Rick Bruining

Project Executive, Building Operations

  • 35 Years in the Industry

Rick Bruining started at BELL in early 2022 as a Project Executive in the Building Division specializing in the Justice & Corrections market sector. Rick served his country in the United States Navy – Fighter Squadron 11. He brings decades of construction experience especially as it pertains to the justice and correctional market. His previous experience includes positions as agency construction manager, construction administration, detention equipment contractor, general contractor, design-build and construction manager at risk on local, federal, state and private corrections projects. He has been involved on over 150 correctional projects nationwide with over 34,000 beds, and is recognized as an expert in this field. Additionally, Bruining has presented at several national conferences. He is responsible for the overall management and direction of correctional projects from preconstruction to closeout, ensuring financial outcomes, technical success, and quality. He builds strategic client relationships and successfully translates customer needs into the finished product.

Career highlights:

  • 35 years of industry experience
  • Over 150 projects nationwide
  • Over 34,000 beds
  • 21 states
  • 140 cities
  • Local, state, federal, and private corrections project experience
  • Experience:
    • Agency construction manager
    • Construction administration
    • Detention equipment contractor
    • General contractor
    • Construction manager at risk
    • Design-build
  • National conference speaker
  • U.S. Navy Veteran

 

Education

  • Grand Rapids Community College, General Studies

Certifications

  • Factory Trained Detention Locking Systems
  • Factory Trained Detention Metal Wall Panel Systems
  • Factory Trained Detention Modular Steel Cells
  • OSHA 30 HR

Involvement

  • American Corrections Association

Projects