- Customers can engage Metro Group to assist in their due diligence effort before or after acquiring a property. Metro Group will assess in developing the potential cost for renovating the property.
The right place to start: due diligence and needs assessment.
When you’re looking for a company to execute your capital projects, you need a construction partner that understands the importance of a needs assessment. A team that possesses the experience to create accurate budgets and scopes of work and professionals to skillfully execute the work. Metro Group has it all. Metro has partnered with property management companies, apartment owners, REITs and HOAs to successfully renovate the exterior of properties throughout the U.S.
A former college baseball standout and graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, Rodney is the founder, and President of Metro Group, Inc. With experience derived from over 30 years of dedicated service to his clients and employees in the maintenance services and renovation industries, Rodney oversees all facets of Metro’s business divisions. He plays an active role in reviewing performance on individual projects as well as the overall company. Positioning Metro to successfully operate in current and future financial conditions, as well as staying true to the corporate vision, meeting sales goals, and company objectives are also under his direction. In addition, Rodney enjoys assisting his clients in developing their budgets, capital needs assessments, and staffing for capital improvement projects on multi-family properties and long term service arrangements.
Rodney holds various licenses, including his Class A Contractors License, Virginia Lead License, Virginia Asbestos License and a Lead Supervisor License. He also had his Certification in Mold Remediation and his Certification in Asbestos and Lead Abatement. As a member of the business community, Rodney is a member of RAMA and VAMA, the Community Association Institute and the Richmond Chamber of Commerce. When he’s not at work, Rodney enjoys his family and golfing.
CPM, DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS
As a Capital Project Specialist for Metro Group, Richard assists the leadership team in advising our key clients on creating strategies for planning, budgeting, and implementing their capital projects. Previously, Richard enjoyed a 40 year career with a property acquisition and management company called Beacon Communities. His most recent role prior to joining our team at Metro was as Regional Vice-President where he oversaw the management of properties from Richmond, Virginia to Boston, Massachusetts. During this time, he was also responsible for a large number of capital projects for the company.
Throughout his career, Richard has belonged to a variety of local, state, and national apartment associations. Richard also is an original member of the Advisory Board of the Residential Property Management degree program at Virginia Tech. Off the job, Richard enjoys time with family and traveling.
A strong team leader and resourceful problem solver, Neal is an integral contributor to the business on all upcoming projects and additionally he assists with the service division. His responsibilities include meeting with new and existing clients to help gain an overall understanding of their needs, and aiding them in setting budgets for upcoming projects, as well as overseeing the scheduling of our service department. Neal is also an important member of our due diligence team that evaluates distressed properties. He plays an integral role in our estimating department and directly manages many of our contract jobs. As General Manager, Neal also schedules monthly safety meetings under OSHA standards for our service staff.
Neal’s career prior to Metro included stints at Case Handyman as both a Remodeling Consultant and Home Repair Specialist respectively. He also worked as a Sales Representative for a construction staffing company and was a Journeyman Master Carpenter for Tradesman International. Neal holds an Associate Degree in Marketing from Virginia Tech/Christiansburg and is a Certified Graduate Remodeler and a top 50 Remodeler and is EPA certified. When not on the job, Neal loves to spend his time outside fishing, hunting or running his truck in the mud.
Clifton, better known as Cliff to all our clients and co-workers, joined Metro Group in 2005. As a Carpenter, Cliff brought a wealth of knowledge to Metro Group. Over the years he has been promoted to a leadership position dealing with our clients on a day to day basis. Cliff’s mild mannered disposition complements the pressures of the constant deadlines in the construction world. Cliff is responsible for scheduling and implementing the Service Decisions operations. He is also responsible for estimating service and project contracts.
Cliff is known as a teddy bear in the office because of his approachable nature. As a strong Christian, he brings a positive attitude and smile to his daily routine. When not working at Metro, Cliff and his wife can regularly be found volunteering at Church and charitable events.
SENIOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
John joined Metro Group as a Senior Contract Specialist in April, 2012. With his strong background in renovations of high-rises, John is a positive asset in our Capital Division. In previous positions, John managed different facets of renovations stemming from converting existing buildings to current codes. His background includes knowledge of boilers, domestic water pumps, elevators, sprinkler and fire pump systems, and rubber roofing (certified 1995-98 in EPDM Installation). Additionally, his knowledge in office systems and exterior waterproofing is a strong talent to Metro Group as we continue our relationships with Capital Management Divisions.
During John’s years in the Coast Guard, he developed a very strong work ethic and built his leadership skills to put him in the position he is today. The knowledge John has brought is an incredible asset, not only to Metro Group, but to our customers. In his free time, John enjoys his family and the beach.
Joe joined Metro Group as a construction manager in 2013. With his background in renovations of residential communities, Joe is a positive asset in our Capital Division. In previous positions, Joe managed different renovations stemming from renovating the entire outside of existing buildings and the inside of the apartments. His background includes knowledge of pre-paint carpentry, painting, siding, apartment turnover, roofing and windows. Joe’s knowledge in renovations of apartment communities, exterior and interior is an asset to Metro Group as we continue our relationships with Capital Management Divisions.
In his free time, Joe enjoys his family and fishing.
- Carpentry is completed prior to painting the entire outside of the building structure.
- This would also include gutter repair or replacement
- Paint and prime the exterior of the building
- The repair or replacement of any roof
- The replacement or repair of any windows
- Replacement or repairs of any or all siding
- Lawn Care , Grass Cutting and snow removal of your property
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