Mark X. DiSanto
Triple Crown Corp Inc.
Triple Crown Corp. is a builder, land developer and property management company. It was founded in 1977 by Alex DiSanto, who later sold the company to his sons John and Mark. As CEO, Mark DiSanto is responsible for acquisitions and community approvals to achieve the company’s vision of expanding its markets as a recognized high quality, best value real estate services provider. DiSanto also guides the company using the strategic growth plan. Other areas of responsibility include focusing on the company’s current strengths, and looking for tomorrow’s opportunities to ensure continued growth, enjoyable careers, and financial success.
He’s worked with Triple Crown for 30 years. His career at the company began after he graduated from Villanova University. He worked for a year at Triple Crown, and then went back to school to earn a law degree from University of Toledo College of Law. He later earned a master’s degree from Columbia in real estate development.
DiSanto is proud of Triple Crown for winning the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission’s Dauphin County Premier Project Award for Blue Ridge Village, a mixed-use redevelopment of the former Blue Ridge Country Club on Linglestown Road in Lower Paxton Township. The project provides housing, retail, medical and work opportunities and was the winner in the “Growing Our Communities” category.
He shared several life lessons: If you plan to build a tall house of virtues, you must first lay deep foundations of humility. Be humble and listen, really listen. Don’t start formulating your answer when another person starts talking. Listen, take it in, digest the information, and then respond. You learn more by listening than talking. Work hard, always stand by your word, stay positive, and good things will happen to you and your company.
For fun DiSanto enjoys working out, playing tennis and ping pong and riding a bicycle. He rode bike across the US in 45-days. Traveling, fishing and hunting are some of his favorite hobbies. I work hard and play hard! Most of all, I love spending time with my family, especially my grandchildren,” he said.
This profile is part of Central Penn Business Journal's Power 100 list for 2021. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. See the full list at cpbj.com or in our digital edition.