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Born and raised in Charleston, after graduating from Bishop England in 1989, Rick went in the Marine Corps for 6 years. After being Honorably Discharged in 1995, he went to college in Michigan to study History, Literature, Sociology & Anthropology. Not knowing anyone in Michigan, he quickly looked for a job in the one field he knew could compliment the GI Bill, construction. He got a carpentry job working for a small custom building company. There was steady work in towns like Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Detroit, and soon became more than a means to an end. Post-graduate work in Construction Management & Engineering later led to a Master's degree in Historic Preservation, from Eastern Michigan University. His concentrations were in materials and building methods throughout history, concentrating primarily on American vernacular architecture. In 2011 he went out on his own and decided to focus on projects located in the surrounding areas of the Cross-town.
Rockwell Construction has come a long way since then, and has branched out to all areas on the peninsula. 


As a Charleston native, Masheed has always had a strong love and appreciation for the historic architecture that resides in Charleston and the importance of preserving its history. From her 12 years at Ashley Hall to her days at College of Charleston, Masheed has always been immersed with the charm that Charleston has to offer to the community. Upon receiving her BS in Psychology from the College of Charleston, she found herself running a successful medical office.  There, working directly under the business owner, she mastered the skills needed for project management and business ownership. Her extensive experience in business administration and psychology has allowed Masheed to not only make her appreciation of historic preservation a passion, but to make Rockwell Construction a constant in the Historic Preservation community and positive impact to the Charleston community as a whole. 


Growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina, Rachel Parris first fell in love with the built environment during family vacations to Charleston. After receiving her BA in Historic Preservation from the College of Charleston, Rachel moved to Chicago to achieve her MS in Historic Preservation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Degrees in hand, she moved west to Colorado and gained extensive experience in all aspects of historic preservation and project management. With expertise working with clients to produce results, Rachel brings an attention to detail to her work that gives her a strong ability to be effective, organized, enthusiastic and productive.


Sydney came to Charleston in 2005 to attend the College of Charleston. While she majored in Early Childhood Education, she studied Historic Preservation under Rick at the College. After spending twelve years teaching for Charleston County School District, it was time for a change. Rockwell Construction was the obvious choice for this next chapter. Sydney is the proud mother of a Goldendoodle named Lincoln. In her free time, you will find Sydney and Lincoln searching for Charleston's endless supply of shark teeth and fossils. 

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Tyler was raised in Washington D.C., but found himself loving Charleston after visiting the area during golf trips. He moved here in 2016, where he quickly met his best friend, and together, started a residential painting company. As their business grew and led them to painting in downtown Charleston, Tyler grew to love the historical homes. He left Charleston to follow his passion for golf, caddying all around the country. His love for construction, however, quickly brought him back to Charleston where he was hired as an apprentice at a small renovation company. This allowed him to learn the ins and outs of the construction business. While there, it was clear his favorite projects were the downtown historical homes. Tyler is meticulous when it comes to planning projects. It starts with his keen eye for quality, strategic goal setting, and prioritizing intentional and collaborative client communication. When not working, he enjoys golfing, surfing, running, and spending time with friends.

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