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Renier Blueprint: June 2022 Newsletter

The Renier Blueprint
A Quarterly E-Newsletter, June 2022
Featuring: Integrity In Action 

The heat is on – quite literally! Summer has arrived, and with it comes the very heart of working AND playing hard. Whether it’s being out in the pool, enjoying the great outdoors, spending time with family and friends, running a charity event, or developing new dreams with clients, we’re committed to Integrity in every interaction.

Commitment is a dedication of a different color; it is a total and complete focus on the project at hand. With the Renier Experience being the defining factor of how we operate, we believe there is no excuse for not being able to commit to Integrity in all its forms. But talking about it doesn’t do anything if we don’t show it! So, let’s take a look at the last quarter and how we were able to show our commitment to Integrity.

Let’s take a look at the past quarter and how commitment, open communication, and Integrity have helped us thrive.

 
Project Features
Byers Mazda

In April of 2021, we began work on a massive update for the Byers Mazda Service Center. This update involved a total and complete commitment to every step of the process, with a goal of providing the best customer service as efficiently and professionally as possible. Though the older facility had served Byers Mazda well for many years, it was time for an upgrade, and so we set out to make this new facility the best it could possibly be. The facility opened in March of 2022, just a few months ago, and we couldn’t be prouder of what the team accomplished here. We are so grateful to Byers Mazda for trusting us and look forward to many more projects together. Take a look at the photos – isn’t the new building just gorgeous?

Byers Mazda-Before
Byers Mazda-After
 
Germain Hyundai

We’ve been busy over at Germain Hyundai! With recently completed interior framing, the onset of drywall, and 95% of the exterior storefront glazing in, the finish line is in sight! Take a look at all the progress we’ve made!

 

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Jameson’s Wish

When Renier gets a chance to give back to the community, we do everything we can to contribute. In April, we were able to unveil a very special project for a very special young man.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation had a unique request from Jameson Colley, who has been battling leukemia since December of 2019. If you aren’t familiar with Make-A-Wish, they are a non-profit organization that grants “wishes” to children with critical illnesses. The foundation does all it can to provide these children with wishes that inspire hope, courage, and the strength to continue fighting.

Though initially, Jameson had hoped for a trip out west with his family, COVID-19 prevented traveling. Jameson decided on a new “wish” that represented both his dedication to his community as well as his passion for his favorite sport – baseball.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation, together with Renier, constructed Jameson’s wish for a set of batting cages for the community and school baseball program to share together. These were placed alongside Worthington Christian School’s Mike Penn Baseball Field and unveiled on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. We are honored to have been part of Jameson’s wish, and hope it brings the community together for many years to come!
 
Company News 
Another Trip Around the Sun

Happy 75th, Bill! All those years keep trying to catch up with you, but you just keep racing ahead and leaving them in the dust! We look forward to celebrating many more passes around the track together. We hope you enjoyed that cake – you’ve earned it!
 
We’re Growing to Better Serve Our Clients
Dedication in Direction

Last quarter brought us some incredible talent, and it just seems to keep coming our way! We are thrilled at the growth Renier continues to make both on job sites and off. We cannot wait to introduce them to you and to see their dedication and Integrity shine through with both clients and colleagues.
Please welcome our newest members to the Renier team!
Employee Spotlights
 

Curt Smith, Project Manager

Renier is happy to announce the addition of Curt Smith to the Renier team! Curt serves as a Project Manager on commercial and mixed-use projects. As a Project Manager, he monitors all job aspects including the schedule, budget forecasting costs, communication with the client, and completing all front-end documentation in coordination with the project architects and engineers.

Curt’s experience in multiple roles within the construction industry gives him a unique perspective and allows him to have a greater understanding of all aspects of a project. Curt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management Systems from The Ohio State University, is OSHA 30-hour certified, First Aid and CPR certified, and brings nearly 8 years of industry experience to his position.

Along with his wife and new daughter, Curt resides in Marysville. His hobbies include spending time with and traveling with his family. Welcome, Curt!

 

David Carter, Project Superintendent

Renier recently added David Carter to our team as a Project Superintendent. David has a comprehensive construction background with over 30 years in the industry including 10 years as a carpenter. With his vast knowledge of the construction and construction safety industry – he brings a wide-ranging unique and valuable skill set to Team Renier.

As an on-site Superintendent, David coordinates & supervises all trades and subcontractors on the job site. Additionally, he makes sure that the project remains both on schedule and on-budget, that jobsite safety remains a priority, and client satisfaction is always maintained. He communicates with the owner or their representative to ensure all facets of the project are being met to client satisfaction.

Originally from and raised in Anchorage, AK, David now resides in Springfield, Ohio with his wife of 23 years – who comes from Fostoria, Ohio. David also spent 8 years in Oregon and 14 years in San Antonio, TX before returning to Ohio. He and his wife live on 15 acres of old-growth hardwood (yes, we had to look it up too!) and enjoy working on that in their spare time. Welcome, David!

 

Jim Gatten, Project Superintendent

Jim Gatten joined the Renier team as a Project Superintendent. He serves as the Renier representation on the jobsite handling all tasks while the project progresses. As a Superintendent, he is responsible for coordinating, managing, and maintaining both the job schedule and budget – while also ensuring client communication is always open – and that the project is progressing to the client’s satisfaction.

Jim brings a lengthy construction background to Team Renier, adding valuable “experience only” knowledge to the project team.

While Jim grew up in the St. Clairsville, Ohio area, he now resides in Pickerington. In his free time, he enjoys hunting & fishing. Welcome, Jim!

 

Randy Sullivan, Superintendent

Randy Sullivan recently joined Renier Construction as a commercial site Superintendent. With over 35 years in the industry – specializing in ground-up construction, he brings comprehensive construction knowledge to his projects.

As an on-site Superintendent, Randy serves as the full-time face of Renier on the construction site. As part of the Design-Build process, he works with the entire Renier project team. His daily responsibilities include coordinating the schedule and communicating with all subcontractors, managing the construction of pre-engineered steel structures, and always building to the owner’s 100% satisfaction.

Randy is OSHA 30-hour certified and also has a specialty in confined spaces. His construction background includes everything from major large educational projects to smaller owner-occupied site projects.
Originally from Zanesville, Randy now resides in Logan, Ohio with his wife of 35 years. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his children (one son and one daughter) and being a grandfather to his two grandchildren. If he finds the time, he loves to squeeze in a round of golf as well! Welcome, Randy!

 

John Longstreth, Superintendent

John Longstreth has joined Renier Construction as a commercial and industrial Superintendent. John brings a wide variety of knowledge to Renier including technical and project management as well as telecommunication specialties. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Systems Management from Ohio University, is OSHA 30-hour certified, First Aid and CPR certified, and holds several certifications covering rigging, signaling, field management, and safety. John has also received an Army Commendation Medal for his time with the US Army as a Combat Signaler with the 67th Battalion in Fort Gordon, GA.

John currently lives in Lancaster, Ohio with his wife Kelly. Their daughter Megan is an educator at Canal Winchester High School, and their son Cody serves as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corp. They also have a grandson, Cullen.

If he can get away for some recreational time, woodworking and hunting are two of his favorite hobbies. Welcome to Renier, John!

 

Sam Ferrell, Superintendent

Sam Ferrell is an industrial on-site Superintendent on the Renier team that joined us in March. His previous experience included a targeted focus on industrial projects like multi-level high-end hotels, hospitals, assisted living, schools, and retail. 

Sam brings over 50 years of experience and knowledge to Renier and will be paying special attention to overall site safety and activities, such as scheduling and material acquisition. He is OSHA 30-hour certified, First Aid certified, is a certified Rigging trainer, and also a Crane and Lift signal trainer.

Sam resides in Bidwell, Ohio but is originally from Delbarton, WV. He has been married to his wife Debbie for 47 years, and they have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Sam enjoys attending his grandchildren’s events and functions, and also likes to hunt, go antiquing with his wife, and travel. Please welcome Sam to the team!

 

Rick Smith, Superintendent

Rick Smith has recently joined Renier as a Superintendent, bringing his many years of experience to the fore with a dedication to ground-up construction on projects like warehouses, retail, and restaurants.

Over 44 years of experience and knowledge are in Rick’s belt, and he started this experience after graduating high school in 1976 and pursuing his career in the trades working for his father. He even previously owned his own restaurant and construction company!

Rick resides in Zanesville, Ohio with his wife Lori. They’ve been married for 37 years, and have two children, Brittany and Brody. Their first grandchild, Griffin, is 4 years old and one of Rick’s favorite people to spend time with. Welcome, Rick!

 

David Lenk, Superintendent

David Lenk has joined the team at Renier as a Superintendent. In that role, David will be managing site safety as well as coordination of trades, documentation of daily scope and completed scope, and taking stock of action of what is to come on projects.

David has been in the industry since 1985, starting with a union apprenticeship in the Greater Chicagoland area until 1990. He started his own business building houses and doing light commercial construction from 1991 until 2001, and accepted his first superintendent position with Roberts Construction Associates the same year.

With over 37 years of experience, David is certified in CPR and OSHA 10-hour and is also specialized in scissor lifts, rough terrain forklifts, and Procore.

David loves to fish and has even won the Fisherman of the Year Award 6 times in the in-town division and 6 times in the out-of-town division. He’s won Largest Release 5 times as well! He’s an avid outdoorsman who has extensive guiding and foraging experience. David has a son, Max, who just graduated from Richland Center High School and will be focusing on Civil Engineering. Welcome, David!

 
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