Ralph E. Rossi, PE
Ralph E. Rossi, PE is a licensed New York State Professional Engineer (PE) with over 25 years of home improvement experience. Starting in his early teens, Ralph worked in his family real estate business rehabilitating older homes and later building new homes on weekends and during summer breaks.
After High School, Ralph attended Manhattan College and continued to manage residential construction projects on weekends and during college breaks. Ralph graduated from Manhattan College in 1990 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.
Immediately following his undergraduate studies, Ralph was awarded a US Department of Energy Fellowship and attended Cornell University to earn his Masters of Science (MS) in Environmental Engineering in 1992.
Upon graduation from Cornell, Ralph worked as an Engineering Consultant in Manhattan while still working on residential construction projects. Ralph has authored and taught various courses at the New York University (NYU) Real Estate Institute. Not able to shake the entrepreneurial bug, in 1998 Ralph resigned his engineering position and started his first home improvement company that later became Pratt & D’Angelo, Inc.
Pratt & D’Angelo started as a painting and carpentry contractor servicing the residential market of Westchester County, NY and Fairfield County, CT. In 2010, Ralph was chosen by Benjamin Moore paints to be profiled in their national advertising campaign as one of “The Very Best” in the business. Throughout this campaign, Ralph appeared in national shelter magazines such as House Beautiful, Better Homes & Gardens, Traditional Home, Elle Décor, etc. and was profiled as being the “Very Best” in the business. Ralph was also asked by Benjamin Moore to film a video segment that was ultimately used to produce national TV and Radio commercials where Ralph endorsed the benefits of Benjamin Moore products in his business. The Pratt & D’Angelo’s crew was also recently filmed doing a one-day makeover in a recent NBC Open House episode.
In 2009, Ralph started a second home improvement company called Xpress Bath, Inc. Xpress Bath operates in the Tri-State Area of NY, NJ and CT and specializes in quick and affordable bath renovations utilizing modern methods and materials and accessible baths for seniors and the disabled. Xpress Bath operates as a separate business unit from Pratt & D’Angelo and both share new corporate and showroom space in New Rochelle, NY.