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RLH COO Joe Hurt Named C-Level Award Honoree

Joe Hurt - CopyEvery year, the Orlando Business Journal celebrates Central Florida’s top CIOs, COOs, CFOs, CMOs and CXOs of distinction. (A CXO is a Chief Experience Officer, by the way.)

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.

Congratulations, Joe!

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!

Richard and Joe represent RLH at the VIP Pre-Event Reception
Photo by: Jim Carchidi, Photojournalist with the Orlando Business Journal

RLH #17 on the Fast 50 List

Richard Haines, RLH President, accepts the 2014 OBJ Fast 50 Award.

Our President, Richard Haines, accepts RLH’s 2014 OBJ Fast 50 Award.

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.

Alley-Oop! Raising the Walls at Starling Chevrolet

Starling tilt wall 6-24-14Over 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.

 

RLH Named in Top 50 Fastest-Growing Companies

Fast50 logo

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.

See the alphabetical 2014 list here.