Gary Rabine

CEO & Founder, Rabine Group

Industry: Maintenance and Construction Services

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CEO and founder of the Rabine Group based in Schaumburg, IL, a group of small companies serving facilities managers across America, and delivering maintenance and construction services of parking lots and roofs. Started Rabine Paving in 1981 at 18 years old with a few thousand dollars and labor help from family and friends. Thirty years later, Rabine Paving America is one of the largest commercial paving companies in the U.S., building and maintaining parking lots in all 50 states. With over 2,000% growth since 2002, the Rabine Group was listed on the 2011 Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America. Founded The Rabine Group Foundation along with his wife, Cheryl, to support children, elderly and medical research. Board member of Young President’s Organization (YPO), Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), and Professional Retail Store Maintenance (PRSM).

Because of the credit crunch, because of the lack of the ability to get funds for projects – many of our clients are stagnant and not building and not developing. The best of these developers, that are still in business today, have a really tough time getting access to capital.