Douglas Moore, CEO
Doug is an accomplished entrepreneur who has led the growth and success of R.T. Moore since purchasing the company from his father (and founder) in 1985. Doug grew up in the business literally learning it from the ground up. Starting with doing field installations in the 1970’s, Doug also worked in estimating and design as well as Vice-President of Operations in the early 1980’s. Since purchasing the company, Doug has served as President providing executive leadership in all aspects of the business as well as building a competent leadership team. R.T. Moore has experienced substantial growth, industry diversity, and business stability under Doug’s leadership.
A graduate of Purdue University, Doug earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He received his Professional Engineers stamp in 1986 and currently holds PE certificates in three states. Doug also maintains plumbing and HVAC master and contractors licenses in eighteen states.
John Bennett, Vice President, Business Development
John’s technical expertise in HVAC systems, business analysis, estimating, and LEED AP certification provide a solid foundation for technical leadership at R.T. Moore. John spent his first 6 years after college working for General Motors as a process development engineer in their electronics division. He then moved into operations and was working as an operations manager when he left GM to join R.T. Moore in 1992. John currently leads the residential estimating and CAD engineering departments for R.T. Moore as well as focuses on Business Development. Earlier in his career at R.T. Moore John was instrumental in developing and successfully launching the HVAC division of R.T. Moore as a compliment to the plumbing division.
John earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University. He also received his MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University and is LEED AP certified.
Thomas Reynolds, CPA, Vice President
Tom’s expertise in all aspects of financial management and accounting play a strategic role at R.T. Moore. Tom spent seven years in public accounting specializing in banking and real estate providing auditing, tax and consulting services working both in the Chicago financial district as well as with a large regional accounting firm in Indianapolis, George S. Olive & Co., CPAs. Following public practice, Tom gained unique experience in two other privately owned growing businesses that engaged in providing services nationwide before joining R.T. Moore in 2000 as the controller as well as leading the accounting function. In addition to these responsibilities, Tom also provides executive leadership within R.T. Moore’s Purchasing and Warehousing operations.
Tom earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the Indiana University School of Business. His CPA license was issued by the Indiana State Board of Accountancy.
Littlejoe Hayes, President, Florida Operations
Littlejoe’s unique combination of plumbing system installation expertise and leadership ability has been critical to him developing the Indiana division into a highly successful business unit for R.T. Moore. Through Littlejoe’s leadership, R.T. Moore became one of only 13 plumbing contractors nationwide who have achieved certification in the National Association of Home Builders NHQ Certified Trade Partner Program in 2007. Littlejoe has applied these principles in the Indiana division to achieve his primary charters of meeting operating budget, increasing quality, and improving operational efficiency. Over the first three years of the NHQ program implementation, the Indiana residential plumbing team reduced rework costs by 80%. Littlejoe has also established himself as a valuable asset to R.T. Moore’s residential customers by sharing quality performance and defect data directly with their top leadership to help them improve their operations. Littlejoe’s leadership abilities became evident shortly after joining R.T. Moore in May, 1994. He was promoted to crew leader in just over 1 year after proving his talents in residential production housing and moving to custom housing where he refined his plumbing skills. After obtaining his Journeyman’s license he was subsequently promoted to Field Superintendent in 1998. Today, Division Manager for Florida, Littlejoe provides functional leadership for several business functions including residential new construction plumbing, water & sewer, customer service, and warehouse operations.
LittleJoe received his apprenticeship license with the state of Indiana in 1994 and attended the Bureau of Apprenticeship Training accredited four year plumbing program, Mechanical Skills. After graduating the program in 1998, LittleJoe obtained his Plumbing Journeyman’s license from the State of Indiana.
John Bain, President, Indiana Operations
John is a proven leader in many different aspects of the construction industry. As R.T. Moore’s EVP of Operations & Talent, his focus is on leadership of the plumbing and HVAC supply chains, warehousing and inventory operations; Indiana Residential Division; Human Resources; and, most importantly, ensuring that R.T. Moore continues to be the employer of choice for plumbing and HVAC professionals by acquiring and developing the best talent in the industry. Being a member of the company’s executive leadership team, John is responsible for supporting the execution of R.T. Moore’s strategic goals across all business lines.
John’s background includes working with large regional homebuilders with expertise in field construction, warranty service, purchasing, estimating, architecture, showrooms and operations. He worked his way from a field manager to VP of Purchasing and Construction and VP of Internal Operations. In addition to his experience in the construction industry, John has worked in the non-profit sector providing leadership over operations, finance, human resources, and missions for a large church; heading up energy management programs for a cooperative utility company; and, serving as Executive Director for Samantha’s House Foundation.
John earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction Management from Purdue University. John also currently represents the plumbing and HVAC industry by serving on the Executive Committee for the Indiana PHCC.
Michael Kirk, CPA, Chief Financial Officer
Michael Kirk, CPA has extensive experience in a wide range of leadership, management and executive functions. In the role of VP of Finance, he provides executives and department managers with timely and accurate financial statements, customer profit reports, job reports, labor reports, cash flow, key ratios and metrics. He oversees the accounting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, audit and tax function, as well as design and maintenance of the financial and jobcost reporting structures.
In addition to his accounting and finance oversight responsibilities, Michael is a valuable member of the executive team. He offers the team financial, legal, risk management, internal control and strategic advice. Michael enjoys making key decisions that affect these areas of the Company. He has a broad understanding of the business and understands there are many factors unrelated to numbers that drive business growth and profit. As a big picture thinker, Michael enjoys being part of a team that is motivated, experienced and driven towards providing superior service to our customers as well as establishing strong relationships with our customers, vendors and employees.
Michael joined the RT Moore Team in year 2000 as a Jobcost Accountant. He quickly worked his way up from Assistant Controller to Controller, then VP of Finance, and now Chief Financial Officer. Michael’s previous work experience included working for a public accounting firm for 4 ½ years.
Michael attended Indiana University School of Business in Bloomington and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business degree. Today, he is a member of the CPA Society and Construction Financial Management Association. Michael enjoys trail running and being involved in various sports through coaching, participating and a spectator of his children’s high school and junior high school games.