“99% of all problems are due to lack of communication.”
Prior to joining the team at Rhodey, Frank Seman worked for 34 years as a Project Manager for a major pharmaceutical company. In 2009, he continued his project management role at Rhodey Construction, focusing primarily on pharmaceutical construction projects.
Currently, Frank oversees the demolition and installation of various pharmaceutical processes, including chemical reactors, storage tanks, agitators, heat exchangers, pumps, filters, centrifuges, dryers, air compressors, dust collectors, demineralizers, purified water systems, clean steam generators, fume hoods, laboratory upgrades, low temperature chillers, heat/cool modules, DEA vaults, emergency generators and power handling.
Frank believes that with any project, communication is essential. By clearly outlining project goals and expectations as well as enforcing his team’s commitment to quality and efficiency, he is able to successfully complete projects for his clients.
Along with his work experience, Frank also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering, which he obtained from Michigan State University in 1976. In addition, he is also a retired licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Missouri and North Carolina.
When asked what he enjoys most about his work, Frank replied he likes that the pharmaceutical projects he manages will eventually help to improve other people’s health and wellness.
“Rhodey is a family-oriented company in which everyone at the company is willing to help one another. Having the support of an entire company helps motivate me to provide the best quality work for our clients and is what keeps them sticking with us.”
Andrew Kovacich joined Rhodey Construction in 2018. As project manager, he is a trusted liaison between customers and project teams, listening to clients and their needs in order to bring the client’s vision to reality.
In his role, Andrew demonstrates exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills, keeping projects on time and within budget — while delivering high-quality results. He is responsible for reviewing plans, soliciting subcontractor bids, awarding contracts, and managing the schedule and budget throughout the duration of the project. Such projects include lab renovations, concrete paving removal, replacement and excavation, concrete storm piping installation, and MEPFP upgrades for university labs, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities.
Andrew received his bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Missouri State University in 2018. He also became a Certified Health Care Physical Environment Worker in 2019, enabling him to provide further understanding of the needs and regulations of clients in health care facilities.
A St. Louis Blues Hockey and Cardinals Baseball fan, Andrew often spends his free time golfing, hockey. He also enjoys traveling with his family and friends.