Executive Team

Seasoned Leadership at Your Service


The Mitchell Team of professionals will provide you with exceptional and affordable solutions for whatever building needs you may have. Here is your Mitchell Team.

The Mitchell Group | Executive TeamFrederick L. (Rick) MitchellPresident and CEO
As team leader, Rick is responsible for all operations at Mitchell Architecture and Mitchell Construction, the two firms that comprise the Mitchell Group . He maintains and expands the firm’s impressive portfolio of clients while making sure that only first-class creative service and construction methods are employed to enhance the firm’s standing in a service area that extends well beyond Rochester. Rick is in charge of Marketing, Estimating and Project Management.

Career Highlights

  • Syracuse University, Bachelor of Architecture, 1973
  • More than 35 years experience in the construction industry
  • Registered Architect Licensed in New York State
  • LEED® Accredited Professional
  • Member, American Institute of Architects
  • Member, Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
  • Member, Finger Lakes Building Officials Association (FLBOA)
  • Certified New York State Code Enforcement Official
  • OSHA Certificate

The Mitchell Group | Executive TeamSpencer ReadVice President, Senior Project Manager
Spencer joined Mitchell Design Build in 2005 as an architectural intern and quickly moved up. Today his responsibilities include site and building design, building code compliance, estimating, scheduling and project/ construction management.

Career Highlights

  • State University of New York, Bachelor’s in Architectural Technology 2005
  • LEED® Accredited Professional
  • NYS Code Enforcement Certification
  • OSHA Certificate
  • NCARB IDP Certification
  • 8 Years Construction Experience
  • Served on board for Genesee County Habitat for Humanity

The Mitchell Group | Executive TeamSteven FayBuilding Field Operations Manager and Head Superintendent
Steve joined Mitchell in 1984 as a project supervisor. His quarter-century of hands-on experience enables him to manage several projects simultaneously while ensuring complete client satisfaction. His interest in the field began in high school as a part-time worker for his father’s construction company. There he gained a working knowledge of finished carpentry, plumbing, drywall and electrical work. Steve works hand in hand with the office to help develop construction schedules and manages every aspect of the constructing process.

Career Highlights

  • More than 35 years construction experience (over 27 years with Mitchell Design Build)
  • OSHA Certificate
  • TAD Fay Construction, Batavia, NY., 1980-1984
  • McWethy Construction, Batavia, NY, 1973 to 1980
  • Accomplished carpenter by trade

The Mitchell Group | Executive TeamEllen CuthbertsonOffice Manager
Bringing 30 years of office management experience to the firm, Ellen is in charge of all company accounting and record keeping requirements including job costing, accounts payable/receivable and taxes. She also assists with human resource activities and is the company’s safety co-coordinator. Additionally she handles all office documentation of the numerous projects from commencement to completion.

Career Highlights

  • OSHA Certificate
  • Notary

The Mitchell Group | Executive TeamThomas YourchProject Superintendent
Tom brings over 25 years of hands-on experience in all phases of construction. His expertise in concrete/masonry and metal building technology has prepared him well for his current position as a project supervisor.

Career Highlights

  • State University of New York, Associates in Building Construction Technologies
  • OSHA Certificate

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