RLH Construction has received an Award of Merit in the Commercial ($1-$5 million) Category of the Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. (ABC) annual Excellence in Construction competition for its Jaguar of Orlando project. RLH expanded the Jaguar of Orlando dealership with the new construction of a parking deck, service shop, and service drive. Continue reading
RLH Construction was awarded as one of the top ten fastest growing companies in Seminole County at the Industry Recognition Luncheon held at the Westin Lake Mary Orlando North. Presented by South Seminole Hospital, RLH was recognized for its outstanding contributions of excellence and growth among Seminole County businesses. Joe Hurt, COO of the company,accepted the award on its behalf.
Our own Joe Hurt was selected as an honoree in his role as Chief Operations Officer. All 28 honorees will be recognized at an awards luncheon on July 18 at the Hilton Orlando.
Update: The OBJ interviewed Joe Hurt with a questionnaire, where he was asked about his “bucket list” and a surprising fact. Read his answers here. Richard and Joe were interviewed on video during a pre-awards reception held at the Citrus Club in downtown Orlando. The footage from these video interviews will be used at the Awards Luncheon, where the finalists will be announced. Good luck, Joe!
At long last, the companies that landed a spot on the Orlando Business Journal’s Fast 50 list discovered their place in the lineup. The countdown of companies took place at the OBJ’s award luncheon celebration today.
RLH came in as #17 on the list.
Conspicuously, several construction-related businesses were awarded this afternoon, a positive indicator for the industry.
Read what Richard Haines had to say when the OBJ interviewed him for the award.
Over the span of 4 days, walls will rise up like concrete zombies on the construction site of the new Starling Chevrolet, located at the intersection of SR 417 and Orange Blossom Trail. Cast onsite, each panel is cured for about 7 days. Four lifting eyes—metal loops—are cast into each panel and connected to the interior structural steel. The tilt-wall technique requires a 230-ton crane (with operator) and a 4-man rigging crew to erect each panel. The panels are 7 ¼ inches thick, 10 to 24 feet wide, stand 25 feet tall and weigh between 32,000 and 46,000 pounds! Braces hold the panels in place until steel joists are installed. A total of 76 panels will be installed to create the new 55,000-square-foot dealership.
Today, the Orlando Business Journal (OBJ) unveiled the 2014 Fast 50 Honorees. The Fast 50 Awards celebrate Central Florida’s 50 fastest-growing privately owned companies. The honorees qualified based on revenue by percentage growth from 2011 to 2013.
All companies that made the list will be honored at the OBJ’s 2nd annual awards luncheon on June 27. The June 27 weekly edition of the OBJ will announce the companies’ actual ranking.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida is one of our favorite charities.
Each year, over 1,600 families stay at one of two Ronald McDonald Houses in Orlando while their critically ill children receive medical treatment at local hospitals.
We had a great day at the annual golf tournament, held at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge. The event was a success (not to mention fun) and raised almost $150,000 for the charity.