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Clark Richards Curriculum Vitae
Office Address: 1520 N Tamiami Trl North Fort Myers, FL 33903
Phone: (239) 690-1500 fax We no longer use fax
Over forty years experience in the private and public sectors of the development and construction industries. Private sector background in residential and commercial construction, owner’s representation, forensic investigation and expert testimony, government relations, construction and regulatory approval. Public sector experience in large and mid sized multiple division Community Development / Building / Code Enforcement / Zoning / Licensing agencies. Strong communication, administrative, management and negotiation skills. Broad experience in the legislative and regulatory aspects of zoning, building codes, design and construction. Extensive computer and computer application experience.
Significant expertise in public administration, participatory management, media and public relations, applicable federal law, state statutes, building codes, interpretation and enforcement of local ordinances. Experienced with enforcement of land use, zoning and environmental planning requirements including comprehensive plans, growth and concurrency management statutes, zoning and land development codes.
Active participant in the public hearing processes including: Code Enforcement and Unsafe Structures Boards, Board of Adjustment, Planning and Zoning boards, and Architectural Review, Historical and Community Appearance Boards. Appointed by the Broward County League of Cities to the Broward County Board of Rules & Appeals. Appointed by Governor Chiles to the Florida Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board. Extensive public presentation experience with commissions & councils, local, county and state boards, professional, community and industry associations.
CLARK RICHARDS & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Owner / operator 1996 – present
Government relations, regulatory consulting, construction and building code expert. CRA provides services to developers, contractors, business, individuals and the legal profession as their owner’s representative for construction projects or government liaison to obtain building permit, zoning and other government approvals. Performs forensic construction analysis and code compliance reviews as a recognized expert. Management, resolution and respondent representation in code enforcement cases.
CITY OF FORT MYERS, LEE COUNTY, FL
Director of Building & Zoning / Building Official, 1998 -2002
Department Head of 42 person department responsible for building permits, inspections and fire prevention including the Building and Fire Board of Appeals, code enforcement including the code enforcement board, zoning including the board of adjustments and appeals, occupational licensing, and facilities management.
PEICO, PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING AND INSPECTION COMPANY, INC.
Regional Manager / Field Engineer 1996
Responsible for developing a market in southwest Florida for the engineering firm's construction quality control inspection, geotechnical and materials testing services. Project manager and owner's representative for hurricane restoration of a 21 story condominium in Miami as well as numerous engineering / owner’s representation projects.
CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH, BROWARD COUNTY, FL
Building Official, 1992 - 1996
Department Head of 26 person department responsible for all building permitting, code enforcement, occupational licensing and alarm registration, facilities maintenance and municipal construction projects. Responsible for the administration of several municipal advisory and quasi-judicial boards.
CITY OF OAKLAND PARK, BROWARD COUNTY, FL
Director of Building & Zoning / Building Official, 1989 - 1992.
Department Head responsible for building permits and inspections, code enforcement, zoning, occupational licenses, Board of Adjustment, Unsafe Structures and Code Enforcement Boards. Directly supervised a full-time staff of 11.
CITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE, BROWARD COUNTY, FL
Building Inspector I, Code Compliance Division 1988 - 1989.
Code enforcement of building, minimum housing, and zoning codes, as well as city ordinances. Development and presentation of cases before the Code Enforcement and Unsafe Structures Boards.
GRAND CENTRAL INDUSTRIES, BOCA RATON, FL
Sr. Vice President, 1987 - 1988.
Responsible for the construction activities (contracting) of an interior specialty contractor / millwork manufacturer. Managed field personnel, estimating / sales, design coordination, shop drawing, contract administration and buy out.
CLARK RICHARDS CONSTRUCTION / COCONUT GROVE CONSTRUCTION CORP / INTERSPATIAL, INC.
President / Owner / Manager, various dates 1969 - present
Contracted to construct and manage over a hundred residential, commercial (office/retail) and industrial construction projects and hundreds of roofing projects. Performed design build and custom construction of all major types of conventional construction. Current company specializes in general contracting and roofing.
AMERICAN DIGITAL OUTDOOR LLC
Owner / operator of a outdoor advertising company featuring digital LED billboards
DELAWARE ACADEMY, Delhi, New York
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK at Delhi
BROWARD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
NUMEROUS CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS 1988 - present
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS, OFFICES, APPOINTMENTS (past & present):
State of Florida licensed:
Class A General Contractor, CGC014408, Certified Roofing Contractor CCC1326776
Building Code Administrator, BU0000175, Building Plans Examiner, PX0000234
Building Inspector, BN 0000882
Real Estate Salesperson SL537073
Building Officials Association of Florida
Building Officials and Inspectors Association (1992 President), Broward Building Officials (Chairman 1991), International Conference of Building Officials, Southern Building Code Conference International
Florida Association of Occupational Licensing Officials
Florida Association of Code Enforcement, American Association Code Enforcement, Broward County Code Enforcement Association
Urban Land Institute
Certified Building Official - CABO/ICBO/SBCCI
Certified Building Official, Chief Building Inspector, Broward Co. Board of Rules and Appeals Board member / Broward County Board of Rules & Appeals 1992 -1996 (numerous sub- committee appointments and chair of Product Approval Committee)
Board member / State of Florida Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board 1995 –‘98 Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beaches
OAAA - Outdoor Advertising Association of America 2014 - present