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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.

RLH Wins Eagle Award for Aristocrat VW

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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.

 

RLH Earns Gold for Safety 5 Years in a Row

ABC member_logoAssociated 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 2013 Golf Classic

RLH's Kathy Casey with Arnold Palmer's grandson, Sam Saunders (middle), and a RMH volunteer.

RLH’s Kathy Casey with Arnold Palmer’s grandson, Sam Saunders (middle), and another volunteer.

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 “Company of the Year”

CREW OrlandoWe’re honored to be named Commercial Real Estate Women Orlando’s 2012 Company of the Year! The award is given to a firm recognizing its outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the chapter.

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.

Pagan Named Small Business CFO Finalist

Kathy Pagan, RL HainesCongratulations 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.