Torrington, CT, October 20, 2022: O&G Industries, Inc., one of Connecticut’s largest privately owned construction companies, is pleased to announce that Chris Rizy has received the Associated General Contractors of Connecticut’s (AGCCT) Industry Recognition Award for Supervisor of the Year.
Rizy, superintendent for O&G’s building group, was nominated for demonstrating exceptional leadership on some of the company’s most complex projects.
One of his most challenging projects was Groton Middle School. This 180,000-square-foot school and adjacent athletic fields were built on a wooded lot that needed full site development during the pandemic, which presented personnel and supply chain issues. Additionally, those grounds, considered a Native American encampment, required coordination with an archaeologist to protect any artifacts. Despite these challenges, Chris and his team successfully completed the school within 17 months.
“I am very honored to earn this distinction,” said Rizy. “I take great pride in my job and credit my success to the unwavering support I receive from my team and O&G’s leadership.”
Chris is known at O&G, and by its clients, as a talented planner who is laser-focused on quality control. “Chris has many attributes and a depth of experience that make him a true asset to O&G,” said Jason Travelstead, vice president of O&G’s building group. “This is a well-deserved recognition, and it is my pleasure to congratulate him on receiving this award.”
Chris has worked for 23 years for O&G. He joined the company as a project engineer after earning a civil and environmental engineering degree with a minor in mathematics from UMass Dartmouth. He quickly advanced to project manager and then became a superintendent, the position he has held for the last 15 years. He coached his two sons through 12 years of youth sports in his spare time. Today, Chris is immensely proud to see one pitch Division 1 for Bryant University and the other is committed to pitching for UConn. Major League Baseball teams are scouting both. He resides in Fiskdale, MA with his wife Kelly, and his sons Kyle and Maverick.
The AGCCT is the local chapter of the national Associated General Contractors. The organization stands for the construction industry’s principles of skill, responsibility, and integrity. The Industry Recognition Award Program recognizes those individuals in the construction industry who exemplify these ideals.