Rick is a Registered Professional Engineer in Florida and the Virgin Islands and Certified General Contractor who graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
He immediately involved himself in the Construction Industry by taking a position as a Project Field Engineer with a Fortune 100 company, spending four years in charge of budgeting, scheduling and quality control on several projects in New Jersey, Georgia, and Puerto Rico.
He has since held responsible positions as a Design Engineer for Miami-based engineering firms, and as Regional Construction Manager for the Babcock Company, where he was responsible for all their Palm Beach County construction activity. He holds that company’s 1980 award for the Highest Quality New Residential Project.
Rick spent four years as an Assistant Vice President and Loan Officer with Southeast First National Bank of Miami where, in addition to administering Construction Loans, he directed third party construction inspecting firms. He was one of ten who received the 1977 Outstanding Employee Award.
After realizing the need for an accurate and professional Third Party Construction Monitoring Service, Rick founded ZIMMER CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANTS in 1982. His commitment to excellence, combined with an easily readable and understandable reporting style augmented by a perspective of the needs of Third Party reporting, has made this company a success since its inception.
Recognized as an expert in his field, Rick has presented seminars on Construction Loan Administration and Third Party Monitoring to South Florida Lenders, the American Banker’s Association, and Robert Morris Associates. He has served as an Expert Witness for Construction Methods and Defects throughout Florida. Rick is an active member of several Engineering and Builders Associations.
An avid fishing enthusiast and scuba diver, he resides in Boca Raton with his wife, Lynda, who co-founded ZCC and is active in the administration of the company.<< Back to Our Team