RLH places 42nd among 100 fastest growing privately held companies in Central Florida

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RLH placed 42nd among the top 100 fastest growing privately held companies in the Central Florida area in the Orlando Business Journal’s GOLDEN 100!

The Hilton Orlando was the luncheon venue on Friday, August 14 for the nominees. This could not have happened without the support of our great team and our partners. Thank you!

RLH Construction gives back to a village in Costa Rica!

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President Richard Haines, Estimating Manager Ryan Lotti, Business Development Manager Corey Collins and a team of volunteers spent a week in San Gerardo, Costa Rica building a 1500sqft Church. The construction project consisted of demo-ing an existing wood-frame Church, installation of concrete wall panels, setting trusses and roof decking, pouring concrete stage and concrete slab, a 20’x18’ Children’s activity area, and 2 crosses. One cross was manufactured from steel tube and the other from 8” Glass Blocks. One week of hard work for a lifetime of blessings!

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

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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 RISES TO #9 IN THE TOP 50 FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES FOR 2015

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2015 Fast 50

On Friday, June 5, the Orlando Business Journal held their awards luncheon for the 2015 Fast 50 Honorees. COO Joe Hurt accepted the award for RLH. This annual event showcases the fastest growing privately owned Central Florida companies based on revenue by percentage growth over the past two years. Several construction companies were on the list showing the continued rise in the industry.

See the alphabetical 2015 list here.

Ronald McDonald House 2015 Golf Classic

Ronald McDonald House CharityRonald McDonald House Charities is one of our favorite charities! Each year, over 1600 families stay at one of two RMH Houses in the Orlando area while their critically ill children receive medical treatment at local hospitals.

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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.

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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.