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About RMB

For over 30 years, RMB of East Meadow has been a trusted partner to developers looking for a complete range of drafting and expediting consulting services for large-scale commercial projects. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to delivering exceptional service to our clients, helping them to move their ventures forward quickly and smoothly.

At RMB, we pride ourselves on our commitment to professionalism and efficiency. We understand the importance of timely project delivery and work tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive the high-quality service they deserve. Whether you're a developer, architect, contractor, or property owner, we have the expertise and experience to help you successfully navigate the complexities of your project.

Our friendly atmosphere, combined with our extensive knowledge and many years of experience, allows us to swiftly accommodate the ever-growing needs of our clients. We are passionate about what we do and strive to provide personalized service that is tailored to each client's unique needs and goals.

Whether you need help with drafting, building permit expediting, fire safety, application filings, violation removals, or certificates of occupancy, RMB has the expertise and resources to help you achieve your goals. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you bring your vision to life.

 
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Knowledgeable Staff
Meet Our Team

Executive Staff

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RICHARD M. BIVONE
President

(516) 495-1600
rmb@rmbny.com


Founded RMB in 1985 after decades of experience with the FDNY. Rich is devoted to research, expediting, and interacting with Building Departments, Planning Boards, Boards of Appeal, and various other Planning and Zoning Commissions.




Current Affiliations:
• NYS Department of State, LI Region Board of Review (Board Member)
• Town of Hempstead Landmarks Commission (Commissioner)
• PSEG Advisory Member
• OSHA Certified
• Notary Public Licensed
• Council of East Meadow Community Organizations 1st Vice President
• National Fire Protection Agency Member Since 1985
• Nassau Electric League Member (NEL)
• President of the Empire Association of Electrical Inspectors of Long Island
• Suffolk County Electrical Contractors Association Member (SECA)
• International Association of Electrical Inspections Association Inspector Member (IAEI) (Board Member)
• Building Inspectors Association of  Nassau County Inspector Member (BIANCO)
• Elmont Fire Department Life Exempt Member
• NYS Building Officials Conference Code Inspector
• Italian Heritage Co-Founder 1998 to Present
• Woodloch Springs Architectural Review Board, PA (Chairman)
• Woodloch Springs Reserve Board Member, PA

 
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TARA D. SKIDMORE
Vice President

(516) 495-1630
tds@rmbny.com


Tara has been a devoted member of the RMB team since 1999. She’s knowledgeable of all building department processes and filings and is responsible for maintaining the work flow and scheduling of the office.
 
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ALISSA PETCHONKA
Comptroller / Human Resources

(516) 495-1616
apetchonka@rmbny.com


Alissa has been with the RMB team since 1996 and is a dedicated and loyal part of our staff. As an integral member of our organization she responds to the day to day business related matters with ease and grace.

Expedite Staff

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GLEN WEISS
Senior Expediter

(516) 495-1634
gweiss@rmbny.com


Glen has been a dedicated member of the RMB team since 1993. His 1992 Bachelor of Science Degree in Architectural Technology from NYIT has put him in a position to achieve great success as Senior Expediter. He handles all complex research, measuring and expediting projects in the office.
 
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Juana De Las Mercedes Pena

(516) 495-1632
jdp@rmbny.com


Juana has been a member of or team since 2022. She is a 2023 graduate of Farmingdale State College with a degree in Construction Management and Architectural Engineering Technology. She handles a variety of expediting services for both residential and commercial projects with our firm and is an essential part of our team.
 

Drafting Staff

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JAMES PETROCELLI, ASSOCIATE AIA
Draftsperson

(516) 495-1623
jpetrocelli@rmbny.com


James is a 2014 NYIT Bachelors of Architecture graduate and is extremely self-motivated and capable. His presence at RMB since 2008 has played an important role in our continued success.
 
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VANESSA ROCHA, ASSOCIATE AIA
Draftsperson

(516) 495-1625
vrocha@rmbny.com


Vanessa is a member of our team since 2014. She is a 2018 graduate of NYIT with a Bachelors of Architecture degree. She has a bright future helping RMB clients find success.
 
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Neyda Diaz-Vilorio

(516) 495-1620
neydadv@rmbny.com


Neyda has been a member of or team since 2024. She is a 2023 graduate of Farmingdale State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering Technology. She handles the preparation of all radius maps and area maps and is a great asset to our team for our clients.
 

Plumbing Divsion

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JIM COSTA
Plumbing Consultant - NY0003022

(516) 396-0600
jcosta@rmbny.com


Jim is a retired Town of Hempstead Licensed Plumber and Senior Plumbing Inspector. He holds a NYS Certification for Plumbing Code Enforcement. He also has experience with plumbing for specialties like Medical, Gases, Waste, Acid Waste piping, Ventilating Systems, and more.
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RICHARD LERNER
Fire Marshal Consultant - NYS CEO #0999-7399A

(516) 495-1637
rlerner@rmbny.com


Richard's experience speaks for itself. He's a retired Fire Marshal of 37 years, a retired Fire Captain of an FD Engine Company.

Previous experience as Lead Marshal on large industrial projects (Amazon, Fed-Ex, UPS, warehouses, production locations), hazmat locations, and water treatment buildings, on site on all film & television productions filmed in Nassau County, and all pyrotechnic events and Industrial Fire Protection Plan Reviewer and for all Fire Protection System Testing.

Associations / Certifications / Awards:
  • Voting Member of the International Codes Council.
  • Federally Certified Trainer for WMD Training, Planning, Response, and Mitigation of WMD Events.
  • Hazardous Materials Specialist.
  • Emergency Medical Technician.
  • Confined Space Rescue Trained and Certified.
  • Arson Investigation Trained and Certified.
  • Multiple Awards including Medal of Valor, 2 Distinguished Service Awards, and NYS EMS Provider of the Year 2017.
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Questions & Answers
Frequently Asked Questions
 


What types of services do you offer?
At RMB, we offer a range of services including drafting, building permit expediting, fire safety, application filings, violation removals, and certificates of occupancy. We are committed to providing comprehensive and reliable support to our clients throughout the entire construction process.

How long does it take to obtain a building permit?
The length of time it takes to obtain a building permit can vary depending on a variety of factors, including the scope of the project, the complexity of the plans, and the local permitting process. At RMB, we work diligently to expedite the permit process as much as possible while ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations and requirements.

What is involved in the violation removal process?
The violation removal process typically involves identifying the cause of the violation, addressing any safety hazards or issues, and submitting the necessary paperwork to the appropriate agency. At RMB, we have extensive experience in violation removal and can help you navigate the process smoothly and efficiently.

How do you ensure compliance with fire safety regulations?
At RMB, we have a deep understanding of fire safety regulations and work closely with our clients to ensure compliance at all stages of the construction process. This includes identifying potential fire hazards, developing safety plans, and ensuring that all relevant safety equipment is in place and functioning properly.

What sets RMB apart from other building consulting firms?
At RMB, we pride ourselves on our commitment to providing exceptional service to our clients. Our team of experienced professionals has a deep understanding of the complexities of the construction process and is dedicated to delivering personalized support tailored to each client's unique needs and goals. We are passionate about what we do and strive to exceed our clients' expectations on every project.
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