Dennis Socolean is a Founder and Managing Principal of Rinnovo Group, Inc. Through his vast knowledge and decades of experience, Dennis has managed a wide-range of construction projects, from commercial and residential ground-up construction or tenant improvements to building intricate medical facilities. His background in and knowledge of litigation and forensic construction investigation has proved invaluable in court cases across California. Dennis’ extensive experience has led to the successful expansion of Rinnovo Group into the reputable, quality builder it is now known as today.
Dennis is certified in a number of construction and general contracting fields, and holds a BS in criminal justice, a BA in personal ministries and an AA in legal office administration.
Veronica Socolean is the Finance Managing Principal for Rinnovo Group, Inc and leads the Roseville, California division, covering projects from Southern California to the Sierras. Through her vast knowledge and experience in construction, she has opened the door to Rinnovo Group’s NWBOC woman certified business. Veronica leads her team in managing the accounting and operations for commercial ground-up and remodel construction, residential custom homes development and construction litigation.
Veronica also volunteers as Treasury for the Northstar Teams Foundation, which supports Athletics and Coaches in Truckee, CA. Previously, she worked with Pilgrim Society NW, a non-profit organization that establishes and grows schools for children throughout Namibia, Africa.
Mike Pennisi is a Founder and Managing Principal of Rinnovo Group, Inc. who has developed and managed our commercial ground-up construction and extensive commercial medical construction division. Before founding Rinnovo Group, Mike worked for one of the largest new home builders and utilized his extensive experience in Customer Care to help grow Rinnovo’s reputation as a quality builder. Mike boasts considerable experience dealing with construction defect attorneys, engineering experts, commercial development and overseeing custom home remodels.
Mike graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Business Marketing. Mike currently lives in Alamo, California with his wife Lindsey and two children, Lucas and Reese.
Mr. Vandenberg has decades of experience in custom residential construction, with extensive knowledge in the complete creation of a specialty, luxury custom home. Moving from the North Bay Area to Truckee in the early 80’s provided the opportunity to begin a career in construction. From foundation to roofing, Vince has been involved or performed each trade, and brings that knowledge at every turn of the project. Commitment to quality and cost-effectiveness is a driving force behind his attention to detail. Vince became a union journeyman carpenter in 1984 and received a Contractor license in 1993. He has worked in the single-family residential space ever since, with a specialty in estate lakefront custom homes in the Lake Tahoe region.
Mr. Budac has decades of journeyman level experience in all phases of construction, with extensive knowledge in the weatherproofing of an exterior building envelope. Over the past twenty years, he has helped Rinnovo manage the weatherproofing and waterproofing of over twenty thousand homes and buildings, ten thousand roofs, and over one thousand showers. As an expert consultant, he has also managed the investigation and the repair process for almost two hundred construction litigation cases servicing both homeowners and builders.
Over the years, Mr. Budac’s dedication, accuracy, and sense of responsibility have made him an integral and essential piece supporting the successful development of Rinnovo Group.
Purchasing Manager/Interior Designer
At Rinnovo Group Lori Bacigalupi serves as the Purchasing Manager and in house Interior Designer and helped delivered close to one hundred projects ranging from high end custom homes, tract homes and dental offices.
Having grown up in San Francisco, both art and design were always part of her life. For the last decade, she has worked on designing the layout of new homes, office spaces, and remodels. Luxury architecture and interior design with clean lines and functionality are at the heart of her layout.
Lori graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelors in Multicultural Anthropology, this background giving her the tools to create and respond to the ever-changing world of design and human reinvention of the ideal habitat. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Multicultural Education and has travelled the world finding beauty in textiles, arts and cultures.
Mr. Contreras has been working in the Construction industry for nearly twenty years. He gained early experience in all phases of construction including foundations, wood and metal framing, drywall, and in all in type of interior finishes. Mr. Contreras’ specialty is high-end finish carpentry in wood and metal.
With Rinnovo Group, Mr. Contreras has helped manage and deliver over seventy homes and commercial projects varying from tract homes, custom homes, apartments, dental offices or commercial buildings. Throughout this tenure, he has shown a deep sense of quality balanced with accuracy and productivity on the most challenging projects.
Liza brings twenty-five years of administrative and leadership experience to Rinnovo Group, along with her vast Real Estate experience in Property Management and Residential Real Estate. She manages the Northern California Office while overseeing the logistics of Rinnovo’s Commercial and Residential projects from Southern California to the Sierras. Liza utilizes her expertise in the Customer Service Field to work hand in hand with the Managing Principals and Project Superintendents to ensure projects moving along smoothly and efficiently.
In her spare time Liza has volunteered for her community in Lincoln, CA along with the Make a Wish Foundation. Currently manages the volunteer work on behalf of Rinnovo with the Salvation Army.
She lives in rural Lincoln with her husband Darrel and her beloved puppies, Chloe and Cooper.
We believe in fostering a positive and welcoming work environment. Not only is it great for our team, but it’s also great for our clients. By maintaining a great team atmosphere, projects run smoother, deadlines are met, and clients leave satisfied.
The best way to ensure client satisfaction is through team satisfaction.
At Rinnovo Group, we recognize that we have been lucky in life. We also recognize that there are many out there who have not been as fortunate as we are; many of those being innocent children. Since we have been so successful, we firmly believe in giving back where we can. That’s why we have partnered with Pilgrim Society NW to provide education to marginalized children.
The Northstar Team Foundation supports young athlete’s journeys by fostering a community, so each athlete has the best opportunity to excel in sport and in life.
“Orangevale is more than thankful for the financial support of Rinnovo Group, Inc, as they have, for several years now, and are doing so again for the next school year, financially supporting the equivalent of five students. This provides an opportunity for these students to get a Christian education. May this world be a better place because of their support.”
giving back where we can
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