Richard Lucht

Vice President, Operations Manager

Richard Lucht

Rich Lucht’s passion for construction started as a young boy, when he shadowed his father as he built their family home. That love for building led to Rich’s 25-year career in the construction industry. During that time, Rich has acquired all the tools necessary to build a successful project, including experience as a Superintendent, Estimator, Project Manager and Project Executive.  Rich brings a hands-on, detail-oriented leadership style to his role as Commodore’s Vice President of Operations.  His mission is to implement best-in-class field resources and to drive innovative construction practices that support Commodore’s continued growth and execution of large, complex projects.  Rich oversees Commodore’s Group Leaders, Project Executives, Project Managers, Superintendents and Self-Performed Trades to ensure excellence in project execution. He does this through a relentless focus on planning and scheduling, safety, quality assurance, and ongoing training.

Rich is a member of the Board of Directors of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Massachusetts and is a representative in the Labor Relations Division. He is active on the Wentworth Institute of Technology Industry Advisory Board and sits on the Board of the Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program.

Rich earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from UMass Dartmouth.

How did you get into construction?
Growing up I always shadowed my father. Though he was not necessarily in the construction industry he was very handy. When I was five years old my dad started to build what would become my childhood home. I watched and observed his every move while he built the house and knew all the way back then that I wanted to be involved in the construction industry. This experience has stayed with me ever since, and I am truly lucky I was able to turn my passion into a career.

What is your favorite project you worked on and why?
The Old South Church in Boston. The Old South Church was structurally damaged by some underground work and I was tasked with leading the effort to repair the damage. It was fascinating to work on such a historical landmark and preserve the historical elements while stabilizing the building. From the Opus 308 organ to the stained glass, everything we touched had real historic importance.

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