The journey started back in 1988, when CEO and Founder of RMI, Rey Lopez changed careers and started his own janitorial business, R&M Maintenance. Owning his own business gave him first-hand experience of being an employer in a highly competitive industry, which he quickly learned lacked profit margin to pay employees well enough to motivate them.
Mr. Lopez sold R&M Maintenance in 1992 and worked for an employee leasing firm, where he was an account executive selling time and attendance recording systems. He transitioned to the business protection service that included insurance products and human resources. Unfortunately, the firm shut down unexpectedly, leaving clients left to pay hundreds and thousands of dollars in taxes, unemployment insurance and 401(K) payments. The impact his clients were facing affected him personally, so in 1995, he took matters into his own hands.
“I took my own money from my savings and payed for whatever was owed in taxes and workers compensation. All of those clients left hanging, became my very first clients at RMI.” said Lopez.
What was once a nightmare, turned into the American dream. Today, RMI celebrates 25 years in business. The company is a family-owned full-service Human Resources and PEO providing expertise in Payroll, Employee Benefits and Workers’ Compensation to small and mid-size businesses. The firm operates in 39 states.
Lopez and his family have made a great impact on the business since it started in 1995. His daughter, Rachel serves as President and son Alex, Vice President. “My dad has always been a hard worker. Since day 1 he’s always had this drive to help businesses prosper and reach success.” Rachel said.
RMI is a rapidly growing business with its headquarters located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts and offices in Orlando and Doral/Miami, Florida. This year, the company was awarded #1 in Largest Minority-Owned Business in Massachusetts.
Due to RMI’s business expertise it has grown to be included in the top 50 largest Hispanic-Owned business in the nation. RMI’s commitment to provide professional services was recognized by the US Dept of Commerce, awarding the firm with the prestigious Minority Professional Service Firm of the year in 2018.
The family is proud of the growth over the past 25 years and have big dreams for taking RMI to the next level for years ahead. “The passion my dad has for the PEO community speaks volumes to the success that RMI has had for the past 25 years. My dad formed a solid foundation for us to build off, which has allowed us to grow into the businesses we are today” Rachel said. “As we look to the future, our mission is to continue supporting small businesses and help them achieve their long-term goals, by taking on the administrative burden of HR, Payroll, Employee Benefits, and Workers’ Comp. RMI reduces their liability and gives them more time to concentrate on their core business and growth.”
About Resource Management, Inc.
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