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Mark One Electric founder, 94, dies


Carl J. “Red” Privitera, founder of Mark One Electric Co., passed away Jan. 4 at the age of 94.

Visitation will be at 8 a.m. followed by mass at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 911 E. Missouri Ave., Kansas City, Mo. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

“Carl was a true self-made man with a passion for his work,” his obituary reads. “His childhood during the Great Depression gave him an entrepreneurial spirit that is rarely seen today.”

Privitera and his wife, Josephine, founded Mark One Electric Co. in 1974. Mark One quickly developed a reputation for completing difficult jobs for demanding clients and soon worked in car plants and industrial facilities across the country. In 1994, the couple passed ownership of company to their four children: Rosana, Joseph, Carl and Anthony.

Today, the company is one of Kansas City’s top 10 electrical contractors.

Rosana Privitera Biondo remains the president of Mark One, with her brothers filling vice presidential positions in their respective areas of expertise. Mark One currently has over 200 employees.

Claire Martin

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