Chuck SmithOwner / CEO Email Chuck Read Chuck's Bio Close Chuck Smith's Bio Rhino Demolition Owner Chuck Smith brings an Environmental Science background along with 30+ years of experience in the environmental industry. While serving in the U.S. Special Operations Command, he was in charge of the Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Division. He also served with the Health Hazards Control Branch in the Air Enforcement Division before moving on to the private industry and eventually forming Rhino Demolition & Environmental Services, Corp. Chuck’s experience in the Armed Forces and private industry has taken him from hands on field work to providing expert solutions in the environmental field. Chuck’s high commitment to safety and excellent ratings is reflected in his adherence to all OSHA, EPA and state regulations. By his constant training of his employees and governing state rules, Rhino is known in the industry as the company you can call and count on to get the job done safely, on time, and under budget. Chuck Provides leadership to position the company at the forefront of the industry. He develops strategic plans to advance the company’s mission and goals to promote revenue, profitability and growth as an organization. He oversees the company’s internal operations to insure production efficiency, quality, service, and cost-effective management of resources. In his spare time, Chuck enjoys the outdoors, boating, fishing, motorcycles, and camping, along with spending family time and participating in activities with his wife and four sons. He has recently picked up cycling and completed his first 100+ mile race in 2017. Jacob SmithPresident Email Jacob Read Jake's Bio Close Jake Smith's Bio Jake has grown up with Rhino Demolition the past 12+ years. He began in the field as a worker and with constant training and learning of the trade from the ground up, he now oversees the day-to-day operations. As President Jake helps oversee and manage the business. He sees to it that the operation of the company is at its fullest. He uses and thinks of strategic methods to improve processes leading to the success of the company. He helps provide guidelines in operation to ensure maximum success. He provides helpful programs to attain growth and profit for the business. He is able to create higher ROI and optimization of work flow. He implements better procedures and management methods. He helps generate strategies and policies associated with the goals of the organization. Jake has superb oral and written communication skills. He is able to inspire and keep effective working relationships with employees and partners. To accomplish goals, he relies on work experience and planned judgement. Away from work, he enjoys being with his wife, two daughters, and his English Bulldog “Tank”. He enjoys living at the beach and making the short trip to the mountains. He enjoys fitness and having an active lifestyle, watching Professional and College Sports, Fishing, Boating, Biking, and volunteering time coaching youth wrestling. Justine WestOffice Manager/Executive Assistant Email Justine Read Justine's Bio Close Justine West's Bio Justine has been with Rhino Demolition for many years and holds a key role in the company’s internal operation. At any given day she wears multiple hats and deals with a wide range of tasks. She handles the day-to-day administrative tasks that have been assigned by the executive team along with Pre-construction coordination in addition to Office Management, and Bookkeeping. Justine has a BA in International Studies from George-Mason University. She studied at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia as a part of the Study Abroad Program. Away from work she enjoys spending time with family and friends, relaxing on the beach, playing pool, watching movies, traveling, and trying different types of food. Geri SmithOffice Assistant Email Geri Read Geri's Bio Close Geri Smith's Bio Geri is the wife of owner Chuck Smith and has recently joined the Rhino Team to assist in administrative duties as well as daily office transactions. She has many years of business ownership / management and has been welcomed with open arms and has become an asset, working with and assisting office management in the busy Rhino office. In her spare time, she enjoys time with family and friends, living at the beach, boating, fishing, hiking, cycling, and everything the cabin life has to offer in the NC Mountains. John “Jay” NeerPurchasing/Warehouse Manager Email Jay Read Jay's Bio Close John “Jay” Neer's Bio Jay has recently joined the Rhino family this year and has already put his experience in warehousing and purchasing to use to help make a great company better. Jay has over 15 year’s experience in warehouses. He has worked in facilities as small as 35,000 square feet all the way up to 85,000 square feet and responsible for inventories over one million dollars. He also has over 2 year’s experience in purchasing. Jay enjoys cooking and traveling with his family in his spare time. His goal is to visit all 50 states. Scott FalinDirector of Drying & Emergency Response Email Scott Read Scott's Bio Close Scott Falin's Bio Upon graduating from the University of North Carolina Charlotte in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Sciences, Scott began his career in commercial property restoration. Starting at the entry level and working many long days and weeks, he quickly began to learn the ins and outs of the business. Over the years Scott’s responsibilities grew from production to project management, staff management, and eventually business development. Along the way he has received training to include scissor lift/boom lift operator, fork lift operator, mold remediation supervisor, blood born pathogen, meth lab clean up, and many classes pertaining to drying in commercial properties. Now, with 22 years’ experience, Scott is a key member of the Rhino Team leading the Emergency Service and Drying Division. Steve YountProject Estimator/Safety Manager Email Steve Read Steve's Bio Close Steve Yount's Bio Steve has been with Rhino Demolition for a few years now and has been a pleasure to work with. He comes from a large Construction Company in Hickory, North Carolina. He has over 40 years’ experience from every aspect of a Construction site. Professional experience includes; Construction of Industrial Sites, Warehouses, Distribution centers, Commercial projects, Retail stores, Malls, Grocery Stores, Medical offices and facilities, and Educational Facilities such as Schools, and Colleges. Also, Constructing Hotel sites for clients such as Hilton and Hampton Inn. His knowledge has been very helpful in all phases of our work, from estimating to on site work activities. Away from work he enjoys spending time with his wife and dogs, riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle, taking his new boat out on the water, and enjoying everything that comes with living at the beach. Jennifer ReedManager, Business Development Email Jennifer Read Jennifer's Bio Close Jennifer Reed's Bio Jennifer serves as Rhino’s Business Development Manager and is responsible for all aspects of sales, marketing, and client relations. She has her B.A. in corporate communications from Queens University of Charlotte and nearly 20 years of business development experience. Jennifer has spent much of her career in the environmental engineering and consulting industry, where she has excelled in a number of sales and marketing positions working with high-level clients throughout the Southeast. Her professional background includes the implementation of multi-media marketing campaigns, lead generation, contract negotiation, and relationship building. She consistently meets her client’s needs with an enthusiastic approach and an attention to detail that is second to none. Originally from Ft. Myers, Florida, Jennifer enjoys any beach activity, playing golf and is an avid sports fan.