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. 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 served as a Navy Civil Engineer Corps Officer, managed Stanford University’s Housing Capital Improvement Program and managed construction for a general contractor before starting his first construction management business. Over his 30-year career Rick has managed construction programs totaling approximately $1.4 billion dollars. The past 16 years of which he has focused on K-12 school construction programs. Rick possesses two degrees in Architecture, an MS in Construction Engineering from Stanford University and is a California licensed architect.