Rich grew up in the suburbs of NY City and attended Clarkson University where he met his future business partner, Todd Schaal, during their Freshman year. Both where in the Army ROTC program on Scholarship. After graduating, Rich went on to active duty in the Army Corp of Engineers as a 2nd Lieutenant Platoon Leader in the 317th Engineer Battalion 3rd Brigade of the 24th Infantry division. After his military service, he and Todd started MEID Construction as a two-man team.
Over the past three decades under Rich and Todd’s guidance, the MEID brand has grown into a multi-faceted construction/property/service company. Beginning in the late 1990’s Rich began focusing on Medical Construction including X-Ray, CT Scan, MRI, PET CT, Nuclear medicine and Cath Lab construction. Under Rich’s leadership, this branch of MEID Construction has grown significantly over the years and has become a leading signature of the MEID brand.