Long before Rodolfo “Rudy” Villarreal and Jim Foucher were business partners, the two worked alongside each other on numerous job sites. After years of experience, the spark for entrepreneurialism, and the realization that things could, indeed, be done better, the two founded RBV Contracting, Inc. on March 18, 2011.
Rodolfo “Rudy” B. Villarreal, President & Founder
Rudy Villarreal has had a wide range of experiences that have led him to where he is today. Growing up in Sabinas Hidalgo in the Mexican state of Nuevo León, he was a member of a successful extended family who set the example of hard work and perseverance. He attended the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León at the Maderas Campus in Monterey, about 60 miles from home, where for several years he studied Business Administration and Business Law.
Rudy’s father was employed in construction as a skilled tradesman and in spite of his studies, Rudy was always fascinated with building and eventually followed his father’s lead. He found employment working in various trades with a mason contractor, a steel erector, and as a field supervisor for a large mechanical contracting firm.
Fluent in multiple languages, he moved his family north in search of more opportunities and a better life. They eventually settled into the vibrant Latino community of Detroit, where he remains today. Rudy has not forgotten the values he learned from his family: honesty, integrity, and hard work. As the founder of RBV Contracting, Inc., Villarreal embodies these same principles, setting the example of high standards, hard work, and a clear vision for his family, employees, and community.
Jim Foucher was exposed to the construction industry at an early age and has been working in the field nearly half his life. After high school, Foucher began his studies in Civil Engineering at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan and worked his way through college.
He found employment in the construction field, working as a laborer, materials technician, and grade checker directing small grading crews. Through his employment and studies, Jim came to exemplify Lawrence Tech’s motto, “Theory and Practice”.
After completing his graduate studies at the University of Michigan, Foucher continued his ascent through the ranks of the construction industry by virtue of his knowledge, attention to detail, and dedication to workplace safety.
With his background in theory and practical experience along with a commitment to integrity, quality and safety, Jim is guiding RBV Contracting, Inc. into the next era of construction contracting.
“I worked directly with Jim and his staff during the duration of the project. Jim is always very professional in meeting deadlines and working odd shifts. I look forward to the opportunity to work with Jim and RBV Contracting well into the future.”
– Joe Wolford
the Henry Ford Museum