Rochester Rigging and Erectors, Inc. Management Team
rivot Kelly Gilligan, President, Co-founder 1990
“After completing my BA degree from the University of Maryland I worked in the residential design field in Washington, DC for a short time. In 1990, I started Rochester Rigging & Erectors, Inc. with my father, Roger Taube. We started out small and have gradually built our firm up over the last twenty plus years to a 8+ million dollar company. My father has since retired, so I am now solely responsible for all aspects of the business planning and overall financial management. As a certified Woman’s Business Enterprise (WBE), our goal is to provide the finest quality steel products and professional services to customers more efficiently and economically than our competitors. I could not accomplish this without my terrific management team.” I am also happy to mention that I am an active trustee on the Iron Workers District Council of Western New York and Vicinity Pension and Welfare Fund.
rivot Michael Hansen, Senior Project Manager / Estimator, 1997 – Present
“I am a proud employee with 4 years of higher education and over 20 years of experience in the steel industry. I began with Rochester Rigging as a Steel Draftsman and worked my way into Estimating and Project Management. I now provide quality proposals from design budgeting to final construction estimates as well as full project management. I work closely with the fabrication shop and field staff to ensure our clients are satisfied with our quality of work, meet schedule and complete under budget.”
rivot David Prest, Project Manager / Estimator, 2012 - Present
"I bring over 20 years of experience of structural steel estimating to Rochester Rigging. I began from the ground floor as a welder and have worked my way up to estimating large scale structural steel buildings and miscellaneous metals projects. I will soon be completing my Mechanical Engineering Technology degree in May 2013."
rivot Kecia Jerome, Executive Assistant, 1999 – Present
“I am responsible for the day to day flow of the office operations and support of the office staff and President of the company. I handle the payroll entry and hours tracking for the company with a staff that goes from 15 individuals to 45. I currently manage five bank accounts and deal with the payables and billing for the company as well as general book-keeping.”
rivot Margo Parsels, Document Control Manager, 2016 - Present
"I am looking forward to overseeing the document management department of Rochester Rigging. I bring organizational and detail skills to the job".
Bristol Metals, Inc. Management Team
rivot Edward Gilligan, President, 1996 – Present
“After completing my BS degree at University of Buffalo; I spent several years in sales for various oil companies. In 1995 I joined Rochester Rigging as a Project Coordinator and in 2000, became President of Bristol Metals, Inc., the fabrication arm of Rochester Rigging. I oversee all business operations for Bristol as well as manage the outside operations for Rochester Rigging. "
rivot James Shetler, Senior Draftsman, 1998 – Present
“I have over 17 years of experience in the steel construction industry; starting here at Rochester Rigging as a Fabricator where I worked my way up to Shop Leader and now, Senior Draftsman. I am an AWS Certified Welder and proficient at operating the CNC machines in the fabrication shop. With advanced 3-D modeling software and standard CAD training, I can provide Engineers, Architects and customers with quality, detailed steel shop drawings. Having been involved in more than one position with this company I feel I am capable of handling just about any steel task to get the job done!” In 2013, I was certified as an AISC Steel Detailer. This certification proves my understanding of the AISC specifications, codes and standards in my industry.
rivot Jonathan Dosramos, Detailer, 2016 - Present
"I moved to Rochester, New York in 2016 and am excited to be part of this organization. I have experience with Project Management and Detailing for a national rebar company and look forward to this new challenge in the structural steel field".
rivot Michael Ham, Shop Superintendent, 2009 - Present
"I have been with Bristol Metals since 2009. I have been responsible for all CNC operations, quality control procedures and been the right hand man to the former Superintendent. When he left to pursue other avenues, it was easy for me to step right in. I enjoy this business, the other shop employees and working for a company with a high degree of professionalism."
rivot Robert Kennedy, Jr., Shop Supervisor, 2007 - Present
"I have been with Bristol Metals since 2007. I have an extensive backround in steel fabrication and among supervising the shop operations, I am also responsible for quality control inspections for our AISC certification".
rivot Scott White, Fabricator- Quality Control Inspector, 2007 - Present
"I pride myself with a enforcing our quality control procedure in the fabrication shop. I work hard to maintain the strict procedures AISC demands for quality in our industry".

“We have been privileged to provide the Surety Bond Program for Rochester Rigging & Erectors, Inc. In our opinion, the company is properly financed and possesses a very capable and successful management team in whom we have the highest confidence.”

Kelly M. Shea, President
Landmark Group
"M&T Bank has had a relationship with Rochester Rigging and Erectors, Inc. since the inception of the business in 1989. The management team led by Kelly Gilligan has kept the Corporation on the right path to fiscal stability needed to grow the business in good times and sustain through downturns in the economy. Kelly has made sound business decisions that keep Rochester Rigging and Erectors, Inc as one of the leaders in their industry."

A.G. Cutrona, Vice President
"On behalf of LeChase Construction Services, LLC, I would like to take the time to thank you for your firm's outstanding efforts on the ESL Federal Credit Union World Headquarters project. It was an absolute pleasure working with your entire staff, both office and field, on this particular project."

Jim Scheirer, Senior Project Manager
LeChase Construction Services, LLC
"I just wanted to say what a pleasure it is to have worked with you and the professionalism you take in your approach to your work and to the LEED Documentation that you provide. If everyone did as wall as you my job would be very easy! Thank you for doing what you do".

Christian E. Klehm, President
Energy & Environmental Solutions

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