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  • 2015 Distinguished Business Leaders

    Benedict J. Torcivia, Jr. & Joseph A. Torcivia
    Torcon, Inc.


    Brothers Benedict J. Torcivia, Jr. and Joseph A. Torcivia are Co-Presidents of Torcon, Inc., a construction management and general contracting company that is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015.

    Founded in 1965 by their father, Benedict Torcivia, Torcon has grown to become one of the leading construction management and contracting firms in the nation, with projects throughout the eastern U.S. Today, Ben Jr. and Joe lead the company, which remains one of the largest, most active builders in the northeast and was named 2013 Contractor of the Year by ENR New York. Torcon’s primary areas of expertise include healthcare, life science and educational facility construction, as well as office, commercial, energy, residential and airport projects.

    Ben and Joe oversee operations in Torcon’s Red Bank headquarters and full-service offices in Philadelphia and Puerto Rico. They are responsible for 185 company employees working on more than two dozen client projects and complete in excess of $400 million of construction each year. Both Ben and Joe also serve as Principal-in-Charge of select client projects.

    Ben Torcivia Jr. joined Torcon in 1979 after earning his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Lehigh University. He serves on the Red Bank YMCA Foundation Board and is a member of the Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees. Ben has been an active leader in New Jersey’s construction industry for his entire career. He served as President of the Board of the Building Contractors Association of New Jersey and was a long-time Board member. He is currently Treasurer of the Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey, a state-wide construction association. He is also a member of the Rumson Zoning Board and a past-member of the Sea Bright Planning and Zoning Board.

    Joe Torcivia earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Lehigh University and his law degree from Seton Hall University. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the New Jersey Bar Association, joining Torcon in 1986. Joe is a member of the Board of Trustees of Springpoint Senior Living and the Board of Trustees of Barnabas Health Systems’ Monmouth Medical Center. He is also a past-member of the Board of Regents of Seton Hall University, past-Chairman of the Monmouth Health Care Foundation’s Board of Trustees, and past-President of the Board of Trustees at Rumson Country Day School.

    Torcon was construction manager for Monmouth University’s spectacular Multipurpose Activity Center (MAC) and is currently working with the University on a phased renovation of the School of Science building. The Torcivia family is a long-time supporter of the University and is pleased to announce the establishment of a scholarship in memory of Benedict Torcivia, Sr. Proceeds from this year's Distinguished Business Leaders Award Dinner will support this scholarship.