Richard C. Witters, P.E. – President


Masters, City and Regional Planning                                                      The Catholic University of America,                                                                                                                                               Washington, DC – 1976

B.S., Civil Engineering                                                                                      United States Air Force Academy,                                                                                                                                                Colorado Springs, CO 1972


American Society of Civil Engineers
Construction Specifications Institute
National Society of Professional Engineers


Registered Professional Engineer
District of Columbia – #9455 Issued 1992
Virginia – #9771 Issued 1977
Colorado – #14485 Issued 1976

Certified Expert Witness – Cook County Circuit Court – 1995 Cook County Circuit Court Judge Kenneth L. Gillis – LaSalle National Bank  vs.  Skidmore Owings Merrill, Tishman Construction Co., et al.


Witters & Bank, Inc.                                                                                                                            1996-Present


General contractor/construction manager, claims consultant, expert witness and owner representation on commercial and residential projects including interior renovations and light structural modifications for office and retail projects.  Also completed custom renovations and additions to existing residences in the metropolitan area.  Work involves the project management of lump sum projects, negotiated projects, design/build projects with activities including estimating, bidding, contract negotiations, award, scheduling, construction management and cost accounting.  Provide construction management and consulting services for custom residences in New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Virginia, South Carolina, Rhode Island and Maryland.   Licensed general contractor in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.  Licensed residential contractor in D.C., Virginia and Maryland.  Provided consulting work and expert witness support on several residential projects in claims against the contractor and/or architect

Joseph  P. Kennedy Enterprises, Inc./Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.,

Vice President/Property Manager/Construction Manager                                                     1989-1996

Managed design and construction of the Washington Office Center in Washington, DC. at a cost of $62,000,000; supervised design and construction of tenant fit out of this new building; managed leasing, operations and tenant construction for all Washington D.C. properties, approximately 900,000 SF; provided engineering and construction support for properties in various states.  Supervised the construction of and designed many new showrooms at the Washington Design Center.

Engineering Projects Director                                                                                                              1985-1989

Directed $175M renovation of the one of the world’s largest commercial buildings, the 4.2 MSF Merchandise Mart, and the 1.8 MSF Apparel Center in Chicago, IL while nearly fully occupied with work including new roofing, windows, HVAC, restoration of stone façade, new boilers,  plumbing, elevators, electrical, addition of a pedestrian bridge and conversion of first two floors to a retail mall; designed and installed world’s largest thermal ice storage cooling system; estimated budget; selected architects and engineers; supervised design, bidding, award, contract negotiation, scheduling, construction, inspection and cost accounting.

Construction Manager                                                                                                                        1981-1985

Managed and supervised design and construction of the $25,000,000 conversion of and an addition to an abandoned refrigerated warehouse in SW Washington DC into the Washington Design Center; supervised design and build-out of 114 display showrooms.

American Arbitration Association                                                                                                           1986-2001


Served as a construction arbitrator on multiple construction cases, both as a single arbitrator and on arbitration panels.

Boeing Engineering and Construction Company,

Bellevue, WA                                                                                                                                                    1980-1981

Construction Manager

Managed fast track construction of the Boeing Computer Services Computer Facility in Bellevue, Washington including construction of a 200,000 SF computer building, 100,000 SF office building, emergency generator facility and power substation; designed facility to be earthquake resistant; completed construction in ten months at a cost of $50,000,000+.

Frank Briscoe Construction Company

Washington, DC                                                                                                                                              1979-1980

Project Engineer/Manager

Managed the completion of construction of a computer facility and office building for Boeing Computer Services in Vienna, Virginia; provided close out support of the construction of the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences at Bethesda Naval Hospital; participated on the bid team and negotiation of several projects.

Walter L. Phillips, Inc.,

Falls Church, VA                                                                                                                                             1977-1979

Design Civil Engineer

Conceived, designed and monitored layout and construction of site plans and site development for commercial and institutional facilities and housing subdivisions in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC

United States Air Force

Washington, DC                                                                                                                                              1972-1977

Base Architect/Master Planner

Coordinated the design and construction of $60,000,000 of office buildings, retail space, dormitories, recreational and religious facilities and housing units; planning and preparation of documents for congressional approval of a base master plan and support facilities for Bolling AFB, Washington DC; coordinated activities with Naval Facilities Engineering Command and Headquarters USAF; budgeted, programmed, and scheduled all maintenance and operations work on the base.