Business Development and currently supports expanding Paramount Metal System’s national and international presence.
Rick Dodge is focused on and responsible for expanding Paramount’s national and international presence.He entered the steel industry in 1980 in the Dallas/Fort Worth steel component market, during which time he was instrumental in the innovation of light gauge steel design, and he co-designed the 5×10 framing grid system for single and multi-story storage construction. Through 1988, Rick concentrated in the rapidly growing self-storage industry and served in managerial positions in plant operations, sales, and marketing.
In 1988, Rick joined a leading national storage manufacturer and constructor as construction and purchasing manager responsible for coordinating the in-house manufacturing, buy-out materials and the subcontract erection crews for the Eastern United States. In 1991, he became a partner of the parent company and was responsible for manufacturing, engineering, and the field labor. Oversight of national sales and marketing was added in 1995. Through his tenure, Rick helped revenue grow from $9.5 million to more than $40 million through diversifying into other commercial markets and expanding two new manufacturing facilities.
Rick’s expertise in metal building construction, light gauge steel design, steel trusses and component manufacturing are invaluable assets to Paramount Metal Systems' clients in various market segments that include, but are not limited to, the hotel and health care industry, residential markets and retrofit roofing.