Executive Vice President
"What makes LeChase stand out from the competition? The integrity of our employees. Our people are empowered to instill excellence at every touch point and are constantly challenging themselves to achieve the highest level of quality."
Richard (Dick) D. Schneider brings decades of vast industry experience to the LeChase team. As executive vice president, he helps align operation’s initiatives with company goals, oversee management of projects and client relationships, and lead work acquisition efforts across all of the regions in which LeChase operates.
Dick began his career at a major Central New York commercial construction company, first as a labor/carpenter’s assistant and later progressing to a senior project manager with an ownership position. In 1982, Dick and his partner established Northeast Developers, which became Northeast Construction Services in 1990. As company president, he was responsible for developing the vision and corporate strategies, day-to-day operations; bidding, marketing and growth strategies; bank and surety relationships; and long-term and succession planning.
Dick is involved with several affiliations, both regionally and nationally. He has served in several capacities for The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)—including chairing its Education and Quality Committees and serving on the Executive Board under two presidents; he is also a Lifetime Member of the Board of Directors and a former president of the organization’s New York Chapter. Presently, Dick serves on the Board of Trustees for the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology.
His education includes a Building Construction degree from the State University of New York at Canton and completion of the AGC’s Advanced Management Program at Cooper Institute.
Dick lives LeChase’s core ideologies and strives to put them to work each and every day—setting both pace and example for employees with his unwavering commitment to provide enhanced value to our customers and partners.
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