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ER 2012 4TH QUART

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A Top 200 Contractor

“A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE SINCE 1938” • FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.VECELLIOGROUP.COM

Also In This Issue: A Word from Leo Vecellio, Jr. . . 3 Vecellio Group’s 2012 Service Awards: The Stories Behind The Names & Faces . . . . . . . 4-5 Vecellio Group Extends Recognition & Thanks To Long-Time Employees . . . . . 6-7 Smile! You’re On Vecellio Group Camera . . . . . . . 8 Safety Phrase Contest Winner A Sure Sign White Rock Takes Program Seriously . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Vecellio Family Foundation Awards $110,000 In College Scholarships To 11 Students . . . 9 Ranger Earns Asphalt Quality Awards for US-27/SR-25 and SR-429 Projects . . . . . . . . 10 Ranger Realigns Operations In Central and South Florida . . 10 New Hires, Promotions and Notable Retirees . . . . . . . . . 10-11 Clean Operations Net ‘Diamond’ Certifications for Ranger and Sharpe Bros. Asphalt Plants . . 12 Ranger Photo Featured In Annual “Through the Lens” Section of Transportation Builder . . . . . . . 12 Vecellio Group Contact Information . . . . . . . . 12

High-Quality Construction & Materials

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Succession Planning At Work The process started with assessing the management teams for those approaching retirement age, and talking candidly with them about their plans and specific timetables. “You don’t want to get caught flatfooted when someone decides it’s time to step back,” said Bob Leadbetter, Vice President of Human Resources, who was charged with developing the succession plan. He brought in an organizational development specialist to assist with the process.

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ne of the hallmarks of a well-run company is planning ahead for the retirement of key personnel. It’s even more important when multiple positions are due for turnover within a relatively short time frame. With its own well-crafted succession plan underway, the Vecellio Group is making its way through such a transition period. Florida-based Ranger Construction and sister company Vecellio & Grogan, which serves the mid-Atlantic states, are experiencing a number of executive-level retirements, while White Rock Quarries in Miami is positioned for similar transitions in the near future. At the corporate level, the Safety, HR and Equipment functions also have been transitioning. “We’re implementing a succession plan that has been in place a long time,” said Leo Vecellio, Jr., President, Chairman and CEO of the Group. “We’ve had a retirement matrix charted for years, knowing we would have a wave of high-level retirements cresting around this time.”

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For each position, potential replacement candidates from within the Group were evaluated, and their skills and qualifications analyzed. If the candidates were strong and the time frame allowed it, opportunities were provided for training, education and additional experience to prepare for the next step.

Ranger Construction Bob Schafer had shown strong advancement potential since joining Ranger as a Project Manager in 1998. He was soon promoted to the executive team with increasing levels of responsibility, especially after Vice President Shelby Jarrell retired several years ago after 52 years of service. When Ranger President Mike Slade retired in December after 43 years with the Group, Schafer rose from Executive Vice President to fill the lead role. Slade is staying on as a Consultant, helping with a massive I-595 design-build expansion project on which Ranger is a major subcontractor to Dragados USA. The 2013 retirement plans of Miguel Correa, a Ranger Vice President with nearly 40 years of service, and the redesignation of Ranger’s operating areas into South and Central (see page 10), prompted the promotion of Scott Fowler. He serves as Vice President of Operations over the Central Florida area, extending from Ft. Pierce northward. Fowler was formerly Chief Estimator for Ranger’s Winter Garden operations (see page 11). Ponch Frank was another Project Manager who had shown tremendous potential since coming on board in 2002. He was advanced to the executive level and is a Vice President of Operations, currently overseeing from Pompano southward, with eventual responsibility for the full S Sou So out uth F lor orridaa ar orid aarea. ea. South Florida

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s n o i t i s n a r T e Way For Smooth Vecellio & Grogan/Sharpe Bros. Management transition is also underway at Vecellio & Grogan. After Vice President Larry McLaughlin retired to a Consultant role in recent years, Matt Farley was promoted to Vice President of Structures. This move strengthened the executive team in anticipation of two other retirements: Construction Division President Bill Medcalf’s in December 2012 (page 11), and Vice President of Equipment Dan Castrodale’s, set for mid-2013 after more than 40 years of service (page 4). Michael Vecellio, a corporate Vice President who oversees Ranger’s operations from the Group’s West Palm Beach headquarters, has been named President – Construction at V&G, with that team reporting to him as well. “The management at Vecellio & Grogan was strong enough that a resident leader was not needed after Bill’s retirement,” said Leo Vecellio. V&G’s team includes Farley, Vice Presidents Joe Mattlin (Construction) and Ivan Clayton (Sharpe Bros. division in North Carolina), LL Gwinn as Secretary/Treasurer and Rick Hertzer as Chief Engineer. Castrodale’s responsibilities are being realigned at the company and corporate levels, with Craig Vorster recently joining the Vecellio Group as Director of Equipment.

White Rock Quarries White Rock Quarries, which reports to corporate Vice President Christopher Vecellio, will also have transitions. Eddie Allsopp was hired in 2010 as a Vice President to provide leadership upon President Jim Hurley’s eventual retirement, still on the horizon. Hurley joined the Group in 1986 and oversaw building the limestone quarry quite literally from the ground up.

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His right-hand man since those early days, Vice President of Operations Raymond Maddy, is also looking to retire, with a 2013 date penciled in. In line for the position is Operations Manager Ronnie VanLandingham, a 24-year employee himself.

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Vecenergy Besides providing corporate and White Rock leadership, Christopher Vecellio is also President ie di Edd of Vecenergy, the Group’s energy sopp Alls division. Established in 2004 and expanded steadily since, Vecenergy has a few years to go yet before any imminent retirements at high-level positions. Todd Cannon was recently promoted from Vice President to Executive Vice President and COO, and he continues in those roles.

Corporate Transitions The Vecellio Group’s succession plan included corporate-level changes as well. In 2011, outgoing Vice President of Safety John West, who retired after 37 years, helped select and worked alongside incoming Vice President Mark Ligon for months to ensure a smooth transition. After leading the HR department since 2005, Bob Leadbetter is himself retiring in 2013. He recruited and hired his replacement, Robert Colozzo, as Director of HR. Reaching outside the Group occurred only after first looking at potential candidates internally, Leadbetter noted, with new hires brought on board early to overlap the tenure of outgoing personnel. Whenever possible, promotions came from within. (Continued on Page 11)

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Embracing Change: It’s A Necessary Part Of Business – And Life

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The one A Word From constant, in business and life, is change. The current wave of retirements in the upper echelon of our organization is a natural Leo A. Vecellio, Jr. outgrowth of Vecellio Group, Inc. this fact. President, Chairman and CEO Fortunately, change can be anticipated and prepared for. The years of exemplary service of our retiring team members are as substantial as they are valued, yet we move forward with certainty and diligence. By implementing our comprehensive succession plan, we’re making this period of transition smooth, ushering in the new era of leadership for our operations. We thank all our long-term employees for their dedication and efforts, and wish those transitioning the very best in their well-deserved retirement years.

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Our 2012 Service Award Recipients: The Individual Career Paths Vary, But Common Traits Include Professionalism And Dedication DANTE “DAN” CASTRODALE V.P. EQUIPMENT VECELLIO & GROGAN* • 40 YRS Dan Castrodale celebrated four decades with Vecellio & Grogan in 2012. After his many years of valued service, he is approaching retirement in the coming months. Dan started at Vecellio & Grogan in 1972. As a cousin of Leo Vecellio, he was held to a high family standard from the start. He worked his way up, starting as a Laborer, then Flagman, followed by Parts Man and Mechanic’s Helper, before receiving a promotion to Assistant Safety Director in 1973. He became Vice President of Equipment and Safety in 1979, overseeing the management of V&G’s equipment fleet, shop operations and safety program, while also assisting with bidding and marketing activities. As the safety department became more fully developed, his focus shifted to equipment, especially in more recent years. Upon his well-deserved retirement in mid-2013, Dan’s many areas of responsibility will be realigned at the local and corporate levels. RUBEN L. ADKINS BRIDGE FOREMAN VECELLIO & GROGAN • 30 YEARS Celebrating 30 years of service in 2012, Ruben Adkins joined Vecellio & Grogan in 1984 with the acquisition of bridge contractor Foster & Creighton, where Ruben had worked since 1982. Hired as a Carpenter, Ruben was soon promoted to Bridge Foreman because of his knowledge and skill. Ruben has worked on numerous heavy/highway construction projects over the years in West Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic states. Successful projects 4

include the nation’s first “Smart Road,” located in Blacksburg, VA; two “Corridor H” projects, located in Elkins and Hardy County, WV; US-421 work in Wilkes County, NC; Bryan Boulevard and airport runway projects in Greensboro, NC; and a Beckley Bypass job near Beckley, WV. HARREL BAKER DISTRIBUTOR OPERATOR RANGER CONSTRUCTION • 30 YRS Another 30-year employee in 2012, Harrel Baker started with the Vecellio Group in the early 1980s at Fort Pierce Contracting, later part of Ranger Construction. In the early 1990s, Harrel took a job with Martin Paving, where he continued applying his knowledge and skills. Upon Ranger’s acquisition of Martin in 1998, Harrel once again became part of the Ranger family. Over the years, Harrel has worked the lute, shovel and screed, in addition to operating the distributor truck. JOSEPH “JOE” CHAMLESS SERVICE TRUCK OPERATOR RANGER CONSTRUCTION • 30 YRS In his three decades of service with Ranger Construction, Joe Chamless has earned a reputation as one of the best service men in the business. He’s been a valuable employee since 1982, when he was hired as a Service Truck Operator at Ranger Construction in West Palm Beach. Joe expertly maintains the oil, grease, hydraulic and other fluids on Ranger’s heavy equipment. He is neat and thorough, with a good safety record. In addition to his duties as Lead Service Man for the West Palm Beach location, Joe has helped train Service Truck Operators at other locations.

DAVID LILLY SHOP MECHANIC VECELLIO & GROGAN* • 30 YRS Now with 30 years of service, David Lilly was originally hired by Vecellio & Grogan as a Shop Laborer in 1982. Showing an eagerness to learn, he steadily increased his skills and earned a promotion to Mechanic’s Helper by 1985. David continued to display a solid, dependable work ethic and progressed in the mastery of his trade. In 1988 he was promoted to Auto/ Truck Shop Mechanic, servicing the maintenance and repair needs of V&G’s fleet of light-duty vehicles. David shows a strong knowledge of his trade and takes pride in his work. LARRY VERK PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT RANGER CONSTRUCTION • 30 YRS Celebrating his 30th year of service in 2012, Larry Verk began his career with the Vecellio Group in 1982 when he was hired by Fort Pierce Contracting, later part of Ranger Construction. With his experience as a Grader Operator and Hydraulic Crane Operator, Larry made a valuable contribution right from the start. Over the years he became known as a very capable Finish Grader Operator. Larry was promoted to Foreman in 1995. In this position, he showed the ability to generate the same high quality results from his crew as he was able to produce himself. His knowledge of the work, commitment to quality and leadership abilities led to another promotion by 1999, when he was made a Project Superintendent.

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Stories Behind The Names And Faces... Commemorative Gifts Include A Rolex Watch (40 Years), Diamond Rings (30 Years), and Engraved Plaques / Bose Stereos (20 Years) PAULA BURGESS DAVIS V.P. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY VECELLIO MGMT SVCS • 20 YRS Paula Burgess Davis was hired by Vecellio & Grogan, Inc. in 1992 as a Senior Programmer/Analyst working in the Beckley, WV office. She continued in this capacity until 1996 when she was promoted to Director of Management Information Systems. In 2004, Paula transferred to Vecellio Management Services in West Palm Beach, overseeing information services for all the Vecellio companies. In 2007, she was again promoted, becoming Vice President – Information Technology for the Group. Paula has been instrumental in making sure the Group’s information systems use the most efficient technology. She has been involved in upgrading the employee and payroll data systems, implementing the latest project and jobcosting systems, putting laptop computers into supervisors’ vehicles, and keeping the Group updated with general office and email systems. Her efforts have helped our companies become much more efficient in managing and processing a huge volume of daily business information. CLEVELAND CHILDS ASPHALT PLANT GROUNDMAN RANGER CONSTRUCTION • 20 YRS Cleveland Childs was hired as a Plant Groundman at PAVEX Corporation, a Vecellio company that later became part of Ranger Construction Industries. As one of the Miami asphalt plant’s valued team members, Cleveland has earned a reputation for reliability in all aspects of his work. In particular, Cleveland is known for consistently maintaining a clean and safe work-

ing environment around the plant. His dependability and safe approach set a good example for others, making him a valuable contributor to the plant’s daily operation. JIMMY JONES PAINTER/BODY MECHANIC VECELLIO & GROGAN* • 20 YRS Jimmy Jones began his employment with Vecellio & Grogan in 1992. He was hired as a Painter in the Beckley shop, which later became known as Beckley Equipment Repair. Jimmy’s work is considered exceptional and he displays professionalism with each piece of equipment. During times when there is no equipment to paint, he works as a Mechanic’s Helper, Truck Driver, or Laborer, assisting with any duty necessary to help the company. During his many years of service, Jimmy has helped ensure V&G’s equipment looks and runs its best. MICHAEL RUNION HEAVY EQUIPMENT TRANSPORT/ ASSISTANT SHOP SUPERVISOR VECELLIO & GROGAN* • 20 YRS In August of 1992, Mike Runion began his employment at Vecellio & Grogan’s Beckley shop, which later became known as Beckley Equipment Repair. Starting as a Laborer, he quickly progressed in his abilities and was soon promoted to a Mechanic’s Helper. Shortly thereafter, Mike was promoted to Heavy Equipment Hauler, transporting equipment to various construction projects throughout West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Florida. His ability and professionalism transporting equipment safely and efficiently on interstate high-

ways, secondary roads, and remote locations played a vital role in Vecellio & Grogan’s success. Mike has a talent for maneuvering and operating equipment with precision and expertise, which led to him becoming the lead equipment hauler for the company. His credentials and desire to achieve did not stop there. He became a Certified Flagman, Class A Driver, and Hydraulic Crane Operator. In addition to Mike’s driving duties, when called upon he operates V&G’s boom truck and rough terrain cranes. Currently, Mike also serves as Assistant Shop Supervisor. He continues to demonstrate leadership, knowledge, and loyalty to the company and to his peers. ANGUS “BUTCH” SIMS, JR. BULLDOZER OPERATOR RANGER CONSTRUCTION • 20 YRS Angus Sims, also known as Butch, began his career with Ranger Construction in 1992. He was initially assigned as Dragline Operator working on the first Everglades Nutrient Removal Project for South Florida Water Management. Following that assignment, he worked on a number of projects in Palm Beach County. As dragline worked dwindled, Butch operated various pieces of equipment, including Loader, Dozer, and Backhoe. Butch proved to be very versatile and is currently operating a GPS-equipped Bulldozer on the I-595 & Turnpike projects in Broward County. Butch is a dependable employee, and a safe and efficient operator, who has gained the respect of his supervisors and peers alike. His work knowledge and operating skills are second to none.

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Bedford, Horace L. .............54 Stanley, Donald .................45 Slade, Mike (Ret.) ..............43 Castrodale, Dante E. ..........40 Correa, Miguel G. .............39 Jarrell, Nancye C...............39 Russell, Rae .......................39 Vecellio Jr., Leo A. .............39 Fowler, Richard .................38 Croy, William K. ...............37 Gwinn, L.L.........................37 Lively, Michael L. ..............37 Lowery, James T.................37 Payne, II, Reaford D. ..........36 Webb, James M. ...............36 Williams, Cecil E. ..............36 Morris, Rick (Ret.)...............35 Mullens, David R................35 Adkins, Floyd W. ...............34 Cooney, Dan D. ................34 Johnson, David A. ..............34 Purvis, Charles G. ..............34 Boston, David R. ................33 Cook, Argel D. ..................33 Fite, Martha J. ...................33 Kracunas, Michael B. .........33 Malone, Jr., Nathaniel........33 Phillipson, Kevin F. .............33 Dufresne, Lemercier ............32 MacAllister, James L. ..........32 Peete, Alvin L.....................32 Walker, Danny R. ..............32 Bessey, James A. ...............31 Bowe, Gregory ..................31 Martin, Eddie ....................31 Adkins, Ruben L. ................30 Baker, Harrel.....................30 Chamless, Joseph...............30 Lilly, David I. .....................30 Verk, Larry ........................30 Parker, John ......................29 Yoder, William F. ..............29 Fowler, F. Scott ..................28 Gordon, Eyon L. ................28 Hughes, Johnny .................28 Whyte, Paul S. ..................28 Batres, Doroteo..................27 Harper, Linda D. ................27 Jefferson, Harvey L. ............27 Nicoletti, David A. .............27 Peach, David W. ...............27 Gordon, Elisha E. ..............26 Gosnell, Gary E. ................26 Henry, Donald ...................26 Hurley, James M. ...............26 Jones, Alvia C. ..................26 Maddy, Raymond W..........26 Cantu, Abran ....................25 Carbet, Charles .................25 DiLorenzo, Gerald P. ..........25 Adkins, Eddy N. ................24 Adkins, Steven B. ...............24 Johnson, Michael ...............24 Kibby, David F. .................24 Moore, Bobby ...................24 Payne Jr., Charles R. ..........24 Reis, Fernando...................24 Riley Jr., John E. ................24 Truglio, Stefano .................24 VanLandingham Jr., Ronnie .24 Wright, Wilbur O. .............24 Childs, Joseph A. ...............23 Daniel, Gary .....................23 Dixon, Richard A. ..............23

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We recognize and extend thanks to all our long-term employees, many of whom have five or more consecutive years of service* with the Vecellio Group. We also appreciate our more recently hired employees and look forward to working with ALL of you for many more years to come! Washington, Ruben............23 Bedford, George E. ............22 Cook, Jr., Argel D. .............22 Dalberg, Russell .................22 Hernandez, Jose M. ...........22 Holmes Jr., Elijah ...............22 Olortegui, James ................22 Redding, David..................22 Casey, Keith......................21 Correa, Michael ................21 Hebden III, Thomas ............21 Maddy, Linda ....................21 McCord, Timothy D. ...........21 Smith, James E...................21 Valverde, Alberto ...............21 Burgess Davis, Paula ..........20 Childs, Cleveland...............20 Jones, Jimmy D. .................20 Runion, Michael W. ...........20 Sims Jr., Angus ..................20 Aguero, Angel ...................19 Barrios, Hector ..................19 Barro, Ramon ....................19 Borrego, Abelardo .............19 Brown, Steven A. ...............19 Diaz, Antonio ....................19 Guerrier, Jacquelin .............19 James, Lee ........................19 Mazelin, Herbert L. ............19 Meadows, Theresa D. ........19 Moore, Gene ....................19 Nelson, Michael S. ............19 Rachal, Dalton ...................19 Saffold, Gerald..................19 Benoit, Joachin ..................18 German, Ezell ...................18 Gomez, Ruben J. ...............18 Hale, Ernest L. ...................18 Hilderbrandt, Michael ........18 Mauger, Gary ...................18 Moore, Jo .........................18

Valdes, Armando ...............18 Walker, Daniel S. ..............18 Whyte, Trevor L. ................18 Blaisdell, Timothy P. ...........17 Byrd, Chester A. ................17 Clenton, Deborah ..............17 Cortes, Horacio .................17 Diaz, Duniel ......................17 Gomez, Ruben D. ..............17 Gonzalez, Jose R. ..............17 Hernandez, Godofredo ......17 Hill, William A. .................17 Jones, John E. ....................17 Jones, Patrick L. .................17 Leonard, Donald J. .............17 Linsley, Millette E. ..............17 Llerena, Claudio Q. ...........17 Mendoza, Jose R. ..............17 Montes De Oca, Adrian .....17 Muriel, Eudin .....................17 Robertson, Rufus ................17 Sanchez, Ramon ................17 Smith, Bret ........................17 Smith, C. W. .....................17 Thompson, Wilbur R...........17 White, James M. ...............17 Horton, Zachary J. .............16 Johnson, James C...............16 Linkous, David D. ...............16 Moore, Sammy L................16 Overcash, Terry .................16 Riley, Clifton ......................16 Rodriguez, Manuel.............16 Bolin, Arthur W. ................15 Combs, Robert W. .............15 Davis, Wallace ..................15 Delp, David M...................15 Padilla, Alba .....................15 Plyler, Sheila D. .................15 Redley, Andrew .................15 y Royster, Sim ......................15

Bilbrey, Wondell G. ...........14 Christie, James A. ..............14 Daley, Jason E. ..................14 Fleuranvil, Joseph...............14 Flowers, Bert .....................14 Hart, Jeffrey W. .................14 Hernandez, Jorge L. ...........14 Jensen, Michael E. .............14 Lumadue, Steve..................14 Morris, Richard K...............14 Purvis, C. Miles..................14 Samet, Mindy ....................14 Sanchez, Gilberto ..............14 Schafer, Bob .....................14 Suarez, Sylvia ...................14 Taylor, David L. .................14 Zehnder, Jr., Blaze .............14 Alvarez, Amilcar Antonio ....13 Hurst, David B. ..................13 Lopez, Julio C....................13 Martin Jr., Elder .................13 Martinez, Alfredo ..............13 Melfi, Stephanie D. ............13 Owens, David S. ...............13 Simmons, David R. .............13 Sotomayor, Hugo...............13 Steadman, Cindy L.............13 Suarez, Jose ......................13 Thiemann, Carl ..................13 Thompson Jr., Clyde C. ......13 Bailey, Jr., Clyde F. ............12 Bower, James B. ................12 Damian, Jacqueline ............12 Fabelo, Rolayme ................12 Feagins, Curtis E. ...............12 Gamble, Scott D. ...............12 Gordon, Clinton S..............12 Jakusevich, Roseane A........12 Johnson, April M................12 Johnson, Joseph P. .............12 g Jose A. ...................12 Lagos,

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Carter III, John M. ................7 Casas, Benito V. ..................7 Chidnese, Joseph P. .............7 Davila, Fulvio J. ...................7 Dryden, Michelle A. ............7 Duran, Luis M. .....................7 Edwards, Andre D. ..............7 Fernandez, Juan C. ..............7 Flores, Gary A.....................7 Gamiz, Carlos J...................7 Garay, Enrique ....................7 German, Daniel E. ...............7 Gonzalez, Anthony T. ..........7 Gors, Monique ....................7 Hamerman, Robin G. ...........7 Hernandez, Angel................7 Hernandez, Esnel.................7 Hernandez, Hector...............7 Holmes, Javoskia T..............7 Jean, Renault .......................7 Jones, Richard P. .................7 Leadbetter, C Robert ............7 Lucin, Oscar I. .....................7 Manoo, Leah .......................7 Martinez-Cobon, Francisco ...7 McMurray, Andrew M..........7 Moorer, Gary D. .................7 Morgan, Amanda Rae..........7 Moya, Miguel .....................7 Murphy, Billy J. ....................7 Neal, Michael L. ..................7 Nelson, Janet M. .................7 Nelson, Todd L. ...................7 Parrish, Jaquinn L. ................7 Persaud, Deonarine ..............7 Reis, Renato F......................7 Rivera, David ......................7 Rodriguez, Arnaldo ..............7 Roker, Lawrence R. .............7 Scarborough, Robert H. ........7 Sifuentes, Pedro ...................7 Spence, Richard A. ..............7 Spencer, Wilby M. ..............7 Trail, Michael J. ...................7 Tuttle, Dana J. .....................7 Valdes, Jesus .......................7 Valentin, Emmanuel ..............7 Valentin, Heriberto ...............7 Vega, Angel ........................7 Veliz, Rolando .....................7 Voytek, Todd .......................7 Wilson, Ira L. ......................7 Womble, Jeanne P. ..............7 Wyatt, Amanda L. ...............7 Yade, Youssou.....................7 Yates, Phillip J. ....................7 Alston, Kenneth B.................6 Amend, Thomas D. ..............6 Anderson, Alphonso T. ........6 Aske, Rolf J. ........................6 Barragan, Jorge E. ...............6 Bilbrey, Beulah K. ................6 Bishop, Mike D. ...................6 Burgos, Ricky O...................6 Castrillo, Silvio A. ................6 Clayton, Ivan G. ..................6 Diaz, Manuel A. ..................6 Dickson, Walter Scott ...........6 Duyos, Antonio E. ................6 Englert, Susan A. .................6 Evans, James A....................6 Fisher, Richard B..................6 Flounnoy, Sammy L. .............6 Flynn, Patrick W. .................6

Name

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Fortner, Ronnie J. .................6 Fuentes, Agustin O. ..............6 Garcia, Ernesto R.................6 Geiger, Charles L.................6 Giuliani, Patrick J. ................6 Golden, Rodney L. ...............6 Hatcher, Dana L. .................6 Hernandez-Froment, Alfredo..6 Hines, Francine E................6 Hurst, Jackie L. ....................6 Imbert, Patslen .....................6 Jimenez, Linnete ...................6 Johnson, Jeffery F. ................6 Jorge, JR., Jorge L. ...............6 Lilly, Jimmy D.......................6 Mabe, Thomas L. .................6 Maceo, Leonardo.................6 Mackiewicz, Edwin J. ...........6 Martinez, Antonio M. ...........6 Monroe, Patrick E. ...............6 Moss, Michael D..................6 Perra, Carolyn V. .................6 Piering, Nathan ...................6 Premer, Randall L. ................6 Quirino, Margarita ..............6 Ramos, Gilberto I. ................6 Reese, Deon A.....................6 Robinson, Maurice ...............6 Rodriguez, Evaristo ..............6 Rodriguez, Jose C. ...............6 Romero, Adela G.................6 Rubido, Miguel A.................6 Saunders, Ricky D. ...............6 Silva, Tony ..........................6 Smith, Brent T. .....................6 Smith, Doug ........................6 Stanley-Bartusiak, Melissa .....6 Tackore, Lineous A. ..............6 Torres, Isidro B. ...................6 Uribe-Lopez, Alejandro .........6 Westmoreland, Allen B. ........6 Zelaya, Joe B. .....................6

Vecellio Group, Inc. (& Ranger Construction) headquarters in West Palm Beach, FL.

Name

Y e ars

Ambroise, Edit .....................5 Arango, Gonzalo H. ............5 Ash, Curtis L. .......................5 Beben, Kornelia ...................5 Benavidez, Candelario .........5 Benavidez, Ramon A. ...........5 Brannam, Christopher M.......5 Brigham, Thomas J. ..............5 Brooks, Clarence L. .............5 Browning, Douglas J. ...........5 Brutlag, Dennis L. .................5 Cain, Phillip ........................5 Chang, Marvin ....................5 Cintra, Nelson .....................5 Conley, Douglas A. ..............5 Conway, David A. ...............5 Cotero, Jaime A...................5 Crowell, David ....................5 Delgado, Gabriel.................5 Delgado, Luis ......................5 Doerr, III, John C. ................5 Escalante, Ramon A. ............5 Exantus, Michel ...................5 Fernandez JR, Carlos............5 Fernandez, Armando D. .......5 Galeano, Jose D. .................5 Gomez, Richard ..................5 Gonzalez, Fernando C. .......5 Gonzalez, Maritza...............5 Grisnold Jr., Sammy L...........5 Johnson, Brendan P. .............5 Johnson, Lewis .....................5 Johnson, Varnel J. ................5

Name

Years

Jones, Karl W......................5 Jones, Lisa A. ......................5 Leal, Jose A. ........................5 Lermo, Juan C. ....................5 Louis, Vixon.........................5 Mejia, Francisco ..................5 Miranda, Rolando ................5 Morey, Adolfo I. ..................5 Morris, Michael J. ................5 Nash, William C. ................5 Obando, Lazaro D...............5 Orta, Jesus ..........................5 Ortuno, Carlos A. ................5 Pagan, Jose C. ....................5 Perez De Corcho, Ramon A. .5 Perez, Ernesto......................5 Richard, Bobby R. ................5 Richardson, Christopher L. ....5 Scarberry, Randy B. .............5 Schwager, Paul M. ..............5 Serra, Glenn E.....................5 Simpson, Joseph W..............5 Smith, Craig E. ....................5 Thurston, Jacob N. ...............5 Todd Jr, Gary I. ...................5 Treminio, Jose......................5 Valero, Yosmel ....................5 Valladares, Lazaro ...............5 Walker, James E. .................5 Wilson, Jason A. .................5 Wong, Sergio E...................5 Yambo, Francisco ................5 Zackery, Craig D. ................5

*As calculated by the HR Dept. (through Dec. 31, 2012). Calculations may include adjustments for those who joined the Group through acquisition or were rehired after one or more brief gaps.

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Smile... You’re On Vecellio Group Camera! Ranger Construction participated in the 2012 South Florida Construction Career Days, giving local high school students the chance to learn about road construction and get some hands-on experience.

L to R: Julia Sosa, Krizia Jimenez, Fatosha Stinson, Arlindo Viera (hand up) and Charlie Spaulding are among the many Ranger employees enjoying a holiday luncheon at the company’s Ft. Pierce, FL, facility.

During a holiday luncheon, Leo Vecellio, left, presents Dan Castrodale with a Rolex watch as a commemorative gift for Dan’s 40 years of service with Vecellio & Grogan.

At Ranger’s West Palm Beach shop facility, area employees enjoy a holiday luncheon prepared by co-workers with a knack for barbecue and side dishes.

Vecenergy employees and family members, including (above left) Marsh Bowles, Craig Ash, (above right) Tad Todd, Jenny “Lucky” Bowles, (right) Todd Cannon and Brendan Johnson, lend a hand during a recent Habitat for Humanity home construction project in South Florida.

SAFETY: A Sure Sign It’s Taken Seriously Danny Hurst, above left, accepts congratulations and a bonus from White Rock Quarries Safety Director Tony Diaz for turning in the winning phrase in a recent contest. Below is one of the two signs bearing the phrase that were made and posted at the quarry.

A group of Vecenergy employees and family members help at a recent Habitat for Humanity home construction project in South Florida. Kneeling, L to R, are Dana Hatcher, Lucky Bowles, Valeria Crissman, Adam Rafford, Craig Ash and Tom Hecker. Standing, L to R, are David Iglesias, Todd Shorey, Keurin Acosta, Marsh Bowles, Jim Barlow, Paul Crissman, Todd Cannon, Tad Todd, Ashley Johnson, Brendan Johnson, Rich Vogel and Patty Vogel.

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Photos by Tony Diaz, Joey Rabassa, Habitat for Humanity, Carl Thiemann, Mandi Morgan and Dawn Miller

Vecellio & Grogan’s Beckley, WV, shop and office staff enjoy a holiday luncheon.


Vecellio Family Foundation Helps 11 Students With $10,000 Each Toward College Education Thanks to the Scholarship Programs of the Vecellio Family Foundation, the Vecellio Group is more than just a great place to work. It also played a role in the education of 11 newly enrolled college students in 2012. Founded in 1973 by Vecellio family members, the non-profit Foundation provides college scholarships each year to eight high school students in West Virginia and up to three eligible dependents of Vecellio Group employees. Recipients are chosen by an independent review board — not by VFF or the Group — based on SAT/ACT scores, school transcripts and other factors. Eleven scholarships worth $10,000 each – $110,000 total – were provided by the Foundation in 2012. Each recipient is receiving $2,500 per year for four years in care of the chosen college/university. Employee Dependent Scholarships Three employee dependents scholarships were granted in memory of Leo A. Vecellio, Sr., Vecellio & Grogan’s late cofounder. James M. Barlow, Jr., son of Jim Barlow, an employee at South Florida Materials, is attending the University of Florida with plans to become an attorney. Melisa Lopez is the daughter of Loader Operator Julio Lopez of Ranger Construction. Melisa is studying at University of Florida, majoring in International Business, minoring in French.

$2.7 million since the scholarship program was established in 1973.

Liberty High School graduate Autumn Toliver also received a scholarship in memory of Leo A. Vecellio, Sr. Autumn is attending Marshall University. Three students from Woodrow Wilson High School received scholarships in memory of Leo Vecellio, Sr., Rick Vecellio (late brother of Leo Vecellio, Jr.), and Al Janutolo (former long-time V&G employee). Tazewell H. Armentrout and Madison B. Treadway are studying at West Virginia University, while Kristen Heldreth-Rutledge is going to Marshall University.

Jim Barlow, Jr.

Another Leo A. Vecellio, Sr., Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Morgan A. Farrell, a graduate of Independence High School, who is attending Marshall University.

Employee Dependent Scholarship Program

In McDowell County, Cody J. Stevens was awarded a Dr. Dante Castrodale Memorial Scholarship, named in honor of Leo A. Vecellio, Sr.’s brother-in-law, who was a wellknown physician. Cody is attending Concord University.

Earning a Rick Vecellio Memorial Conservation Scholarship/Youth Conservation Award was Brittany N. Peters, who is attending University of Tennessee.

Melisa Lopez and Julio Lopez

Jessica Murray

Eight additional scholarships were awarded through the Foundation’s West Virginia programs, established to give back to the communities where V&G got its start.

with financial

assistance totaling more than

Amber R. Lily, representing Shady Spring High School, was selected for a Leo A. Vecellio, Sr., Memorial Scholarship. She is attending West Virginia University.

Jessica E. Murray is the daughter of Darrell Payne, an employee of Vecellio & Grogan’s shop facility, Beckley Equipment Repair. She is attending Bluefield State College with plans to become a nurse specializing in pediatrics. Additional Scholarships

The Foundation has provided

323 students

To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $2.7 million in scholarships to 323 students, along with supporting numerous other educational, industry and charity organizations.

Th Vecellio The V lli F Family Foundation, at its discretion, awards two or three scholarships each year to dependents of employees of Vecellio Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries and divisions. To be eligible, a student must be a graduating senior and be a dependent child (natural or adopted) of an employee of the Vecellio Group (any company or division) who has at least one year of continuous active service before Jan. 1 of the scholarship year.

Employee Dependent Scholarship applications are available from the Human Resources Department. Applications must be completed and returned no later than March 1, 2013 for consideration.

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Ranger Construction Realigns Into South & Central Operational Areas

Road Work Earns Quality Awards Left: SR-429 near Orlando, Florida.

Personnel changes aren’t the only transition at Ranger Construction these days, with the company realigning into two operational areas (South Florida and Central Florida), instead of three separate divisions (South, Central and North), effective January 1, 2013.

Below: US-27/SR-25 in Clermont, Florida.

WELCOME ABOARD! Ranger Construction O’Connell, Sean A. Project Superintendent Stokes, Gene B. Traffic Control Foreman Aguirre, Francisco Alicea, Luis A. Alvarez Infante, Egar Baker, Karry L. Beck, Daryl Bickel, Troy A. Brower, Brian R. Brower, Steven T. Brown, Gabriel D Brown, Richard F. Bryant, Robert J. Bush, Roger L. Camero Prego, Manuel Capers, Stephen L. Carlson, Paul K. Christian, Kale R. Cole, Andrew Cooper, Phillip E. Cordova-Quesada, Ignacio Davis, Ray A. Diaz Pena, Arael Evans, Robert E. Foster, Vincent M. Franco, Sergio A. Fuhrman, Robert E. Gilot, Philipp Gonzalez, Fernando 10

Photos provided by Bret Smith

Ranger Construction is the recipient of two Quality in Construction Awards, bestowed by the National Asphalt Pavement Association, for improvements on SR429 near Orlando, FL, and US-27/SR25 in Clermont, FL.

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The operations in Pompano and West Palm Palm l Beach lm h Miami are being consolidated with those Pompano P om mpano in West Palm Beach to form a broad South Florida operational area under V.P.s Ponch Miam M Miami iamii Frank and Miguel Correa until his retirement, while Ranger’s Ft. Pierce and Grant activities are consolidated with the operations of Winter Garden and DeBary to form Ranger’s Central Florida operations, supervised by V.P. Scott Fowler. While reporting to Ranger President Bob Schafer, both areas continue to work together to promote a single Ranger organization.

We extend a warm welcome to all new employees who have completed their introductory period as of November 30, 2012, as well as to the newest members of our management team (in italics). Granados-Alvarez, Santana Green II, Murray R. Grossman, Craig Gunning, Gifford G. Gwinn, Andrew B. Harbitz, Shyann L. Hawkins, Sean E. Hiscock, Daniel F. Hodge, William K. Holley, Raymond D. Holmes, Andrew A. Huddleston, Penni L. Ingham, Jesse W. Jensen, Lance C. Johnson, Fabian L. Jones, Tyrone E. Kelley, Christophe D. Kennedy, Michael J. Kidd, Randy L. Lester Jr., James C. Lester, Kevin M. Long, Douglas A. Long, Jeffrey E. Loper Jr., John D. Lopez-Gonzalez, Santos A. Louis, Blonie Mahaffy Jr., Almon Marrero, Jose I. Matta, Mario McGowan, Timothy M. McMillen, Scott A. Mieras, Ernest G. Mills, Danielle S.

Moline, Thomas M. Montano, Mark D. Morris, Deron V. Neal, Joseph A. Oneal, Willie J. Oseguera, Reynaldo Perez Cueto, Jose L. Perez, Tereso Perez-Tzun, Sabino Poole, Shane L. Presepio, Michael D. Ray, Lorenzo D. Reed, David L. Reyes, Benjamin Reyes, Jose O. Robinson, Johnny R. Rodriguez, Jason A. Saarinen, Jennifer A. Salabarria, Rafael Santiago, Carlos A. Scholer, Garrett G. Sequeira, Anthony A. Sims, Tyrone D. Spaulding, Charles R. Stinson, Fatosha F. Suarez, Jose Torres, Jason Trout, Courtney L. Turner, Danny Vizzo, Phillip P. Walker, Otis D. Waters Jr.,, Howard Wesley, Chauncey L.

Williams, Barry M. Williams, Courtney F. Williams, Wayne A. Wilson, Donahvan J.

Vecellio & Grogan * *and affiliated companies

Madkins, Stevie Martin, Tony S.

Vecenergy LeDonne, Maretza C. Project Coordinator Colon, Angel Kneller, Kevin H. Ramos, Elizert J. Torres, Bivian D.

White Rock Quarries Daniel, Miguel A. De La Cruz, Geny Domingo, Sergio Hernandez Lara, Pedro Mederos, Lazaro Mora, Nemesio Nunez, Moises E. Ortega, Roberto Perez Alvarez, Carlos Ridges, Eric M. Robaina Martinez, Rodobaldo I.

Robaina Ramirez, Danierky Rodriguez, Genaro C. Smith, Steve Y.

Sturrup, Jamarr K. Torres, Carlos

GREAT JOB! Congratulations to our employees receiving recent promotions. Keep up the good work! (List reflects promotions through Nov. 30, 2012.) The Vecellio Group provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or status as a qualified Vietnam-era, specialdisabled or other protected veteran.

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Ranger Construction Jason Daley, Project Manager of Design-Build Philipp Gilot, Asphalt Distributor Operator Steve Skubal, Chief Estimator Jerry Stewart, Director of Asphalt Plants

Vecenergy Thomas Hecker, Project Engineer

White Rock Quarries Jose Rabassa, Mobile Equipment Maintenance Foreman


Bill Medcalf, President of V&G, Retires

Ranger’s Rick Morris Retires After 35 Years

Scott Fowler Promoted To VP at Ranger

Bill Medcalf joined the Vecellio Group in 2001 as Vecellio & Grogan’s Construction Division President. He assumed the role after his predecessor, John Conkwright, sustained injuries Bill Medcalf in an airplane runway incident and needed to step back. Formerly a member of APAC’s executive team, Bill came to V&G with years of management experience. He was instrumental in establishing V&G’s Greensboro, NC, asphalt plant operations, which were later combined with the Sharpe Bros. acquisition. His 2012 retirement caps 11 years of valued service and substantial contribution to the Vecellio Group’s success.

After three and a half decades of service with the Vecellio Group, Richard “Rick” Morris has transitioned to a parttime consulting role. He started in 1977 as an Equipment Operator Rick Morris for Rubin Construction, later acquired and renamed Ranger Construction. His potential was quickly recognized and he was promoted to Foreman in 1978, to Superintendent in 1984 and to General Superintendent in 2000. Rick developed a vast knowledge of construction, heavy equipment and personnel management, and was instrumental in the success of many difficult projects. He also set a great example with his work ethic, commitment to quality and dependability.

Formerly Chief Estimator at Ranger Construction’s Winter Garden office, Scott Fowler is now Vice President of Ranger’s Central Florida operations, from Ft. Pierce north to the OrScott Fowler lando and Daytona areas. Scott worked for several Vecellio companies during summers in college, then was hired in 1984 by PAVEX Corporation, a sister company in Florida that later was merged with Ranger. He worked in estimating, grading and asphalt before becoming Assistant Asphalt Manager, then Grading Manager. In 1995 he became Branch Manager of an acquisition in Bartow, before transferring to the Winter Garden acquisition.

Succession Planning Paves The Way For Smooth Transitions ( Co n t i n u e d f r o m P a g e 3 )

Other Notable Changes Retirements aren’t limited to the executive level, of course. Ranger General Superintendent Rick Morris became a Steve part-time consultant in December after Brown 35 years (see above). General Superintendent Steve Brown will hang up his hard hat in mid-2013 after 20 years of service. rvice. Other 2012 or early 2013 retirees include R Ranger Tractor Operator Horace Bedford after 54 years, Office Manager Shigeko Neubecker after 22 years, and V&G Project Engineer Keith Bradley after 21.

Planning Smooths The Process Coordinating so many high-level changes within such a short window presented a number of challenges for the Group and its operations, but the timing was actually quite favorable. “We’ve been fortunate in a sense that all these retirements Robert are occurring during a slow cyclee Colozzo in the industry, which makes thee process more manageable,” said Leadbetter.

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Still, succession planning isn’t a one-time deal, he added. Although a number of concurrent retirements made it an obvious strategy over the past several years, it’s really an ongoing program. “A good succession plan is a living document, something to be reviewed every six months or so. We look at the one-, three- and five-year time frames, because you never know what’s going to happen.” Unexpected departures can occur for any number of personal, family or professional reasons, in addition to the more predictable retirements. Even if attrition is the goal, such as during leaner years, the process still needs to be carefully managed. Succession planning anticipates a wide range of these possible changes and ensures that the Vecellio Group and its operations stay ready.

Fourth Generation Of Leadership

Craig Vorster

As for the privately-owned Group itself, which reaches the 75-year milestone in 2013, the Vecellio family is still integrally involved in its leadership, gradually transitioning from the third generation to the fourth with the continued growth of Christopher and Michael Vecellio’s executive leadership, at the Group level and at the operations level. After all, for the Vecellio Group, it’s not just a people business. It’s a family business as well.

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The asphalt plants of the Vecellio Group — seven owned and operated by Ranger Construction in numerous Florida markets and three by Sharpe Bros. in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina — continue doing their part in defining the way asphalt plants can and should be run. The Group’s active plants have all been recertified by the National Asphalt Pavement Association’s “Diamond” program, designating that the This Greensboro, NC, asphalt production plant is one facilities are being operated according of ten owned and operated by the Vecellio Group to stringent standards for clean ap- through its Sharpe Bros. and Ranger Construction units. pearance and safe operations. The Vecellio Group’s emphasis on doing things the right way is not limited to its asphalt plants, of course. It’s a way of doing business that is evident throughout its operations.

RANGER CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES, INC.

www.RangerConstruction.com Company Headquarters

● ■ 101 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach, FL 33411 P.O. Box 15065, West Palm Beach, FL 33416 Phone: (561) 793-9400 • Fax: (561) 790-4332 Additional Locations

● ■ 320 Benson Junction Road, DeBary, FL 32713 Phone: (386) 668-1837 • Fax: (386) 753-1760

● ■ 4510 Glades Cutoff Road, Ft. Pierce, FL 34981 P.O. Box 14589, Ft. Pierce, FL 34979 Phone: (772) 464-6460 • Fax: (772) 466-9559

● ■ 4210 Old Dixie Highway, Malabar, FL 32950 Phone: (321) 726-8065 • Fax: (321) 725-8238

● ■ 17800 NW 122nd Avenue, Hialeah, FL 33018 Plant Phone: (305) 828-9464 • Fax: (305) 818-7172 Office Phone: (305) 718-8070 • Fax: (305) 718-8184

● ■ 2503 NW 48th Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33073 Phone: (954) 428-8712 • Fax: (954) 422-1878

● ■ 1200 Elboc Way, Winter Garden, FL 34787 Phone: (407) 656-9255 • Fax: (407) 656-3188 SHARPE BROS. / V&G NORTH CAROLINA

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Photo by John Riley, Jr.

‘Diamond’ Awards Define Great Asphalt Plants

High-Quality Construction & Materials

204 Base Leg Road, Greensboro, NC 27409 P.O. Box 35387, Greensboro, NC 27425 Phone: (336) 235-2756 • Fax: (336) 235-2743

● ■ 6311 Burnt Poplar Rd., Greensboro, NC 27409 Phone: (336) 854-8846 • Fax: (336) 854-8847

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www.VecellioGrogan.com 2251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV 25801 P.O. Box 2438, Beckley, WV 25802-2438 Phone: (304) 252-6575 • Fax: (304) 252-4131

This photograph taken on Ranger’s I-95 widening project in St. Lucie County, FL, was featured in the annual “Through the Lens” special section in Transportation Builder magazine (Sept./Oct. 2012 issue), published by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association.

Photo by Carl Thiemann

● ■ 3970 Liberty Rd., Greensboro, NC 27406

WHITE ROCK QUARRIES

www.WRQuarries.com 18300 NW 122nd Avenue, Hialeah, FL 33018 P.O. Box 15065, West Palm Beach, FL 33416 Phone: (305) 822-5322 • Fax: (305) 824-1433

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Main Office 1600 SE 17th St. Causeway #400, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 P.O. Box 461119, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33346 Phone: (954) 467-9774 • Fax: (954) 463-0546

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