Ronald A. Gargano - Principal
A. Gargano has been the President of Ragland & Associates
and Ragland Construction, for the past 40 years. Through his
ownership role, he developed more than $100 million in business
assets, land development and multi-family residential projects.
partner, he developed apartment and condominium projects.
He coordinated with various partner groups and operated the
projects from their origination to successful sale. During
these projects, he prepared factual proposals for governmental
authorities, partners and lenders. He also managed the construction,
sales and marketing programs.
Executive Vice President of Crocker & Co. for 15 years
and Partner in the office, retail and hotel developments valued
at more than $200 million in Florida. He coordinated the acquisition
of the properties and prepared the site plans for development.
He acted as general contractor for the construction of office
buildings, retail and hotel projects. He has years of experience
in dealing with national corporate tenants and retail, restaurant
and hotel operations.
he acted as a consultant to equity participants and institutional
lenders where he evaluated real estate projects and other
operating assets. He has been involved in the financing of
more than $800 million worth of real estate projects and business
in the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers as operations/intelligence
officer. He managed projects and coordinated NATO plans throughout
experience is referenced across a wide array of ventures,
including real estate developments, large acreage evaluations,
restaurant operations, hotels, retail and manufacturing operations,
assisted living facilities, marinas, institutional consultation,
and evaluating other operating assets.
a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Mr. Gargano is a Certified General Contractor, a Real Estate
Broker and Mortgage Broker and a past President of the South
John A. Gargano
John A. Gargano has more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry.
In his capacity as a licensed architect he has been involved in over one billion
dollars of construction and development projects throughout the USA.
Mr. Gargano holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech.
He has worked as a
licensed architect in Colorado and Florida on projects in commercial, residential,
hospitality, industrial and transportation occupancies.
Mr. Gargano has been certified
by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). Having grown up
in the family construction and real estate development business he has hands on experience
in multiple construction trades and has managed complex projects from both the
construction and design sides.
In the field of Architecture,
Mr. Gargano has worked with the design firms of Skidmore Owings and Merrill, Gensler and
Associates, RNL Design Inc, Hoover Berg Desmond Architects and Charles Sink and Associates.
As the principal of his own architectural practice he has worked with Baird and Warner,
Heritage Financial Corporation, Whirlpool Kitchens and Texaco. Mr. Gargano has experience
in REO operations with banks such as Manufacturer’s Hanover Trust and Denver National Bank.
Mr. Gargano has also served as the
president and owner of a software development firm in Denver, CO where his clients included
DuPont, Boeing, Johns Manville, JD Edwards, General Electric, Diversey Lever and Oldcastle
Precast. Mr. Gargano thus has management experience in sales and marketing as well as other
types of complex and diverse undertakings.
Nick Weaver – Project Manager, Administration
Nick Weaver is a project manager and project
administrator. He assists in the conceptual stage of each project to evaluate costs and specifications
with respect to project financials. Nick prepares budgets and cost controls.
During the course of development, he manages subcontract and purchase order financial controls.
He prepares budget, cost reports and funding requests for lenders and owners.
He is knowledgeable in the lien law and contract management coordinating insurance, licensing,
payment releases and the multitude of effort required to keep all subcontractors within the scope
of services and within budgetary parameters.
Nick has previously worked with Chep USA as a project manager and auditor for over 120 national
accounts. He is a graduate of Siena College with a degree in Finance. His experience and commitment
to detail has made him an invaluable part of the Ragland team.
Robin Weaver - Sales & Marketing
Robin Gargano develops and coordinates sales and marketing
programs through RA Associates. She evaluates the projects,
participates in market analysis and prepares comprehensive
marketing plans. As the marketing programs are implemented
she coordinates all design, layout and copy to produce final
marketing materials. In addition, she assists in the preparation
of web based marketing and interactive productions.
From the preparation of the sales and marketing plan she places
all advertising and coordinates special events. Robin’s
experience in real estate provides her with an in depth knowledge
of sales office operations, project brochures, advertising
placement and specialty collateral campaign support.
Previously employed by Van Vechten & Company, Robin worked
to develop marketing concepts and strategic consumer product
placement. She also planned and managed client marketing programs,
handled media relations and coordinated PR for national sales
and sponsorship campaigns.
Robin is a graduate of Rollins College, receiving a Bachelor
of Arts and Sciences in English and Communications