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Our people and the services we provide define our firm. We take pride in delivering a first class client experience.

Who We Are

Eastern Time, Inc. (ETI) is a full-service life safety systems integration company serving Northeast and Central Pennsylvania since 1982. ETI is active in all sectors of the life safety systems vertical markets, including education, business, healthcare, institutional/prison, industrial/warehouse, government/military, property management and casino/entertainment venues. Our full-time engineering, project management and CAD staff provide the depth and knowledge required to handle any scale design build-project. ETI sets the standard for safety and excellence in all systems we provide. Our product family includes the most respected names in the life safety and associated systems industry.

Underpinning Values

Our Underpinning Values are the ideals that we embody and promote. These Underpinning Values apply to personal/professional growth, our lifestyle and to the community.

  • Provide life safety systems through honest business practices with uncompromising ethics and standards
  • Protect our family, friends and community
  • Promote personal and professional growth of our employees
  • Fulfill requirements of financial growth and stability of the company
  • Meet commitments through honest communication, cooperation and respect
  • Develop long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationships
team member

Chuck Rizzo

President / CEO

Chuck is originally from Dunmore, PA, but has resided in the Lehigh Valley since 1977 with his wife, Gail. He was born into a hard-working family and raised with a high sense of morals, honesty, strong work ethics, and community. Being raised without prejudice has earned him acceptance with all groups of color, ethnicity and social status. Upon graduation from Dunmore High School, he went on to earn his Electrical Engineering Technology degree from Penn State University. He immediately began his career in the life safety systems industry, where he worked in technical support and sales design until he believed that he could offer the highest quality standards of life safety solutions with a personal touch, in his own business. In 1982, at the age of 30, he began his journey, as the founder of Eastern Time, Inc. in the field of Life Safety Systems Integration. Chuck utilized his Electrical Engineering knowledge, sales design, system integration and business process skills acquired over more than 40 years as a working founder to build a company committed to team management and cost-effective life safety systems integration design. He built a “Customer Safety First” commitment as the founding core that continues throughout every fiber of Eastern Time, Inc. His statement of: “We will meet or exceed the unique needs of every customer and support their products locally” has set the stage for Eastern Time, Inc. to be known and trusted universally. Chuck is one of the most trusted and respected local names in our industry, known for his commitment to innovation, quality, integrity and value. Chuck is a member of several local, and national organizations and continues to serve on committees to the White House helping to rebuild the economy, and aid in greater focus on Vocational Skills training and aid in our goals of strengthening our economy by building products in America, and cutting dependence on foreign manufacturing. He enjoys a full life with his childhood bride Gail, and works with both sons, Marc & Bryan, who are great leaders, partners and officers in the family business. Chuck has enjoyed a passion as an avid American motorcycle enthusiast since his teenage years. In his spare time, he enjoys collecting, building and restoring American motorcycles. He can also be found on many weekends, competing in sanctioned, competitive drag racing events, which he has done for over 25 years.
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Bryan Rizzo

Executive Vice President

Bryan began his career with ETI in 2007. He presently oversees and collaborates with the construction, service and IT department managers to assure that customers, contractors and other industry stakeholders get the same ethical and honest treatment his father Charles Rizzo founded the company on in 1982. He specializes in fire alarm, access control and CCTV system design with a focus on the casino, corporate, industrial, healthcare and educational vertical markets. Bryan is dedicated to forming long-term relationships with both contractors and customers thorough communication and attention to detail throughout the sales, job delivery and post sales process. Bryan is also the team leader of the construction department, constantly working to improve planning, quality control and final delivery of all new projects. He graduated with a major in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park where he wrestled for the Terrapins. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling abroad with his wife and four kids, coaching wrestling, music and photography.
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Marc Rizzo

Executive Vice President

With an MBA in Project Management from DeSales University and undergraduate degree in Business Management at Drexel University, Marc brings a combination of practical project management and entrepreneurial acumen to the team. He specializes in fire alarm and nurse call system design with a focus on healthcare, corporate and industrial vertical markets. Marc delivers value to his customers with his commitment to long lasting relationships and finding ways to work through any obstacle in front of him. He began his career with ETI in 2007 and has contributed in many ways including his currently responsibilities as an Executive Vice President overseeing sales, finance and material management. In his time away from the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife, two young children and dog. CrossFit, yoga, golf and the occasional concert fill up all of the remaining time.

Awards

  • Inc. 5000

  • Lehigh Valley 2020 Fastest Growing Companies
  • Elite EST Strategic Partner
  • Edwards Million Dollar Club

Credentials

  • NICET Fire Alarm and Security
  • PGCB Certified
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • BGP Internet Service Provider
  • U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
  • System for Award Management (SAM)
  • Lenel 48E Federal Certification
  • Pennsylvania COSTARS

Industry Memberships

  • BBB Member

  • NFIB Member

  • NFPA Member
  • ASIS Member

  • NSCA Member

  • AFAA Member
  • WISPA Member
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