Richard Martinez joined Tropic Construction Corp. in 2017. As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Martinez oversees day-to-day operations, formulates systematic operational strategies and effectively communicates those with the staff. Mr. Martinez supervises and leads all Tropic Construction projects throughout the different phases (design, procurement, construction, close-out) and is refining the growth plan of the company.
Mr. Martinez has over 30 years of experience in diverse, large and complex projects. He has extensive knowledge of project delivery methods, project management, planning, scheduling and inspections. Prior to Tropic, Mr. Martinez's construction experience includes managing multi-million dollars projects in the areas of aviation, high rise, convention centers, educational institutes, rehab and redevelopments and commercial projects. He has served as Senior Director of Development for Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, where he spearheaded the successful completion of a $1.1 billion, 2.3 million square feet addition, 8 months ahead of schedule and well under budget. His portfolio includes projects ranging from $10 million to $1.1 billion, such as Moraine Valley Community College, McDonald restaurants, G Concourse at O’Hare Airport, capital improvement projects at midway airport, CTA Bus facility, Franklin & Lake Parking Facility and a 60-story office building in the heart of Downtown Chicago.
Mr. Martinez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Technology as well as an Associate of Applied Sciences degree in Architectural Technology, both from renowned Purdue University.