RDC Provides Comprehensive Support for New Construction Projects

Curt Wallace

Curt Wallace

April, 2024

Robert Dietrick Company prides itself in representing best-in-class products and offering exceptional services to customers. We are committed to being a resource for all customer needs, including new construction projects. Our New Construction Team is dedicated to providing these products and services specialized for construction environments.

The New Construction Team’s mission is to provide 360-degree support from the bidding and installation for general contractors to the service and support phase for building occupants. The team starts with developing partnerships at the design and specification stage as the experts in application. Dock and door specifications can vary from industry to industry, but whether it be a warehouse distribution center, cold storage facility, manufacturing, or clean, food, or pharmaceutical facility, RDC has the experience to offer products for every application.

When it comes to management, RDC oversees projects from start to finish – directly managing timelines, costs, ordering of materials, and submittal of technical approval drawings. Along with design and specifications, the RDC Installation Team has over 65 years of field experience and commissioning of equipment. 

Upon completion of any construction project, RDC’s team of territory representatives are focused on a continued relationship after the construction phase.  This means continued service for the life of the equipment including Preventative Maintenance Plans, warranty items, and upgrades, making RDC the one-stop-shop for design, build, build-to-suit, project management, installation, and service.  

Below are short bios for each member of our New Construction Team, including their experience and role on the team:

Meet the RDC New Construction Team!

Jeff Longbottom

Jeff Longbottom

New Construction Sales Specialist

Jeff started with RDC as a Territory Sales Representative in Northern Indiana.

In 2022, with almost 20 years of sales experience in the industry and at RDC, Jeff was asked to lead sales in the new construction market for the newly formed New Construction Team.

Aditionally, Jeff has been ranked nationally in the top 20 of Rite-Hite salespeople consistently throughout his career.

Chris has almost 30 years of experience at RDC, starting as a technician in 1995, making him very knowledgeable and experienced in the industry.

Chris’s role on the New Construction team focuses on ensuring customer satisfaction by providing an extra point of contact for the General Contractors/end users, being a liaison between sales and installation teams and being a consistent presence at job sites and job site meetings. Some of Chris’s tasks include offloading, staging materials, start-up of new equipment, and training end users on how to use and service their new equipment. Chris helps navigate RDC’s construction projects from start to completion.

Chris Bellamy Sr.

Chris Bellamy Sr.

New Construction Project Manager

Josie Patino

Josie Patino

Sales Support Specialist

Josie has been with the New Construction Team since its creation. From the start, Josie has been a crucial part of ensuring the team lives up to the needs and expectations of the General Contractors we work with.

Josie manages the clerical operations of the subcontracts that we receive from General Contractors.  The team strives to be a well-rounded unit, make sure that our customers have unwavering confidence in our abilities to meet their needs and deadlines. Josie helps ensure the team meets timelines and communicates with customers to their expectations.


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