Renier Blueprint: June 2017 Newsletter
Featured Project: MPW Hangar Groundbreaking
Renier's flight design team planning the MPW Hangar
The sky’s the limit for MPW Industrial Services! Renier Construction hosted a groundbreaking ceremony last month at MPW's private hangar at John Glenn Columbus International Airport. The hangar is one of just three privately owned hangars at Port Columbus and will comprise 52,000 square-feet upon completion this fall.
MPW Industrial Services CEO Monte Black spoke about the opportunities this new hangar will allow the company, as well as the company’s long-standing relationship with Renier. Other speakers included Elaine Roberts, Port Columbus president and CEO, Don DePerro, Columbus Chamber of Commerce president and Eileen Goodman, Moody Nolan partner, director of interior design. Read more.
Auto Body Collision & Glass
Renier Construction is assisting Auto Body Collision & Glass with a 6,100 s.f. addition to their Mill Run location. This expansion will provide 16 additional bays for auto collision repairs, doubling the capacity of this location. Before breaking ground, Renier discovered the underground electric that serviced the body shop would have to be relocated. Thanks to the swift actions of the crew, this was accomplished with only a few minutes of electrical disruption. The expansion is expected to be completed in September of this year.
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Renier Founder and President Bill Heifner was recently featured in the May issue of Automotive News, Talk from the Top: North American Automaker Executives, that highlights individuals involved with dealerships who ultimately got into motorsports, as well. You can read the article here.
Renier is Growing!
Lee Page III recently moved into a new position on Team Renier as Maintenance Supervisor. He is responsible for conducting quarterly inspections, service calls and anything else our clients may need. He has years of hands-on construction experience that have set him up for success in his new position. Welcome, Lee!
Renier Construction Senior Cost Estimator Steve Giere explains why he joined the Renier team three years ago and shares highlights from working with the company.
Steve keeps travel and family front and center at his desk
When did you join the Renier team?
I joined Renier in April, 2014.
How did you first learn about Renier? And why did you want to work here?
During my job search for a different construction company, a former college classmate mentioned to me that Renier was looking for estimators. My previous employer was a “hard bid” construction company that entailed long hours, high amounts of stress and a roller coaster of failure and reward. After learning about Renier’s work process, I knew my previous skills during design and pre-construction could be put to use and be valuable to the company.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
Working alongside architects, engineers and subcontractor consultants as an equal team member to produce a design that’s not only functional, but also affordable for an owner.
Which three words would you use to describe the culture at Renier?
Authentic, fair, smart.
What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned while at Renier?
Trusting others' opinions.
When you aren’t working, how do you like to spend your time?
My wife and I love to travel and visit new places, meet new people and experience different cultures. I’m also a voracious reader. I read everything - books, magazines, newspapers.
Tell us one thing about you most people don’t know.
I still make out my taxes by hand with pen and pencil; no computer.
Partner Spotlight: Schaefer
Ryan Konst, vice president of Schaefer, a structural engineering firm, explains that working with Renier Construction is more than a business agreement – it’s a partnership.