Michael J. Rabena, Sr.

Owner

Michael J. Rabena, Sr. has been in the construction field for much of his life.  His family has been builders and general contractors for almost forty years.  In his teen years he worked after school and weekends and developed a love for the industry.  Michael graduated from Saint Joseph’s University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a Master of Science degree in Analytical & Physical Chemistry.  After graduate school he worked for E.I. DuPont as a research chemist. After four years Michael decided that his love for construction was still there.  He left DuPont and joined his family’s general contracting business. They started a construction management company and development group that Michael spearheaded.  The company performed larger scale projects such as building schools, office buildings, and large custom homes. He was involved with the family business as a partner for eleven years.  In 2011, he decided to venture out on his own and formed Terra Firma Builders, LLC.  Over time Michael realized that there was a client need for property management.  In August of 2013, TFB Property Management, LLC was formed.  This division focuses on complete residential and commercial property management.  Michael is involved with every project Terra Firma Builders, LLC and TFB Property Management, LLC  are working on at any given time. He has a very knowledgeable team in place who give every project the undivided attention it deserves.

 

Christopher Weist

Project Manager

Christopher Weist has worked in the construction industry for the past thirty-four years.  In 2014, Chris joined the team of Terra Firma Builders, LLC as Senior Project Manager.   He is responsible for overseeing each phase of construction from conceptual plans and prints to a finished product.   Chris has experience remodeling bathrooms, kitchens, libraries, commercial buildings, old stone estates, multi-million dollar additions, and much more.  He takes pride in his ability to give his full attention to every project.  He has exceptional communication skills with clients and contractors.   Chris expects nothing but excellence from the team that surrounds him.  He looks forward to making clients’ dreams come true.

Ryan McNichol

Project Manager

Ryan McNichol joined the Terra Firma Builders, LLC team in 2015 as a project manager.  He brings with him twenty years of management experience.  This experience allows him to lead a diverse team of professionals.

As a project manager for Terra Firma Builders, LLC, he oversees the planning, scheduling, and completion of residential and commercial projects.  Ryan works closely with our clients and tradesmen to ensure the seamless completion of each project from planning and scheduling to the finished product.

Jeff Tumolo

Master Carpenter

Jeff Tumolo joined the TFB family in 2014. Since that time, he has developed a great working relationship with his coworkers and managers. He is the son and grandson of builders and has been around the trade his entire life. He is knowledgeable in all phases of construction and has experience in both commercial and residential carpentry. With 20 plus years in the field, Jeff can plan, execute, and complete whatever is asked of him, all while achieving the highest level of quality and detail.

Greg D’Urbano

Property Management Supervisor

Greg D’Urbano joined TFB Property Management, LLC in 2013 and works as the property management supervisor for several schools and campuses in the area.  He oversees a team that handles property maintenance, completion of routine purchase orders, and onsite emergencies.  Greg is able to professionally complete repairs within budget and in a timely manner.

Scott Crockarell

Master Plumber

Scott Crockarell has worked in the residential and commercial plumbing and heating industry for more than twenty years.   He owned and operated his own plumbing and heating company before joining the team of Terra Firma Builders, LLC.

Scott’s plumbing expertise includes new construction, renovations, custom and ADA bathroom remodels, sewer cleaning and jetting.  His expertise also includes installation, repair and replacement of sewer lines, water lines, hot water heaters, tankless hot water heaters, and boilers.  Scott is knowledgeable in all phases of boiler controls including wiring and gas piping.

Scott takes great pride in both his work and his reputation.  His superior customer service matched with his remarkable work ethic makes him an instrumental member of Terra Firma Builders, LLC.