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 a 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. Growing up in the UK, his studies and career began as a programmer, then Systems Analyst at the University of London (UK) and British European Airways, London, Heathrow.
Always seeking adventure, Rob emigrated to the US 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 work spaces 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.
Rob brings a wealth of experience, leadership and passion to every project starting with the team he handpicks for your new workspace. No two projects are exactly the same. Rob fashions his team to bring out the best for each client’s specific needs.
Keith Scott, Design Expert
As lead Design Consultant, Keith’s forte is to make sure that after all the planning and construction are properly in place throughout the process, the client’s values and brand are expressed through the final touches of design. His 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 from start to finish.
For fun, Keith enjoys grilling for his family and friends, running and cycling.
John MacDonald, Construction Management Expert
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.
Tim MacDonald, Logistics Expert
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.
Mike Walker, Expert Project Supervisor
With 25 years under his belt, Mike is the resident expert Project Supervisor. He manages all the general and trade contractors, architects and all aspects of subcontracting. Mike spent the first 10 years of his career in construction as a hands-on carpenter touching all aspects of commercial construction. His highly skilled and broad understanding of the whole construction process and the use of best practices ensure clients have a seamless transition. Mike is in direct contact with clients and never lets them down because he knows how to anticipate their needs.
Mike Maggio, Expert Project Manager
Mike’s expertise spreads far in the area of production for a wide range of projects with over 25 years experience. He oversees projects in the design / construction phase from high-end residential design / build projects to corporate interiors. He has worked on high-rise projects in NYC and large-scale country club projects upwards of $20 million so a client can feel confident their project is in capable hands no matter what the size. Mike is involved from initial client meetings through design and construction, giving clients the security of knowing what’s going on at all times.
For fun, Mike very much enjoys outdoor sports; skiing being his favorite sport, along with cycling, hiking and climbing.
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.