Rivermont Construction, LLC
Robert Haynes < Back to Who We Are
Director of Construction  


Robert was born in Ulster County, New York. With a father in the construction business he worked summers and weekends in residential home building at a young age. Through his late teens and early twenties he worked for several contractors learning and experiencing the many different facets of a carpenter’s trade. For approximately five years up until August of 1986 he was self employed as a General Contractor and sub contractor in residential construction, remodeling and 18th century restoration. In 1986 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps serving five years until honorably discharged in August of 1991.

Living in the state of North Carolina at the time of his military discharge and with the housing industry booming Robert sought a job in construction management where he was hired by M.I. Schottenstein Homes. There he worked and was trained with an associate in company policy and procedure of managing and coordinating the construction of new homes and was quickly assigned to a high volume community. After two years he made a lateral move to a competitive homebuilder, The New Fortis Corporation. This company presented Robert with the challenge of redirecting the company construction effort in a failing community into a more positive situation. With the implementation of assertive construction management experience and organization he was able accelerate the construction process and greatly increase the rating of customer satisfaction. After completing that project Robert went on for the next three plus years building thirty homes a year within the parameters of their perspective budgets, schedules and with a high rate of customer satisfaction.

In 1997 Robert made a geographical change and moved to Livingston, Mt. where he resumed working as a carpenter and General Contractor. For the next five plus years he worked as a contractors foreman and took on the responsibility of a General Contractor contracting his own projects and hiring his own employees and subcontractors. His responsibilities included estimating, bidding and scheduling subcontractors while running his own crew and working as a carpenter himself.

The fall of 2003 brought Robert to Tennessee to visit family and eventually the decision was made to stay in Tennessee. Here again he sought employment in construction management. After two years as construction manager for Battle Creek Log Homes managing contractors and the construction of new log homes nationally he decided to seek employment in commercial construction management. After being hired by EMJ Corporation Robert spent the next three years as a construction Superintendent on local Chattanooga, Tn. projects such as a condominium, office building and retail space overseeing construction quality, safety, construction schedules and coordinating subcontractors. Each project valued in excess of $10,000,000.00. At the end of his last project and year with EMJ Corp. the economy was shifting and so were the project locations. Not wanting to work away from home Robert accepted an offer from another General Contractor to build a hotel locally. He worked as Construction Superintendent and Project Manger and successfully completed the construction of a Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott exceeding the expectations of both his employer and the hotel owner. This project was fast tracked with an aggressive construction schedule that was acknowledged not only by the GC and the owner but by the Marriott brand also. This was accomplished without compromising quality, the budget or the safety of the contractors on site. This particular project eventually leads to another local hotel project for the same hotel owner and a former employer, EMJ Corporation. Here Robert successfully orchestrated as Construction Superintendent the start and completion of an 84,000 sq. ft. Hampton Inn & Suites and an attached 42,000 sq. ft. parking garage. This downtown project presenting Robert with unusual logistical challenges in combination with the pursuit of a Silver LEED Certification allowed him to combine all past experience and knowledge to overcome adversity. With the assistance of associates, an aggressive construction schedule and constant subcontractor coordination and monitoring the project was completed, turned over and opened ten months from the date of starting the first foundation excavations.

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