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RFMA Gives 2017 Update

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Thursday, June 16, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Hello RFMA members,

I continue to be amazed and humbled by our membership's generosity for our RFMA Gives projects. A few weeks ago the potential project information was emailed and blogged out to our members and the response for donations was wonderful. A large number of items have already been assigned to various companies and members. Thank you to everyone that has volunteered their services, equipment, and time. There are still numerous projects left. Please review the updated potential projects below and let either myself or one of the project co-chairs know if you can help. Also, note the items already been chosen and assigned. If I missed your donation, please let me know.


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 (Jack McNertney, CRFP - Red Lobster, Doug Estes - Olive Garden, Michael Zografos - Longhorn, Debbie Nelson - Darden, Dave Masone - Red Lobster)

Grease Services Contractor

  • Provide maintenance for in-ground grease interceptor (Primary - SLM Facility Solutions Nationwide, Secondary - Liquid Environmental Solutions)

Industrial Supplier

  • Pallet Jack (Classic Installs, Inc.)

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 (Rainbow International Restoration)

Waste Services Company

  • Provide roll-off container(s) for project duration (Primary - RiverRoad Waste Solutions, Inc., Secondary - Westrock & Waste Management)

Restaurant or Equipment Supplier

  • Need new small wares for kitchen (Franklin Machine Products)
  • Folding style tables and chairs for dining room, patio tables/chairs for exterior
  • Shelving for kitchen/dry storage areas - Metro Style (VMC Facilities, LLC)
  • Shelving for new walk in cooler & freezer units - Metro Style (VMC Facilities, LLC)


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) (Silikal America)

Electrical Supplier, Electrical Contractor

  • Upgrade interior FOH/BOH 2 x 4 ceiling troffers to LED troffers (Stones River Electric)

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 (Sapphire Construction)

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 (Florida Stainless)

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 (Ruby Tuesday, Inc.)

Plumbing Supplier, Plumbing Contractor

  • Replace storage tank style water heater with exterior mounted gas tankless unit (Water Heater Man, Inc.)

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 (Volunteer Day Participants, Benjamin Moore, DMC Facility Services, U.S. Exterior Services, Paint Folks)

Restaurant or Equipment Supplier, Walkin Manufacturer, Electrician, HVAC

  • Supply/install new WIC (walk in cooler) (Chipotle Mexican Grill)
  • Supply/install new WIF (walk in freezer)
  • Supply refrigeration for new walk in cooler & freezer (Heatcraft)
  • Fabricate/install new walk in's

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, 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 (Primary - Entouch Controls, Secondary - 75F, Ektos, LLC, Powerhouse Dynamics)

Security Contractor, Security Supplier

  • Supply/install security/CCTV system (Tyco Integrated Security)


RFMA Volunteers, Painting Contractor, Paint Manufacturer

  • Paint the exterior of the building (U.S. Exterior, Paint Folks, Volunteers)
  • Supply paint for exterior/interior (Benjamin Moore & DMC Facility Services)

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 (Pole light only - MX Sevices)

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 (Johnson Controls & Trane)
  • Install new a/c units (Performance Air)

Roofing Contractor, Roofing Materials Supplier

  • Replace entire roof, single ply needed (Royalty Roofing & Duro-Last Roofing, Inc.)

Sign Company

  • Supply/install new signage (Primary - Sign Manager, Secondary - MC Sign)

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

  • Replace all exterior doors (5) (LockNet)
  • Install replacement doors

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 (Mad Jack's Facilities Resource)

Pavement Contractor, RFMA Volunteers

  • Paint parking stops

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

  • Landscape Upgrades, Tree Trimming, Mulch (Dentco)

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 area (Pavers only - Versico Roofing)


Roofing Materials Supplier, Roofing Contractor

  • Roof repairs. Possible replacement (Royalty Roofing)

HVAC Supplier/ Manufacturer, HVAC Contractor

  • Replace a/c unit (Johnson Controls & Trane)

Flooring Supplier, Flooring Contractor

  • Replace flooring/carpet throughout

RFMA Volunteers, Painting Contractor, Paint Manufacturer

  • Paint the exterior of the building to match the DB (U.S. Exterior & Paint Folks)


  • Periodic replacement of a/c filters (Bonded Filters)
  • Periodic HVAC maintenance (AFM, Inc)
  • Equipment cleaning, powerwashing, general janitorial (Hoodz International & Superclean)
  • RFMA Gives videos and photos (DWM, Inc.)
  • Volunteer Day shirts, gloves, medical supplies, safety googles (Cintas Corporation)
  • Water Softener (Culligan)
  • Window shades (Roll-A-Shade)
  • Food Safety Training (Lars Johnson)
  • Breakfast on Volunteer Day (Starbucks Coffee Company)

A special thanks goes to our project co-chairs, as they are making thing happen on site. Following is their contact info:

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

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

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

The RFMA Gives 2017 Volunteer Day is scheduled for Saturday, September 24th. In a few days, an official registration will be set up on our website. Stay tuned.

Feel free to contact me with any questions. We will be holding our initial conference donor/volunteer conference call on Tuesday, June 28th from 9:00 - 9:30 AM, CST providing updates on committed services, items still remaining, and potential target dates. If you would like to attend, please contact me at: or call me at (972) 805-0905, x-3.

Thanks again!!

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