Renier Construction featured on Good Day Columbus for their design-build project with Buckeye Gymnastics
Renier built the second-largest Honda Dealership in the U.S. Richfield Bloomington Honda in Minneapolis is a three story, 165,000 square foot facility.
Airport & Community Officials help MPW & Renier Break Ground on new Private Hangar
Renier Construction has been named a Best Place to Work!
Renier breaks ground at Germain Jaguar Land Rover dealership. To be one of the state’s larger locations at 32,000 square feet and feature a state of the art full sales and service facility

News & Insights

Renier Blueprint: May 2021 Newsletter

The Renier Blueprint
A Quarterly E-Newsletter, May 2021
Featuring: Renier Custom Construction

Renier Custom Construction
Renier Custom is a small projects division of Renier Construction. We have a reputation for building large commercial and industrial facilities with great integrity. Renier Custom delivers on the same expectation of excellence that has become synonymous with Renier – on those smaller projects.

Custom serves clients with small to mid-sized industrial and commercial construction needs. Support ranges from tenant improvement projects and additions/buildouts to window cleaning and grass cutting -  all through a tailored and custom approach.

The Custom team has over 41 years of professional experience and is ready to serve you for all of your facility needsThere is no project that is too small or too large!

Read more here

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Headquarters Facility Update

Back in November, we shared the terrific news that we were selected to build the new Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) global headquarters in Zionsville, Indiana. The project is expected to be fully operational by spring 2022.

There’s been lots of work & excitement since then and we’ve been very busy on this 13-acre job site! The 115,000 sq. ft. building outline is beginning to take shape on the site (especially from some super cool drone footage!) as we continue the excavation and soil preparation process.  

You can follow the updates on our social channels: FacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagram and our YouTube  channel. Stay tuned for updates!

But until then – here are a few snapshots from our recent groundbreaking event! 

Company News 
Hard at work!

We’ve started several new projects recently! Follow along on social media for progress and other fun updates! We’ve recently started on Byers Mazda, 4 Crash Champions Columbus area locations, and Germain VW – just to name a few!
We’re Growing to Better Serve Our Clients
Please welcome the following new employees to team Renier:
Employee Spotlights

Joseph Rice

As a member of Renier’s estimating team, Joseph Rice works as a Design-Build estimator on a wide variety of commercial and industrial projects.  He is responsible for finding qualified subcontractors for each project and then working with the design team, the subcontractors, and the client to develop cost proposals and budgets for the project. He guides the budget throughout the design phase until project completion.

Rice started his Renier career in 2018 as a part of the RSI Metal Building Services team where he enhanced his field operations knowledge as a member of the Steel Erection Team. He also has previous experience working with a residential contractor. His background in the field gives him a hands-on perspective for cost estimation in all facets of the construction process and augments his wide-ranging skillset.

A graduate of the Columbus State Community College Construction Management program, Rice is also a member of the American Society of Professional Estimators, Columbus Young Professionals, as well as The Shamrock Club of Columbus.

He enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid outdoorsman, spending his free time fishing, hunting, hiking, camping or bird watching as a member of The Audubon Society.  Rice also volunteers with local stream and waterway cleanups and resides in Columbus, Ohio.


Matt Arnold

Matt Arnold recently joined Team Renier as a Project Superintendent and is currently working on the Horsepower Farms project.  Matt brings a wealth of knowledge as he has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry.

He manages the entire project from the “on-site” perspective. This includes ensuring the project is built to design and client expectations, maintaining a clean and safe jobsite at all times, overseeing all subcontractors and their performance at the site, and delivering a complete project so the owner is more than satisfied at completion.

Matt has the distinct honor of being the first person to complete the Builders Exchange Certified Superintendent Program. He also has taken the OSHA 30 hour course seven times to make certain he is current on all safety requirements. Matt attended Capital University in Columbus, OH and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health & Fitness Management.

When not managing the job site, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife of nearly 25 years, Stephanie (in the same neighborhood in Westerville, OH that they both grew up in!), and their children, Tyler – a rising soccer star, and Mackenzie who is interested in a career as a Nurse Practitioner. Additionally, he enjoys spending time fishing with his son, and rescuing both dogs and cats with his family. Matt is also involved with Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organizations.


Brady Thomas

We hope you’ll join us in welcoming Brady Thomas to Team Renier! Brady joined Renier in April as a Project Superintendent, bringing 26 years of construction experience with him. As a Superintendent, he is the first point of contact on the jobsite working directly with the subcontractors to ensure the project budget and timeline are maintained – as well as a clean & safe working environment. He is involved with the project from early on, and is a part of not only the daily jobsite work, but the weekly meetings with the owners and entire project team -- all a part of remaining not only on-time but at or under budget!

After watching his daughters graduate from college, he decided to return to college to finish his Construction Management degree, which he did in 2020 graduating from Columbus State Community College. His academic performance earned him admission into the prestigious Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.  Brady holds an OSHA 30 HR certification and is also certified for concrete field testing with the American Concrete Institute.

Prior to joining Renier, Brady worked on assignments all over the United States ranging from large commercial projects to schools to multi-family residential projects.

In his free time, Brady can often be found spending time with his two daughters (a teacher and a design engineer) enjoying the outdoors with hiking in the Hocking Hills, exploring new dog parks, at the gym, or just about anything new. Or watching Ohio State football! He also is an avid runner and you’ll likely find him participating in just about any 5 or 10K around, including the Komen Race for the Cure.  Brady grew up in Clintonville and attended Bishop Watterson High School, lived in Phoenix for several years, and currently lives in Worthington, OH.


Michael McDanel 

We also welcome Michael McDanel to Team Renier! Keep an eye out for the next newsletter for a bit of information about him.


Gabriel De Los Reyes

Gabriel De Los Reyes joined the Renier team in April of this year as a Project Engineer. He is currently working on the Dayton Freight facility in Elkhart, IN. As a Project Engineer, Gabe provides comprehensive support to both the Project Manager and Project Superintendent throughout the entire project – from the first shovel to project completion.  He maintains updated construction documents, assists in scheduling and project schedule updates, and conducts weekly meetings with the project subcontractors.

Gabe brings a fresh perspective and an excellent background to the team with both his education and experience. He received his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Bowling Green State University and has already spent 5 years working in the construction industry with his co-op programs and post-graduation job experience. He worked as an Assistant Foremen for 2 years on a major infrastructure project in northwest Ohio. He holds AIC Certification and has his OSHA 30 hour training completed.

Additionally, he serves as a member of the Student Construction Management Association.

When he’s not working, Gabe is likely to be found volunteering at a Habitat for Humanity project, or coaching basketball at his former high school. Gabe enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and enjoying a game of basketball. He currently lives in Columbus, Ohio.

Renier Construction Names Brian Reynolds President & CEO

Renier Construction has announced that Brian Reynolds, Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, has been promoted to President and CEO, effective April 1, 2021.

In announcing the promotion, Renier’s founder, Bill Heifner, said, “I am thrilled to announce Brian’s promotion to President and CEO. He has proven that he’s an extraordinary leader and capable of taking the wheel to lead Renier Construction into the future. Our industry faces many challenges in the coming years and I’m absolutely sure that Brian will confront those hurdles with the level of integrity and strength to match that of which we’ve built the business. It has been a privilege to work alongside him and I’m confident in his vision and positive that he will lead Renier to even greater levels of accomplishment.”

Reynolds worked hand-in-hand with the Renier team for more than 12 years before joining the company, and served as an integral part of the Renier design and construction team. Joining Renier in 2019 as Director of Pre-Construction Services, he oversaw the development of design and construction documents, serving as a Project Executive (key contact) for Renier clients as well as maintaining and expanding services offered by Renier throughout the design-build construction process.

Prior to joining Renier, Reynolds worked for Architectural Alliance on numerous Renier projects for such clients as Germain Jaguar Land Rover of Easton, Germain Lexus of Easton Service Center, Lexus of Dayton, Buckeye Toyota, Hugh White Honda, Georgesville Nissan, Germain Toyota of Columbus, Germain Toyota of Sarasota, Byers Chevrolet of Grove City and Auto Assets.  

Reynolds graduated from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio with both a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Masters of Architecture. He currently resides in Upper Arlington, Ohio, with his wife and two teenage children.

Read more about Renier happenings, here.
Featured Videos
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Headquarters Site Work

We are excited to share our progress on the RLL project! We're prepping the site by adding lime to make it easier to work with, it also helps dry it out and ensure the stability of the structure once we're complete. You'll see us dumping lime onto the soil, tilling the lime into the soil, and then rolling it to smooth it out. After that is complete, we grade the ground with a dozer and then smooth it out once more for further work. Stay tuned - more to come!
Some members of the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team celebrate the groundbreaking together with a celebratory Champagne Spray….
Posted in: Newsletters, Renier