NARI Certified Remodeler, Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler, Universal Design Certified Professional Remodeler
As president and founder of Rolf Schroeder General Contractors, Inc., Rolf knew all his life he loved to build. Working with his hands came naturally for him, and building was no exception. Rolf graduated from William Tennent High School. He attended Middle Bucks Institute of Technology (MBIT), graduating from the carpentry program with honors at the top of his class. In his senior year, he worked within the MBIT Co-operative Program for a custom builder who mentored him on quality construction. Rolf continued working for a few additional local builders before starting his own remodeling company in 1982.
From the values of his education at MBIT and having the opportunity to be trained by and work for local builders, Rolf began building beautiful projects in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Having been raised in a family with a strong work ethic and a focus on fine craftsmanship, he was destined to succeed.
As a long-time member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), Rolf has held leadership positions as the finance chairperson, treasurer, most recently the president of the local Bucks-Mont NARI Association, and current is the Chairman of the Board. For his leadership abilities, he has been honored with the Committee Chairperson of the Year Award, Professionalism Award, and MVP Award. Rolf holds three NARI certifications, including Certified Remodeler, Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler, and Universal Design Certified Professional.
Rolf earned the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America as an Eagle Scout and is a member of the National Eagle Scouts Association and past member of the Order of the Arrow.
Rolf enjoys traveling with his wife, Donna, cooking, the outdoors, and spending time with his children and two granddaughters.
Estimator/Project Development Manager
NARI Certified Remodeler, Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler, Certified Lead Carpenter, Certified Remodeling Project Manager, Universal Design Certified Professional Remodeler
Derek joined Rolf Schroeder General Contractors, Inc. in 2008, sharing his father’s passion for quality craftsmanship and creative home remodeling. As a young child, when most children were coloring in coloring books, Derek was coloring on blueprints. His desire for architectural drawing continued through his time at Central Bucks West High School, where he received high grades in his architecture class during his four years of study.
Derek attended Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology. Upon graduating from Penn State, Derek completed an internship with the Chicago Bears football team. Now that he has found his true calling as a carpenter, he illustrates creative designs as the company’s lead CAD designer, with proficiency in Chief Architect and 2020 Design software.
Derek holds five NARI certifications, including Certified Remodeler, Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler, Certified Lead Carpenter, Certified Remodeling Project Manager, and Universal Design Certified Professional Remodeler. He also has served on the continuing education committee and assistant chair of CotY committee. He is currently the Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards committee Chairperson.
Derek earned the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America as an Eagle Scout and member of the Order of the Arrow.
During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Jen, their two daughters (Kinsley & Caliana) and German Shepherd Remmy. Derek also enjoys woodworking, cooking, fishing, boating, and going to Penn State and Eagles football games.
DOUG RAKES, SR.
Project Leader/Lead Carpenter
Doug started working at Rolf Schroeder General Contractors, Inc. in 2007 as a carpenter after having worked for several local contractors. Doug is a highly skilled carpenter who works hard and enjoys working with his hands. His dedication and loyalty to the company has been tremendous. His easy-going nature and desire to please the client does not go unnoticed, as many clients request Doug to work again on their next projects.
After attending William Tennent High School, Doug served in the United States Army for three years. After the Army, Doug immediately began his career as a carpenter and has never looked back.
Doug and his wife Debbie who live in Warminster, both love fishing and rooting for Philadelphia sport teams, as well as, spending time with their children and grandkids.
JACK COAPMAN lll
Project Manager/Lead Carpenter
NARI Certified Lead Carpenter, Certified Remodeling Project Manager
Jack attended Council Rock South High School and continued his education at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in the construction technology program. While attending college, he began working in the construction industry for a local custom home builder in the Bucks County area. After college, Jack joined Rolf Schroeder General Contractors, Inc. full time in 2012. Jack has natural talents and skills as a carpenter and can build just about anything. He loves the variety of our many different projects and is especially proficient at finish carpentry and cabinet installations. Jack has a true appreciation for the quality of projects our company completes time after time.
Jack, his wife Kristine, their son (Jack IV), and Boxer/Coonhound named Coleman live in Horsham. Away from work, Jack loves fine woodworking projects, working around his house which was built in the late 1800s, fishing, camping, and is an avid New York Giants football fan.
Helper/Sight for Sore Arms
For anyone who has ever completed a remodeling project knows the demolition phase can be hard work, but fun as well. Matt is our occasional helper and what we call “a sight for sore arms.” Matt’s nickname could be “Matt the Wrecker,” but in a good way as he is always by our side to help with the tough work. He also loves working with his hands and has an appreciation for learning new skills associated with our industry. Matt operates his own bounce house business which primarily keeps him busy through a four-day weekend. But he is our helping hand on the other days.
Matt graduated from Central Bucks West High School, continued his education at Bloomsburg University with a bachelor’s degree in communications.
Matt and his fiance, Lily, live in Hilltown with their German Shepherd named Opie. While not working, he enjoys working out in the gym, hiking, Jeeps, and basketball.