President & CEO
Since starting her business in 1990, Vicki Suiter has helped hundreds of contractors and designers build solid foundations for their businesses, run operations more efficiently, and achieve the kind of success they never dreamed possible. She — and the companies she works with — consistently create break- through results because Vicki helps her clients through instruction — not by direction. Instead of telling her clients what changes they need to make in their business — she leads them to understand the fundamentals that drive it. Her clients learn to see, and operate their businesses in a whole new way.
Vicki earned her undergraduate degree in business and finance from Dominican University, and held positions as a lending officer with a national bank, was controller for an international training company, and earned certifications as a Business Coach/Trainer and Master NLP Practitioner before opening her own business. She chose to focus on the contracting industry for a very practical reason: her (then) husband was a contractor, and she realized that there were a whole lot of businesses that could use her business advice.
She was right.
Over the last 24 years, Vicki has expanded the scope of her business and her services. When the doors opened, the company name was Suiter Financial Systems. In 2014 she changed the name to Suiter Business Builders to reflect the work she does today. Today, in addition to running a fully-booked consulting practice, Vicki has become an in-demand speaker at construction and design industry conferences across the US and Canada. Her presentations for ASID, IDS, NARI and NKBA are consistently ranked among their most popular. Vicki has also been at the top in association leadership: She served for over six years on the executive team for North Bay NARI, and was named NARI National Chapter President of Year in 2011. She is a current and active member of Institute of Management Consultants (IMC); Institute of Management Accountants (IMA); National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI); North Coast Builders Exchange (NCBE) and Vistage Trusted Advisors Group.
Vicki’s views and opinions have been published in Construction Pro’s Magazine; SF Chronicle; Reeves Journal; CLCA and ASA Newsletters. Currently, she is writing a book to share her insights on how any business can profit in any economy.
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It’s so great having Vicki Suiter as a resource. She’s available and quick on her feet. When I speak to her about what we’re working on she understands because she’s run into it before. I know I can rely on her. And it’s not just me– she’s there for all of my staff as well. She’s on our team.
Tim McNickle is expert in building powerful, cohesive management systems. His extensive experience creating results in business development, acquisitions, coaching, training, and finance enables him to produce desired results for his clients quickly and effectively.
His deep operational experience, including time working on the client side in the contracting industry is of special value to our clients. Having successfully run multi- million dollar companies and consulted with hundreds of smaller businesses, he understands the “nuts and bolts” of running the day-to-day operations of an organization. He is easily able to identity issues and deliver solutions.
Clients call on Tim to facilitate board meeting, executive team retreats, deliver sales training using NLP technology, facilitate conflict resolution meetings and explain behavioral styles in communication.
Tim is a certified coach in business and leadership. He holds a BS in Engineering Technology from Kansas State University as well as an Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Certification.
You generally hear that what a man doesn’t know doesn’t hurt him, but in business what a man doesn’t know does hurt.
Lisa Murphy makes sure that we follow our own suggestions for efficient operations, and helps keep our offices running smoothly. Her extensive background in bookkeeping and accounting and as a systems administrator, provide an invaluable asset both to our company and to Suiter Business Builders’ clients.
Dortha Hise manages Vicki’s speaking calendar and event follow-up. She’s the person to contact about everything related to appearances. In addition to being a delight to speak with, Dortha is incredibly organized. Lucky for us, she also has an endless amount of passion and energy for getting the word out about who we are and what we do.