On February 5, 2007, Ronald Bratti of R. Bratti Associates, Inc., in Alexandria, VA, passed away. Son of Peter Bratti, the renowned founder of Peter Bratti Associates of New York, Ronald Bratti had been active in the stone, tile and terrazzo industry in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area for four decades between the early 1960s and the late 1990s. R. Bratti Associates continues to operate as a major stone contractor in the Washington, DC, region and has been owned and operated by Mr. Bratti’s son, Michael Bratti, for the last nine years.

Today, R. Bratti Associates’ primary objective is commercial contracting with marble, granite, limestone and other materials. Noted projects during Mr. Bratti’s tenure include The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; The National Air and Space Museum; The Hart Senate Office Building; The Renovation of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Amphitheatre at Arlington National Cemetery; dozens of Metro Stations during the early development of the Washington, DC, Metro Subway System; the Watergate complex; several chapels in the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception; dozens of Foreign Embassies; Federal Government Buildings and many other privately developed projects.

In 1974, Mr. Bratti was elected President of the American Sub-Contractors Association (ASA), and in 1975, he received the “Man of the Year Award” from the Engineering News Record in acknowledgement for his work with the U.S. Government in conjunction with the construction industry.

Mr. Bratti contributed to dozens of causes in the U.S. and abroad, and he had served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Infantry Division as well as the U.S. Army Reserves.