Florida Department of Environmental Protection Stormwater, Erosion & Sedimentation Control Inspector Qualification Certification

Erosion & Sedimentation Control Inspector Qualification Certification

Congratulations to Doug Wilson (Superintendent), John Colley (Superintendent), Bruce Hansley (Superintendent), Terry Alexander (Project Manager) and Ray Packey (Superintendent), as pictured from left to right, for completing and receiving their Florida Department of Environmental Protection Stormwater, Erosion & Sedimentation Control Inspector Qualification Certification on May 27th. This certification course was held for 2 days at the Nova Southeastern Campus in Orlando, and was sponsored by the City of Orlando and the FDEP. Thank you for representing RLH Construction.

RLH strikes “Gold” for the 6th Year in a row!

Orlando Business Journal Golden 100 RLH Construction

Each year, the Orlando Business Journal (OBJ) recognizes stand-out Central Florida companies for their excellence and contributions to the community. The “Golden 100” is ranked by gross revenues for the most recent year-end. The Hilton Orlando will host the August 14th luncheon for the nominees.

RLH Wins Merit Award For Jaguar Of Orlando

IMG_0041RLH 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 Continue reading

RLH awarded by Seminole County Chamber of Commerce

Joe HurtRLH 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.


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 Named in Top 50 Fastest-Growing Companies

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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.


RLH Ranks in Top 50 Philanthropic Companies

Every month, a team of RLH volunteers cook dinner for the families staying at Ronald McDonald House.

Above:  Every month, a team of RLH volunteers cook dinner for the families staying at Ronald McDonald House.  Below:  Clean-up, too!

Today, the Orlando Business Journal published its list of Top Philanthropic Companies, evaluated by contributions paid out to charitable organizations in 2012.  RLH sits among companies at the top half of the list at #18, having contributed just over $40,000 and 300 employee volunteer hours to our favorite charities.  Number one on the list was Walt Disney World Resort, which contributed $30 mi6-13-13 Phil S - Copyllion and 230,000 hours to charitable organizations.



RLH is “Golden” 5 Years in a Row

Every year, the Orlando Business Journal (OBJ) names the top privately held companies, ranked by gross revenues and dubbed “The Golden 100”.  RLH has been included on the list for the past five years, and holds the #76 rank in 2013’s list.

See the complete OBJ list of companies here.  Read more details in the follow-up story here.

RLH Wins Eagle Award for Aristocrat VW


Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) has awarded RLH Construction an Eagle Award in the Commercial ($5 to $10 million) Category of its annual Excellence in Construction competition. The 30,000-square-foot Aristocrat Volkswagen East project is the 2nd design-build VW “White-Frame” prototype in the United States. The entire 11-acre site was previously wetlands.  Once mitigated, a 1,500-lineal-foot segmented block retaining wall was installed with heights varying from six to ten feet.  56,000 cubic yards of import fill (approx. 2,889 dump trucks) was placed. A naturally-occurring stream was routed underneath the site and conveyed through two 60” RCP. Meeting the stringent specifications of VW North America, this project was delivered in nine months, on time and under budget.

The Excellence in Construction Awards program recognizes the exceptional work for an entire construction project for general contractors.  Projects are judged on execution of design, quality of craftsmanship, attention to detail, proper installation, outstanding coordination efforts, challenges successfully overcome, project complexity, custom materials, safety program, and owner satisfaction.  The Eagle Award is the Central Florida Chapter’s highest recognition.

Read more about the Central Florida Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors.