Commercial Construction & Renovation

MAY-JUN 2017

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3 2017 • SPRING EDITION President - Brad Bogart Bogart Construction, Inc. Vice President - Rick Winkel Winkel Construction, Inc. Secretary/Treasurer - Steve Bachman Retail Construction Services, Inc. Immediate Past President - Robert Moore Gray OFFICERS 2021 Jay Dorsey Triad Retail Construction, Inc. 2021 Phil Eckinger Eckinger Construction Co. 2021 Jack Grothe JG Construction 2021 David Martin H.J. Martin & Son, Inc. 2021 Mike McBride Westwood Contractors 2021 Joseph Schimenti Schimenti Construction Company, Inc. 2021 Hunter Weekes Weekes Construction, Inc. 2020 Robert Moore Gray 2020 Rick Winkel Winkel Construction, Inc. 2020 Mike Wolff Timberwolff Construction, Inc. 2019 Ray Catlin EMJ Corporation 2019 Eric Handley William A. Randolph, Inc. 2018 Steve Bachman Retail Construction Services, Inc. 2018 Brad Bogart Bogart Construction, Inc. 2018 Justin Elder Elder-Jones, Inc. BOARD OF DIRECTORS David Weekes 1990-1992 W. L. Winkel 1993 Robert D. Benda 1994 John S. Elder 1995 Ronald M. Martinez 1996 Jack E. Sims 1997 Michael H. Ratner 1998 Barry Shames 1999 Win Johnson 2000 Dean Olivieri 2001 Thomas Eckinger 2002 James Healy 2003 Robert D. Benda 2004-2006 K. Eugene Colley 2006-2008 Matthew Schimenti 2008-2012 Art Rectenwald 2012-2014 Mike Wolff 2014-2016 Robert Moore 2016-2017 PAST PRESIDENTS Chuck Barnes - Spinoso Real Estate Group Ken Christopher - LBrands Mike Clancy - FMI Craig Hale, AIA - HFA - Harrison French Associates Jeffrey D. Mahler - L2M, Inc. Jason Miller - JCPenney Company Steven R. Olson, AIA - CESO, Inc. Kristen Roodvoets - ALEX AND ANI ADVISORY BOARD COMMITTEE CHAIRS EDUCATION/CAREER DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Mike Wolff 909-949-0380 Joseph Schimenti 914-244-9100 MARKETING/COMMUNICATIONS Jack Grothe 909-993-9332 MEMBERSHIP Ray Catlin 972-800-2910 Hunter Weekes 864-233-0061 MILITARY SERVICE INITIATIVE Jay Dorsey 281-485-4700 SAFETY Robert Moore 714-491-1317 SCHOLARSHIP & STUDENT OUTREACH Mike McBride 817-302-2050 Justin Elder 952-345-6069 SPONSORSHIP/MEMBER BENEFITS Phil Eckinger 330-453-2566 STRATEGIC PLAN Eric Handley 847-856-0123 TECHNOLOGY David Martin 920-490-3104 As incoming President of the Retail Contractor's Association, I would like to thank our outgoing President, Bob Moore, Gray, for his vision and dedication to the RCA. During his tenure as President, Bob lead the way in following our strategic plan as we plan for the future of the RCA. In addition, I would also like to thank our Board Members, Advisory Members, and Potomac Management Resources for the work they have done to ensure the success of our organization. For those of you who are not familiar with me, I have spent my entire career in construction. I grew up in the Midwest and graduated from the University of Oklahoma. Shortly thereafter, my wife and I married and moved to California, where I established myself in retail construction and started Bogart Construction, Inc. The company is celebrating its 26th anniversary and I look forward to serving as President of the RCA to help contribute to the growth and improvements of our industry. This year's 27th Annual Conference in Orlando was a great success. We changed the format of the meeting with a goal to allow more retailers to participate. Attendance increased by over 25% from the previous year and there was active engagement from all that attended. We welcomed back Anirban Basu for his entertaining and educational outlook on the economy and Gary Bailey gave us a professional sports twist on leadership and personal goal setting. At the conclusion of the Annual Conference, we held our second Retailer Listening Event. Many thanks to Advisory Board member Steve Olson, CESO, Inc. for moderating. The Retailer Listening Event provides valuable feedback and ideas from retailers for our organization. One of the outcome highlights from this event is the expressed need for a Superintendent Training Program. Training upcoming superintendents remains one of the most challenging issues facing our industry. We have formed a committee for this initiative and past president Mike Wolff, Timberwolff Construction, Inc. and Board member Joe Schimenti, Schimenti Construction Company, Inc., are co-chairing this project. When this program is completed, we look forward to sharing it with all RCA Members. The RCA continues to be a strong industry organization not only due to our common values and shared business goals, but also due to the amazing friendships and bonds that are formed in the group. I look forward to 2017 and guiding this talented team we have in place to accomplish the goals set forth by the board. If you have any ideas or feedback to provide, please do not hesitate to contact me. Cheers to another successful year for the RCA and all of its members! RCA Welcomes New Sponsors RCA is pleased to welcome D&P Custom Lights & Wiring Systems, Inc., and Procore Technologies, Inc. as Gold sponsors. D&P specializes in the custom engineering and fabrication of checkout lights, pre- wired power poles, quick connect electrical distribution systems, electrical signs, and non-electrical Signs. D&P works with clients' interior designers, architects, construction managers, and general contractors to create a flexible, functional, UL and CL-approved environment. Learn more at is a boutique technology firm for retail development, design and construction. They create apps to help teams close deals and open stores. Learn more at Procore Technologies, Inc., the world's number one most widely used construction management software, helps firms drastically increase project efficiency and accountability by streamlining and mobilizing project communication and documentation. Hundreds of thousands of registered Procore users manage all types of construction projects including industrial plants, office buildings, apartment complexes, university facilities, retail centers, and more. Learn more at President's Message Brad Bogart Brad Bogart, CDP, President, Bogart Construction, Inc. Brad —

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