Welcome to the Chicago Area Chapter of RCI, Inc.

CAC-RCI is a not-for-profit, professional association of building envelope specialists and is an affiliated chapter of RCI, Inc., The Institute of Roofing, Waterproofing, & Building Envelope Professionals. Our members specialize in design, investigation, repair, and management of roofing, exterior wall, and waterproofing systems.

Officers

Executive Committee: The executive Committee exercises, at times when the Board of Directors in not in session, such authority of the Board in the control and management of the Chapter’s affairs, as the Board may delegate.
President: John Dashner (630) 668-1551 john@roofdealer.com
Vice President: Jeff Valentine (630) 743-3462 jvalentine@soprema.us
Secretary: Charles Sietmann, RRO, CCCA, CIT (847) 454-8800 csietmann@btc.expert
Treasurer: Patrick Reicher, SE, REWC, CCS, CCCA (630) 325-6160 pereicher@rrj.com
Director: Raymond Makiejus, RRC, RRO (708) 935-6011 rmakiejus@floodlabs.com
Director: Thomas F. O’Brien, RRC, RRO, CDT, CSI (630) 990-9595 tomobrien@k2n.com
Director: Rolf Snobeck, RRC (630) 514-1867 rsnobeck@tectaamerica.com
Past President: Jeffery L. Button, RRC, RWC, AIA (312) 533-8858 jlb@dbi-cc.com

Standing Committees

Affiliate Organizations
Chair: Raymond A. Makiejus, RRC, RRO
(773) 721-2200
rmakiejus@floodlabs.com
The Affiliate Organizations Committee’s purpose is to establish and maintain communications links with other local professional and industry groups such as CSI, AIA, NSPE, ALA, CRCA, and MRCA. Where mutually beneficial, a committee member who is also a member of an affiliate organization may be appointed as the Chapter’s liaison or official representative to that organization.
Audit & Finance
Co-Chairs: Patrick E. Reicher, SE, REWC, CCS, CCCA
(630) 325-6160
pereicher@rrj.com

Christopher Shields, RRO
(847) 652-6115
cshields@str-seg.com

Rolf Snobeck, RRC(630) 514-1867
rsnobeck@tectaamerica.comJeff Valentine(630) 743-3462
jvalentine@soprema.us

The Audit Committee consists of the Immediate Past President and at least one Board-appointed Chapter Member. The Committee’s task is to review the Chapter’s bookkeeping and accounting practices for the previous fiscal year and formally report their findings and recommendations to the Board during the second quarter of the year.
Bylaws and Rules
Co-Chairs: Jeffery L. Button, RRC, AIA
(312) 533-8858
jlb@dbi-cc.comJeff Valentine(630) 743-3462
jvalentine@soprema.us
The Chapter’s Bylaws form the legal framework within which the Chapter conducts its business. When tasked by the Board of Directors, the Committee will develop proposed modifications and text of modifications to the Bylaws. In addition, the Committee will recommend procedures or rules in order for the Board to better and more efficiently serve its members.
Chapter Service Awards
Chair: Charles T. Sietmann, RRO, CCCA, CIT
(847) 454-8800
csietmann@btc.expert
The role of the CAC Award Group is to solicit member suggestions and recommend to the Board individual Chapter members for recognition of their contributions to the Chapter. Award nominees are selected from members who have served elected office or who contribute through committee work and individuals who donate administrative assistance or who provide technical expertise for the professional advancement of the membership.
Chicago Area Chapter Building Envelope Foundation (CAC-BEF)
Co-Chairs:

John Dashner
(630) 668-1551
john@roofdealer.com

Kami Farahmandpour, PE, FRCI, REWC, RRC, RWC, RBEC, CCS, CCCA(847) 454-8800
kamif@btc.expert

Dennis McNeil, FRCI, RRC, RRO, CCS(248) 943-1682
dmcneil@btaww.com

Rolf Snobeck, RRC
(630) 514-1867
rsnobeck@tectaamerica.com

CAC-BEF is a Not-For-Profit 501 (c) (3) Illinois Corporation established to assist in meeting the needs of the building envelope professions. The Mission of CAC-BEF is to create opportunities for the advancement of the building envelope professions. The Foundation will accomplish its Mission by providing financial assistance to: (1) individuals for developing or advancing their careers in the building envelope professions, (2) groups to undertake or continue research that advances the building envelope sciences, and (3) organizations that develop or promote education in the building envelope sciences and practice. For more information, visit CAC-BEF’s website: www.cac-bef.org.
Education & Program
Chair: Patrick E. Reicher, SE, REWC, CCS, CCCA
(630) 325-6160
pereicher@rrj.com
This Committee is divided into two sub-committees. The Education Group plans, organizes, and presents RCI developed Education courses and seminars. The Program Group plans, organizes, and coordinates the educational components and activities for each quarterly Membership Meeting.
Membership
Chair: Jeff Valentine
(630) 743-3462
jvalentine@soprema.us
The Membership Committee promotes professional and industry participation in Chapter membership, welcomes and initiates new members, proposes and applies strategies for membership retention, and proposes to the Board activities to enhance member satisfaction with the organization.
Nominating
Chair: Jeff Valentine
(630) 743-3462
jvalentine@soprema.us
This Committee prepares nominations for the Chapter’s Board, oversees Chapter elections, and recommends election policy and procedures to the Board.
Product Show
Co-Chairs: John Dashner
(630) 668-1551
john@roofdealer.comAnne Frigo(773) 666-3634
afrigo@zsllc-us.com
Industry participation in the Chapter’s programs is key to building strong relationships within roofing related fields and necessary to provide support for the mission of the Chapter. This Committee solicits and arranges a forum for manufacturers, suppliers, product representatives, and other associations to present their products or services to the Chapter’s membership at quarterly meetings.
Publications/Website
Chair: Charles T. Sietmann, RRO, CCCA, CIT
(847) 454-8800
csietmann@btc.expert
The role of the Publications/Website Committee is to communicate Chapter news and business to the members, to develop marketing strategies to enhance the value of the Chapter in the roof consulting profession, and to supervise and update the Chapter’s home page at: www.cac-rci.org.
RCI Outstanding Affiliated Chapter Award (OACA)
Chair: Jeff Valentine
(630) 743-3462
jvalentine@soprema.us
In order for RCI, Inc. to appropriately recognize the accomplishments of its many local chapters, the chapters must nominate themselves for fulfilling the high standards that RCI has established. The role of the OACA Committee is to determine and report to RCI the Chapter’s business and membership accomplishments.
RCI Foundation Support and Scholarship
Chair: Jeff Valentine
(630) 743-3462
jvalentine@soprema.us
The Foundation Committee is responsible for researching and recommending to the Board ways that the Chapter can charitably use its financial resources to benefit its members and the building envelope professions. The Committee also monitors the Chapter’s annual giving activities.
Research and Technology
Chair: Raymond A. Makiejus, RRC, RRO
(773) 721-2200
rmakiejus@floodlabs.com
This Committee’s primary objective is to keep members abreast of the latest manufactured product news, the latest technological developments affecting the practice of roof consulting, and the latest shortcomings reported concerning materials, their application, and their performance.
Strategic Planning
Chair: Dennis McNeil, FRCI, RRC, RRO, CCS
(708) 799-3599
dmcneil@btaww.com
A Strategic Plan is a long-term flexible plan that does not determine the Chapter’s activities but rather outlines ways by which the Chapter could achieve its goals. The Plan also provides the way to change the course of action should the desired goals change. Specifically, this Committee’s role is to develop a Five-Year Plan for the Chapter and to advise the Board on very practical ways as to how to achieve the Plan’s goals. After the Plan acceptance, the Committee will meet periodically to evaluate the Board’s progress and suggest any perceived mid-course corrections.