About Rich Weinman

As a member and Practice Lead of the Mechanical and Architecture team at ThinkingAhead, Rich is a search consultant whose specialty is working with Mechanical and Architectural professionals. With over ten years of recruiting experience, his search practice has been targeted in mechanical contracting and architectural services throughout the United States. His clients include national mechanical contracting companies and regional mechanical contractors. These companies are focused in HVAC, processed piping, plumbing, sheet metal, fire protection, BIM/CAD/Revit and safety & risk control. When operating in the architecture industry his reach extends to full service and boutique architecture firms and organizations.



Rich studied Physical Education and Health at Middlesex County College in New Jersey eventually pursuing a career in Recording Engineering and Music Production at Full Sail University, in Florida. A staunch entrepreneur, he developed, owned and operated marketing and branding service businesses in New York City for over twenty years.  

In 2006 Rich joined the esteemed executive search firm Kimmel & Associates, one of the oldest and largest search firms in the world, focused on the construction industry.  He co-launched the Architecture/Engineering Division.  In 2011 he transitioned to the Mechanical Division and shortly after became a Market Leader. Rich’s performance earned him the Kimmel Gold Award. He is one of the Top 50 in Kimmel & Associates history to bill in excess of $1.25 million dollars in collected commission fees from 2006 to 2013.

In 2016, Rich joined ThinkingAhead.

Rich and his wife Holly live in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  He has two children from a previous marriage. His daughter Shaine graduated North Carolina State University in 2012  and his son, Elijah is a freshman at Appalachian State, class of 2019.

  • Skill Sets
  • Executive Level Leadership
  • Presidents
  • Executive Vice Presidents
  • Senior Vice Presidents
  • Vice Presidents
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Chief Estimators
  • Estimators
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Lead Project Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Architect Principals/Partners
  • Project Architects
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  • I have worked with Rich for close to ten years now on numerous searches and I can honestly say, he is the best in his industry! Rich has found exceptional new hires for Design Collective over the years and most recently found us a new hire for a very specific position, that would otherwise have been nearly impossible to find. He is not your average recruiter! He truly works hard at getting to get to know the firm and candidates he is representing, what the firms culture is and exactly what type of candidate will best fit the bill. Rich is the consummate professional, that follows through with what he says he will do and is persistent until the right candidate is placed at your company. I highly recommend Rich Weinman! We will not work with any other recruiter!

    - Principal/Partner – Architecture
  • Working with Rich was a rewarding experience. His ability to deliver results within a short search time was very impressive. He delivered on the expectations that he had set for me and I pleased with the quality of the result. His ability to network and his outreach in the Engineering/Contracting community was top notch.

    - Professional Engineer/MBA/LEED