As Director of the Medical/Commercial Group at RUSH, Al Forbes is responsible for leading all aspects of project management and field operations, including business development and marketing efforts, for healthcare and commercial related projects that RUSH is involved in.
Al started at RUSH in early 2013, as the company began developing a stronger focus on medical and commercial projects. "When I first looked into RUSH, there were three distinctions that made them stand out from others in the industry," said Forbes. "The first was the fact that RUSH is an employee-owned company. Second, RUSH's emphasis on safety, employing a full-time safety director, is both rare and admired. Last, RUSH's litigation-free history spoke for itself in terms of client satisfaction and standard of work."
During his first several months with the company, Forbes was struck by RUSH's dedication to its values and focus on client satisfaction. "William Chivers (President) and Ed Rabel (Founder) provided tremendous leadership and support for this new role for RUSH in the medical/commercial industry," Al remarked. "They continue to set a very strong example, and inspire each person here to deliver results that go above and beyond any expectations a client may have."
Al's favorite project so far was Parrish Medical Center's Diagnostic Imaging & Urgent Care Center. RUSH served as Design/Builder for this project, an approach that gave RUSH the ability to put together a design team and hand-pick subcontractors, working together with the Owner. "The design-build delivery method, along with an extremely challenging schedule, allowed for project completion in an astounding 10 weeks, rather than the 8 months required in a normal environment."
A Florida native, Al moved to Brevard County from South Florida in 1968. He and his wife, Angela, have been married for 22 years, and have two sons. Al enjoys playing golf, spending time with his family, and being involved in his sons' extracurricular activities. He has coached his sons, starting when they were 5 years old, in soccer, basketball, golf, baseball, and lacrosse. Al also serves as a board member for several of these programs.
Al's Favorite Saying:
"Do unto others as you would have others do unto you."