In Memorium – Richard N. Scheck
October 1st, 1942 – September 26th, 2021
With heavy hearts, we bid farewell to our Founder Richard N. Scheck on September 26, 2021. Rich was a visionary entrepreneur, an industry pioneer, and a dedicated leader. His passing leaves a profound void in the business world, and his indelible mark on the industry will be remembered for generations to come.
Rich’s journey as an entrepreneur was characterized by innovation, determination, and an unwavering commitment to his people, customers, and the industry that he loved. As the founder of Scheck Industries, he laid the groundwork for a company that would become synonymous with quality, safety, reliability, and ingenuity. His entrepreneurial spirit and foresight propelled Scheck Industries to new heights, making it a cornerstone of success in the mechanical contracting landscape.
Rich’s leadership style was defined by a rare combination of vision and hands-on involvement. He possessed the ability to see opportunities where others saw challenges, turning Scheck Industries into a beacon of progress and achievement. His dedication to the principles of hard work and integrity set the standard for the entire organization, creating a culture of excellence that became the hallmark of Scheck Industries.
Under Rich’s guidance, the company thrived, expanding its reach and impact across various industries. His commitment to adaptation and hiring the very best in the industry ensured that Scheck Industries remained at the forefront of technological advancements, contributing to its sustained success and growth. His steadfast dedication and mentoring of his employees assured that his legacy would continue long after he was gone.
Beyond the boardroom, Richard N. Scheck was known for his generosity and commitment to community development. His philanthropic endeavors reflected a deep-seated belief in giving back to the communities that played a part in the company’s success. His legacy extends beyond business accomplishments, leaving an enduring impact on the lives of those he touched through his charitable contributions and community engagement.
Rich was a devoted public servant, and a beloved member of his community. His legacy will forever be etched in the history of North Riverside, serving 20 years as Mayor of his hometown. Mayor Scheck was dedicated to the betterment of the town, and his tenure as the head of local government exemplified the highest standards of integrity, dedication, and compassion. Throughout his years in office, he demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the well-being of the citizens, tirelessly working to enhance the quality of life for all residents. Under Mayor Scheck’s leadership, North Riverside experienced positive growth and development. His vision for a thriving and inclusive community was reflected in numerous initiatives aimed at improving infrastructure, fostering economic opportunities, and ensuring access to essential services. He faced challenges with resilience and determination, always putting the needs of the community first. Mayor Scheck was not only a skilled administrator but also a compassionate advocate for the people he served. He took the time to listen to the concerns of citizens, engage with community members, and implement policies that reflected the values of fairness and equality. His open-door policy and approachable demeanor made him a leader who genuinely cared about the well-being of every individual in North Riverside.
As we reflect on the life and legacy of Richard N. Scheck, let us celebrate the man who, through his entrepreneurial spirit, transformed challenges into opportunities, and dreams into reality. His legacy will continue to inspire those in the business world to reach new heights and make a positive impact on the world around them.
Our thoughts and condolences continue to go out to his beloved wife Judy Scheck, their children and grandchildren, friends, and the entire Scheck Industries community. May they find solace in the knowledge that Richard N. Scheck’s legacy lives on through the company he founded and the countless lives he touched along the way.
Rest in peace Rich, your loving spirit and commitment to everything you do will forever be remembered and cherished. You are gone but will never be forgotten. Your memory will forever be etched in our hearts, and your teachings will forever be present in our actions.