Why Choose Ricci
Ricci Construction Company Incorporated, an award winning construction management and design/build firm, was founded in 1935 by Erminio Ricci.  The company is now managed by John E. Ricci, P.E., a third generation family member.


Mr. Ricci is a third generation owner of Ricci Construction.  He earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil/Structural Engineering from Northeastern University and is a registered Professional Engineer. His current licenses include NH & MA Professional Engineer Licenses. Having worked for several engineering firms prior to joining Ricci Construction in 1997, Mr. Ricci has over 30 years combined experience in Civil Engineering, Construction Management and General Contracting.  He is a technical professional, overseeing the execution of the company’s project portfolio. He has, and continues to, guide his employees to demand nothing but the best of themselves and to produce consistently fine craftsmanship and quality work.  In his spare time, Mr. Ricci is an active member of the Portsmouth community.  He is on the board of directors for both the Portsmouth Music Hall and the Chase Home for Children in Portsmouth.  He was a member of the Portsmouth Planning board from 2003 to 2016, serving as chairman since 2005. He is past President (2000) of the Seacoast Rotary Club.

EXPERIENCE: Over 80 years of commercial construction experience in the New England area allows us to use our expertise and knowledge to tackle any construction project. From small tenant fit-ups to large scale commercial, industrial, and biotech projects, we can assist in all construction phases from budgets, to engineering to planning through to successful project completion.

DIVERSITY: We have modeled our business to handle all types of construction from Municipal to Commercial to Industrial to Healthcare/Biotech. This diversity has allowed us to remain the industry leader in progressive construction using Ricci’s in-house engineering and design team to assist in the up-front planning. Our construction staff will ensure timely completion while maintaining budget pricing.

ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS: We have designed and completed several “LEED” type of facilities. The facilities integrate geo-thermal heating/cooling systems, as well as solar technologies. Ricci has been incorporating “green” technologies in our buildings for several years. Let us bring our “thermally efficient” building designs to your next project.

FINANCIAL STABILITY: By being in business for over 80 years we have maintained a fiscal responsibility that allows us to pass along our philosophy to our customers to provide for the most economical building budgets in the industry. Our fiscal practices provide for a VERY low overhead to the project. This directly translates to lower project costs that benefit the Owner and their team.