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Meet The Leadership Team

Chris Laface, Chief Executive Officer & President

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & PRESIDENTCHRIS LAFACE

 

For his entire career, Mr. LaFace has been focused on the utility construction and site development business. He began his career with RIPA as a Project Manager and has progressed into his current role as President. He had previously assumed roles in estimating, project management and operations. His diverse project experience ranges in contract sizes of less than $100,000 to more than $20 million. Mr. LaFace’s vast experience led to a comprehensive knowledge of the entire construction process. He has overseen all disciplines of the work and has developed a thorough understanding of all trade practices, along with how they are coordinated and managed to complete a quality, cost effective project. In his current role, Chris oversees all company functions and programs including: operations, safety, equipment, estimating, business development, marketing, human resources, and accounting. Mr. LaFace works closely with estimating and business development in exploring new prospects for the company. His project accomplishments include completion of challenging projects for owners, municipalities and general contractors. In addition, Mr. LaFace has established a proven track record of performance in the areas of cost control, scheduling, and contract administration.

John Flinn - Vice President of Ripa Associates is wearing a suit and button down shirt.

Vice President – John Flinn

 

Since joining RIPA in 2008, Mr. Flinn has been working on complex projects and has obtained a thorough understanding of the required construction execution methods needed for this role. Mr. Flinn started as a Project Manager and has since been promoted to Vice President & Director of Project Management. He is well versed in managing contract terms and conditions, acting as a direct representative to the client and public and implementing RIPA project management systems. He develops and maintains client relations and ensures that the safety program and processes are implemented and enforced. Mr. Flinn works with each level of the project team to provide for optimum communication and problem solving creating a safe and productive work environment for total Project success and client satisfaction.

Adrian Galloway - Chief Estimator At Ripa Assicates is wearing a suit and glasses.

Chief Estimator – Adrian Galloway

 

Mr. Galloway has 23 years of construction management experience and expertise, with a strong emphasis in estimating. He currently serves as Chief Estimator with RIPA & Associates and is responsible for overseeing the estimating team. Mr. Galloway identifies bidding opportunities, coordinates point of responsibility for all estimates and budgets, and is involved heavily in proposal and contract negotiations. Adrian refines estimates and estimating procedures, assists with purchase orders and subcontract preparation, provides ongoing support to field management and is heavily involved in client relations.

Mr. Galloway has strong roadway, governmental and municipal construction and estimating experience, but his strength lies in private commercial & residential site development. From hard bids on fully permitted projects, to conceptual budgets based on mere sketches, you can expect detailed estimates based on a wealth of knowledge and experience.

David Drew - General Superintendent

General Superintendent – David Drew

 

Mr. Galloway has 23 years of construction management experience and expertise, with a strong emphasis in estimating. He currently serves as Chief Estimator with RIPA & Associates and is responsible for overseeing the estimating team. Mr. Galloway identifies bidding opportunities, coordinates point of responsibility for all estimates and budgets, and is involved heavily in proposal and contract negotiations. Adrian refines estimates and estimating procedures, assists with purchase orders and subcontract preparation, provides ongoing support to field management and is heavily involved in client relations.

Mr. Galloway has strong roadway, governmental and municipal construction and estimating experience, but his strength lies in private commercial & residential site development. From hard bids on fully permitted projects, to conceptual budgets based on mere sketches, you can expect detailed estimates based on a wealth of knowledge and experience.