R|5 would like to congratulate Frank Evans on retirement after over 27 years of service with the company!
Frank knew he wanted to be in the Architectural industry as a kid, even writing about it in a 3rd grade report about what he wanted to be when he grew up. He started his career in the Architectural field with CASCO in August of 1994. “I was fortunate that CASCO was willing to take a chance on me when my Architectural experience was limited and allowed me to grow into the man I am today,” Frank says.
When asked what his favorite projects have been over the years Frank notes that he has always been fond of the restaurant projects as they are the most challenging and require constant coordination with the team. Some notable restaurant projects Frank has been a part of are Jimmy Johns, Roti, Piada, Peacemaker, La Tertulia and Cinder House. The Cinder House project even got recognition for the Mayor and other city officials at the ribbon cutting ceremony. Frank was also a critical part of the Toys R Us and Circuit City renovation projects “they probably taught me the most about how important getting the right information from a survey is when you need to reconstruct the entire façade for a new look,” he says. The Circuit City remodel project even relocated Frank to Richmond, VA for more than 6 months so that he could work out of their headquarters as a go between for all of the Architects and Engineering putting the drawings together for more than 100 stores.
In retirement Frank is looking forward to spending more time with family and being more involved with his kids. He is also looking forward to getting some projects finished around the house. Frank says that he is thankful for his wife being understanding and for her willingness to take on more to allow for this opportunity. He will miss seeing all of his co-workers on a daily basis, as they have become more like family than just co-workers. He will also miss mentoring those who have asked but hopes that he has passed along the importance of being detailed and accurate with the information we provide to projects. Frank plans to continue doing some work while he is retired but is looking forward to having more control of his schedule and working on his own terms.
Thank you for all of your hard work over the past 27 years! We will miss you, but we know you will enjoy retirement!