Jessica Scruggs has been surrounded by the construction trade since her youth as her family was in the plumbing and heating business. Ms. Scruggs graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Finance from University of Maryland and began her career at Westinghouse/Northrup Grumman in 1986 in the Comptroller’s Department. By 1994, she was in the position of Financial Planner before starting with Stormwater Facilities.
In 1995, Ms. Scruggs assisted spouse Richard Seitz in the transition from Seitz Custom Builders into the new Stormwater Facilities company. Ms. Scruggs is now the CEO/CFO and owner of Stormwater Facilities, a woman-owned business and utility contractor. Her tasks include overseeing the daily financial operations and administration.
Jessica and Rich have two sons and remain very active as volunteers with the Boy and Girl Scouts of America and assisting Eagle Scouts with their community projects in Anne Arundel County since 1999.
Richard Seitz founded Stormwater Facilities in 1995. He has been involved with the construction business, in one form or another, since the early ‘80s. Mr. Seitz studied carpentry and received his Certificate in Architectural Technologies in 1986 and was certified in Emergency Medical Service Technologies in 1995—both from Anne Arundel Community College. He served as Superintendent and Project Manager in the construction business before starting his own home improvement company, ‘Seitz Custom Builders’ in 1990.
Mr. Seitz also studied Fire Sciences, Safety, Management, Inspection and Instruction at the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute in College Park, Maryland. In 1992, he joined the Anne Arundel County Fire Department and acquired more certifications in many areas, like trench and confined space rescue. He retired as a Lieutenant from the Fire Department in 2008.
Understanding fire code enforcement coupled with his vast knowledge of construction (Licensed Utility and Sewage Disposal Contractor and Hazardous Material Trained), all tie in well with his enthusiasm for the industry. His responsibilities include everything from contractual negotiations and estimating, to daily field operations.