Professional Associations / Community Involvement

We firmly believe that we are at our best when we are actively involved in professional associations specifically for our line of work, and also involved in the communities we serve and operate out of. That's why our company principals devote themselves to much more than just their work by being involved in groups that serve.

Richard M. Bivone

Nassau Chairman of the Long Island Business Council - 2009 to Present.
Past President of the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce - 2001-2008
President RMB Group consisting of RMB Drafting and RMB Development - 1985 to Present
President Electrical Inspectors, Inc. (New York Board of Fire Underwriters-NYBPU) - 1992 to Present
New York City Fire Department (FDNY) -  1982 to 2000
 
Current Affiliations:
 
Town of Hempstead Landmarks Preservation 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 Inspectors Association Inspector Member (IAEI)
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
Woodloch Springs Advisory Board
Nassau County Jail Advisory Committee
 
Prior Affiliations

New York State Small Business Advisory Board Member appointed by three Governors.
Lighthouse Steering Committee for the development of the Nassau Coliseum
New York City Congestion Fee Commission, Commissioner
Associate member of the Columbia Lawyers Association of Nassau County
Nassau County Italian Americans in Government Board Member
Nassau County Fire Museum 1st Vice Chairman
Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency Board Member (IDA)
East Meadow Chamber of Commerce Past President and Chairman of the Board
Educational Assistance Corporation (EAC) 1st Vice Chairman
East Meadow Kiwanis Past Secretary
Nassau County HUB Advisory Board Member
Long Island Power Authority Hurricane Panel (LIPA)
Past Chairman of the NC Correctional Facility
United Way Board Member
Nassau County Law Enforcement Exploring Advisory Board Member
Vision Long Island Board Member

Mark V. Kruse

RMB Development Consultants, Inc. -  March 1989 to Present
RMB Drafting Services, Inc. - Executive Vice President
MVK Architecture & Planning, P.C., - 2004 to Present
Mark Vincent Kruse, Architect, AIA, Principal
 
Current Affiliations:
 
Licensed / Registered Architect, State of New York – 1999 to Present
Architect Member of the American Institute of Architects, Long Island Chapter
2020 AIA New York State Immediate Past President
2019 AIA New York State President
2018 AIA New York State President Elect
2016-2017 AIA New York State Treasurer
2014-2015 AIA New York State Director
AIA New York State Budget and Finance Committee Member
AIA New York State Government Advocacy Committee Member
AIA New York State Public Advocacy Committee Member
2013 AIA New York State Alternate Director
2011 President of the American Institute of Architects Long Island Chapter
AIA Long Island Chapter Member Firm
AIA Long Island Chapter Reference Directory Chairman
AIA Long Island Chapter Archi Awards Committee Member
AIA Long Island Chapter Product Fair Committee Member
AIA Long Island Chapter Government Relations Committee Member
AIA Long Island Chapter Old Field Competition Committee Member & Juror
AIA 2006 NYS Convention Committee Member
AIA 2005 – 2012 National Convention Delegate
AIA LIC / ICC / NYSBOC / BIANCO / NYSDOS Code Development Representative
Notary Public, State of New York
B.I.A.N.C.O. – Building Inspectors Association of Nassau County
N.Y.S.B.O.C. – New York State Building Officials Conference
B.O.A.S.C. - Building Officials Association of Suffolk County
I.C.C. – International Code Council – Professional Member
O.S.H.A. – Occupational Safety and Health Association – O.S.H.A. 10 Certified
Cal OES SAP – Post Disaster Safety Assessment Evaluator and Trainer
Board of Directors Member of the Blue Point Community Association
REScheck & COMcheck- NYS Energy Conservation Construction Code