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Mike Rimoldi, MPA, CBO, CFM

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Michael’s over thirty years of experience has been gained on both sides of the permitting counter. His experience includes several years spent in the local government sector with the Hillsborough County, Florida Development Services Division in the Building Department. He worked as a plans examiner and then was subsequently promoted to the position of General Manager of Building Code Compliance and Contractor Licensing and eventually became the Building Official for Hillsborough County; a jurisdiction of over 1,000 square miles and a population of 1.2 million.

In addition to applying and interpreting the building codes, Michael is also a licensed building contractor who has worked on both residential and commercial projects of various scopes. He is also an ASFPM Certified Floodplain Manager.

Michael is a credited reviewer of several FEMA construction-related documents including the Coastal Construction Manual, the Local Officials Guide to Coastal Construction, and Natural Hazards and Sustainability for Residential Buildings. He has appeared on several national media outlets discussing building codes and construction including CNN, Good Morning America, and The Weather Channel.

Michael’s experience extends into the classroom where he teaches a variety of classes on building codes, disaster preparation, and floodplain management. Audiences include all levels from those new to the topics to advanced students learning the latest code changes and requirements.

Michael received a Master's in Public Administration in 2011 from the University of South Florida and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of South Florida.

Michael was a contributor to J.S. Held's 2024 Global Risk Report.

Professional Registration:

  • BU1892 / FL [State of Florida Building Code Administrator]
  • CBC1253520 / FL [State of Florida Certified Building Contractor]
  • PX2247 / FL [State of Florida Standard Plans Examiner]
  • International Code Council Certified Building Official
  • International Code Council Certified Building Plans Examiner
  • International Code Council Certified Electrical Plans Examiner
  • International Code Council Certified Disaster Response Inspector
  • International Code Council Certified Fire Inspector I
  • Association of State Floodplain Managers Certified Floodplain Manager

Professional Licensure

  • OSHA 10 Certification
  • HVAC Technician EPA Clean Air Section 608 Certification

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

  • Florida Floodplain Managers Association – Education Champion & Professional Member
  • International Code Council – Professional Member
  • Association of State Floodplain Managers – Professional Member

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