It all started in 1984 when Al Marquis formed the start-up company Marquis & Associates. In the early years, Al wrote the first bonds for some of the largest contractors in New Jersey and quickly grew the company to one of the leading providers of construction insurance and surety brokerage services in the region. In the early 1990's, Pete Forenza, Rob Pitts and Jay Sciortino became partners of the rapidly growing business.
In 1997, with Bill Linney as part of the group, Marquis and Associates were acquired by Willis. As part of this large organization, Al, Pete, Rob, Jay and Bill took on the primary management responsibilities for the growth and development of the New York / New Jersey construction practice as well participated and provided leadership within Willis' global construction practice. The group enjoyed tremendous success, nearly tripling the size of the practice, until their departure in early 2006.
In April of 2006, partners Al Marquis, Pete Forenza, Rob Pitts, Jay Sciortino and Bill Linney formed
Construction Risk Partners in Branchburg, NJ. Construction Risk Partners was created with the intent to attract the best customers by offering and delivering the best service, the best value, and the best strategic partners.
In early 2010, after enjoying great success in growing the business, the partnership decided to expand its geographic reach as well as strengthen the company for its next generation of leadership. Between mid 2010 and early 2011, Construction Risk Partners added Joe Charczenko, Fred Nicholson and Rob Rapp to the Partnership Team in addition to opening the company's New York City office at 450 7th Avenue. In late 2012, Construction Risk Partners added two additional partners, Joe Kent and Frank Mason, to expand its geographical location to the Greater Philadelphia market.
Construction Risk Partners has cultivated a team with significant experience and developed a track record of great success. The group understands the complex dynamics of today's construction environment and has built a nimble, passionate, experienced team that can address the most complex challenges our clients face.
We are proud of the work we have done, and excited about what the future holds for our clients, our strategic partners and our company.