Meet our Leadership Team

Improving the Industry

Rudy Villarreal and Jim Foucher knew they could make huge strides in the contracting industry. After working alongside each other on numerous jobsites, they decided it was time to take the leap. They founded RBV Contracting to improve the way construction was done in Detroit.
Rudy Villarreal, President and founder of RBV Contracting, smiles at the camera.

Rudy Villarreal

Rudy has had a wide range of experiences that have led him to where he is today. He grew up in Sabinas Hidalgo in the Mexican state of Nuevo León. There, he was a member of a successful extended family who set an example for the hard work and perseverance Rudy would learn to embody throughout his life. 

Rudy attended the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León at the Maderas Campus in Monterey, about 60 miles from home. Here, he studied Business Administration and Business Law.

Rudy’s father was employed in construction as a skilled tradesman. In spite of his studies, Rudy had always been fascinated with building, and so he eventually followed his father’s lead. Rudy found employment working in various trades as a mason contractor, steel erector, and as a field supervisor for a large mechanical contracting firm.

Since he was fluent in multiple languages, Rudy decided to move his family north in search of more opportunities and a better life. They eventually settled into the vibrant Latino community of Detroit. Rudy has not forgotten the values he learned from his family: honesty, integrity, and hard work. He embodies these same principles by setting the example of high standards, hard work, and a clear vision for his family, employees, and community.

Jim Foucher stands in front of a construction site.

Jim Foucher

Jim Foucher is a licensed professional engineer who earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Lawrence Technological University in 1997 and a Master of Science Degree in Engineering Management from the University of Michigan in 2002. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, he found employment in the construction field working as a laborer, materials technician and grade checker directing small grading crews. Through his employment and studies, Jim came to exemplify Lawrence Tech’s motto, “Theory and Practice.”

After completing his graduate studies, Jim continued his ascent through the ranks of the construction industry by virtue of his knowledge, attention to detail, and dedication to workplace safety. With his background in theory and practical experience, along with a commitment to integrity, quality and safety, Jim is guiding RBV Contracting, Inc. into the next era of construction contracting.

Jim is active in both the industry and community organizations. He serves as Vice President of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Detroit Post and also as a Board Member of the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM). More recently, he has been appointed to the East China Township Parks Commission and is a founding member of Lawrence Technological University’s Construction Safety Research Center where he will hold a seat on the Industry Advisory Board.