Hall of Distinction Class of 2012-2013

Edward “Eddie” L. Rispone, a 1972 LSU graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Technology, is co-founder and Chairman of ISC Constructors, LLC, which specializes in electrical and instrumentation engineering and construction. ISC predominantly performs work for industrial owners throughout the Gulf Coast with its home office in Baton Rouge, La. and branch offices in Houston and Beaumont, Texas. ISC began in 1989 and today employs approximately 2,000 people with annual revenues of approximately $220 million.

Eddie has served Associated Builders and Contractors on a local, state, and national level, and was named the 2003 National Chairman for ABC, an association with 79 chapters and more than 25,000 members. He became involved with Construction User Round Table, a national and international forum for the exchange of information, views, practices and policies of construction users from an array of industries, in 2004 as the ABC representative. ISC joined CURT as an associate member in 2011. In 2012, Eddie was nominated to join and became a member of the National Academy of Construction.

ISC has an excellent reputation in the industry, both in terms of performance and safety. ISC has received the prestigious ABC National “Excellence in Construction” Award 13 times. ISC has also been awarded the CURT Workforce Development Award and the CURT Construction Industry Safety Award.

In 2009, Eddie was appointed by Governor Bobby Jindal to serve as Chairman of the Louisiana Workforce Investment Council. The Workforce Investment Council consists of members from public and private entities, industry associations, and labor organizations, who have come together to address the workforce needs in the state of Louisiana.
In 2011, Eddie accepted the role as Chairman of the Louisiana Federation for Children, a project of the American Federation for Children. The main purpose of the American Federation for Children is to reform publicly-funded education, so all children will have an opportunity for a quality education. Eddie and his wife, Linda, were the Executive Producers of a documentary film on education reform, called “The Experiment”, which follows the lives of five children in New Orleans through the 2009-2010 school year. The documentary film won “Best Louisiana Feature” at the 2011 New Orleans Film Festival.

He is currently married to Linda Lemoine Rispone and was previously married for 35 years to Phyllis Moberley, deceased. Eddie and Linda were both widowed and recently celebrated their sixth year anniversary in August. Between the two of them, they have 7 children and 16 grandchildren (8 grandsons and 8 granddaughters). Eddie has four adult children: Thad, Dena, Lauren, and Kevin, and eight grandchildren. Linda has three adult children and eight grandchildren. When Eddie has a chance to “get away,” he enjoys inshore and offshore fishing in Grand Isle, La., and cooking the latest catch.