History

 

Founded by Rocco Zoppo in 1925, the company began its mission by installing water and sewer services to residential homes and commercial buildings throughout the Boston area. Over the years, the company continued to expand into other types of work such as treatment plant construction and underground utilities. Zoppo was incorporated in 1955 when sons William and Thomas joined the business and provided leadership for the next several decades. Today, Richard and David Zoppo, sons of Tom and Bill, respectively, can be found at their new headquarters based in Stoughton, Massachusetts actively carrying on the family tradition.

Rocco Zoppo

Rocco Zoppo

The founding father of R. Zoppo Corp., Rocco Zoppo, immigrated to America from his hometown of Poggiofiorito, Italy in 1913.

November 1948

November 1948

Pictured here is the renovation of the Dam for Arnold, Hoffman & Co. at Dighton, MA on Nov. 18, 1949.

Zoppo Field Office

Zoppo Field Office

This field office was set up in Woonsocket, RI in 1961 while renovations to a water treatment facility were underway.

Woonsocket, RI

Woonsocket, RI

In 1969, R. Zoppo constructed the Woonsocket Water Treatment Facility in Woonsocket, RI.

Equipment

Equipment

The '62 R. Zoppo Mack Truck, used for hauling equipment throughout New England from the 60's until the late 1990's.

Political Relationships

Political Relationships

Norwood, MA: Governor Frank Sargent, Rocco Zoppo, and sons Bill and Tom at a fundraiser held by R. Zoppo Corp. in 1969.

Norwood, MA

Norwood, MA

In July of 1969, Zoppo reconstructed sidewalks and water mains in Norwood, MA.

MCD Contract C-375

MCD Contract C-375

In 1971, Zoppo completed the West End Brook Flood Control Project in Medford, MA for a contract amount of $1,466,266.

Block Island Infrastructure

Block Island Infrastructure

In 1976, R. Zoppo Corp., along with a few other contractors, began building a water pollution control system for Block Island, RI. The project went on for two years and largely contributed to the maintenance of the island's entire sewage system.

In the News

In the News

Published by the Utility Contractors' Association of New England, Inc., this August 1988 edition of Construction Outlook features R. Zoppo Corp.'s innovative approach to thriving in an ever-changing market.

Lifelong Dedication

Lifelong Dedication

Pictured is Al DiSalvo, a superintendent for Zoppo for 40+ years, along with his father, brother, and cousins. Al dedicated his career to upholding the core values set forth by the Company's founder.

Third Generation

Third Generation

(L-R) Richard Zoppo, Bain Edmondson, and David Zoppo. Edmondson began working for R. Zoppo Corp. in 1974 and was an equipment operator until his retirement in the 1990's.

Second Generation - Thomas Zoppo

Second Generation - Thomas Zoppo

Tom joined the company shortly after WWII and spent most of his life dedicated to increasing the business' profitability and professional relationships. He retired in the early 2000's, after a successful career as President and Treasurer of R. Zoppo Co., Inc.

Second Generation - William Zoppo

Second Generation - William Zoppo

The eldest of Rocco's sons, Bill likewise joined the company after WWII and spent his life dedicated to promoting the core values of integrity, honesty, and fairness in both his business and personal life. He cultivated a successful career as President of the company until his death in 1999.