Overall project and financial management of the company is handled by Vice President, David M. Rusher.
His duties involve all facets of the business with emphasis on sales and construction management. A graduate of University of Southern California, David has been with Rusher Air Conditioning since 1971. He has supervised numerous commercial and residential projects including a number of contracts for Federal Aviation Administration, Department of the Navy and the Department of the Air Force.
Design/build and out-of-town projects are one of Mr. Rushers specialties. He recently managed projects for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Department of Transportation, and the Bureau of Reclamation in the states of Arizona, California, Idaho, Illinois, and Nevada. Local Design/Build Clients have included IBM, Union Oil, Ultramar, Rockwell International, Hewlett-Packard, and the County of Los Angeles.
The Service Department, managed by Mr. Scott Rusher, has over 7000 commercial and residential clients.
Scott began working at Rusher during summer vacations when he was 16 years old. Starting as a truck driver and helper, he worked in the field with installers and service technicians. He also worked in the sheet-metal shop under Yury Yasnogorodsky. Scott's work includes many out-of-town jobs, most notably in Diamond Head crater at the FAA air traffic control tower as well as at another air conditioning company in Maui, Hawaii.
Growing up in Southern California, Scott graduated from Mira Costa High in 1985, then from the University of Southern California in 1989. He came to work at Rusher full time in 1989 in the service department. At that time the service side was just a small portion of the company, whose primary focus was large commercial and industrial development. But when the economy slowed during the early 90's, the company began to turn its attention to the young service department- and Scott in particular.
Under Scott's direction, the company purchased a state-of-the-art computer system (continually upgraded to keep pace with the company), acquired an entire service company, outfitted ALL employees with uniforms, new trucks and state-of-the-art communications as well as a vehicle location system.
Now, over a decade later, the service department has become a MAJOR force in the industry and continues to grow at a steady pace.
Construction projects are managed by Mr. Wayne Lund, Manager of our Construction Sales Department.
Mr. Lund, a graduate of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, has been with Rusher Air for 24 years. Mr. Lund manages both commercial and residential construction including all of Rusher's hydronic radiant installations. Two of Mr. Lund's projects have recently been featured on A&E's House Beautiful television program. The Kaufmann House restoration in Palm Springs, CA, and The Powers residence in Manhattan Beach. Other school projects that Mr. Lund has managed have included the H.E.L.P. Group in Van Nuys, CA, Echo Horizon School / La Balona School in Culver City, and a boiler replacement for Whittier School in Whittier. Mr. Lund has completed similar retrofits at Parras School and Adams School in Redondo Beach.
Other commercial projects by Mr. Lund include a 100 ton chiller and air handler replacement at the Burbank Court House and Cooling Towers at Palos Verdes Twin Towers in Rolling Hills, CA.
The Design and Engineering Department is headed by Mr. Jon E. De Cuir, P.E.
Mr. De Cuir has been with RAC for 7 years and is Registered Civil Engineer No. C-54914. A graduate of California State University, Mr. De Cuir practices civil/structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering.
Recent projects where Mr. De Cuir served as Architect and overall Engineer of Record included the New Coatings Facility at PPG Industries in Torrance, CA and the HVAC/Electrical Renovation at the City of Redondo Beach City Hall/Police Facilities Center. Mechanical Design and Build projects have included the Unocal Testing Laboratory in Wilmington, CA, HVAC upgrade for Marlborough School in Los Angeles, CA and HVAC design for the Hybrid Photovoltaic Battery Stations for the U.S. Navy in China Lake, CA