MEET THE TEAM
RICK ROCKWELL | OWNER/GC
Born and raised in Charleston, after graduating from Bishop England in 1989, he 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.
MASHEED ROCKWELL | OWNER/CFO
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.
RACHEL PARRIS | PROJECT MANAGER
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.
BERNARD O'BRIEN | PROJECT COORDINATOR
A native of the New Jersey Shore, Bernard O’Brien was influenced by his parents who were teachers of history and art. With an appreciation of the past and a desire to be creative, he attended school at Roger Williams University, in Bristol, Rhode Island, where he received a BS in Historic Preservation, focusing on the conservation of historic buildings. Eager to learn more, Bernard moved to Charleston to attend the Clemson University-College of Charleston Graduate Program in Historic Preservation. During this time, he fell in love with the history and built environment of Charleston, honing in on his skills as an architectural historian. In his role as Project Coordinator at Rockwell Construction, Bernard hopes to utilize his knowledge and experience preserving historic architecture in a new way, being involved in the restoration of Charleston’s architecture and the construction of new buildings that will stand the test of time.
ANJELIKA SERVETAS | PROJECT COORDINATOR
As one who has always been passionate about history, Anjelika was immediately drawn to the charming city of Charleston and knew she had to attend the College of Charleston at a young age. As soon as she was accepted, she encouraged everyone she knew to visit and loved giving her own informal history tours. She completed an independent study in project management and successfully received her Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification along with her Business Administration and Hospitality and Tourism Management majors. Through her experience working in the hospitality industry, Anjelika discovered that she thrives in overseeing and assisting in all aspects of large-scale projects and cultivating strategic relationships with vendors and clients. With her innate attention to detail, love for history, and serving others, she is eager to transform spaces so clients can create their own history.