''We believe that profit is the natural bi-product of providing a quality service that people need and is of value. Our members know that we make damn sure our services are good and that every one of them has real value to the construction industry. That's why we have companies who have stayed with us for over 100 years.''
Michael T. Tollette, Chief Executive Officer
Michael T. Tollette
Chief Executive Officer
Michael Tollette is owner and CEO of Virtual Builders Exchange, LLC. He brings over twenty years of experience to his role, including research and development of construction technology that led to the launch of the Nation's first online plan room service in 1997.
Today, Tollette is responsible for the overall vision and direction of Virtual Builders Exchange where he continues to bring new technological solutions to emerging challenges to the construction process. Tollette is a graduate of Southwest Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Sociology.
As Chief Operating Officer and minority partner, Romano is responsible for supervising the daily operations of the Virtual Builders Exchange, LLC. Romano began her career in the construction industry over 30 years ago as an Architectural Reporter for the Construction Association of Michigan (CAM) and subsequently served as President of the Construction Innovation Forum (CIF); and Executive Vice President of the International Builders Exchange Executives (IBEE).
She holds a Bachelor's degree in Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
Trying to talk with minimally trained people about critical business practices is both annoying and disrespectful to your operation. We get it. That's why VBX staff includes graduates in Construction Management, Architecture and Labor Relations. In addition, our Bid Facilitation Coordinators and Document Management Specialists are certified Construction Industry Technicians (CIT).
The Construction Industry Technician program was developed by Clemson University and the>National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) to ensure that construction personnel are well versed in all aspects of the construction industry from contractual relationships and documentation requirements to design and bid processes, estimating and blueprint reading. This intensive program requires a passing score of 75 percent or more to achieve Certification. VBX is an authorized training center for those interesting in obtaining this valuable designation. Click on our Education and Training icon for more information about taking the CIT course.