Slade started at R&O in 1987 and has since worked in nearly every operations position: laborer, superintendent, project manager, chief operating officer and president and CEO. As President and CEO, Slade directs a team of six vice presidents to ensure that each of R&O’s projects receives the management, resources and attention required to exceed client expectations. Slade actively participates in the daily operations of R&O and frequently participates in the oversight of quality, cost and staffing of projects.

Slade Opheikens

Years at R&O



  • Risk Mitigation
  • Orchestrating Large Teams
  • Identifying Talent
  • Big Picture Strategy
  • Project Management


  • BS, 1995; Construction Management, Brigham Young University - Utah
  • LEED Accredited Professional
  • OSHA 10 Certified
  • SWPPP Certified
  • Federal Contract Administration Training

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