The Well Balanced Life

Ricco grew up in Olympia, Washington and on the Rogue River in Galice, Oregon.  In his youth, life revolved around seasons and rivers.  Summers, he worked for the family business as a kayak instructor, raft guide and manager of a river supply store.  Ricco spent his winters kayaking remote rivers in Central and South America.  The focus of the family business was excellence in customer service, balancing the customer’s safety with the enjoyment of their river experience.  Ricco worked alongside some of the best instructors and river guides on the West Coast.  He learned the importance of employing only the most skilled, reliable people in the field.

Ricco was invited to become an electrical apprentice by a fellow kayaker whose family had an electrical shop in Medford.  Grateful for the opportunity, Ricco spent 11 years working for that company, becoming a Journeyman Electrician.

Ricco met Sarah in 1996 when she came to Sundance Kayak School and their partnership began.  They are married and raising three children in Ashland, Oregon.  Experiencing the many outdoor activities the area offers and teaching the next generation to love the environment are their great joys.  The family enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, kayaking and rafting.

Ricco and Sarah started Ricco Patterson Construction, LLC in 2010.  After meeting the requirements in Oregon to become a Supervising Electrician and an Electrical Contractor in 2011, Ricco Patterson Electric is proud to offer its services to you.

We are a family owned and operated business.
We are excited about our company and to have the opportunity to serve you.

Call us at (541) 482-3775




The Patterson Family on The Rogue River