Bringing decades of construction industry leadership experience, Rich has built in numerous markets including health care, higher education, federal, entertainment, hospitality and mixed use among others. His passion for operational efficiency, organizational leadership and the professional development of young constructors contributes to GenCap’s unique culture and organizational growth. He embraces a philosophy of team work and servant leadership at the project and corporate level, building meaningful connections with clients, designers, trade partners and internal team members to foster an environment in which the attributes of all team members are respected and valued.
Beginning his career with a small, multifamily developer/builder, Rich soon transitioned to commercial construction and has participated in the building of well over one billion dollars in projects throughout the Northwest region. From negotiated GMP, design/build, cost-plus, GC/CM and hard bid delivery methods, he has been a leader on some of the region’s most notable projects including the US Courthouse in downtown Seattle, the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, the award winning Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center on the Pullman campus of Washington State University amid many others throughout the region. In addition to his operational roles, he has also provided leadership in the development of Project Engineers and Managers, college recruitment and relationships with local universities, numerous leadership and business solutions initiatives and actively participated in corporate strategic planning and continuing improvement.
Rich is a 1995 graduate of Central Washington University and remains active as a board member, past vice chair and past chair of CWU’s Construction Management program’s Industry Advisory Board as well as being its Industry Representative to the American Council of Construction Education. He is highly engaged in the industry and is a past board member of the Industry Advisory Committee for Renton Technical College’s Construction Management program, a member of the Washington State Society of Healthcare Engineers (WSSHE) and American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) and holds various certifications and accreditations including LEED GA, USACE/NAVFAC Construction Quality Management Contractors Certification, AHA Healthcare Construction Certification and LCCP/AGCWA Lean Construction Certification.
Rich stays involved in his community and was named Community Service Employee of the Year at a past employer. He has served and volunteered as a past Board Member for Helping Hand House, an organization serving homeless families in the south Puget Sound as well as volunteering with Rebuilding Together, Feed My Starving Children and the American Heart Association. Additionally, Rich is actively involved in youth athletics through coaching as well as helping run athletic organizations in both girl’s basketball and girl’s select fastpitch softball. Rich resides in Bonney Lake with his wife Angela and two daughters and when not busy coaching youth sports loves to spend time golfing, travelling with the family and generally getting away into the woods and mountains.