We are your Team of Experts.
We are expert Interior Designers, Architects, Engineers, Project Managers, Workspace Strategists, Property Specialists, Project Consultants & Managers.
When you hire RI Group, you get a team of experts. Having the right team to carry out your project is critical for a smooth transition and seamless process. Our commitment to your satisfaction is the first step in your workspace transformation. From there, we work with you to create an office space that provides department-specific workflow and efficiency, and ends with an ambiance that expresses your business brands and values.
Meet Our Team…
Rob Scott, Principal & Founder
Rob is the founding partner and principal of RI Group. He is passionate about creating working environments to attract, retain, and motivate top talent; building a platform for business growth and prosperity.
Always seeking adventure, Rob emigrated to the US, from England in 1971. He worked as a software consultant and trainer at Royal Globe Insurance and other NY institutions. Discovering his entrepreneurial side, he founded a building maintenance company. He also worked for a NY construction company working his way up to General Manager. He founded Renotech Interiors (where RI got its initials) in 1991, designing and fitting out offices and other workspaces in the NY metro area. It was here that he would establish himself and build his business to RI Group.
For fun, Rob enjoys travel, adventures with his grandchildren, fundraising and supporting his favorite charities.
Keith Scott, Lead Design Consultant
With over 15 years of project experience, Keith is our Lead Design Consultant. Overseeing turnkey operations, he is our clients’ first point of contact, working closely with them from the initial design stage through project completion, assuring that their values and brand are expressed through the final design. Keith’s attention to detail and ability to maintain a client’s goals, expectations, schedule and budget, ensure the success of every project as well as the client’s overall satisfaction throughout the entire process.
For fun, Keith enjoys grilling for his family and friends, running and cycling.
John MacDonald, Project Manager
John is the key liaison to all the project teams and management groups. He is flawless at directing all aspects of a project from initial financing to final client walkthrough for a full range of large and medium scale clients across all industries. John successfully incorporates value engineering into the construction means and methods. His expertise ensures your satisfaction through every phase of a project.
For fun, John enjoys family barbeques, spending time with his children and grandchildren, weekend outings and traveling.
Ben Scott, CFO
For fun, Ben likes to grill, travel and spend time with family and friends.
Steve Trott, VP Business Development
Steve loves being around people and establishing relationships with many key contacts throughout the industry. With 20 years’ experience in the construction trade and servicing Fortune 500 clientele, he holds a tremendous knowledge of personnel, methodologies, and skills to benefit any company undertaking a workspace project. He is passionate about connecting with potential clients to listen to their needs and create a lasting relationship.
For fun: Steve enjoys playing golf, spending time with family and good people, relaxing in the great outdoors, and playing the guitar.
Tim MacDonald, Logistics Manager
Tim brings organization and clear direction to every project and team. If you are looking for seamless delivery of results in logistics and support, Tim is your man. Tim excels at Project and Account Management ensuring a success in operational and strategic concerns.
For fun: Tim enjoys family outings and the outdoors.
Mike Walker, Project Supervisor
With 25 years of experience in the office design industry, Mike is our Project Supervisor. He manages all of the general and trade contractors and all aspects of subcontracting. Mike spent the first 10 years of his career in construction as a hands-on carpenter reaching all aspects of commercial construction. His broad understanding of the whole construction process and the use of best practices, ensures clients have a seamless transition.
For fun: Mike enjoys traveling and spending time with his family and friends.
Delly Yaker, Senior Architect
Delly brings two decades of experience as a project architect. Her expertise is taking the lead role on many varied projects for new construction and building modifications. She works on each phase of a project from initial design and conceptual stages through completion. She has worked on many locations such as Corporate Headquarters, Restaurants, Medical Centers, Universities and Manufacturing Facilities. Delly is fearless and tackles any and all projects she is presented.
For fun, Delly enjoys cooking, reading and watching movies.