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 an advisor to the executive team 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.
Chad has many years of experience in commercial real estate projects. From start to finish he is hands on, from preparing timelines to coordinating approvals and completing projects on time. Although he has only been with our team for a few short years, his ingenuity and efficiency has helped streamline operations within all of our Bay Area projects. With many years of being in the construction industry, Chad prides himself with practicing alternative solutions without compromising quality and safety on the job. From remodels, to tenant improvements, to building from the ground up, Chad has seen and handled it all from start to finish!
Chad loves to travel and spend quality time with his son. They enjoy the outdoors, as well as winter and summer sports in the Lake Tahoe Area.
Andrew Tracy has a background in Environmental Geology as well as custom residential construction. After graduating from CSU Chico, Andrew started his professional career working on various environmental remediation projects across the State. After many years traveling for work, Andrew returned to his hometown on the Peninsula of the Bay Area, where he re-entered his career in residential construction. Since his return, Andrew has honed his skills managing the construction of many high end custom homes in the Bay Area. His knack for building, coupled with his love of the outdoors brought him to the Lake Tahoe area to raise his family. Andrew lives in Nevada with his wife Emily and their two daughters.
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.
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.
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.”
Passion, perseverance, and work ethic are our core values at Rinnovo Group. We’ve sponsored Lila Lapanja because she reflects these values every day as she climbs the US slalom ski rankings. If you would like to help support Lila you can learn more about her journey here, as she competes to be one of the best alpine ski racers in the USA, and the world!
giving back where we can
If you want to see how you can lend a helping hand in supporting these wonderful projects, please contact us.