Bryan T. Heldreth
Bryan joined RPC Industries, Inc. in 2006 after studying entrepreneurship and receiving a BBA from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. During his tenure with the company, Bryan previously filled the roles of technical sales, marketing coordinator, project manager, and vice president.
Applying a problem-solving approach to contracting is his favorite aspect of the job. He says, “Almost all of our customers have unique challenges with their project that other contractors have attempted to fix over the years, but failed. This is our specialty – we fix issues that others cannot. Our record of problem-solving success, along with our safety conscious practices and professionalism, is why we have repeat customers for 30+ years.”
In addition to his duties at RPC Industries, Bryan co-founded the JACKCRETE brand and currently serves as the president of Jackcrete of Virginia; our concrete lifting contracting company. Bryan stays active in the polyurethanes industry by actively participating in the Sprayed Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) board of directors and is currently serves as the organization’s vice president. Bryan stays active in the local business community by serving as the president of the Copeland Industrial Park Business Association.
EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN (Email)
L.L. "Buddy" Cockrell
Buddy co-founded RPC Industries, Inc. in 1979 to serve the industrial construction market. His vision for a quickly adapting construction firm focused on safety and fulfilling expectations came true. His leadership fosters creativity and growth of the entire team at RPC Industries, Inc.
Over the years, Buddy’s expertise in our construction specialties has been called on countlessly. He has served as president of the sprayed polyurethane foam alliance, director at the Society for the Plastics Industry, and was a presenter at an international polyurethane conference in Germany. Buddy continues to serve the polyurethane industry through involvement in many committees and research.
“It is the combination of many factors that differentiates RPC Industries from our competitors,” he explains. “We are passionate about our success, dedicated to our clients, and continually re-invest in mastering the best solutions for the changing construction market."
VICE PRESIDENT (Email)
Gary L. Sager
Gary joined RPC Industries, Inc. in 1980 and has served as project manager, head of production, and vice president over his 30 years with the company. Gary has a strict approach to construction, which is appreciated by his customers who have a keen attention to detail.
Gary’s responsibilities primarily focus on heading our operations but his expertise in construction safety and secure-facility projects make him an industry leader. “Working within secure facilities and industrial environments creates challenges not often seen on other construction sites,” he says. "When you work the industrial sites that we do, you have an entirely different outlook on safety.” Gary is a treasured member of the RPC team, a tremendous asset to our customers, and an exemplary representative of the industry.