Ron founded RFS, Inc. in 2003 to specialize in facility maintenance and repair services with a highly accomplished team of professionals. As a licensed building contractor for over 30 years, Ron is a career facilities contractor well-versed in the peculiar needs of the multiple-location restaurant and senior living facilities manager. He has an undergraduate degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and an MBA from Tampa College.
Hal joined RFS as President in January 2016. Prior to RFS, he owned Swagelok Central Florida, located in Mulberry and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Hal’s Executive MBA is from the University of Miami School of Business. Hal earned his Engineering Degree from Auburn University, while on a four year Navy ROTC scholarship. He served 9 years with the US Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer. Following the Navy, Hal began a career in sales targeting the Banking Industry and later the Process Industry before following his desire for business leadership.
Director of Operations
Kevin joined RFS in 2017 as Director of Operations. A former VP of Operations at American Solar Direct, Kevin also brings several years of management experience to the RFS team. Kevin double majored at the University of South Florida, earning both a Bachelor of Arts degree in in Management Information and Systems and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Finance.
Operations Analyst/ Project Manager
Joe has served in all areas from Outside Sales, Project Management, and Executive Management for Environmental Consulting & Services as well as Industrial Sales & Services. He has also served in the US Air Force, has an undergraduate degree from University of Kentucky, and a Masters of Business Administration from University of South Florida.
Senior Project Manager
John is a licensed General Contractor with more than two decades of experience in the construction and facility services industry with expertise in the management and cost control of multiple projects going on simultaneously. Prior to joining the RFS team more than 10 years ago, John served as Owner and President of a construction company and has several years of experience in industrial maintenance.
Senior Project Manager
Mike joined the RFS team as Senior Project Manager in December 2016. He has three decades of construction experience, specializing in the retail and restaurant industry. Prior to RFS, Mike was the founder of Howell Construction in New England. He holds contractor licenses in the New England area and several AGC and ABC certifications.
Senior Project Manager
After growing up in a family of commercial construction professionals, and continuing to garner experience through summers spent interning at RFS, Ray is well-versed in the diverse challenges of the industry. Upon graduating from USF in 2008 with a business degree, Ray joined the family business full-time as a project manager and obtained his General Contractor’s license. He has excelled at managing large-scale projects with the utmost efficiency, for some of the nation’s largest restaurant chains, and leads a team of remote project managers located throughout the country. Ray is currently in pursuit of his EMBA at the University of South Florida.
Steeve joined the RFS team in 2017, bringing several years of operations and project management experience to run our office in North Georgia. A former director of operations in the construction industry, Steeve has a track record of delivering optimal results in high-growth environments. Steeve has a finance degree from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.
Sales & Marketing
Client Relations | Crystal River, FL
Joe has been on the RFS team for several years and has established a reputation of understanding and being responsive to clients’ needs. Prior to RFS, he spent more than 20 years in sales and management for Sherwin Williams and Sun Coast Plumbing and Electric. Joe earned three business degrees from Flagler College, where he attended while on a golf scholarship. Joe serves as a Life Director of the Citrus County Builders Association.
Business Development | Spring Hill, FL
Heather Lawrence joined the RFS team in January 2017 as Business Development Manager. She has worked in several diverse industries with a strong background in sales and marketing. Prior to RFS, Heather was responsible for the rapid growth of multiple businesses and served as a top producer for a company recognized as an ‘Inc. 50 fastest-growing companies.’