. . . you get a Contractor License in Virginia - (703) 922-9228
How is it possible that one person teaches Virginia regulations, law, business, architecture, civil engineering and construction?
Because no other Instructor for any other education provider has the unique qualifications of:
Ann Rackas Pate -
a Construction lawyer who knows Construction (tm)
with a 40+ year career in construction
Since 2002, her solo practice, Rackas Pate Law, PLLC, (www.RackasPateLaw.com) has provided transactional construction law services (business, contracts, risk management, and dispute resolution) to contractors, subcontractors, owners, and A/E design professionals.
Most recently (2004-2008), she served four-year terms as a member of the Virginia Board for Contractors and as a Magistrate in the 19th Judicial District of Fairfax County.
Subsequent to attending the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Architecture with a major in structural engineering, and the Illinois Institute of Technology, (Master of Science in Civil Engineering) with a major in construction management, she had a career in construction project management on high-profile projects in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Her broad-based success spans aviation/airports, highway/heavy transportation, commercial/high-rise construction, residential redevelopment, infrastructure, and corporate real estate.
After sixteen years of practical construction experience, in 1999 she received a J.D. from George Mason University School of Law.
Ms. Pate had ten years of teaching experience as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology and Northern Virginia Community College before starting Don't Build Until, LLC. She is a published author and public speaker in the construction and legal communities.
Ann Rackas Pate started Don’t Build Until, LLC in 2008
to provide the best-quality construction education for a contractor license in Virginia.
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Do you know their name and background? Do they sound like an Authority?
ACTUAL STUDENT COMMENTS:
"You did a Fantastic job with the Class. Your knowledge and expertise in the field, covering the subject matter, was very impressive."
"Excellent ability to present the materials in an engaging way and more importantly, provide the expertise to answer detailed questions."
"I can't thank you enough Ms. Pate. Without your help I would not have been able to do this by the deadline and pass and learn a lot of stuff that will guide me through business. Thank you. I will absolutely refer you to anyone interested, you're the best in the biz."
"Was very patient with a lot of questions."
"I can't imagine someone else being more qualified to teach this subject."
"A great deal of real world experience in both construction and law. Takes concepts and brings them to the real world."
"Very enthusiastic, clearly a subject matter expert."
"Excellent teaching approach."
"Brings much knowledge to teaching. Takes the time to explain issues when needed and does this in a very professional way and easy to understand."
"Outstanding instructor. Intelligent, personable, taught at a level all could understand. Talked "to" the class, not "down" to the class."
THINK LONG-TERM -- This is someone you should meet for now . . . and for the future of your company
DON'T BUILD UNTIL, LLC
Classroom Address: 6564 Loisdale COURT, Suite 600, Springfield, Virginia 22150