President & Operations Manager
Roger Sanchez is President and Operations Manager of RLS-CMC, Inc., a minority-owned and operated Small Business and construction management firm specializing in program development and commercial, institutional, transportation, health care, retail in-building and outdoor DAS and other highly technical data center and wireless projects. A skilled team builder and leader, Sanchez is an expert in complex building projects, electrical design and procurement. He has developed new construction processes and technology packages for some of the most difficult projects. Sanchez provides clients expertise in Building Construction, Electrical Utilities, DAS, Power Generation and both underground and overhead installation of power and communication.
His experience spans more than 25 years of design development, construction management and implementation knowledge. He brings to clients unique business skills comprised of many years of experienced contract negotiations, engineering, value added and cost-effective practices. Sanchez has completed major projects directing design/construction activities including high-rise luxury condominiums and cutting edge green projects in the Chicago area. Sanchez has served in key roles for some of the nations largest construction firms. With RLS, Sanchez served as Project Executive for a client who was a leading subcontractor on a LEED certified 65 story high-rise. Sanchez has successfully negotiated contracts for clients on 24 and 32 story condominium buildings in the South Loop and the 95 story Trump Tower in Chicago. As a Key Consultant, he served as Project Executive for one of Chicago’s leading sub-firms on the construction of the Hotel Sofitel, a 33 story luxury hotel in Chicago. As a Principal in the development firm of DenMar Development, Sanchez was Co-Executive in Charge, responsible for directing design/construction activities for two large HUD Housing turn key developments. Located in Chicago’s inter-city, these challenging projects were the first of their kind completed on-time and on-budget. DenMar’s client, the Habitat Company of Chicago, was so impressed they awarded a second project to the firm, consisting of multi-family and single family homes, a management office and community building. As President of Sanchez and O’Brien Construction Company, Sanchez was Project Executive on the Cook County Maximum Security Prison located in Cook County, Illinois and the Desert Inn Expansion Project in Las Vegas, Nevada, both projects for Morse Diesel International. He oversaw construction contracts on the Chicago Bulls/Blackhawks United Center and the McCormick Place Expansion project, the Chicago Transit Authority’s Brown, Blue, Green and Red Line Fare Control Projects, as well as the Marian Indiana VA Hospital and Chicago’s Children’s Memorial Hospital. He was the Lead MEP Consultant for the new construction of the West Side Technical institute and the Humboldt Vocational School for City Colleges of Chicago. Prior to that, Sanchez worked as Project Director and Senior Manager for a leading electrical construction company on the Chicago Sheraton Hotel and Towers, the One Schaumburg Place Shopping Mall and construction of the Luther Village Retirement Community and Luftansa and Air France Cargo Facilities at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. He has served as Project Manager for the electrical and low voltage systems contractor for the Barrister Hall building, and Metra’s 14th Street Coach Yard and Coach/Diesel Shop. A facility as large as a football field under roof, both projects were located in Chicago, IL. He was Project Manager for the construction of the Chicago area Regional Transit Authority, RTA huge bus facility located in Markham, IL, and many projects for the Chicago Transit Authority, CTA. Sanchez has completed major subcontracts for Presbyterian Homes and the Metropolitan Sanitary District of Chicago. As a Field Engineer for the Howard P. Foley Company, Sanchez has provided Engineering and Management for a 35 megawatt Co-Generation Project for Union Carbide located in Rodeo California and the SOHIO Sea Lift project LPS-2, a mega construction project by any measure peaking at a crew size of over 5,000 men, built at the Port of Richmond California and then sea lifted to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.