Our Co-Founders

Ralph J. Caputo
Founder, CEO, Principal Oversight

Bachelor of Arts, Teaching Credential, California State University, Sonoma, California 1979
California Contractor’s License #654117, Class B
Advance Arbitration Certificate Program – 2000
Construction Mediation and Dispute Resolution Certificate Programs -1998, 1999
Arbitrator for the Contractors State License Board, Arbitration, Mediation & Conciliation Center,
Arbitration Works – 2000 to 2008

Coalition for Adequate School Housing
Institute for Conflict Management
Association of California Construction Managers
Dispute Review Board Foundation

Ralph Caputo has been involved in the construction industry for over 40 years and presently serves as the CEO for RGM Kramer, Inc. Ralph oversees the daily operations and financial responsibilities of the corporation and provides principal oversight and comprehensive program, planning, and leadership services to their clients.  Ralph engages with the District’s administrative staff, Architect and other stakeholders in defining key roles and responsibilities and will help tailor a Construction Planning and Management Program specific to the needs of the Client. Ralph offers valuable assistance with board and community presentations. He also has considerable training and experience in dispute resolution and frequently assists Districts and legal counsel in analyzing troubled projects and mitigating conflicts.

Rick Kramer, AIA, LEED AP
Founder, President, Principal Oversight

MS in Engineering, Construction Engineering & Management, Stanford University, June 1996
BS in Architectural Studies and Bachelor of Architecture, North Dakota State University, May 1987
California Architect #C23943 (1993)
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, Certification #46634, 1993
Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, San Jose State University, since 2007
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional, 2008
State Safety Assessment Program, Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, 2008
City of San Jose, Dispute Resolution Board, 2009

American Institute of Architects (AIA)
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH)
US Green Building Council (USGBC)
American Mensa

Rick Kramer has extensive experience in all phases of facility management, design and construction. Rick began his career as a Navy Civil Engineer Corps Officer, then managed Stanford University’s Housing Capital Improvement Program and managed construction for a general contractor before starting his first construction management business. Over his 33-year career Rick has managed construction projects valued in excess of $2 billion dollars, the past 20 years of which he has focused on K-12 school construction. Rick possesses two undergraduate degrees in Architecture, an MS in Construction Engineering and is a California licensed architect.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Hire, train and retain talented staff to build schools.
  • Maintain a fiduciary duty to our clients, their needs come before our own.
  • Build strong relationships with contractors, designers and consultants so they continue to support our clients.
  • Maintain professionalism, competent, high quality service, helpful and always respectful.
  • Ensure quality construction. The end product must stand the test of time.

Client List

Alhambra SD
Acalanes Unified HSD
Amador County Office of Education
Amador County Unified SD
Antioch, City
Antioch Unified SD
Bellevue Union SD
Benicia Unified SD
Bennett Valley Union ESD
Berryessa Union SD
Brentwood, City
Byron Union SD
Calistoga Joint Unified SD
Cambrian SD
Cloverdale Unified SD
Contra Costa County Office of Education
Contra Costa Community College District
Dixon USD
Dublin USD
El Cerrito, City
Forestville Union SD
Guerneville Unified SD
Geyserville USD
Heber SD
Horicon Elementary SD

Jefferson Elementary SD (Tracy)
Jefferson School District (Daly City)
John Swett Unified SD
Kenwood ESD
Live Oak SD
Lafayette School District
Livingston Union SD
Loma Prieta Joint Union SD
Los Gatos Union SD
Los Gatos-Saratoga Union HSD
Mark West Union SD
Martinez, City
Martinez Unified SD
Menlo Park City SD
Merced Union High SD
Milpitas, City
Monterey Peninsula Unified SD
Mountain School District
Mountain View-Los Altos Union HSD
Napa Valley Unified SD
Newark Unified SD
Oakland Unified SD
Oakley Union ESD
Orinda Unified SD
Patterson, City

Piner-Olivet Union SD
Pioneer Union SD
Pittsburg Unified SD
Redwood City SD
Red Bluff Joint Union High SD
Richmond, City
River Delta Joint Unified SD
San Jose Unified SD
San Lorenzo Valley Unified SD
San Mateo, City
San Mateo County Office of Education
San Ramon Valley Unified SD
Santa Rosa, City
Sebastopol Union ESD
Scotts Valley Unified SD
Sonoma County Office of Education
Sonoma Valley Unified SD
Soquel Union Elementary SD
South San Francisco, City
Tracy Unified SD
Twin Hills Union High SD
Union SD
West Contra Costa Unified SD
West Sonoma County Union High SD
Winters Joint Unified SD