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We are


Federal Contracts Corp is the nation’s leading supplier of heavy-equipment sales and rental to the Federal Government.

Federal Contracts Corp is dedicated to producing quality contracts between manufacturers and the Federal Government that create trusting relationships, while earning a fair profit. FCC succeeds by offering a unique, unmatched level of hands-on customer service that enables customers to procure quality products and results in lasting business relationships.

Since its founding in 2003, Federal Contracts Corp has earned an enviable reputation for delivering equipment that meets the demands of your governmental fleet and maintenance departments.

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Meet our Team


Clark Ricke


Clark Ricke began his heavy equipment career working in the coal mines of Pennsylvania during the early ‘70’s. His experience covers all aspects of this industry: machine repair, fleet management, sales, and launching a startup company, Federal Contracts Corp, in 2003. Over his career he has written articles for regional and national magazines and has received industry awards on a national basis. During the Vietnam conflict, he served in the K/75th Ranger unit and the 173rd Airborne Recon unit.

Clark is a Service-Disabled Veteran and is heavily involved in supporting Veteran Organizations. He is a Life Member of the 173rd Airborne Association, Association of the United States Army, DAV, and the 75th Ranger Regiment. Clark is also a member of AED, APWA, NAFA, and others held board-level positions. He was the first person inducted into the Caterpillar GIDEX Hall of Fame and was recognized as the “Man of the Year” for the National Joint Powers Alliance (Sourcewell).


Tricia Ricke


Tricia, a Tampa native, brings to FCC over 25 years of experience in the database management and financial industries. Her broad experience in product management, sales training, and client services guides her oversight of FCC’s financial matters. Tricia served in senior management positions with Sun Bank, Nations Bank, and Harland Corporation. Her experience in the heavily regulated financial services industry makes her uniquely qualified to navigate governmental regulations related to securing business opportunities.

Additionally, Tricia maintains FCC’s small business certifications of HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone) and certified small business. Tricia assisted with FCC being named the 2023 regional Veteran-Owned Business of the Year by the Small Business Development Center. In 2023, the Tampa Bay Business Journal honored Tricia as one of the city’s top financial executives of the year. Tricia loves gardening and is the reason why the FCC grounds are so beautiful. She’s often found there pulling weeds and formulating creative solutions.



Steve Ricke

President and CEO

Steve has 40 years of heavy equipment and management experience with oil & gas exploration, heavy civil construction, and sales/marketing responsibilities with major manufacturers.

He is a past member of the Association of Construction Equipment Managers, a lifetime member of the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) and awarded 1997 “Technician of the Year” for the AEMP. He is also a member of the American Public Works Association (APWA). Before joining Federal Contracts Corp, he was the Director of Corporate Business for the Wirtgen Group and has served on several boards and committees dedicated to improving the professionalism of equipment sales and equipment management.

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Executive Vice President

Rusty brings 30 years of industry experience to FCC, most recently having corporate oversight of Kubota Tractor Corporation’s government business. Previously, Rusty held several positions with Genie/ Terex Corporation as national accounts manager and as government sales manager. While at Genie, he established Genie’s first government programs for both federal and cooperative purchasing contracts. He is a member of the Association of the United States Army and the American Public Works Association.

Rusty graduated summa cum laude from Southern New Hampshire University with a B.A. in Communication and a concentration in public relations. While there, he received the Distinguished Scholar Award for the highest GPA in his program. He holds certifications from Duke University in financial planning and control as well as innovation and creativity in teams and organizations. Rusty currently serves on the advisory panel for the University of Houston, C.T Bauer College of Business Customer Experience Certificate.

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Christopher Rey


As a Vice President, Chris coordinates all the many aspects of our business and is a great asset to the FCC team. He has been with Federal Contracts Corp since 2010. His primary responsibility involves heavy and agricultural equipment. He works directly with both the manufacturers and government customers to help meet their needs. He then follows up with the manufacturers and customers after every transaction to ensure FCC has fulfilled each purchaser’s requirements. He often goes out of his way to help our many customers meet their small business goals.

Additionally, Chris ensures compliance with our GSA and BPA contracts. Chris was born and raised in Florida and graduated from Saint Leo University with a Degree in History. He is a loyal customer of the local donut shop, Hole-In-One Donuts, and enjoys traveling all over the country to participate in trade shows and events. In the office, he is known for his great imagination and wonderful sense of humor.

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Pete Pierson


As Vice President of Federal Contracts Corp, Pete is responsible for sales of all power systems, material handling equipment, trailers, and crane/boom trucks. He has been with the company since 2013 and has an excellent understanding of the governmental procurement process. Pete has worked at all levels with federal and state agencies and has extensive experience working with customers to provide reliable, long-term solutions. He maintains close relationships with both end users and manufacturers and is committed to ensuring successful design and delivery according to contract requirements.

Pete has a Political Science Degree from the University of Washington and is a retired NFL football player who spent nine seasons playing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts.

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Karina joined the Federal Contracts Corp team in 2024 as Controller. She is a native of Florida and graduated from Saint Leo University with her BS in Accounting and University of Tampa with her MBA in Accounting.  Karina has over 18 years of experience in accounting including 6 years of managerial and controllership roles. Her experience includes auditing government and non-profit organizations with a focus on Single Audits of Federal/State grants and ensuring compliance with contract terms, OMB, and Florida Statutes.  Her previous experience in both industry and public accounting gives her unique knowledge of all aspects of the accounting cycle and process and internal control improvement.

As Controller, Karina oversees the finance department, collaborates with the management team on the financial aspects of the company, monitors the everyday operations, produces financial reporting, and ensures financial compliance.  When she’s not at work she loves to spend time with her twin boys! 

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Matt joined Federal Contracts Corp in 2017 with 15 years in management of underground utilities and operating heavy equipment. His previous life working as a heavy equipment operator ensures a personal understanding of deadlines, constraints, and challenges. Before joining Federal Contracts Corp, Matt earned a Level 1 Water Distribution License working for the Hillsborough County, Florida Water Resource Department. Matt’s real-world experience and expertise operating and managing utility projects proves to be an invaluable resource customers rely on daily. He is responsible for GSA Short-Term Rental contracts, as well as open-market rental requests and BPAs (Blanket Purchase Agreements). From plate compactors to crawler cranes, Matt’s passion is finding the right equipment for project requirements, right now.

Outside of the office, you will find him in a tree stand, on a boat, or riding in the wind on a Harley.

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Linda Rose joined Federal Contracts Corp in 2018 as the Contracts Assistant. Since then, she has been promoted to Contracts Administrator, Contracts Manager and now she is FCC’s Operations Manager. Linda Rose drives improvement of systems, processes, and achieving best practices. She also works with new and current suppliers to add and update products to FCC contracts and maintains contract compliance.
Linda Rose supplements FCC’s in-office technical support on an as-needed basis. Linda Rose received her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry with a minor in Mathematical Programming from the University of Tampa. She later earned her Master’s Degree in Business Administration with Data Analytics (STEM) from Saint Leo University. With her background being in the STEM fields, she is well-versed in data analytics, researching, and practical mathematics, which makes her an ideal resource to manage FCC’s large and growing catalog of products. She has a true love of numbers and is frequently seen at her desk working on some type of spreadsheet.

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Shaneekua earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Central Florida. She joined Federal Contracts Corp’s finance team in 2017 as a Finance Assistant and since then has been promoted to Accounting Manager. She manages the accounting team and oversees the daily operations of the Finance Department. In addition to managing her accounting team, she is responsible for monitoring and analyzing accounting data. She also provides financial statements and reporting for other members of FCC’s management team. You will always find Shaneekua looking for ways to improve the department procedures to increase accuracy and efficiency. Outside of work, Shaneekua enjoys spending her free time with her family.

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Rosmery is a certified public accountant from Venezuela, with 19 years of experience in financial audit, government contracts management, and cost accounting. She holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Finance.

Rosmery joined FCC in mid-2022 as an Account Receivables Specialist and has since been promoted to Assistant Accounts Manager. She is responsible for all customer invoicing, ensuring that contract amounts are submitted and collected in a timely manner. She also verifies and records transactions, researches and resolves account discrepancies, and performs other reporting tasks to ensure customer satisfaction. Rosmery believes learning and patience are her best tools to adapt to change. She loves playing volleyball and says that exercise is her best medicine. She reminds all of us to smile; it doesn’t hurt and it’s free.

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Jeff, a Tampa Bay native, is a recent addition to the Federal Contracts Corp team. He spent the preceding nine years in accounts receivable within the medical industry. During this period, he had an opportunity to work for a brief time in India. His previous experience working with government entities like the Veterans Administration has greatly strengthened FCC’s accounting team.

Jeff is a graduate of St. Petersburg College and holds an Associate of Arts Degree with a concentration in business. He is also a certified revenue cycle professional. In Jeff’s free time, he enjoys watching football (go Dolphins!), fishing, and spending time with his wife, daughter, and black lab.

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Maria was born in New Jersey; however, she was raised in the Caribbean. She comes to Federal Contracts Corp with a long history in the finance profession. Previously, she specialized in estate planning and working with investment strategists to develop strong long-term portfolios. Prior to this, she spent part of her career working in the financial sector of the medical field.

 Earlier, Maria was a licensed and certified practical nursing assistant. She holds a state of Florida financial license, as well as being a notary public. Maria is passionate about social justice. In her free time, she volunteers to improve the health and living conditions for under-served people of the Caribbean.

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Contracts Specialist

Brent comes to Federal Contracts Corp with more than 15 years of sales experience. During his most recent experience in industrial manufacturing, Brent worked extensively with the largest U.S. oil & gas companies, industrial water treatment companies, the military, and first responders on the design and installation of training facilities. Brent’s dedication to being a technical knowledge expert combined with a genuine passion for customer service help make him a perfect fit for FCC’s mission and vision. He is FCC’s specialist in working with the Defense Logistics Agency and supports its mission by representing multiple heavy equipment manufacturers.

Brent holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Christian Ministry from the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, Texas. Additionally, Brent holds an MBA with a concentration in management and leadership from Florida Gulf Coast University.

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Jason Paules

Contracts Specialist

Jason joined the Federal Contracts Corp team in April of 2019 as a Purchasing Assistant and was promoted to Contracts Specialist. He’s often called on to backfill and assist others on the team and shows great versatility, easily operating in sales, rental, and purchasing capacities.

Jason received an Associates Degree in Business from Hillsborough Community College with a concentration in Accounting. He graduated with a B.A in finance from the University of South Florida in 2021. Jason is a sports enthusiast, backing all three of Tampa’s professional teams and spends much of his free time with two nieces.

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Contracts Specialist

Beginning his career as a heavy equipment technician, Jay knows the ins and outs of the products that FCC provides to its federal clients. He started with FCC in July of 2020, bringing 37 years of diversified experience in the heavy equipment industry.

Jay is currently working as a contracts specialist and is responsible for power generation, on- road vehicles, and enclosed trailers. Jay was awarded the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) – Heavy Equipment Technician of the Year Award in 2001 for his outstanding achievements as a service technician. He has a thorough understanding of the services FCC provide and enjoys satisfying customers’ needs. When Jay is not in the office, he enjoys boating, fishing, and hunting.

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Todd Pegher


Contracts Specialist

Todd, originally a Pittsburgh native, now calls Florida home. A former respiratory therapist, Todd served in the emergency rooms of Allegheny Health Network. Additionally, he served as a clinical liaison for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Todd brings a tremendous amount of entrepreneurial expertise as a previous owner of several small businesses.

Todd not only brings a diverse work background, he also brings a diverse educational background to FCC. He holds an associate degree in Respiratory Therapy and a bachelor of science in Healthcare Administration. When Todd isn’t managing contracts for forklifts and heavy equipment attachments, he’s frequently on the golf course or practice range working to improve his skills and lower his handicap.

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Contracts Assistant

Michelle is from Venezuela’s Northwest area and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the oil and gas fields to Federal Contracts Corp. As Contracts Assistant, Michelle’s responsibility is to ensure all the data necessary for submission to the government agencies’ contracts is maintained and up to date. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration and is a graduate of URBE University.

Michelle’s logic and analytical skills combined with her adaptability and attention to detail make her an invaluable asset to FCC. Michelle is a commissioned notary public in and for the state of Florida and is constantly exploring various disciplines to broaden her background. Michelle finds great joy and satisfaction in community volunteering.

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Duane Moss

Rental specialist

As our rental specialist, Duane manages our short-term rentals and our direct rental requests. Much of his time is spent ensuring an accurate and timely rental solution is delivered to our rental customers. With 15 years’ experience in sales, sales management, equipment rental, and a former small business owner, Duane brings a depth and breadth of expertise and knowledge that serves our customers well.

Duane holds a B.S. in Business Public Management from the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute. Additionally, he is a certified ANSI evaluator for aerial equipment. He was previously recognized as a C.E. of the Year, southeast region for United Rentals. When not with his dedicated team, he enjoys his time with his wife and their two sons at their many soccer games as well as fishing and golfing.

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purchasing agent

Rob brings to FCC a rich background in procurement for some of the most prominent defense contractors in the world. Originally from upstate New York, Rob moved to the Tampa area in 2019. In 2014 Lockheed Martin chose Rob as their Facilities Purchasing Agent. Rob distinguished himself quickly and was handpicked to support senior engineers steering priority Lockheed Martin projects.

He was later recruited by British Aerospace Systems (BAE) as a Procurement/Expediting Specialist. There, he had the distinguished honor of working on the F-18 Super Hornet Milestone project acquiring flight instrumentation solutions for BAE. In his spare time, Rob enjoys watching his son play hockey, boating with friends and family, and attending concerts with his wife.

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Dusty Rudd


Dusty, originally a North Georgia native, comes to FCC with a military background. His 11-year military career comprised two tours of combat deployment in Iraq. At the end of Drill Sergeant duty, he achieved the Meritorious Service Award for his service. His natural leadership qualities inspired his ability to mentor and mold young recruits into disciplined, focused soldiers.

Upon leaving the Army, Dusty earned two associate degrees, one in business and one in business administration. He has since earned a B.A. in management and organizational leadership from St. Petersburg College. He enjoys staying active and is a certified CrossFit instructor. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids.

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Jamaica, an Orlando, Florida native, has been with Federal Contracts Corp for several years. Trade shows, travel, and logistics are just some of the key aspects of FCC business that Jamaica oversees. The most important role Jamaica plays in the organization is in data analytics. He provides the executive team with the dashboards and data used to help make informed FCC business decisions.

Jamaica is a graduate of the University of South Florida where he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. In early 2024, he plans to further his education by pursuing a Master’s Degree in Data Analytics. In his spare time, Jamaica can be found helping his family business, a boutique cigar brand.

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