PEOPLE

RGC's management team and key personnel are listed below. Click on a link to the right ot jump directly to that person.

Rick Gilchrist, President and CEO

Arbitrary Facts:

  • Founder, Results Oriented, Vision for Big Picture
  • Fair but Competitive Nature
  • Known for Recognizing Top Talent
  • Obsession for Perfection
  • Family Priorities Never Waver

As founder of RGC almost 25 years ago, Rick Gilchrist has over 37-years experience in the building industry. His hands-on, no-nonsense approach is respected by employees and clients alike. With a passion for excellence, Rick is driven to exceed customer expectations at all costs. Rick has a knack for recognizing skilled-talent and keeping projects ahead of schedule. As President and CEO, Rick provides the overall vision for the company and directs field and project management operations.

Office: 919-779-8890 x103

Darrell Gilchrist, Vice President

Arbitrary Facts:

  • Responsible for Pre-Construction and Project Management
  • In-Depth Material and Project Cost Knowledge
  • Passionate About RGC, Quality and Reputation
  • Driven and Results Oriented
  • Races Stock Cars in Spare Time
  • Approachable and Genuine

Darrell has over 10-years experience with RGC and grew up in the building business. Prior to leading pre-construction and project management at RGC, Darrell was Oparations Manager overseeing field operations, including overall project schedule and quality of the project. He has held positions in both the estimating department as well as a field Superintendent managing commercial office, hotel and university projects. Key accomplishements include the Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg, UNC Greensboro, NC Central and others.

Office: 919-779-8890 x104

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Phil Cummins, Chief Financial Officer

Arbitrary Facts:

  • Flair for detail, Loves Problem Solving
  • Excessively Organized and Structured
  • Diverse Business & Management Background
  • Experience and Principles Guide Decision Making
  • Loves Family, Golf and Beagles

With over 25-years experience and a variety of business leadership positions, Phil is responsible for RGC's finance and administration. Having worked for technology leaders like NCR, Reynolds & Reynolds, and Pelco, Phil brings cross-industry expertise to our construction business. While responsible for financial oversight and administration, Phil's diverse experience is valued by all departments and essential to RGC's stability, planning and growth strategy. Phil has a B.A. degree in Management and Business Administration from Capital University.

Office: 919-779-8890 x108

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Ramona Neely, Office Manager

Arbitrary Facts:

  • Accomplished Accountant with Over 25 Years Experience
  • Tenured Employee at RGC
  • Manages RGC Administration
  • Conscientious, Highest integrity
  • Cherishes family - Especially the Grandchildren

Ramona has been with RGC almost 13-years. As office manager, she is responsible for RGC's overall administration including accounting, payroll, accounts payable and receivables. Ramona has over 25-years experience in both private and public accounting. Prior to RGC, Ramona worked for a CPA firm where she handled corporations, LLCs, tax returns, etc.

Office: 919-779-8890 x112

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Paula Craig, Office Administration

Arbitrary Facts:

  • Thorough Approach - Detail Oriented
  • Customer Focused - Client Comes First
  • Team Player Willing to Tackle Any Challenge
  • Loves Family, Cats, A Good Book, Chocolate & Coffee

Paula has over 18-years experience with two nationally known corporations: David Peyser Sportswear and H&R Block. She spent 12-years in administration at David Peyser during which she supervised their computer room operations for the last six years.. Paula is also a 15-year veteran of H&R Block including 8-years as a District Operations Specialist in Virginia. Her experience has resulted in key management, customer service and computer expertise idea for her position at RGC. Paula?s enthusiasm and positive attitude is a welcomed addition to our front office.

Office: 919-779-8890

Tina Costain, Project Manager

Arbitrary Facts:

  • Experienced Project and Account Manager
  • Diverse Construction Product and Project Background
  • Customer Focused Team Player
  • Believes Hard Work Isn't and Option, It's a Necessity
  • Loves Family, Dogs, Endangered Animals & WVU Football

Tina has almost 20-years experience in various account and project management positions including 10-years with a major Steel Deck manufacturer. During that time, she was a Senior Representative for bridge and commercial steel decking products used in various commercial, industrial and highway projects. Major Projects include the New Cooper River Bridge in Charleston, SC; Palisades Center in West Nyack, NY and the Bankers Life Field house in Indianapolis, IN. Tina's past experiences have enabled her to adopt and implement best practices, handle complex projects on schedule and within budget. Tina has a Bachelor of Science in Management and a Masters in Business Administration from Wheeling Jesuit University.

Office: 919-779-8890 x115

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Robert Coots, Panel Plant Manager

Arbitrary Facts:

  • Extremely Talented Framer, Finish Carpenter and Problem Solver
  • Superintendent on Numerous Hospitality Projects
  • Self-Starter, Highly Motivate and Productive Craftsman

Robert is an experienced master carpenter and has managed a variety of challenging projects for RGC. For the past two years, Robert was the superintendent on a number of major hospitality projects including the Hilton Garden Inn Waldorf, VCU in Richmond and Holiday Inn Express in Greensboro. Beginning in 2010, Robert is managing our panel plant operations in Lillington, NC. In this new role, he is responsible for the overall operation, fabrication, and quality control of our load bearing metal stud wall panel systems. Robert?s broad experience, energy level, tenacity and track record makes him the ideal fit to start-up and manage our wall panel operation.

Office: 910-814-4280

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George (Junior) Price, Jr., Safety Director

Arbitrary Facts:

  • OSHA 500/510 Authorized Instructor
  • Authorized CPR, First Aid, AED Instructor by National Safety Council
  • Trained in Safe Support Scaffold Operation
  • Prevention and Education is Paramount to a Safe Working Environment
  • Loves Family, Friends, Golf and NASCAR

Job safety can severely impact employee wellbeing and project success. In addition to meeting OSHA compliance standards, RGC's goal is to avoid safety hazards through prevention. George is responsible for RGC's overall safety program. The primary goal is to ensure worker safety through education and prevention. Weekly jobsite reviews allow RGC to inspect safety levels and ensure safe workplace practices. RGC's safety policies reward compliance and penalize for safety infractions, emphasizing continuous improvement as the cornerstone since the jobsite conditions are dynamic. With almost 25-years in the building business, George has held a variety of field positions. He is an experienced field manager and has been responsible for the development and implmentation of RGC's safety program for the last 5-years.

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Kirk Mclendon, General Superintendent

Arbitrary Facts:

  • Over 20 Years Construction Building Experience
  • Tenured Superintendent for 12-Years
  • Managed Many Large, Complex Projects for RGC
  • Enjoys Golf, Motorcycles, Family and Camping

Kirk has over 20-years experience in the construction industry. He has worked for RGC for 17-years and has been a superintendent for over 12-years. Kirk is one of our more experienced superintendents and has led the construction of our larger and more difficult projects. For example, he was the superintendent for the following load bearing structural projects including the Wyndham Resort in Gettysburg Pennsylvania, Hampton Inn in Sterling Virginia, Roanoke Rapids and Virginia Beach as well as a number of Marriott properties. As a general superintendent, Kirk is responsible for all aspects of the project and jobsite. This includes managing large field crews, material purchasing, scheduling, project quality and safety. Kirk has to also manage a positive working relationship with the general contractor, suppliers and subcontractors to ensure a successful project completion.

Office: 919-779-8890 x109

David Stroupe, Estimator

Arbitrary Facts:

  • 35-Years Construction Experience
  • Background in Multiple Building Classifications
  • "Grill Master"; Loves Outdoor Grilling, Golf and Fishing
  • Married 35-Years
  • Accomplished Story-Teller

David has been in the construction industry for over 35-years. He began his career in the field performing drywall work. David has over 20-years of field and supervision experience with cross-industry building types including residential, retail, commercial office buildings, hospitals, casinos, hospitality and student housing spanning 10-states. For the past 13-years, David has applied his vast field knowledge to estimating and project management.

Office: 919-779-8890 x109

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RGC Superintendents

RGC's superintendents are responsible for daily jobsite operations. They manage contractors, scheduling, job productivity and quality. The following is a list of RGC superintendents currently managing a number of active projects for RGC:

  • William Hughes
  • Kirk McLendon
  • Tom Sterne
  • Michael Coles
  • Chris Roller
  • Kenny Smith

** In loving memory of Danny Gilchrist and his many years of dedication and exceptional service to RGC (9/13/57 to 5/14/09)

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Rick Gilchrist
Darrell Gilchrist
Phil Cummins
Ramona Neely
Paula Craig
Tina Costain
Robert Coots
George (Junior) Price, Jr.
Kirk Mclendon
David Stroupe
Field Superintendents

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