Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with the
award winning team at Roccie’s Asphalt Paving!

The Founder

Rocco Engongoro
11/4/1924 – 1/24/2019

 

Rocco Engongoro was the son of Italian immigrants that settled in what was then, the mostly Italian American community of Port Chester, New York. Like so many men of the day, Rocco enlisted in the armed forces at the on set of World War Two. After honorably serving his country Rocco had a desire to work with his hands and, with a love of Mother Earth, he decided on a career in the out door related landscape type services. In 1950 he started to work for a local landscape and gardening company based in Darien Connecticut. It was in this employ Rocco honed his skills and learned the outdoor trades of landscape, property maintenance, masonry, tree work, and gardening. In 1956 Rocco decided to make his own way in life believing this was the best way to provide for his growing family. As it continues to be today, the property maintenance landscaper is the jack of many trades and the “go to” guy for many property improvement needs, and it wasn’t long before a client asked if Rocco could pave a driveway. In the late 1950’s, with a mortgage to pay and mouths to feed, the answer was always yes. This was the start of the companies venture into asphalt paving. Over the years a division of the company was developed to focus specifically on asphalt paving and related products. Rocco (or Roccie as his friends knew him) enjoyed a lengthy retirement spending time with his many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and friends. During his retirement Rocco developed passions for cooking fabulous meals, wood working and gardening. Rocco was an avid ball room dancer attending many social events in the area. He was also a long-standing member of the Darien Piedmont Club and the Old Timers Athletic Association of Darien. While Rocco is no longer with us his work ethic, commitment to the industry, and attention to detail continue to live on in a second generation business.

The President

Vincent Engongoro

Immediately following the end of honorary enlistments in the US Air Force and the US Army, where he served as an infantry soldier as a member of the elite 82nd Airborne Division, Vincent Engongoro started working for his father the company founder, Rocco Engongoro. Currently Vincent is the President and General Manager. Vincent has 2 years of engineering training at a local State college and has continued his education in pavement construction by attending various industry seminars and annual training conferences. Vincent, or Vinny as his friends call him, has been a speaker at the industries national annual event, The National Pavement Expo. In addition to having served as an advisory board member for Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction Magazine, he has also served as advisory board member to the industries national association, the National Pavement Contractors Association. Vinny has accepted the award for “Best Business Consumer Education Award” for the company presented by the Better Business Bureau in the State of Connecticut, and thanks to his and the rest of the company’s efforts, they now hold an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List. An avid boater and angler of both fresh and salt water, Vinny enjoys time with his wife and son during the off season in the Florida Keys. Vinny can be reached by calling our toll free phone number or you can email him at vengongoro@rocciesasphalt.com  

Office Manager

Marietta Pultz

Marietta came to Roccie’s after working various office management related jobs in the Stamford area. She is the 2007 recipient of the industries elusive and sought after “Office Manager of the Year Award” given by the Certified Contractors Network. Marietta was born and raised in Stamford, Connecticut and is a graduate of Stamford Catholic High School. She has a husband and 3 wonderful children. She enjoys shopping for antique furniture, Broadway plays, spending time with her family, and playing with their adored pets. To contact her you can call our toll free office number or email her at mpultz@rocciesasphalt.com 

 

Foreman / Equipment Operator

Saul Michaka

Saul has been with Roccie’s since 2001. Starting as an unskilled laborer, Saul leaned the many crafts needed in this fast paced industry from the bottom up. With a talent to run the job as well as the knowledge to operate the specialized equipment needed to get the work done, Saul displayed a steady hand and even mindedness that resulted in his promotion to Foreman in 2006. Saul’s responsibilities are to ensure the day to day operations of the jobs under his charge are accomplished safely and in the time allotted. Saul is a graduate of several industry leadership and asphalt installation courses provided at the annual National Pavement Expo and Conference. He is also a graduate of the exclusive Blaw Knox Paving School. Saul has a pension for race cars and is a sport enthusiast enjoying soccer, basket ball and baseball. A resident of Harrison New York, Saul spends his free time with his wife and son. 

Forman / Equipment Operator

Dan Moran

Dan Moran has been with our company since 2006. Staring as an unskilled laborer, Dan showed an immediate desire to do anything and everything in the business. A quick learner, Dan excelled at all aspects of the trade and was quickly promoted to Foreman. Like his counter parts, Dan is responsible for safety and all activity on the job from day to day. Dan has been an attendee of numerous training seminars and conferences provided at the National Pavement Expo and Conference. While Dan is young by most standards, his commitment to the client and the work at hand is that of a well seasoned professional. Dan, or Danny as his friends call him, is an avid outdoorsman enjoying fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, and camping. A Stamford native, Danny spends quiet time with his wife and currently resides in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Residential Paving Consultant

Michael Visovsky

Mike joined our team in 2015. While Mike’s background was not pavement construction, he’s been able to learn the work and estimating very quickly. Mike has a strong working knowledge of numbers and has a good understanding of general residential construction. Mike has an easy-going attitude and a desire to listen to a customer’s concerns. This makes working with Mike a stress free, no pressure environment. A recent Grand Parent, Mike enjoys his off time with family and friends. If you’d like to get a consultation or free quote you can simply go to our web site and fill out our “get a quote” page. You can also reach Mike by calling our office or emailing him at mvisovsky@rocciesasphalt.com