RC Lichy & Associates, Inc. was founded by Robert C. Lichy in 1976. We are an internationally recognized building envelope consulting firm. We have been striving for excellence in the roofing, waterproofing, and building envelope industry for more than thirty years. RC Lichy & Associates has no affiliation with manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, or installers of roofing, waterproofing, exterior wall, or restoration materials that might create a conflict of interest. Our work includes failure investigations, surveys and inspections, design, and construction management. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies such as Rockwell International, PPG Industries, NA Hoganas, United Technologies, HJ Heinz Company, Emerson Climate Technologies, Irving Tissue, SCA Tissue, and Nabisco. We also consult with real estate development and management firms such as Intercostal Company, Buncher Company, Lamar Companies, NCHP, and others around the country. We work with insurance companies such as Erie Insurance Group, State Farm Insurance, Farmers Insurance, Selective Insurance, and several others.
Robert C. Lichy, CPRC/CPWC - Managing Principal
The founder and principal of RC Lichy & Associates, Robert C. Lichy, is a Certified Professional Roofing Consultant (CPRC) and a Certified Professional Waterproofing Consultant (CPWC). He is a past president of the Institute of Roofing and Waterproofing Consultants and founding chair of the Roofing Consultants Education Foundation. As Principal of RC Lichy & Associates, Robert Lichy is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the firm. He is regularly engaged in performing building envelope surveys and failure investigations and has designed and managed numerous major roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall system projects. Robert Lichy has been accepted as a building envelope expert by several courts around the country, including US Federal Court, Washington DC. Cases in which Robert Lichy has offered an expert opinion have included; public schools, apartment complexes, condominiums, office buildings, and private residences. He has been a speaker at various trade organizations seminars.
Michael H. Lichy - Operations Principal
Michael H. Lichy is a professional member of the Roofing Consultant Institute (RCI) and has been engaged in the building envelope consulting profession on a full time basis since 1994. Michael Lichy is the field operations supervisor for RC Lichy & Associates. He is responsible for conducting and supervising site inspection work, the storage and presentation of site collected data and participation in the analysis of data and formulation of recommendations. In addition to his experience with general building envelope consulting, he has specialized in steep-slope roofing and has performed over 4,200 steep-slope roofing surveys and failure investigations. He has designed and managed major roofing and waterproofing projects.
RC Lichy & Associates, Inc. was established and has incorporated the four principals known as the Lincoln Electric Principles of Management. They are as follows:
- All we have is a gift from God and we shall acknowledge that by operating to the guidelines found in scripture, particularly the Sermon on the Mount.
- We owe any success that we may have to our relationship with our clients and we will acknowledge that by providing our clients with better and better services and lower fees.
- We can only provide our clients with quality services if our employees feel that they are appreciated and treated fairly and we acknowledge that by sharing our fees with each employee in proportion to their effort and contribution to the success in meeting the client's needs.
- Our country and our community have provided us with great opportunities for success and we acknowledge that by constantly looking for opportunities to "give back".
These four principles have been part of our company's by-laws since our founding in 1976 and remain a vital part of our mission today. While Customer Relations is spelled out in only one of the principles, it cannot be considered except in context with the other three. We have organized our firm in such a way as to provide the very best service to our clients. It is our goal in every project to exceed our client's expectations, in the quality of our services, the dedication of our employees, and the attention to our client's needs given by our Principals. We limit our operations to serving only one or two major projects at any time. This allows us to provide each project the employees with the best skill sets specific to the project, while allowing maximum time and attention to be paid to the project by the Principals of the firm. Our size and organization allow the entire project team to meet, either in person or electronically on a daily basis. It, also, enables us to provide our clients with maximum exposure and input into the daily operations of the project. Our first order of business when beginning a project is to ask the client the degree of involvement they desire. This can range for receiving weekly reports to participating in the daily project meetings. The objective is always a balance between keeping the client informed and minimizing his time