RPI Residential owner and president Marci Reynolds recently received a certification from Savannah’s Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprise program.
The program strives to increase the number and success rate of M/WBEs, increase contracting and procurement dollars spent with M/WBEs and increase the capacity of such businesses to compete for a wide range of public and private sector projects.
“Our ability to provide M/WBE status for general contractors and complementary trades will be a plus for the construction community,” Reynolds said. “RPI has always had a good relationship working with area municipalities and looks forward to future development.”
Reynolds founded RPI, a commercial roofing company based in Richmond Hill, in 2000 with her husband, John Reynolds. In 2006, she was named president of the newly created residential business.
Reynolds, a Pennsylvania native who attended high school in Statesboro, received a BBA in marketing from Georgia Southern University in 1988. She began her career at Club Car in Augusta, where she worked as the sales and marketing administration manager, then later worked in investment relations at the Kuhlman Corp. in Savannah.
In her current position, Reynolds manages and operates the company’s sales, marketing and estimating initiatives; oversees the operations team; administers payables/receivables, payroll, banking and the purchasing of materials and equipment; and manages the finances of the business.
Reynolds completed the Bryan County leadership course in June 2010, attended OSHA regulation classes as part of her continuing education and completed the Turner School of Construction Management course, sponsored by Savannah, in 2011.
She completed her M/WBE certification in October.
“I consider the M/WBE certification as a personal achievement born from hard work and perseverance. For our business and our team of craftsmen, this certification means more opportunity for success,” Reynolds said. “RPI Residential is excited about the potential to work more closely with the city of Savannah.”