LEADERSHIP TEAM MEMBERS
President / CEO
Rich started RODAC in 2007 and is responsible for overseeing all functions of RODAC’s operations. His 20+ years experience in the construction industry and the diversity of his charitable and personal contacts, give him a unique perspective on how to bring organizations and people together to create mutually beneficial partnerships. The partnerships that he has created have helped to position RODAC as one of the area’s most trusted development and construction companies. Rich’s leadership style ensures operational excellence. He instills accountability and the mentality that “the ball is always in our court.”
VP of Business Development
Andy is responsible for sourcing new construction and development projects for RODAC. He develops relationships as partnerships, and not as just another project because he knows that a successful partnership must be beneficial for all stakeholders involved. You can count on Andy’s honest opinion and evaluation during the entire course of a project. Andy has a degree in Construction Management from Northern Kentucky University where he graduated with honors.
VP of Construction
Mike oversees all project managers and the entire construction process from estimating through completion. You will see him at each project site weekly, if not daily, making sure everything’s running smoothly. Whether he is overseeing those on the front line of a project, working with accounting to make sure each project’s financials are in line or being the point of contact for customer relations, Mike’s ultimate goal is to ensure that RODAC delivers on their promise of personal service and building relationships based on trust.
Craig’s responsibilities start at the beginning of a project as he meets with customers to go through the scope of the project. From here he works with the architects, engineers, and subcontractors to design the plan, budget, and proposal. Craig’s strong statistical analysis background allows him to view things and make decisions from a data-driven perspective. He’s a hands-on person by nature and loves taking a concept and turning it into something tangible.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT & OPERATIONS TEAM MEMBERS
Andy is responsible for taking a client’s idea and making it a reality. He oversees the entire process from design through construction, including swinging a hammer if needed. He brings 20 years of construction experience that started back in his high school days participating in building programs. Andy embraces the challenge of solving problems, and his strong work ethic always includes excellent communication and attention to detail. He loves the sense of accomplishment from taking an idea all the way through to the final brick and mortar result.
Brandon has over 5 years experience in the areas of civil and commercial construction. As project superintendent, his responsibilities are to manage the on-site day to day construction tasks, data entry, budget tracking, and workflow on site. He achieves this through direct and honest communication with devout attention to detail to exceed the customer’s expectations throughout the entire construction process.
With over 6 years of construction experience, Brett oversees large-scale production jobs at RODAC, making sure they remain on time and on budget. As Project Manager, he believes in a true partnership with clients, walking them through every step of the process and working hand in hand.
Chad joined RODAC promptly after graduating, in the Summer of 2018, at the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a degree in Mathematics. At RODAC, Chad does a variety of tasks, some of these include; receiving and paying invoices, assembling closeout documents, credit card/bank reconciliations, and writing subcontracts. His ability to take on any challenge that is thrown at him makes him a very strong asset to the team.
Cody graduated in 2015 from Fox Valley Technical College with a Construction Management degree. As a RODAC project manager, his role includes managing the time, cost, and quality. He plans and coordinates all aspects of the construction process, including hiring contractors and working with engineers, architects, and vendors. His philosophy is to make a customer, not a sale.
Ashley is responsible for the bidding process, including sending projects out for bids, evaluating subcontractor’s bids, and working with team members to ensure all aspects of each project run smoothly. Before joining RODAC, Ashley spent seven years working in estimating for a commercial casework/millwork manufacturer. Ashley says that she thoroughly enjoys this industry and working for RODAC because it’s a constant learning experience and provides her with an opportunity to work with a great team.
Dejan, or “Dan” as he’s known to the RODAC team, has been called one of the hardest workers anyone will meet. Since coming to the United States in 2012, and only knowing a few phrases in English, Dan has been putting his strong work ethic to fast use. His quick-thinking allows him to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and he never stops learning because his ultimate goal is to become a project manager.
Greg Van Den Plas
Project Management and Customer Service Specialist
Greg brings 19 years of management experience to every job. He firmly believes that it is RODAC’s responsibility to do the heavy lifting in regard to all phases of the construction process while keeping its partners informed every step of the way. Whether the project is a ground-up build, a tenant build-out, or a remodel, he focuses on every detail to produce the highest quality product.
Karen has been with RODAC since October 2018 and brings over 20 years of business experience, ranging from accounting and estimating, to purchasing and buying. Karen is a number’s person by nature, and that, combined with her attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and versatility make her a great member of our team.
Nate’s estimating responsibilities include bid invitations, estimate assembly and proposal preparation. He also works with the PM’s and subcontractors to make sure that projects are kept on task to meet deadlines and report on compliance matters. As a project comes to a close, he handles the close-out documents for warranties, drawings, and operation manuals for the site’s mechanicals.
Nick started at RODAC in November 2018. He has worked in the commercial/industrial/civil construction industry for 8 years. He has done many large-scale food manufacturing facilities such as; Grassland’s butter, Mullin’s Cheese, Trilliant Foods, and Horseshoe Beverage. In order to achieve a safe and successful project, Nick brings two core values to the table. He believes in transparency and communication. Project managing is more than just a job to Nick and it definitely shows in the projects he works on.
Business Development Associate
Sam has been with RODAC since 2013, and on any given day you can find him setting up forms and templates, typing proposals, writing subcontracts and communicating with subcontractors on project bids. If there’s a way to reduce time consumption and workload for his team members, Sam will step in. He has a keen eye for detail, a strong understanding of technology and a willingness to do whatever is needed to meet tight deadlines.
As the Accounting Manager, Tory is responsible for oversight of all accounting functions, including assisting with project draws. She comes to RODAC with experience in managing the accounting side of many large projects, with experience as well with software integration and process mapping to help streamline workflows and processes to allow the operations to function as efficiently as possible. In her role, Tory provides support on all levels of the organization.
Executive Assistant to CEO
Reporting directly to the CEO, Ashlee provides executive, administrative, and development support to the President as well as the senior leadership team. Ashlee organizes and coordinates executive outreach and external relation efforts; as well as overseeing many creative projects.