Thomas J. Ricci

1773 Blount Road, Suite #303
Pompano Beach, Florida 33069


Co-Owner 1/89 – Present
B.T. Builders, Inc. Is a General Contracting company that has completed many projects along with design-build developments, special coatings and including architectural services.

Some of these projects include:
City of Coconut Creek Public Safety Building
Broward County Various Park Picnic Shelters
City of West Palm Beach Water Treatment Plant Additions
Plycon Van Lines Building – Pompano Beach
J B Produce Building – Pompano Beach
Broward County Housing Authority Admin Bldg – Addition
Island Plaza Shopping Center – Renovations

Owner/Partner 5/81 – 1/89
General Contractor constructing many various commercial and residential projects. Coordinating with banks, surety companies, building officials and municipal requirements and subcontractors. Tom Ricci supervised all actual construction in the field and oversaw accounts payable and job costing. R.R.E. Inc. successfully completed bonded jobs of $2.7 million.

Companies worked for:
American Capital Corporation
Les Byron Associates
Baer’s Furniture
Butter’s Brothers
Ensign Bank
Commonwealth Bank
Capital Bank
Broward County School Board
City of Coconut Creek

Project Manager 1/79 – 5/81

The 1440 Limited Partnership North Bay Village
Project – 4 Story, 164,000 SF Office Building. I supervised and coordinated all phases of construction involved in building this project – $14.5 Million.

Superintendent 1/77 – 1/79

The Gate Limited Partnership Tamarac, Florida
Project consisted of five 5-story buildings totaling 360 condominium units along with ten hard true tennis courts and the Gate Restaurant (now Christine Lee’s Gaslight Restaurant). This was a 3 million dollar restaurant and achieved builder’s recognition in Architectural Digest. This was a $18 million dollar project.

Superintendent 1/75 – 1/77

Coco Point Homes Margate, Florida
Project consisted of 154 semi-custom single family homes. My responsibilities consisted of estimating, coordination of subcontractors, ordering materials and handling inspections. This project was under my direct control. A $23.7 million dollar project.

Foreman and General Superintendent 1/73 – 1/75

Mohawk Construction Sunrise, Florida
This company was a concrete shell contractor for builders such as: Lennar Homes; Hovananian; Babcock Homes and Springtree Builders. I was in charge of supervision of 400 -600 men constructing heavy commerical and residential projects.

Concrete Finisher, Carpenter, Foreman 1/71 – 1/73

N.J. Henry Construction Davie, Florida
This company was a concrete shell subcontractor. I was in charge of crews ranging 25-75 men. Projects completed were: Arrowhead Townhouses – 364 units; Valencia Village – 254 unit 2-story apartments; Don Carter Bowling Lanes-Tamarac & Oakbrook Condos in Tamarac.

The following is a list of certifications held:

State of Florida:
Certified General Contractor – CGC027644
Standard Inspector – BN0002650
Standard Plans Examiner – PX0001154
Standard Building Code Administrator – BU0000897

Florida Board of Building Codes & Standards:
Building Inspector – #189
Certified Plans Examiner
Certified Chief Building Inspector
Certified Building Official

Standard Building Code Congress International
Building Inspector – #2922
Building Plan Examiner – # 283

Building Officials Association of Florida:
Building Ins pector – #1021
Building Official Department Director – #1146

Council of American Building Officials:
Certified Building Official – #1459

Florida Concrete Products Association, Inc.:
Structural Masonry I nspector – #SMI-181

US Department of Labor
Certified 10 Hours in Construction Safety and Health
Certified 30 Hours in Construction Safety and Health

PDCA Accreditation
PDCA Contractor College Accredation Earned – 2007


Building Officials Association of Florida Certification Board
General Contractor Member – 1987 – 1994

Building Officials Association of Florida
Uniform Code Advisory Committee – 1993

Broward County Building Officials and Inspectors Association
Continued Education – Building Code Review Board

City of Margate Planning and Zoning Board Member – 1994 -1995
City of Margate Economic Development Advisory Board – 1996
City of Margate Redevelopment Board – 1996 – 1998
Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Building Officials and Inspectors Education Committee – 1998
Paralyzed Veterans Association of Florida
Advocacy Committee – 1992 – 2007


Membership Current in the following organizations:
Paralyzed Veterans Association of Florida
Standard Building Code Congress International
Council of American Building Officials
Broward County Building Officials and Inspectors Association
Building Officials Association of Florida
Painting and Decorating Contractors of America
National Fire Protection Association
National Association of Mold Professionals
International Code Council
American Indoor Air Quality Council


Broward Community College 2001 to 2004
Credits toward Engineering Degree

University of Tampa 1970 to 1972
Major: Sociology
Minor: Criminology

Ft. Lauderdale High School 1968 to 1970
General Subjects Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Construction Academy – 1984
Life Safety Code Seminar – 1989
Brick & Masonry Seminar – 1990
Broward County Building Officials & Inspectors Association
Monthly Seminars – 1988 to 2007
South Florida Code Conferences 1989 – 2006
Deemed to Comply for High Wind Regions Seminar – 1991
Fair Housing Act H.U.D., Miami, Florida – 1992
Department of Community Affairs Accessibility University of Florida Seminars – 1991 & 1992
ADA Seminar – Miami, Florida – 1992
ADA Seminar – West Palm Beach, Florida – 1993
Building Officials Association of Florida Seminars – University of Florida – 1989 – 1994
University of Florida State of Florida Energy Seminar – 1992 & 1994
University of Florida – Train the Trainer Seminar – 1994
Florida Board of Building Codes & Standards – Monthly 1988 – 1994
Florida Atlantic University – OSHA ( 14 Hours) – 1996

Department of Community Affairs:
Residential Inspection – Wind Resistance – 2000

Contractors Institute
Mold, Moisture & Indoor Air Quality – 2005

National Association of Mold Professionals
Certified Mold Inspector & Certified Mold Remediator – 2003

Florida Atlantic University:
Occupational Safety & Health,Test Equipment and PPE – 2003
OSHA Act of 1970, Inspectors & Workers Comp – 2003
Fire Prevention, Extinguishers, Systems & Welding – 2003
Fall Protection, Scaffolding, Work Platform & Ladders – 2003
Electrical Lockout/Tagout, Diving and Barge Safety – 2003
Cranes, Rigging, Material & Forklifts/Power Lifts – 2003
Excavation, Heavy & Mechanized Equipment – 2003
Powder Actuated & Hand Tools, Signs & Barricades – 2003
Demolition, Blasting & Hazardous Substances – 2003

Building Officials Association of Florida:
Blueprint for Safety Overview Class – 2003
Door & Window Replacement – 2003
CILB Update – 2003
Changes to Chapter 34 – 2003
Introduction to New Products – 2003
Comparison of Accessibility & Life Safety – 2003
Florida Construction, Principles & Practices – 2003
South Florida Building Code vs
Florida Building Code – 2003
Overview of the Building Envelope – 2003
University of Michigan Osha 500 Train the Trainer – 2004
14 Hours Continuing Education Credits – St. Augestine, FA – 2006
14 Hours Continuing Education Credits – Orlando, FA – 2007

Florida Building Safety Academy:
Certificate of Completion 34 Hour
ElectricalBOAF Cross Training Course #6759 1/27/06

Environmental Microbiology Laboratory, Inc.:
Bacteria, Sampling, & Data Interpretation 3/8/06


C S I – 1991
City of Coral Springs – 1988 Disability Laws
City of Margate
Broward Community College – Estimating Substitute
State of Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board – Continued Education
Americans with Disabilities Act with State of Florida Amendments – 1994 – Present
Door and Hardware Association – ADA with Florida Amendments
Florida Atlantic University – (Adjunct Instructor)
B.T. Builders Inc. Sponsors a course (Americans with Disabilities Act with the State of Florida Amendments for 8 hours of continuing education for contractors, building officials, inspectors, interior designers and architects.

Upon Request