Operations Managment

Robert K. Sornsin - Owner / President

Robert K. SornsinBob has been a hand’s on owner since RKS plumbing’s inception in 1990. Bob graduated from ASU with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering. He has extensive experience in HVAC and plumbing construction. Bob closely monitors each project RKS undertakes.

Joe Stachel - Executive Vice President / Operations Manager

Joe StachelWith over 20 years’ experience, Joe has worked his way up from project managing and estimating to Executive Vice President/Operations Manager of RKS Plumbing. He oversees all of our divisions and project managers as well as the office staff. He currently holds a Journeyman’s license (AZ & NM), AZ Mechanical License, & NM Plumbing & Mechanical License. In addition, he has had previous extensive experience in Design Build, Design Assist, Plumbing Mechanical, and Waste & Water Treatment Plant work.

Randy Ackman - Vice President / Project Manager / Estimator

Randy AckmanRandy has been with RKS since its founding. He has been a licensed plumber for over 30 years. His projects range from small tenant improvements to multi-million dollar installations.

Anthony Abbruzzio - Vice President of Field Operations

Anthony AbbruzzioComing from a New York family with multiple generations of plumbers, Anthony brought many years of field experience with him when he joined RKS in 2002. Starting as a field plumber, he has worked his way up the corporate ladder. From Foreman to General Superintendent to where he is now. Being the Vice President of Field Operations, he manages all of the field personnel, oversees the construction progress of all projects, is a liaison for field to management communication, handles personnel & project conflicts as they arise.

Phillip Doran - Vice President / Commercial Division

Phillip DoranPhillip joined RKS Plumbing in 2002 as a field plumber and quickly moved up the ranks to Field Superintendent where he oversaw our large Commercial and Industrial projects. In 2009, Phillip moved into the office to estimate and project manage. In 2012, Phillip was promoted to the Vice President of our Commercial Division overseeing the other project managers and estimators.

Estimation & Project Management

Hal Smyser - Senior Estimator / Commercial Division

Hal SmyserHal has been with RKS since 1996 and has over 40 years of construction and plumbing experience.

Daniel Martin - Project Manager / Estimator

Daniel MartinDaniel joined RKS Plumbing in 2007. He worked on all types of large commercial, industrial, and medical projects.  In 2011, Daniel was called upon to help out the purchasing department in the office.  Daniel proved to be ambitious and a quick learner, he is now an integral part of our Estimation & Project Management team.

Terry Harton - Project Manager / Estimator

Terry HartonTerry recently joined RKS. Terry has 48 years experience in the HVAC, piping, plumbing and sheet metal construction industry. He has been licensed in HVAC, pipefitting, plumbing, and sheet metal for 40 years. Terry has degrees in business and construction management. He heads up the commercial HVAC and piping department.

Scott Liversedge - Project Manager / Superintendent

Scott LiversedgeScott brings 38 years of experience to our HVAC division. Scott’s extensive experience includes project management, estimation and field coordination on everything from houses to multi-million dollar commercial jobs. Scott is an integral part of our HVAC Division.

Bryce Basey - Project Manager

Bryce BaseyBryce came to RKS in 2011 with 31 years of experience in construction project management and 25 years specific to plumbing. Bryce manages our largest projects. He is also a certified OSHA trainer and helps our safety director with field & foreman training.

Tom Sornsin - Industrial Division Manager

Tom SornsinTom joined RKS Plumbing with an extensive background in water and waste water treatment facilities. He graduated from ASU with a BS in Construction Engineering and was a Founding Member for the AZAGC Water/Wastewater Committee. Tom has worked in 7 western and Midwestern states as a division manager, project manager, estimator, and project engineer during his 40 year career building mainly industrial type construction. Tom manages all industrial and job order contracting (JOC) work at RKS Plumbing & Mechanical.

Jim Shiers - Construction Manager / Estimator / Safety Director

Jim ShiersJim joined the RKS Industrial Group in 2006 with 30 years’ experience in civil, water and wastewater treatment construction. He is a graduate of the ASU Construction Department of the College of Engineering and also manages the RKS Safety Program, is an OSHA certified trainer and LEED Green Associate.

Denise Cullison - Project Engineer

Denise CullisonDenise joined RKS Plumbing & Mechanical, Inc in 2003 after working in the plumbing wholesale industry in sales & purchasing for 21 years. She brings her years of experience to support the Commercial, Industrial & HVAC divisions in all aspects of our projects from pre-construction to completion.

Superintendents

Chris Campbell - General Superintendent

Chris CampbellChris was brought on as a Foreman with RKS Plumbing in 2006. With 17 years of experience in construction, Chris has a wide range of experience in commercial, industrial and institutional plumbing projects. In 2012, Chris was promoted to General Superintendent for his extensive plumbing knowledge and ability to organize and lead the field personnel.

Justin Farrar - Superintendent

Justin FarrarJustin came to RKS in 2011. With over 12 years of experience in all phases of plumbing, it was ideal to bring him on as a Foreman. His ability to successfully manage projects, organize field personnel, communicate with the customer, and get the job done right the first time, made him the ideal candidate for our Superintendent.

Matt Fallon – Superintendent

Matt FallonMatt started with RKS in 2012. Matt has over 30 years of plumbing experience. His expertise has been commercial, industrial and hospital projects.

Service Department

Brandon Studer - Service Operations Manager

Brandon StuderBrandon joined RKS Plumbing in 2008 as a field plumber with 7 years of experience in the industry. He quickly demonstrated his abilities to manage field personnel and climbed the ranks to General Superintendent and in 2012 to Service Operations Manager.

Dathan Fisher - Service Field Manager

Dathan FisherDathan has been with RKS since 2007. He started as a field Forman and is now our Field Service Manager. He has been a plumber for the last 18 years and a licensed journeyman for the past 14 years as well as he is a backflow certified tester.

Eilis Murphy – Service Coordinator

Eilis MurphyEilis joined our Service Department in 2013. She brings over 20 years of construction industry experience in office management, accounting, and project administration/coordination. Her skills with customer service and organization will prove to be a valuable asset to the team as we continue to grow. She is also working on assisting our management group in implementing new systems and processes.

Purchasing

Carol Geasland - Purchasing Manager

Carol GeaslandCarol joined RKS with over 30 years of plumbing and mechanical experience, both in sales and purchasing. Carol manages all aspects of material coordination for field personnel.

Joe Buonemani - Purchasing

Joe BuonemaniJoe started with RKS Plumbing in 2001 as the in house runner for the company. He took it upon himself to learn about the product he was handling, where to get it, and who had the best pricing in town. In 2011, it was discovered that Joe was good with numbers. This and his purchasing knowledge made him ideal for such position.

CAD Design

Bill Strabel - CAD Designer

Bill StrabelBill joined RKS with over 25 years of commercial construction & design build experience in plumbing, process piping & HVAC. His duties include CAD design, BIM modeling and preparation of construction coordination drawings.

Accounting & Administration

Monique Gibson - Controller

Monique GibsonMonique joined the RKS team in August 2010. Monique has over 20 years of accounting & finance experience specific to the construction industry.

Lesley Ritter - Administrator

Lesley RitterLesley joined the RKS team with 19 years of customer service and administrative experience. She currently oversees the accounting department and office administration staff to ensure all needs of the field and office staff are met.

Melissa White – Payroll / Accounts Payable

Melissa WhiteMelissa joined RKS in 2012 bring with her 6 years of customer service in construction, service and payroll. She currently handles our payroll and account payables.

Vickie Shepherd - Receptionist

Vickie ShepherdVickie joined RKS September 2013, with a background of over 20 year’s experience in Secretarial & Administration, in addition to having 13 year’s experience in (Small Business) Bookkeeping/Accounting in the Plumbing Contractor area.

Shannel Duke- Receptionist

Shannel DukeShannel joined RKS Plumbing in 2013. With over 8 year’s experience in administration including 4 years in a construction administrative role, she can handle any task big or small to help make things run a little smoother.