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Management Team

Robert L. Vale

Richard P. Leach's Career Highlights

Vice President                                       VN Services Inc., 1988 - Present

Contact Richard Leach:
( 440) 729-0514, ext. 24

Mr. Leach provides expertise and standardized service offerings as well as client and project-specific customizations to address individual client's priorities and risk tolerance.

He also oversees the activities in the Project Control & Support group including:

  • Owner's Representation oversight providing project, cost, time and quality management services.
  • Master Plan Scheduling
  • Planned Maintenance Master Scheduling
  • Contractor's Representation
  • Preparation of the Critical Path Method (CPM) schedules.
  • On-site progress reviews and schedule updating through inspection tours and interviews with key project personnel.
  • Reviews of contractual requirements, scope of work, design concepts, project documentation, and field status reports.
  • Preparation and implementation of project controls review, document auditing, project status, and performance reporting.
  • Delay and Claims Analysis
  • Teaches Workshops and Trainings

Self-Employed      Chagrin Falls, Ohio 1987 - 1998
General Contractor

  • Construction projects ranging from $30,000 to over $100,000.
  • Managed all aspects of the construction process including contracts, estimating, work schedules and administration.

Snavely Building Company    Chagrin Falls,Ohio  1985 - 1988
Project Supervisor

  • Project superintendent for residential developments.
  • Managed subcontractor scheduling and production and quality control for a 55-lot custom housing development.
  • Managed site development and contractor bidding for a $1.8 million residential development.
  • Responsible for meeting client satisfaction construction timelines and closing deadlines, and meeting budget constraints.

Hershberger-Leach Construction Co.     Chagrin Falls, Ohio 1979 - 1982

  • Managed all phases of construction including site preparation, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, interior finishes and project close out.
  • Involved in all aspects of the construction management process including contracts, estimating, work schedules, and administration.
  • Projects included new high-end custom homes and custom additions, large and small residential remodeling, and large indoor riding arenas.
  • Hands-on experience in concrete flat work, masonry, drywall, rough & finish carpentry, roofing, flooring, casework and millwork.


University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Construction Management
  • Associate Degree: Civil & Construction Engineering Technology
  • Certificate of Business Administration

Continuing Education and Seminars:

  • Primavera P6
  • MS Project
  • Measuring Inefficiencies on a Construction Project
  • Primavera P3 & SureTrak
  • Federal Government Ethics & Compliance
  • Tricks, Traps & Ploys Used in Construction Scheduling in Ohio
  • Construction Claims-How to Minimize Losses
  • AIA Contract Documents Update
  • Ohio Drug Free Workplace Policy
  • AGC of America's Construction Planning and Scheduling
  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Contractors (AIC): Current
  • Project Management Institute (PMI): Current
  • Society of Marketing Professional Services NEO (SMPS): Current
  • AGC of America: Current
  • Master Builder's Association of Western Pennsylvania (MBA): 1999-2006
  • Construction Employer's Association (CEA): 2002-2006

Military Service

  • U.S. Army, Correctional Specialist, Honorable Discharge: 1972-1974

Civic Involvement

  • Chagrin Falls Township Zoning Inspector: 1992-1998

Job Listing Highlights






Chrysler Tech Center, Central Energy Plant Chrysler Scheduling of mechanical pipe & equipment for Chrysler Tech Center central energy facility MI
Wyandotte Boiler #8 City of Wyandotte New boiler and renovation for Wyandotte MI power generation facility MI
Cavalier's Sports Bar, Administrative Offices & Restaurant Gateway Econo. Corporation Scheduling of new Cavalier's sports bar, restaurant & administration offices in Gund Arena OH
Cleveland Clinic Foundation Multiple Projects Cleveland Clinic Foundation Project scheduling of multiple construction projects from 1993 to 2008
Rosewind Single Family Housing Phases I & II Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority Scheduling for public housing facility in Columbus OH OH
PCS Switch Centers, Columbus & Cincinnati Sprint Schedules for phone switch gear center buildings OH
RTA Stations in Warrensville & Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Schedules for building of 2 new RTA stations OH
Ben Venue Laboratories Phase IV Expansion Ben Venue Laboratories Schedules for 180,000 sq. ft. expansion to manufacturing facility OH
Youngstown Board of Education School Projects Youngstown Board of Education Schedules for 13 public schools in Youngstown totaling over $132 million including new schools, renovations. OH
Hathaway Brown's Aquatic Center Hathaway Brown School Owner's rep services for new $10 million Aquatic Center OH
New Toledo Jeep Paint Facility Daimler Chrysler Corporation Scheduling for new $30 million Jeep automotive paint facility OH
Liberty Harbor Luxury Condos & Marina Liberty Harbor, LLC Scheduling for $1 Billion new retirement development w/ town center, marina, parks, townhouses & condo towers (132 acres) OH
Windsor Entertainment & Sports Complex City of Windsor Schedule for the new sports arena & community center GA
One World Trade Center Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Scheduling of all vertical structural concrete and structural slabs for new Freedom Tower Ontario
CWRU Master Schedule Development Case Western Reserve University Master schedule for 74 campus wide projects NY
CWRU Tele/Data Centers Case Western Reserve University Schedule for renovation of 2 Tele/Data Centers OH
Fort Polk Barracks Renovations US Army Corps of Engineers Schedules for $180 million renovation of 13 barracks, 4 central energy plants & 5 miles of U/G pipe LA
Shams Rotana Luxury Hotel Summit Hotels, LLC Owner's Representation services for $100 million luxury hotel in Baghdad's International Zone Iraq
University Hospitals-Multiple Projects University Hospitals of Cleveland Individual and master scheduling & cost control for 14 major projects OH
Steelers Stadium, PNC Park, North Shore Infrastructure Projects, DL Sports and Exhibition Authority Program and master scheduling for major infrastructure improvements. Oversight of project schedules for demolition of existing stadiums and building of 1 new baseball and 1 new football stadium, and new convention center in Pittsburgh PA

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