Tommy began his apprenticeship in the concrete industry at the age of two, tagging along with his grandfather. His father taught him to read blueprints by the age of five. While other boys were playing football and baseball, Tommy was learning the skills of the various tradespeople who comprise the industry we call concrete construction. At twelve, Tommy was already an accomplished cement mason and foundation formsetter . After graduating High School and serving in the U.S Navy, Tommy returned to the family concrete business. Today, Ruttura & Sons is a nationally recognized concrete contractor, and one of the largest in the New York area. Tommy often serves as an expert witness, has served in many organizations in various capacities, and in addition to many other awards and recognitions, has been honored with lifetime achievement awards from both the ASCC and the Long Island Contractors Association.
Rocky Geans was the owner and president of L.L. Geans Construction Co., a 57-year old concrete contracting firm based in Mishawaka, Indiana, and as of December, 2016 Rocky closed the day to day operations of L.L. Geans to devote his time to his passion of teaching and sharing. Rocky has 44 years of experience in concrete contracting, 28 of those as president of L.L. Geans. With the work ethic instilled by his father, who founded the company in 1959, Rocky’s organizational and management skills have guided the small construction company to a well-managed multi-million dollar firm.
Rocky is committed to giving back to the industry and helping others to be successful. He serves on many committees of industry-related associations and he created the ASCC’s Management Information eXchange (MIX) Group.
Rocky was a Master Trainer and a Craft Instructor certified by the National Center for Construction Education and Research from 2000 thru 2010. In 2006, Rocky created the Rocky Geans Concrete Construction Business School in partnership with The Concrete Network.
Rocky and his wife Janet live in South Bend, Indiana. He has three children: Danny, Scott and Lisa.