “I care about this city, I love this city and I wanted to stay in the city.”

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