In 1910, 16-year-old Basilio Petricca stepped off the boat from Italy onto New York’s Ellis Island. In 1936, he dove head-first into the cutthroat Depression-era contracting industry and founded the first transit mixed concrete company in the Northeast. After Basilio’s death, his son Basil built on his father’s legacy and founded Unistress in 1968. Today, in its third generation of family leadership, Perri Petricca has built Unistress to become one of the largest precast companies in North America, all while upholding Basilio’s and Basil’s uncompromising values and work ethic.
Unistress by the Numbers
Years of Design-Build Innovation
Precast Projects Completed
Sq. Ft. Facility
In 1910 16-year-old Basilio Petricca stepped off the boat from Italy onto a dock in New York harbor. By 1936 he started his own company and jumped head-first into the cutthroat world of Depression–era contracting.
Basil “Rick” Petricca took over the company when Basilio passed away.
Rick founded Unistress Corporation and incorporated a ready-mix subsidiary, Berkshire Concrete.
Unistress expanded its operation with a state-of-the-art facility.
Perri Petricca became the CEO of Unistress, maintaining the family legacy.
Unistress won the bid for Boston Big Dig, a major, multi-year mega-project.
Unistress tapped as a contractor for Yankee Stadium facility expansion and upgrades.
Tappan Zee Bridge project awarded precast concrete contract to Unistress.
Berkshire Concrete operation, long-dormant, is supported by Adam Petricca, beginning a fourth generation of family legacy to Unistress.
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