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
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.
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) were 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.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida is one of our favorite charities. Since opening their first Ronald McDonald House in December 1996, over 18,000 families have found a home away from home while their children received medical treatment in our community.
We had a great day at the annual golf tournament, held at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge.
CREW Orlando represents key decision makers in virtually every discipline of commercial real estate. To find out more about CREW Orlando, visit www.creworlando.org.
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.