MEET THE TEAM
RICK ROCKWELL | OWNER/GC
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.
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 | LEAD 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.
KATIE WILLIAMS | PROJECT MANAGER
Originally from central Kentucky, Katie moved to Charleston to study traditional building methods and restoration architecture at ACBA. She has a decade of experience working in Charleston’s finest homes. She’s been applying her skills in different areas of construction from restoration of some of the oldest and most prestigious homes in Charleston to ultra high end new builds as well as started her own design-build woodworking firm with her partner Jack Bassett. She enjoys the challenges of custom, one of a kind work, and the quiet details in functional art like stairs, doors, and windows. She’s drawn to project management due to her love of problem solving, attention to detail, and her desire to execute jobs effectively, sustainably, and that will stand the test of time. In her free time she enjoys art, architecture, and spending time in nature with her two Australian cattle dogs
SYDNEY VAN BULCK | EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
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.
MARC ENGELKE | CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
Marc came to Charleston in 1992 from Atlanta, GA to attend College of Charleston. After graduating in 1996 with a major in Biology/ Premed Marc decided against attending medical school as originally planned and instead began investing in downtown real estate and purchased the Charleston Rickshaw Company, a bicycle taxi service. During these years, Marcs interest in Charleston’s historic homes grew which eventually evolved into a real estate career and then into his own restoration business--Marc has 25 years of whole house restoration experience on the Charleston Peninsula alone. These days you will have a hard time not finding Marc in his construction gear but Marc is also a husband, father to two teenagers and Assistant Scoutmaster to a local Boy Scout troop.
TYLER DUNMYER | PROJECT MANAGER
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.