Retrolock Corporation (RLC) is excited to announce the appointment of team member Doug Thaxton as Vice President of Operations – NorCal. Thaxton has over twenty-five years of experience in the construction industry. As a third-generation builder, he has humble beginnings with hands-on experience from all phases of construction. Over time his evolving craft was a segway into some of the most significant projects in the Los Angeles, Inland Empire, Central California, and Pacific Northwest markets. He is experienced in most facets of construction. This includes underground utilities, doors frames and hardware, and high-end interior finish in metal, wood, phenolics, and resins. Thaxton’s knowledge covers a variety of markets, including hospitality, medical & laboratories, education, transportation, luxury residences, pharmaceutical, and sporting & entertainment facilities.
Tania Tomyn, CEO of the woman-owned and operated Retrolock Corp., stated that Doug Thaxton is a key addition to the team and is excited about the future with Thaxton running the region.
Thaxton is a Humboldt State University graduate with a bachelor’s in Communication and Health Management. He previously worked with ISEC, a national interior company, for nearly 20 years. While at ISEC, he worked his way through the ranks beginning as a Project Coordinator, then Professional Engineer, Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, and finally Operations Manager. Prior to that, he worked at Blois Construction, a leading Civil and Underground Utilities Contractor in Ventura County, California as a Resource Engineer and assistant to the CFO. Thaxton has been in the working class most of his life, having been continuously employed from the early days as a ‘paperboy’ to five years in the foodservice industry through High School and College.
Headquartered in Orange, California, with additional offices in Walnut Creek, California, and Henderson, Nevada, Retrolock specializes in design-build and interior finish packages, including doors, frames, hardware, access control, finish carpentry, and millwork. Tania Tomyn and RLC focus on markets for multifamily housing, sports & entertainment venues, higher education, behavioral facilities, hospitals, and high-end hospitality.
Retrolock and Tania Tomyn are also well-known locally and abroad for philanthropy and animal and human rights advocacies. Tania Tomyn advocates for the rights of men, women, and children who are survivors of abuse. She focuses on helping residents of the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company also routinely donates to efforts including The Veterans Initiative of Canines for Independence and The Guardsmen.
To connect with Doug Thaxton, visit his LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-thaxton-08099a51/
To learn more about RLC, visit the website: https://www.retrolock.com/
Retrolock Corporation (RLC) is excited to announce the promotion of team member Josh Russell from Chief Estimator to Director of Precon. Russell has 20-plus years of experience in the door, frame, and hardware business. Over the course of his tenure, he has worked through some of the most notable projects in the California market.
Tania Tomyn, CEO of the woman-owned and operated RLC, said Russell has been an essential and innovative leader of the Estimating Department and plays a key role in communication with other departments and therefore much deserving of this new title and role within the growing company. Tania Tomyn, along with the rest of the RLC staff, look forward to seeing what new milestones Russell will achieve in this new chapter of his career with the company.
Josh previously worked at Commercial Openings and Doorway Manufacturing, a regional interior company.
“Josh Russell’s promotion to Director at RLC is a significant move and responsibility which was a natural progression for his career,” an RLC spokesperson said. “Josh’s ability to communicate and mentor staff while mastering his trade has made him an exceptional leader and we are excited to have him as a part of the Executive Team at RLC.”
With headquarters located in Orange, California and additional offices in Walnut Creek, California and Henderson, Nevada – RLC specializes in design-build and interior finish turn-key packages, including doors, frames and hardware, access control/CCTV, finish carpentry, and millwork. Tania Tomyn and her team deliver stellar service and value by partnering with architects and designers all while working within clients’ budgets. Tania Tomyn and RLC cover various markets including multifamily housing, sports & entertainment venues, higher education, behavioral facilities, hospitals, and high-end hospitality.
Tania Tomyn and RLC are also well-known locally and abroad for philanthropy, animal and human rights advocacy. Tania Tomyn advocates for the rights of men, women, and children who are survivors of abuse, with a focus on helping residents of the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company also routinely donates to non-profit organizations such as The Veterans Initiative of Canine for Independence and The Guardsmen.
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Retrolock Corporation (RLC) is excited to announce the promotion of team member Chris Moreno from Senior Project Manager to Project Executive. Moreno has 20-plus years of experience in the door, frame, and hardware business. Over the course of his tenure, he has worked through some of the most significant projects in the Los Angeles market.
Tania Tomyn, CEO of the woman-owned and operated RLC, said Moreno is ready for this promotion and a born leader. Tania Tomyn along with the rest of the RLC staff, looks forward to seeing what new heights Moreno will achieve in this new chapter of his career with the company.
Moreno is a California State San Bernardino graduate with a bachelor’s in business administration. He previously worked with ISEC, a national interior company, as a senior project manager in DFH for over five years. Prior to that, he worked at American Building Supply, a billion-dollar door, millwork, and hardware product manufacturer and wholesale distributor, where he was a commercial sales representative for two years. Earlier in his career, he worked for two years as a project manager with AM Cabinets.
“Chris Moreno’s promotion to a Project Executive at RLC is a significant move and responsibility which was a natural progression in his career,” an RLC spokesperson said. “Chris’s ability to lead and mentor staff and mastering of his trade has made him stand out and be part of the executive team at RLC.”
Headquartered in Orange, California, with offices in Concord, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada, RLC specializes in design-build and interior finish packages, including superior doors, frames, hardware, carpentry, and millwork. The growing company is unique in that Tania Tomyn and her team deliver stellar service and value by partnering with architects and designers to write spec and design with the designers’ and architects’ intent while sticking to clients’ budgets. Tania Tomyn and RLC focus on markets for multifamily housing, sports and entertainment venues, sports & entertainment venues, higher education, behavioral facilities, hospitals, and high-end hospitality.
Tania Tomyn and RLC are also well-known locally and abroad for philanthropy and animal and human rights advocacy. Tania Tomyn advocates for the rights of men, women, and children who are survivors of abuse, with a particular focus on helping residents of the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company also routinely donates to efforts including The Veterans Initiative of Canines for Independence and The Guardsmen.
The holidays are just around the corner and few things embody Christmas spirit like a well-adorned tree. The Guardsmen, a San Francisco non-profit, uses this unmistakable symbol of holiday cheer for a twofold purpose. In addition to selling trees that will beautify Bay Area homes and businesses, the group uses the proceeds to benefit tens of thousands of at-risk kids. This year, like many before, Tania Tomyn and Aaron Wesley Smith, CEO, and President of RetroLock Corporation, respectively, have donated generously to the cause.
RetroLock Corporation is one of the area’s most successful construction companies, a woman-owned and operated business headquartered in Orange, CA. Aaron Smith and Tania Tomyn and their talented team specialize in design-build and interior finish packages, including superior doors, frames, hardware, carpentry, and millwork. With offices in Orange, Concord, and Las Vegas, Nevada, RetroLock Corporation is praised for its commitment to exceptional design quality and value.
But the company is not only respected for its impressive portfolio and gold-star reputation for beautiful and functional multifamily housing, sports and entertainment venues, higher education, behavioral facilities, hospitals, and high-end hospitality establishments. Aaron Smith and Tania Tomyn are also well-known for their commitment to giving back via causes including animal rescue and welfare, domestic violence prevention, protection, and rehabilitation and underprivileged youth empowerment.
This year, the RetroLock (RLC) Northern California’s office donated to The Guardsmen and Tree Lot. As a result of the company’s generous donation and other community donors, The Guardsmen will be able to give kids the opportunity to attend summer camps, after-school programs, and private schools.
“Members of The Guardsmen believe that the many opportunities afforded them in achieving personal success are directly related to the broad range of positive experiences they were fortunate to have growing up,” says the organization website. “The Guardsmen mission is to provide underprivileged youth in the Bay Area opportunities throughout their childhood to have positive life experiences outside the often-harsh realities of their daily lives.”
Since 1947, The Guardsmen has run The Tree Lot, staffed entirely by volunteers. To date, tens of thousands of young people have benefited from this annual fundraising endeavor and the charitable donations of companies like RetroLock and caring individuals like Aaron Wesley Smith and Tonia Tomyn.
Retrolock executives joined with business associates from Shawmut Design and Construction and a throng of other Los Angeles-area movers and shakers when they participated in the Seventh Annual Avison Young/Posse Foundation Golf Tournament, held at Calabasas Country Club near Los Angeles on Sept. 16.
A leader in construction and interior finishes, Retrolock (RLC) gives back to the community by contributing to numerous charitable and philanthropic concerns in Southern California, but the Posse Foundation is special, said RLC CEO Tania Tomyn.
One of RLC’s partners, Shawmut Design and Construction, has long been involved with the Posse Foundation, Tomyn said. Once Tomyn’s friends at Shawmut told her about the Posse Foundation’s mission – placing multicultural teams of overlooked, high-achieving public high school students (a “posse”) into colleges on full scholarships – the family-oriented Tomyn became a big supporter, along with her spouse, Aaron Smith.
“Shawmut Design and Construction has long been heavily involved with the Posse Foundation,” Tania Tomyn said. “After we learned about the Posse Foundation, I got on board right away. It’s such a great cause.”
Sponsors of the Sept. 16 event to benefit the Posse Foundation enjoyed a round of golf on the historic Calabasas golf course, where every hole is named after an old Hollywood movie filmed on the nearby former Warner ranch, followed by a social gathering and satisfying dinner.
“This year RLC was one of the hole sponsors at Calabasas,” Tania Tomyn said. “We have been here before and it’s great to connect and reconnect with like-minded people.”
About Retrolock (RLC)
Based in Orange, California, and with offices in Concord, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Retrolock is a leader in interior finish scopes and continues to take on high-profile projects in California. The interior scopes include doors, frames, hardware, finish carpentry, millwork and access control. Retrolock is growing and attracting and hiring top industry performers to support its dynamic growth.
For more information visit: retrolock.com.
About the Posse Foundation
Founded in 1989, the Posse Foundation is an organization that identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes.
The Posse Foundation extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive multicultural teams – Posses – of 10 students.
Today, 30 years since it embarked on its mission, the Posse Foundation has partnered with more than 50 colleges and universities – including elite institutions such as Vanderbilt University (the foundation’s original partner) the University of Virginia, the University of Chicago and top-tier liberal arts schools such as Denison University in Ohio and Davidson College in North Carolina.
Posse Foundation scholars are awarded four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships. For more information, visit possefoundation.org.
About Shawmut Design and Construction
Shawmut Design and Construction is a national construction and engineering services firm, based in Boston, with offices in eight other major cities, including Los Angeles, where it was named the Best Place to Work in its category by Los Angeles Business Journal last month.
For more information about Shawmut Design and Construction in Los Angeles, click here.
Leaders from Retrolock Corporation, one of California’s best interior finish companies, were on the golf course earlier in September to meet everyone involved and assist the organizers in one of the top charity events in the San Francisco Bay area, held at the iconic Half Moon Bay Golf Links.
The Giving Circle charity’s mission is to provide relief to members of the Suffolk family, trade partners, and friends. Retrolock (RLC) and Suffolk have been partners for years, and Retrolock CEO Tania Tomyn has pledged to continue the relationship to uncover more successful stories and provide charity opportunities.
Based in Orange, Calif., and with offices in Concord, Calif., Las Vegas Retrolock (also known as RLC).
Support for The Giving Circle
Tania Tomyn, CEO of RLC, is committed to supporting charities close to her heart, especially causes that she feels are “family oriented”. One of those organizations is The Giving Circle charity. “It’s a great cause that impacts families.” Ms. Tomyn said, “and RLC has been supporting this charity for years and will continue to in multiple fundraising events annually.”
By hosting an event at Half Moon Bay, The Giving Circle and RLC both benefit by raising the profile of people in need of assistance, Tomyn said.
“As a trade partner, myself and our fellow employees believe in this cause and feel that it aligns with RLC’s mission of giving back,” Tania Tomyn said. “As RLC expands its business, we are thankful to be part of great events like this.”
In addition, Retrolock provides integrated security solutions featuring Access Control Video Surveillance, Video/Audio Intercoms and more. Retrolock offers products and services to both high-end residential and commercial customers, including custom interior finishing of doors, frames, hardware, finish carpentry, millwork and access control.
For more information visit: www.retrolock.com
About the Giving Circle
The Giving Circle is the largest network of Latino donors united by a sense of justice and generosity, with 22 giving circles throughout California and more than 500 members who have donated more than $1 million.
Go to https://latinocf.org/latino-giving-circle-network/ for more information.
Retrolock Corporation, an emerging leader in interior finishing and subcontracting throughout California, has procured a new banking relationship with one of the state’s (Gulf Coast is based in Louisiana) top lenders after Gulf Coast Bank & Trust provided a $4 million credit facility, Retrolock CEO Tania Tomyn announced.
Based in Orange, Calif., and with offices in Concord, Calif., Las Vegas and Montana, Retrolock (also known as RLC) continues to enjoy growth. The credit facility provided by Gulf Coast Bank & Trust will be extra capacity for the company’s upward trajectory and help it achieve its goals of continued stable growth, Tania Tomyn said.
Retrolock Offers turnkey interior design-build services. Doors, Frames, Hardware, Millwork, Finish Carpentry, Access Control.
With its new $4 million credit facility, Retrolock CEO Tania Tomyn expressed her excitement about how the company can move forward to achieve its planned growth for the future while providing its clients with the best service possible.
Retrolock is an interior finish and sub-contracting company that is thriving as a leader in interior finish scopes and continues to take on high-profile projects in California. The interior scopes include doors, frames, hardware, finish carpentry, millwork and access control. As a result, Retrolock Corporation is attracting and hiring top industry performers to support its dynamic growth.
Retrolock Corporation has planned for stable growth for 2019 and 2020 and announced the hiring of 10 new employees in August 2019, including Millwork Project Managers, Senior and Associate level Estimators, an Operations Coordinator, a Company Controller, and other associates.
Tania Tomyn, CEO of Retrolock Corporation (also known as Retrolock and RLC), is proud to announce that Retrolock Corporation has successfully on-boarded 10 new employees in the month of August 2019. Retrolock is an interior finish and sub-contracting company that is thriving as a leader in interior finish scopes and continues to take on high-profile projects in California. The interior scopes include doors, frames, hardware, finish carpentry, millwork, and access control. Accordingly, Retrolock Corporation is attracting and hiring top industry performers to support its dynamic growth. Tania Tomyn said, “that the August 2019 new hires include DFH and Millwork Project Managers, Senior and Associate level Estimators, Operations Coordinator, Company Controller, an Executive Administrative Assistant, a warehousemen/driver, and a purchasing department associate.”
Tania Tomyn also said that “Retrolock is seeking additional DFH Project Managers for its Southern California and Northern California offices. Also, Retrolock is seeking an Associate Estimator for its Montana office. Additionally, RLC is seeking advanced Assistant Project Managers with DFH experience that can be trained to be Project Managers at Retrolock.” Tomyn said that the success that Retrolock has had attracting and hiring the “best of the best” has been driven in part by the unlimited opportunity for advancement at Retrolock, RLC’s understanding of the market’s strong compensation rates, Retrolock’s workplace environment and its warm employee-friendly culture. For additional information regarding the open positions available at Retrolock, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Additionally, Retrolock Corporation will soon be announcing the onboarding of its new Access Control Division manager. At present, Retrolock is performing Access Control installations, but its growth in the Access Control space is cause for RLC to create a separate division for Access Control and hire an Access Control divisional leader. Also, outstanding Access Control services, as provided by RLC will further enhance Retrolock’s value, as a fully integrated interior scope service provider.
Based in Orange, Ca., and Concord, Ca., RetroLock Corporation continues to see quick and substantial growth with additional locations operating in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Montana. Tania Tomyn leads her team in a positive direction with a focus on investing in clients’ specific needs. For more information visit: www.retrolock.com.
It was quite easy for Tania Tomyn, CEO of RetroLock Corporation, to fall in love with the Caribbean as a child. Her parents had a second home on the island of St. Croix, which turned into their full-time residence for the past decade. Tania Tomyn’s passion for the people of St. Croix has led her to visit the island for outreach initiatives and business frequently.
An ongoing power crisis has put a strain on St. Croix and the US Virgin Islands. Prices constantly surge and fluctuate over .50 KWh, which is four times the national average. This, in turn, has changed the social-economic climate on the islands, as people struggle to afford what most consider a necessity. Tania Tomyn worked as a partner and investor in The Renewable Energy Project for over four years but was unable to fix the power crisis due to complicated circumstances.
“Residents have to make choices that you would not normally have to make just to pay the power bills,” said Tania Tomyn.
Local farmers in the community largely supported The Renewable Energy Project. One of the most common sources of baseload power in Europe, the Caribbean, and the United States originates from crops which are a feedstock in the Anaerobic Digestion Process (AD). Tania Tomyn’s company was awarded a Power Purchase Agreement with Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) for $450 Million in 2013. It was approved by the Public Service Commission and fully entitled with EPA, Local DNR, Department of the Interior, and FAA. The US Department of Agriculture was also providing a debt financing program for rural communities.
In 2014, Puerto Rico’s credit rating fell, and the US Virgin Islands followed suit. Although the project was fully developed, investors drew back, and the US government (USDA Rural Utilities) debt providers withdrew their participation. Unfortunately, Tania Tomyn and her team had no choice but to abandon the project in 2015. If the Renewable Energy Project had gone into effect, 9MW of baseload power would have been provided to the Island of St. Croix, equivalent to 20% of their current total grid. In addition, the project would have had the lowest carbon footprint compared to any other power used in the USVI. It would have been lower than solar, natural gas, or hydro.
Even the best projects can be severely affected by the financial stability of a region, something Tania Tomyn has always understood as an entrepreneur. Although she was unable to impact the community through The Renewable Energy project, she serves the area in other ways. Tania Tomyn supports victims of abuse at the St. Croix Women’s Coalition (WCSC), where people can receive counseling, jobs, skill training, and traditional temporary housing.
“This organization is incredible,” said Tania Tomyn. “It positively affects so many people’s lives.”
WCSC helps not only women, men, and children who fall victim to abuse, but also those who are hit with a monumental natural disaster. After Hurricane Irma, WCSC delivered supplies to the elderly and the Boys and Girls Club. The organization also provided temporary housing to those in need of shelter.
Tania Tomyn has previously served on the board of the St. Croix Women’s Coalition. Her husband, Aaron Smith of Orange County California, also supports WCSC. He actively participates in their events, including the annual run which helps raise awareness and donations. During her recent trip, Tania Tomyn met with the Executive Director of WCSC, Clema Lewis, to make a donation. They also discussed the many ways RetroLock is bringing awareness to their cause. Clema Lewis has devoted her life to this organization and cause. www.wcstx.org
Tania Tomyn is the CEO of an Interior Finish business operating in Orange, California. RetroLock Corporation specializes in interior finish solutions such as doors, frames, hardware, millwork, specialty metals, and finish carpentry and installation. Tania Tomyn’s team is fully aware of the issues in St. Croix and supports WCSC in reaching their goals. For more information, please visit: www.retrolock.com
RetroLock Corporation, led by Tania Tomyn, offers clients a one of a kind experience.
Even in today’s modern society, it is not very common to see women leading large companies in the construction industry. Tania Tomyn, CEO of RetroLock Corporation (also known as RLC), knew she had to set her interior finish and sub-contracting company apart from the others to be successful. RetroLock Corporation is thriving and continues to take on high-profile projects in California as a leader in interior finish scopes.
Clients find a different approach to design-build or design-assist through Retrolock. Developers and projects need to reduce costs but not reduce the quality of design intent. Interior scopes such as doors, frames, hardware, finish carpentry, millwork, and access control all are critical to how the project is identified in the end by users. Tania Tomyn is raising the bar by going a step further to guide her clients through creating their vision down to the final installation. Finally, a company that can bring together all the fine details for a high-quality result!
Excellent customer service and delivering measurable value is a core value for Tania Tomyn and her team at RetroLock. Throughout her career of owning many businesses, she has always been at the forefront. Clients receive the most value possible by having so many services at their fingertips, all through the same company! This allows clients to his budgets with chosen design goals, making RetroLock the best solution for all interior finish needs.
Retrolock / RLC is pushing the limits with design-assist. Tania Tomyn says “we must deliver higher brand value. There are good competitors in our market. RLC is pushing the boundaries by getting in early with the General Contractors and Developers and working with the designer and architect to hit design intent and budget. That is the trick and RLC has a large group of design-assist staff. RLC has even challenged our strategic vendors to be part of the process. “
Based in Orange, Ca., and Concord, Ca., RetroLock Corporation continues to see quick and substantial growth with a new location now operating in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Montana. Tania Tomyn leads her team in a positive direction with a focus on investing in clients’ specific needs. For more information visit: www.retrolock.com.