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Ron McKenzie - Architect. Author. Advisor.
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Curriculum Vitae
  • Registered architect in California with full NCARB registration since 1978 - (See Note)
  • Private Practice in San Anselmo, CA - 4 years
  • Project Architect in Steamboat Springs, CO - 4 years
  • Formerly employed by Bruning, A Div. of AM International – 5 years, and NCR Corporation – 3 years
  • Business Development manager for Krusinski Construction Company – 4 years
  • Director of Business Development for ARCON Associates, Inc. – 4 years
  • President and CEO of COMPASS Consultant Corporation
  • CEO of Construction Peer Group Corporation, a construction peer group management company 
  • Member and past member of numerous association boards and charity organizations
  • Team Member with Marc Pacino of Ambiente Federal Services providing business planning for companies entering the federal market

  • Author of upcoming book titled "101 Things You Need To Know About Strategic Planning, Business   Planning, Construction Marketing, and Business Development for Architects, Design/Builders, Contractors, and Subcontractors."
  • Author of the PDCA’s “What Every Painting Contractor Needs to Know Series” on Marketing, Sales, Business Planning, Direct Mail, Negotiation, Advertising, Customer Service and Public Relations
  • Author of "Successful Business Plans for Architects", McGraw-Hill, 1991 with Bruce H. Schoumacher
  • Author of "Poolside Sting" and "Coyote Trap" of the Fargo Blue Mystery Series, with his twin brother Donald E. McKenzie
  • Author of the "Scotty, Everyone’s Business Development Hero" marketing series – 45 plus columns
  • Author of "The King and The Moat Contractor" available in paper and Kindle formats
  • Author of "Who Moved The Sun? A Twin Remembers" a non-fiction book chronicling identical twin loss
  • Contributor to Metal Architecture Magazine

  • Guest Speaker, Nationwide Contractor Marketing Seminar Series providing marketing and business development seminars for the construction industry – 45 plus seminars with Larry Silver
  • Guest Speaker, Design-Build Institute of America marketing seminars
  • Guest Speaker, Lorman Educational Services and Ecobuild America 
  • Guest Speaker, University of Illinois Graduate School of Architecture
  • Guest Speaker at Bruning’s Dealer Conference, Paris, and Hong Kong 
  • Guest Speaker, PDCA EXPO 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2012
  • Guest Speaker, PDCA North Division Advisory Council, Chicago, 2011
  • Guest Speaker, Illinois Association School Business Officials (IASBO), Facilities and Planning Committee
  • Guest Speaker, Wisconsin Association School Business Officials, Midwest Facilities Masters Conference