The roots of Ross & Associates stretch back
to the early 1900s, laying a foundation that
continues to shape our identity today. Frank
U. Ross Sr., born in 1934, carries the legacy of
his family’s deep connection to the
construction industry. His father, Frank, was
a dedicated tradesman who played a crucial
role in transforming the iconic New York City
skyline, one brick at a time. Alongside his
two brothers, he embarked on an
entrepreneurial journey in contracting.
Tragically, Frank Sr. passed away
prematurely, compelling young Frank to
enter the workforce at just 11 years old,
assuming the responsibility of supporting
his mother and two sisters.
In those formative years, Frank engaged in various odd jobs, from delivering newspapers to assisting
at a neighborhood deli. At the age of 16, he returned to the construction industry, eventually becoming
a union carpenter. Emerging from humble beginnings and fueled by a relentless work ethic, Frank
climbed the industry ladder through sheer determination. Concurrently, he nurtured a family of his
own with his wife Angela, raising three sons who would inherit his legacy in construction.
Frank’s journey advanced from a carpenter’s apprentice to journeyman and later to foreman. With
time, he assumed roles as Superintendent and General Superintendent, culminating in his
appointment as CEO of HRH Construction in the 1980s—an era when HRH stood as a premier builder
in New York City.