About Us

Rock West Properties, LLC’s are incorporated to invest, manage, and grow our real estate development company.  Founded in 2003 by Jim Gormican with more than 20 years of experience in property development at that time, he has grown the business significantly since inception.

Objectives of the company are very simple… acquire raw land and underdeveloped projects where Rock West can add value inorder to resell or manage at better than market returns.

We have a creative and integrated approach in seeking opportunities at below market value where we then ammend, remediate, improve or construct new.  We balance appreciation, debt, cash flow, and tax (both short and long term) with overall equity growth.  Each property is incorporated into the company strategy of working to multiple exits which may include: selling for short term appreciation, rental for long term cash flow, and property exchange for tax deferral to increase total equity.  The intent is to grow the real estate business and over time diversity the earnings into other business where we have passion, experience, and expertise. Examples of diversification include Rock West Solutions, Inc, incorporated in 2006 at www.RockWestSolutions.com, and Rock West Composites, Inc, incorporated in 2009 at www.RockWestComposites.com.  The facilities of these companies are owned and leased by Rock West Properties.

The Name - Rock West comes from “Rock” as in establishing a solid business foundation and “West” representing the entrepreneurial spirit of the company.  Going West is most often associated with the early pioneers and their ambitions, desires and belief that anything is possible.  They took risk, were committed to building something new.  They were determined and had the willingness to put in the hard work necessary for success. These are all values we embody at Rock West.