With over 125 years of combined experience in the design, construction and operations of high availability facilities, alternative energy and telecommunications projects, RPS’s leadership team understand the needs and challenges of facility owners, end users and alternative energy manufactures. As a result, we have a unique stakeholder’s perspective to design, construction and energy conservation by managing costs, reducing risks, and meeting critical project schedules. On every RPS project, we draw upon our knowledge and expertise to drive efficiencies, challenge assumptions and prudently apply capital against legitimate business risk and returns.
William J Pirrone, P.E.
Bill is a founding member and the managing principal of Rubicon Professional Services and Rubicon Technical Services.
Bill brings more than 35 years of engineering design and construction, operations, and maintenance experience to the data center, telecommunications, and critical power industries, where he established a significant presence. Bill’s technical expertise and understanding of an owner’s perspective have been instrumental in the rapid success of both RPS and RTS on a national level.
As a founder of the Rubicon companies, Bill has developed a unique set of service offerings specific to mission critical environments, designed to fill the void left by traditional construction companies and methods. These services include technical program management; construction management; equipment integration; engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC); commissioning; and energy management services.
Prior to establishing the Rubicon companies, Bill was the director of global engineering at JP Morgan Chase, where he led the design and integration of all data, trading, and critical operating centers through multiple billion-dollar mergers and acquisitions globally. That charge carried across 60 countries and more 70 million square feet of real estate. While at JP Morgan Chase, Bill also provided direct support to the real estate division by reviewing and negotiating leases for key operations centers, developing tactical and strategic facility restack/disposition planning, and line of business relocation strategies at the corporate level. Bill also partnered with the energy procurement team to secure substantial cost savings and pricing stability in the deregulated energy markets across the United States. Bill departed JP Morgan Chase to launch Rubicon.
Bill holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Pratt Institute, is a licensed Professional Engineer, and holds multiple general contractor licenses.
Vice President – National Construction Services | Project Executive
As the national vice president of construction, Morris brings 24 years of construction and project management experience to RPS. He has been involved with all aspects of construction, from ground-up buildings, theaters, and conference centers, to interior build-outs, retail, healthcare, and distributed energy. Morris has spent the past 17 years managing electrical utility infrastructure, MEP infrastructure, mission-critical environments, data centers, telecom, and alternative fuel and energy storage projects, and is in charge of the day-to-day operations of the RPS project management and construction management teams. Currently he and his teams are responsible for all aspects of a project, including design and planning, budgeting, value engineering, scheduling, and general construction.
Morris’ strengths lie in his attention to detail and his awareness of the needs of his clients. His vast and in-depth knowledge of construction, safety, quality control—as well as his control of project costs and schedule, and his relationships with subcontractors and vendors—make him an essential part of the RPS team.
Morris holds a B.S. in civil engineering with an emphasis on construction management from Utah State University.
Cary Lusk, CPA
Vice President - Finance
Cary joined the Rubicon Family in 2011, and brings 25 years of accounting experience gained through public accounting and the private sector.
Cary leads Rubicon’s Finance Department, guiding fiscal controls and growth. His experience there includes a broad range of responsibilities, including project accounting, corporate accounting, and tax and financial planning. Cary’s accounting experience includes financial reporting on a variety of project types, including data centers, alternative energy, multi-family housing, healthcare, and other commercial projects.
Prior to working at Rubicon, Cary served as the controller of the construction division at the Lane Company, located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Cary holds a BA in Finance and Math, and is a licensed CPA.
Joseph B. Hoeft
Director of Safety
Joseph Hoeft joined Rubicon Professional Services as director of safety in 2018.
Joseph has nearly 20 years of experience in on-site construction management and safety implementation, which has contributed to his well-rounded knowledge of the industry. His comprehensive expertise and wide-ranging skillset allow him to demonstrate excellence at each station assigned to his oversight.
Joseph’s experience includes on- and off-site construction management, as well as interpretation of OSHA/ANSI/EU standards as they are applied to RPS sites across the US and globally. He is known for his team-building ability, thorough reporting, and analytical approach to problem-solving technical obstacles.
Joseph has overseen numerous energy and fueling installations in the northeast US, southeast US, and in California, as well as ground-up construction in Texas, Florida, and Georgia. He has extensive training in residential, commercial, industrial, aviation, and agricultural field site management.
Joseph studied building construction technology at the University of Wisconsin. He later attended Cam Tech School of Construction in South Florida studying the General/Building Curriculum before sitting for the Florida State Professionals exam, where he obtained his professional license. Joseph is certified under OSHA standards as an Administrator of Safety for Rubicon Professional Services, and he is triple certified in Stormwater, Erosion, and Sedimentation Control best management practices. He is also certified as an ICC Accessibility & Plans Examiner, and in OSHA Safety Standards, HAZWOPER, CPR/AED – First Aid, and ASME/ANSI B56.6 – B56.1 Rough Terrain and Industrial Forklift Operation.
Senior Program Manager | Business Development Manager
Abbot Moffat is a veteran in commercial construction, with three decades working in the trades. He has focused on the alternative energy sector since 2008, with a proven track record of delivering challenging projects for high-expectation corporate clients. Whether in the field, office, or corporate environment, he thrives on customer-facing interaction and management, ensuring successful collaboration and client approval. He is knowledgeable in all aspects of energy project development, from initial siting and design to final delivery. Having joined RPS in 2019, Abbot is spearheading the growth and development of the West Coast operations team, as well as developing relationships with new alternative-energy focused partners around the country.
Prior to joining the RPS team, he was the senior program manager for Bloom Energy, managing the post-sales relationship with one of their primary Fortune 500 clients, as well as leading the cross-functional teams delivering multiple turn-key commercial fuel cell projects.
Previously, Abbot held management and development positions within the alternative energy industry at Verdant Project Management, Tioga Energy, and Sunpower, as well as the motosport industry at BMW North America.
Abbot holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from the California College of Art, and a California general contractor license.
Erik J Weis, AAIA
Project Architect | Project Manager
Erik Weis joined Rubicon Professional services as Project Architect in 2016.
He has extensive experience in Architectural Design and Real Estate Development. Erik completed his education from Montana State University with both a Master’s Degree in Architecture and a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design. Since graduation, he has worked in design and construction of the commercial, residential, mission critical, health care, aviation and aerospace industries.
His portfolio includes design and construction oversight of prestigious data centers such as NY2 in Secaucus, New Jersey. While working at CoreSite, Erik assisted with design, standards, marketing development, capacity planning and verification of existing COLO inventory. He has over 15 years of experience in CADD software and construction documents. He collaborated with security, marketing, and capacity planning to ensure architectural standards. He developed plans and renderings used for marketing material. His expertise, versatility and experience continue to grow with each project.
Erik’s most recent experience includes Project Management and oversite of clients such as Zayo Group, Bloomenergy and Beacon Health. He coordinates with customers and subcontractors to ensure that the quality and schedule which Rubicon has been associated with is maintained.
Preconstruction Manager | Business Development
Annemarie Mulvihill has over 20 years of experience in the commercial and residential construction industry, working with clients from minor renovations to structural additions. Before joining Rubicon, she was Director of Business Development for commercial and residential general contractors developing new relationships, marketing, and branding. As Preconstruction Manager, Annemarie has worked on small to large scale multi-use projects for residential and commercial clients.
Her diverse background has involved working with clients in healthcare, industrial, ecclesiastical, data centers, hospitality, retail, sports facilities, educational, assisted living facilities, retirement, and residential communities. She has managed residential and small commercial projects from inception to project completion, including project design, project cost, scheduling, purchasing, and management of vendors and subcontractors.
Annemarie joined the Rubicon team to build strategic business relationships, embracing Rubicon’s core values of experience, communication, flexibility, integrity, ownership, attention to detail, and a client’s trust. She will be involved in all aspects of Preconstruction, Estimating, Business Development, Marketing, and Sales.