Richard started at CDS Mestel Construction in 1990 as a very proficient Union carpenter. After running multiple jobs, he quickly evolved into a job foreman. His honest and logistic approach to daily problems has made him a leading force among his contemporaries no matter how difficult a project is. He has experience in all commercial construction projects, which includes corporate interiors, food & beverage venues, high-end retail, lounges, and financial institutions. As Director of Construction, he’s responsible for pre-construction operations, overseeing all on-going projects, communication between project managers and field personnel, organizing project schedules, communicating with building management, logistical planning, coordinating meetings with the client and subcontractors, budget estimating and ensuring that every project is completed to the highest quality. Richard is well versed at keeping our clients satisfied and well-informed throughout the course of a project making him a perfect fit for the hands-on approach we use. He takes pride in being responsive to clients’ needs like punch list items and warrantee claims. With over 30 years’ experience in the field, Richard has proven to be reliable to get jobs done and is an asset to the CDS Mestel team.