Andy Barrow, CHC


 

“I know, that at the end of the day, everyone wants the same thing: for the job to be done right. It’s my job to make that happen.”


Throughout his career, Andy Barrow has worked in many different areas of construction, so he understands all of the intricacies of a job site. Each particular aspect of a construction job presents its own challenges, which is why Andy’s experience makes him perfect to be the person in charge of tackling all of them.

As a foreman he’s overseeing each job from beginning to end, ensuring it’s completed on time and under budget. He’s on the worksite every day making sure materials are in place and that the proper manpower is there to utilize them. He’s anticipating problems before they occur and crafting effective solutions. He knows that it is his job to make sure everyone else can do their job.

Andy feels that, at Rhodey, he found a company that does for its employees what he does on the job site every day. “Pam take care of her employees. She makes sure that they have everything they need to do their jobs as best they can. The entire company does.” He credits the family atmosphere and the people Rhodey hires as the reasons that they maintain such high levels of quality and satisfaction. Andy knows that he’s an essential member and leader on the Rhodey team and he doesn’t take that role lightly. He’s determined to do everything he can to make sure the work he does is up to the high standards that he, and the company he works for, have set.

In 2019, Andy completed the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Superintendent Career Training Program.

Gary Hayes


 

“The entire company is supportive and takes care of each other. That mindset carries over to our clients.”


Throughout his career, Gary Hayes has worked in many different areas of construction. Because of his diversified job experience, he understands all of the intricacies of a job site. Each particular aspect of a construction job presents its own challenges, which is why Gary’s experience makes him perfect to be the person in charge of tackling all of them.

As a superintendent, Gary is overseeing each job from beginning to end, ensuring it is completed on time and under budget. He is on the worksite every day and makes sure materials are in place and that the proper manpower is there to utilize them. Gary is able to anticipate problems before they occur and craft effective solutions if issues arise. He knows that it is his job to make sure everyone else can do their job in an efficient, productive manner.

Gary began working at Rhodey in 1995. Gary believes Rhodey’s work environment for employees is similar to his client dedication on the job site every day. “Pam takes care of her employees. She makes sure that they have everything they need to do their jobs as best they can. The entire company is supportive and takes care of each other.” He credits the family atmosphere and the people Rhodey hires as reasons they maintain such high levels of quality and satisfaction.

Gary knows that he is an essential member and leader on the Rhodey team and does not take that role lightly. He is determined to do everything he can to make sure the work he does is up to the high standards he sets for himself, as well as for the entire Rhodey team and their clients.

Continued Education

• OSHA 30 hour
• CPR and Blood Born Pathogens
• Scaffolding Competent Person/ Builder
• Fork Truck Safety and Operations
• Hilti Adhesive Anchoring Systems
• Qualified Rigging and Signaling
• Confined Space Entry

Kevin Briggs


 

“Our biggest strength is that everything we do as a company, we do to the best of our ability. To me, Rhodey’s very high standards and quality workmanship make them stand out.”


Kevin Briggs has spent his career as a carpenter, and it shows in his workmanship and his emphasis on quality. When he can, Kevin puts on his tool belt and works right alongside his crew; on larger projects, he takes more of a supervisory role.

In addition to carpentry skills, Kevin’s communication ability comes into play on every project. He talks daily with the project manager to ensure the right manpower and plan out the phases of a build, and he’s a key on-the-job contact for the project architect. More important, Kevin is great at communicating with our clients, because his hands-on involvement in the project means he can provide detailed information about the work in progress.

Kevin takes a highly solution-oriented approach to the building process, and he appreciates that he has the authority to make smart decisions on the fly when an unforeseen problem crops up. He’s earned the trust of the architects that Rhodey works with, who know that Kevin has a great eye for aesthetics and can bring their vision to life.

In 2016, Kevin completed the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Superintendent Career Training Program.

Anthony Springer, CHC


 

“Anything in life worth doing, is worth overdoing.”


Anthony Springer began his carpentry apprenticeship with Rhodey Construction in 2016, continuing on to become a carpenter foreman later that year. Today, as a general foreman, he has managed over a dozen equipment jobs, overseeing those involving CT’s, MRI’s and linear accelerators. Utilizing his talents, skills and experience, Anthony, along with his team, is able to work effectively to complete client projects of any scope or size from start to finish.

Not one to sit on the sidelines, Anthony takes pride in his ability to get the job done and get the job done right – not only for himself, but also for the success of the project. When it comes to his work, he likes to focus on three main things: craftsmanship, quality and efficiency. That focus carries through to the many details of the project, including doors, framing, wood blocking, hardware and trim. His greatest strength is his capability to handle all types of work in the field, and he strives to maintain the highest standards and quality throughout the entire process.

Some of his accomplishments include completing the Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) course through ASHE as well as obtaining his OSHA 30 certification. Anthony has a strong belief in ongoing training and works hard to better himself for his team and the Rhodey clients.
Adaptable and easy to work with, Anthony’s favorite part of the project is its completion and seeing a satisfied client. He enjoys looking back on each part of the process and what has been built and accomplished for the client. As part of the team, Anthony gains tremendous satisfaction by doing his best work for Rhodey customers.

Jim Combest


 

“It’s really important to me to seek out and provide clear information, that way I can anticipate potential problems and address them right away. There’s no project downtime, which keeps the budget in line.”


Jim Combest began his career in the trade by hanging drywall at 19 years old. To expand his skills, he spent six years as an apprentice at Waterhout Construction, which led him to Rhodey in 2007. Today, Jim serves as Carpenter Foreman on a number of significant projects.

Jim‘s professional approach is based on three pillars: communication, a proactive style and safety. His management skills are one of his greatest assets, allowing him to effectively set realistic schedules that allow builders enough time to provide the highest quality work. Not wanting to hold up any progress on the job, Jim seeks out the right information at the onset of a project and gets questions answered right away. By being enterprising and looking ahead during each project, Jim often circumvents potential problems, and should they arise, addresses them right away. Safety is at the top of his list — he ensures that everyone is following the rules and that accidents just don’t happen.

Jim’s ultimate satisfaction comes from upholding the Rhodey standards of quality. He enjoys the variety of the job and finds it exciting to start the next project, meet fresh challenges and work
with new people.

In 2015, Jim completed the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Superintendent Career Training Program.

Steve LeBrell, CHC


 

“When I’m on a job, my client’s the top priority. I may work for Rhodey, but I’m actually working for the customer. And I’m going to do whatever I can to go the extra mile for them.”


Steve LeBrell serves as a superintendent for healthcare-related construction, and he manages some of Rhodey’s most challenging projects that involve medical personnel and their patients. When clients hire Rhodey to expand or renovate existing facilities, Steve is dedicated to coordinating with employees so that care is minimally disrupted.

Our healthcare clients tell us they particularly respect Steve’s conscientious, solution-oriented approach and his willingness to be flexible and accommodating when the construction team is working around patients and visitors. Clients value Steve’s leadership in ensuring stringent compliance with infection-control procedures.

Steve’s superintendent role involves overseeing construction, managing sizable crews and subcontractors, and coordinating schedules. Steve enjoys hands-on work in addition to supervising others. He collaborates closely with facility managers, project managers, charge nurses, security and infection-control experts.

Steve is dedicated to giving the client personal attention. “I do a lot of coordinating, personally walking through the project with the client to make sure the details are covered and that they’re happy. If there’s ever any question or any need, I’m right there on the job and can take care of it.” Additionally, Steve completed the training and testing requirements of the UBC Infection Control Risk Assessment ICRA in 2017.

After several years in commercial and residential construction, Steve joined Rhodey in 1988. He recall’s John Rhodey’s business philosophy, one that Pam has carried on. “John’s concept on the job was that he wanted things done right, and he didn’t care what effort was involved.” Coupled with a great reputation, Steve’s work reflects the company’s overall philosophy to work hard and get things done right.

Greg Stinchcomb


 

“I aim to create a strong customer relationship on each project, with every client. It helps to establish trust in me, my team and Rhodey, which translates to repeat.”


General Laborer Foreman, Greg Stinchcomb, has been with the Rhodey team since 2004, always willing to step-in to do a variety of jobs wherever needed. Whether he’s leading a group of subcontractors or doing the work himself, Greg is an enthusiastic and trusted member of the team. His goal is to establish a close working relationship with co-workers and clients from the start, establishing trust throughout each and every project.

Greg’s strong work ethic is demonstrated by his effort to meet and exceed customer expectations. He strives to meet timeline schedules, with a goal to complete the project even before the client expects the job to be finished. Greg’s attention to detail and timeliness is a refreshing twist in an industry where construction timelines and deadlines are consistently unmet.

Priding himself as a “self-starter” and the “gets things done” guy, Greg attributes his success to his ability to excel and adapt quickly. Greg has held previous positions with Southwestern Bell and Inland Container. Over the past years working at Rhodey, Greg’s focus on customer satisfaction and dedication to provide a high level of service has built client trust, resulting in additional work. Due to Greg’s commitment and professionalism, Rhodey has fostered relationships with both existing and new customers.

Jason Nipper


 

“I really like that I can come into work and do what I think is right — do what’s going to be best for the client — and Rhodey has my back on every decision.”


General foreman Jason Nipper has spent his career as a carpenter, and it shows in his workmanship and his emphasis on quality. When he can, Jason puts on his tool belt and works right alongside his crew; on larger projects, he takes more of a supervisory role.

In addition to carpentry skills, Jason’s communication ability comes into play on every project. He talks daily with the project manager to ensure the right manpower and plan out the phases of a build, and he’s a key on-the-job contact for the project architect. More important, Jason is great at communicating with our clients, because his hands-on involvement in the project means he can provide detailed information about the work in progress. “When you take pride in your work, and that shows through to the client, they feel confident in the crew that’s on the job,” he says.

Jason takes a highly solution-oriented approach to the building process, and he appreciates that he has the authority to make smart decisions on the fly when an unforeseen problem crops up. He’s earned the trust of the architects that Rhodey works with, who know that Jason has a great eye for aesthetics and can bring their vision to life.

Jason joined Rhodey in 2007, starting as a carpenter and working his way up to general foreman. Prior to coming onboard, he worked in residential construction building multimillion-dollar homes — those refined architectural designs, high-end finishes and luxury materials sharpened both his carpentry skills and his attention to detail. He enjoys working for a company that values both customers and employees highly: “I’ve always treated the guys I work with like I want to be treated: with respect. And Pam is that way, too.”

Craig Gamache


 

“Our biggest strength is that everything we do as a company, we do to the best of our ability. To me, Rhodey’s very high standards and quality workmanship make them stand out


Superintendent Craig Gamache began his carpentry apprenticeship with Rhodey Construction in 2006 before going on to complete his journeyman training in 2011. His primary role today is on-site at Curium, a radio pharmaceutical plant, where he manages and oversees a variety of projects from start to finish. No matter the project scope or size, Craig’s team relies on his talents, skills and the ability to get the job done and done right. In fact, there are very few aspects of construction that Craig has not done as an employee at Rhodey.

As part of his job as superintendent, Craig works directly with clients. In doing so, he’s involved in what he describes as the “big picture” of each project, not only listening to the desires of the client, but also communicating those desires, along with expectations, to the rest of the team in order to bring any project dreams to reality.

Like other team members, Craig takes pride in the work he does for clients, not only for himself, but also for the success of the project. A self-starter, his attention to detail, including craftsmanship, quality and efficiency, ensures every aspect of a job is performed with high standards at the forefront. Among his greatest strengths is his flexibility, working on different projects in the field and maintaining quality throughout the entire process.

Craig is also adaptable and easy to work with, gaining tremendous satisfaction from the reaction of customers after a project has been completed. Along with his role, Craig also enjoys the team at Rhodey. He believes every day is an opportunity to contribute to the continued success of the company.