A business is nothing without its employees. That’s why we’re taking the opportunity today to shine the spotlight on an exceptional RMP Capital employee: RMS (Resource Monitoring Services) Division Manager Robert (Bobby) Beattie. Read his interview below:
Bobby: My group works specifically with construction contractors, mainly working on publicly-funded projects; however, we have expanded our reach into private work based on the stability of the project owner.
My manager duties include reviewing client specific tasks and prioritizing weekly group goals. Quarterly group reviews allow individuals inside RMS to help set personal educational goals and professional milestones to strive to attain over the course of the year.
I am surrounded by a very talented accountant-based support staff. My responsibilities range from
- Overseeing and approving fundings
- Qualifying bond request
- Participating in client job progress reporting
- Discussing solutions for situations like labor, sub-conflicts, owner conflicts, weather challenges, labor shortages or conflict negotiations
My position also requires me to promote our services as an exhibitor at various national trade conferences (AGC/CFMA/Con Expo) with a very talented and knowledgeable company VP for Construction Sales and personal Mentor – Earl Harper.
Question: Where are you from?
Bobby: I live and work just south of Boston, MA. My RMS office is in a small town called Mansfield. We have group members in Houston and Austin, TX, and our corporate office is in Long Island. My group has a national — and even international — reach. Technology allows us to stay in touch no matter the time zone or location.
Question: How did you get into construction factoring?
Bobby: Our owner, Don Barrick, recruited me in hopes that my field experience could identify mismanaged projects and fraud. They cleaned me up: provided me with a talented support group and allowed me to be as blunt and honest as I have always been throughout my career. Sometimes my passion leads to some colorful conversations; however, I was taught two important rules:
- Protect the money
- Remember rule number 1
Question: When did you first decide you wanted to work in this industry?
Bobby: I have worked within the service industry all my life. After college, I had five years in field service in electronics traveling nationally. I had a 10-year run as an owner and operator of a design build landscape company. I worked for two years in hazmat and a total of 14 years in the construction industry. I have to say this industry sought me out, but it was a natural extension of my construction career.
Question: How long have you been working with RMP Capital?
Bobby: I started in 2008.
Question: What is your most memorable experience on the job?
Bobby: I actually have two career-related experiences that I am proud of:
- I am a huge sports fan, and I was assigned to lead a team of four to review the punch list for the New England Patriots’ new football stadium in Foxboro, MA. We had a 3-week run and reviewed over 20 thousand items. To get access to areas the regular fan would probably never see was very exciting.
- My second was recognizing the address of the facility I needed to take my wife to for her chemo treatments – because I help actually build that building years before. Dana Farber Cancer Center in Milford MA. I can’t praise the quality of service and professionalism enough during my wife’s treatments. I am proud to say “I helped build that.”
Bobby, we’re so grateful for your contributions to RMP Capital. Thanks for allowing us to get to know you a little better!