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RFMA Gives 2017 Is Ready To Go!!

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Wednesday, June 1, 2016

To all, 

RFMA is humbled and pleased to announce our RFMA Gives 2017 site is the Daily Bread located in downtown Orlando. This year’s Project Co-Chairs are Ron Wilhite, CRFP, from Regions Facility Services, Inc., Mark Gomolla, CRFP and Kelly Otto, CRFP, both from Red Robin Gourmet Burgers. After visiting several wonderful organizations in the Orlando area, the Daily Bread was chosen because of its great fit for our association. Their mission is to mobilize the Central Florida community to eradicate poverty through the provision of services and resources that foster hope, well-being and empowerment. They are a faith based organization that provides programs designed to meet physical, emotional and spiritual needs regardless of race, religion or gender. Click here to visit their website and learn more about all of their programs. We are very excited and looking forward to another wonderful and rewarding RFMA Gives project.

The following potential projects are listed below. Please review and let us know what you can provide for required equipment, labor, and/or financial donation. Sign-ups are now being accepted for any of these projects.


Project Management

  • Volunteer project managers – looking for individuals who are local to the Orlando area who are able to volunteer their time to manage and oversee portions of the project

Grease Services Contractor

  • Provide maintenance for in-ground grease interceptor

Industrial Supplier

  • Pallet Jack

Restaurant Supplier

  • Disposable plates, cups, spoons, paper goods, etc.

Kitchen Equipment Repair

  • Service providers willing to provide repair service to hot and cold side equipment at no charge to the facility as needed with their current equipment

Hood Cleaning Company

  • Routine Hood Cleaning Program

Waste Services Company

  • Provide roll-off container(s) for project duration.

Restaurant or Equipment Supplier

  • Need new small wares for kitchen
  • Folding style tables and chairs for dining room, patio tables/chairs for exterior
  • Shelving for kitchen/dry storage areas - Metro Style
  • Shelving for new walk in cooler & freezer units - Metro Style


Electrical Supplier, Electrical Contractor

  • Electrical panel upgrade (permit)

Janitorial Contractor

  • FOH Flooring- Strip and reseal VCT, replace black vinyl base

Flooring Supplier, Flooring Contractor

  • Replace flooring BOH service Areas (Quarry, Silikal or other)

Electrical Supplier, Electrical Contractor

  • Upgrade interior FOH/BOH 2 x 4 ceiling troffers to LED troffers

Fire Suppression Company

  • Upgrade Hood Fire Suppression System (Permit)

Carpentry, General Contractor

  • Replace FOH/BOH ceiling tiles & BOH Grid- BOH 2 x 4 Vinyl Face Gyp. FOH 2 x 4 non-directional all-purpose ceiling tile

Restaurant or Equipment Supplier, Plumber

  • Repair/replace three compartment sink

Restaurant or Equipment Supplier, Stainless Steel Fabricator, Plumber (gas), Electrical, Carpentry, General Contractor

  • Replace wooden pass thru with stainless steel shelving, replace existing chef's station using Stainless Steel Chef's station with hot/cold drawer under storage

General Contractor, Carpenter

  • Provide and install FRP at BOH Food Prep & Cooking areas.

Restaurant or Equipment Supplier, Stainless Steel Fabricator, Electrical, Carpentry, General Contractor

  • BOH Equipment Upgrades, Propane Vulcan convection oven and stack kit (one oven already exists), Stainless steel work table, stainless steel shelving, propane cook-top w/ 4-6 burners and flat top combo, wall mount lettuce crisper

General Contractor, Designer

  • Redesign & rearrange kitchen for greater efficiencies

Plumbing Supplier, Plumbing Contractor

  • Replace storage tank style water heater with exterior mounted gas tankless unit

HVAC, Electrical

  • Relocate existing ice machine

General Contractor, Electrical

  • Create new “soup area” in kitchen (demo existing wall, shift layout, reconstruct replacement wall w/ GWB & FRP)

General Contractor, RFMA Volunteers

  • Remove upright 2-door cooler and 2-door freezer

General Contractor, Carpentry, Plumbing Contractor, Plumbing Supplier, Electrical Contractor, Electrical Supplier, Flooring Contractor, Flooring Supplier, Concrete

  • Remodel existing men’s restroom, creating two (2) single use unisex restrooms (Permits)

General Contractor, Plumbing, Electrical, Flooring

  • Remodel existing women’s restroom into office space and storage room (Permits)


  • Supply/install new combination drinking fountain and bottle filler

RFMA Volunteers, Paint Contractor, Paint Manufacturer

  • Paint interior

Restaurant or Equipment Supplier, Walkin Manufacturer, Electrician, HVAC

  • Supply/install new WIC (walk in cooler)
  • Supply/install new WIF (walk in freezer)

Restaurant or Equipment Supplier

  • Supply/install two (2) electric tilt skillets/ soup warmers (large capacity)

Restaurant or Equipment Supplier, RFMA Volunteers

  • Remodel existing dry storage room, add storage shelving

Masonry, General Contractor, Overhead Door Company, Concrete

  • Supply/install new Garage style, pull down exterior door to be used for food deliveries

General Contractor, Carpentry, Stainless Steel Fabricator

  • Enlarge several doorways to aid in product placement (pallet jack delivery to storage points). Wrap enlarged openings with Stainless Steel

General Contractor, Carpenter

  • Remodel existing offices, creating a quiet room for professional services meetings (Construct floor to ceiling stud walls and finish with GWB & FRP).

HVAC Supplier, HVAC Contractor

  • Replace existing t-stats with EMS

Security Contractor, Security Supplier

  • Supply/install security/CCTV system


RFMA Volunteers, Painting Contractor, Paint Manufacturer

  • Paint the exterior of the building

General Contractor, Carpentry, Masonry, Store Front Glass Contractor

  • Saw-cut CMU wall at three locations, install prestressed lintels and sills, install store front window frame and glass system. Total of 3 ea. Windows of approx. 48" w x 36" h. (Permits)

General Contractor, Shade Sail Manufacturer

  • Provide and install shade sail(s) at exterior courtyard

General Contractor, Carpentry

  • Flush-cut to concrete slab and remove/dispose of existing steel pipe queue rail at front entry overhang area.

Electrical Contractor, Electrical Supplier

  • Replace Wall sconces with LED wall packs. Upgrade pole light head to LED

Plumbing Contractor, Plumbing Supplier

  • Provide and install mop sink & Faucet at exterior receiving door area

HVAC Supplier/Manufacturer, HVAC Contractor, Roofing, Electrical (Permits)

  • Replace three (3) a/c units. Two (2) 5-7 ton self-contained. One (1) 3-5 ton split system.

Roofing Contractor, Roofing Materials Supplier

  • Replace entire roof, single ply needed

Sign Company

  • Supply/install new signage

Door & Hardware Supplier, Door & Hardware Installer, General Contractor, Carpenter, RFMA Volunteers (paint)

  • Replace all exterior doors (5)

Fence Manufacturer, Fence Install Contractor, RFMA Volunteers (fence screen)

  • Powder coat Aluminum fencing with gates at front of building. Fence screen material as courtyard area.

Pavement Contractor, General Contractor, Concrete Placement Contractor

  • Repair/replace parking lot in specific areas to include open-trough drain gutter at buildings rear

Pavement Contractor, RFMA Volunteers

  • Paint parking stops

Landscape Contractor, Exterior Services Management Company, RFMA Volunteers (Mulch)

  • Landscape Upgrades, Tree Trimming, Mulch

General Contractor, Carpentry, Paver Supplier, Pavement Contractor, Lumber Supplier

  • Courtyard Dining Area - Site grading, sub-base placement, pavers, paver installation, construct PT wood bench at perimeter areas


Roofing Materials Supplier, Roofing Contractor

  • Roof repairs. Possible replacement.

HVAC Supplier/ Manufacturer, HVAC Contractor

  • Replace a/c unit

Flooring Supplier, Flooring Contractor

  • Replace flooring/carpet throughout

RFMA Volunteers, Painting Contractor, Paint Manufacturer

  • Paint the exterior of the building to match the DB

We couldn't make this project happen without our wonderful RFMA members and volunteers. Please consider getting involved in this wonderful RFMA Gives project. If you are interested in volunteering or donating to the project, please contact myself at  If you would like to visit the Daily Bread in person, feel free to contact any of the project co-chairs or myself. Our contact information is as follows:

-             Ron Wilhite: Office number: (352) 848-2588.

-             Mark Gomolla: Office number: (804) 306-9782.

-             Kelly Otto: Office number: (774) 281-0886

-             Jeff Dover: Office number: (972) 805-0905, x-3.

The RFMA Gives 2017 Volunteer Day is currently planned for Saturday, September 24th. More information on the activities will be forthcoming. Feel free to contact me with any questions. We will be holding our initial conference call shortly. Stay tuned.

Thank you so much for all for support !!

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Joe Fairley, National Pavement says...
Posted Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Awesome! Let the fun...and hard work begin!
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Annaji Sailer, CRFP, RFMA says...
Posted Wednesday, June 1, 2016
I'm looking forward to watching our members come together once again, to give back and help those in need!
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