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1-877-LICENSE (542-3673)

8301 Joliet Street
Hudson, FL 34667

Our Staff

Our first and most important job is student support…


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.

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.

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. He is lead instructor for all of our code official exam prep courses, and teaches our Wind Design Technician course.

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 – A/C, Mechanical Instructor / Student Support
Mike teaches A/C and Mechanical and Solar contractor exam prep. As a practicing certified air conditioning contractor and class 1 energy rater, Mike stays very active in the industry.

Rachel Doty – ICC Permit Technician Instructor / Student Support
A career staff member of Contractors Institute, Rachel has “grown up” in our industry. Currently working on her Bachelor’s in Building Construction, Rachel has vast experience in all aspects of industry related education, licensing and consulting.  She teaches our ICC Permit Technician exam prep training course.

Richard Elzey – Instructor / Student Support
Richard teaches both examination preparation and continuing education classes.

Administrative Staff

Zada Roy – Office Manager
As manager and library comptroller, Zada is the key person to contact for solving any problems or issues, and she is in charge of reporting continuing education to the State. She also assists with the technology issues with students and coordinates problems with I.T.  She has nearly 20 years of experience working with our students.

Tina Gignac – Bookkeeper and Contractor Business Services
Tina is our bookkeeper and handles all our money. She also helps contractors with getting their businesses set up after they get their license and all other business questions you may have .

Support Staff

Windie Smith – Student Support
Windie is our “front desk” person, greeting and directing in-person customers and assists with coordinating events, classes and helps students with questions and orders.

Gail Miller – Student Support
Gail assists with coordinating events, classes and helps students with questions and orders. She also handles books orders and shipping, and anything else we need.

Debbie Renner – Admin Assistant
Debbie is an assistant to R.J. Koning

I.T. Staff

Eric Elzey

Eric assists with the myriad of tasks with our computer networking systems, from student technical support, to staff support.

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