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.
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.
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.
Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) has awarded RLH Construction a Gold Level of achievement in the Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP). The award recognizes RLH for our ongoing efforts in the development of a quality safety program for 2013. This is the fifth year in a row RLH has qualified for the Gold Level STEP Award.
The STEP program was developed and written by contractors, for contractors. It is a way for companies to enhance their safety and loss prevention programs and provides objective methods to measure safety performance.
For more information about the STEP program, visit ABC’s website.
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Congratulations to Kathy Pagan, accounting director at RLH Construction, for being named a finalist in the Orlando Business Journal’s 2012 C-Level Awards, CFO small business category. Kathy was recognized for her outstanding contributions to the firm’s overall financial health and strategic initiatives that she’s implemented over the years.