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Robert J. Koning
Robert J. Koning - Director / Instructor / Student Support
R.J. Koning holds many state contractor certifications and has acquired a genuine working knowledge of all aspects of the construction industry. He began teaching exam prep to contractors in 1986 and since 1994, when continuing education became mandatory for license renewal he has personally instructed more than 375 seminars throughout the state. In doing so, he has personally worked with more than 30,000 contractors in fulfilling their continuing education requirements.
Richard Elzey
Richard Elzey - Senior Instructor / Director of Online Services / Student Support.
Richard holds a Certified General Contractors license, Swimming Pool License, Home Inspectors, Mold Remediators, and Mold Assesors license. He has been teaching with the school for over 25+ years, and many years working in the construction industry. Richard teaches both examination preparation and continuing education classes around the state, as well as the Home Inspectors, Red Cross First Aid / CPR / AED , and Is our lead instructor for the EPA RRP Certification course. Richard also teaches our Georgia CE classes. In addition to his teaching duties he coordinates our web sites and the is Directors of Online Services.
Jeffery Hyde

Jeffery Hyde - Instructor / Course Development / Student Support
Jeff is well-known for his attention to structural design, code knowledge and technical detail. He is a true craftsman with more than 20 years of industry related experience, knowledge and skill, with the natural ability and genuine commitment to teaching and communicating with other industry professionals.

Fred Spence
Fred Spence - Electrical Instructor / Student Support
A seasoned electrical instructor and state certified electrical contractor, Fred has been away the past year working as a flight instructor for C-130 cargo planes. He’s “home” again and happy to working with our electrical exam prep and continuing education students. Fred welcomes your questions, comments and suggestions.
Mike Plummer
Mike Plummer - A/C, Mechanical Instructor / Student Support
Mike is a new member of our staff teaching A/C and Mechanical contractor exam prep. As a practicing certified air conditioning contractor and class 1 energy rater, Mike stays very active in the industry. He also instructs at PTEC Vocational School working with the RACCA Apprenticeship program.

Administration Staff

Rhonda Koning
Rhonda Koning - Director / Manager / Student Support
As a certified building and roofing contractor with an educational background in business, Rhonda has the field knowledge and education that gives her the edge in understanding the practical business needs of the industry. Her key role is that of managing director for the school, library and business services and she instructs classroom and internet courses. Rhonda works hard to ensure that the Contractors Institute maintains its position as the leading provider of industry related business and educational services.
Gary Marshall
Sam Meizner - IT Manager / Systems Admin / Network Engineer
Sam oversees all of Contractors Institute's technology needs. He maintains and manages all of our servers and workstations, oversee's all network operations and makes sure we are always online.
Rachel Boyko
Rachel Boyko - Executive Assistant / ACICP Director
As Executive Assistant, Rachel has a key role assisting in the day-to-day administration of the school. She works hard to build and maintain positive relationships with our students and institute personnel, as well as, federal, state, and local officials.
Lee Boulter
Zada Roy - Library Comptroller, Student Support, Bookstore Manager
As bookstore manager and library comptroller, Zada is the key person to contact for locating hard-to-find industry publications, or to solve any problems with orders. She has over seven years of experience working with our students.
Brenda Cieszka - Scheduling Assistant / Student Support
Brenda assists with coordinating instructor schedules and helps students with questions and orders. She worked for many years for Contractors Institute, and has returned after a short hiatus.
Tina Gignac - Online Support Specialist
Tina is the online support specialists -- if you have questions about your online continuing education or your hours that posted with the state, she's the one you call! She also assists with general student support.
Tonia Randle
Carol Buonomo - Bookkeeper and Student Support
Carol is our bookkeeper and helps manage our money. She has been with the Institute for nearly three years. She also assists with student support.
Tonia Randle
Tonia Randle - Contractor Business Services Manager
Tonia manages all services to our clients who wish to activate their new licenses, change the status of their current licenses, or any of the many other business services . Call her for a quote!
Tony Mize

Tony Mize
-Facilities Manager
Tony is our all-around "handyman" and is in charge of maintenance and grounds work at our learning center facilities.

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