Advisory Council Member
After graduating high school Gary Rabine discovered his passion for paving driveways. The start of a family pushed his drive to succeed in this industry. He married Cheryl, in 1985 and Rabine Paving grew as more companies were started, and then more were acquired.
This growth is the result of building an amazing team with a strong focus on client satisfaction, innovation and a desire to be world class. There are now 10 companies in the Rabine Group. Rabine Paving and Rabine Paving America are known to pave more concrete and asphalt parking lots than any other company in America.
7 companies serve the facilities real estate industry in commercial Paving, Roofing, Doors and Docks and Snow Removal. 3 companies are technology businesses serving the Natural Gas industry, the Real Estate industry and Municipal industry.
Cheryl Rabine and their daughter Janelle head up the Rabine Group Foundation, which is a nonprofit organization that invests in great causes serving children, elderly, veterans & homeless in the communities that the Rabine Group serves. All of the Rabine Group companies give 3-5% of their profits to the foundation on an annual basis. Gary also started a non- profit called True Mentors with his co-founder Quinton James, an organization that recruits Exec Leaders and Seasoned Entrepreneurs to mentor younger aspiring leaders.
Gary’s passion for mentorship and inspiring others led him to start the podcast called DitchDigger CEO. This podcast, hosted by Gary and Quinton, interviews many of America’s business Titans, allowing them to share their Rags to Riches, only in America, success stories. DitchDigger CEO can be accessed through all podcast apps or Apple iTunes.
Gary, along with his wife Cheryl and son, Nik, currently reside in Woodstock, IL, in a home on their golf course at Bull Valley. Gary’s other son and two daughters are enjoying their careers. Two of his children lead Rabine Group Companies in Schaumburg and Chicago and one is an E&Y attorney. Gary & Cheryl are most excited about their two grandchildren Lincoln and Sienna.
Gary enjoys staying active with working out, golf, wake surfing and practicing his Catholic Faith.