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3rd/4th Quarter 2019 Newsmagazine of the

A Top 400 Contractor

The Vecellio Group

“A Tradition Of Excellence Since 1938”

www.VecellioGroup.com

Vecellio Group’s Solid Year Paced By White Rock’s Steady Performance

Photo by Carl Thiemann

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V&G Receives $146 Million Highway Job • Ranger Building 16 Miles of Rail Bed Page 2 Also In This Issue: Vecellio Group Recognizes 23 Service Award Recipients..........4-7 Retirements Around The Vecellio Group In 2019..........................7 Long-Term Employee Anniversaries Acknowledged................ 8-9 Sharpe’s Plant 4 Has Busy Year, Sets Production Record............10 Ranger Jobs, Sharpe and Ranger Plants Honored..................10,11 Ranger Lands $28.7-Million Airport Job In West Palm Beach.... 11

Progress Continues On Vecenergy’s Port Everglades Berth 9...... 12 Hal Jones Awarded JAX Pier Job; V&G Working On I-79 Exit... 12 Family Foundation Grants $104,000 In Scholarships In 2019...... 13 Safety Culture At Vecellio Group; Holiday Gatherings............... 14 HR News: Promotions, New Hires, In Memoriam........................ 15 Vecellio Distinguished Lecture Features Ross Myers................. 16

High-Quality Construction & Materials

Heavy/highway and bridge construction, drainage and site development throughout the mid-Atlantic states and beyond in the eastern U.S.

Grading, utilities and asphalt paving/resurfacing in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina. A division of Vecellio & Grogan.

Energy Services & Products

Heavy industrial bridge and marine construction services in the southeastern United States. A division of Vecellio & Grogan.

Heavy/highway contracting, site development, and asphalt paving/resurfacing across central and southeastern Florida.

DOT-certified limerock aggregates and screenings. Located in Miami, Florida, White Rock is one of the top producers in the U.S.

Petroleum products terminals and related services in multiple U.S. locations. Total capacity exceeds two million barrels.


V&G Awarded $146 Million Rockingham Bypass Job In N.C. Vecellio & Grogan has contracted some large projects over the years, but none quite as sizable as its $146.17-million Rockingham Bypass project in Richmond County, North Carolina. Under the new contract, awarded in the fall of 2019, V&G is building 7.2 miles of new highway just outside Rockingham, creating a limited access route from US-220 on the north side to an existing US-74 bypass on the west. Built to Interstate

standards, the four-lane divided highway will be designated part of I-73/I-74, as well as US-220. Grading work on the project includes 7.3 million cu. yds. of excavation, which is also a company record. V&G will schedule both day and night shifts to handle the earthwork. Structures and drainage work includes six box culverts and a small channel change (stream redirection), along with eight bridges and eight MSE walls.

Ranger Building 16 Miles Of Rail Bed For Virgin Trains’ Expansion

uled to take on the Virgin Trains brand, the “higher-speed” train route runs from Miami to West Palm Beach. The expansion will take the service farther north and west into Central Florida, with a terminal at Orlando International Airport. Ranger’s section, linking the airport to the Florida East Coast rail corridor, includes bridges, culverts, drainage and fencing, in addition to grading work on the rail bed. Approximately 750,000 cu. yds. of excavation and 2 million cu. yds. of embankment will be needed, along with construction of eight box culverts and five bridges. Ranger is a subcontractor to Granite Construction on the project, with two years to get the rail bed ready for the next phase of work by the contractor, which includes the installation of cross ties, ballast and A Ranger grading crew works on Virgin Trains USA’s expansion rail. Vecellio & Grogan has been retained route in Central Florida. to build the bridges, three of which will cross over roads, including FL-520. Photo by David Taylor

Ranger Construction has been hired to build 16 miles of new railroad bed as part of Virgin Trains USA’s expansion of its South Florida express route. Currently operating as Brightline, but sched-

Vision For 2020: Safety, Continued Growth After a solid year in 2019, the Vecellio Group is well-positioned for the new year. Volumes are not quite back to the levels reached before the recession of 2008, but the economic rebound continues. We are anticipating another strong year in 2020, with further growth around the Group.

White Rock Quarries in Miami, for exA Word From ample, is poised for another impressive year. Leo A. Vecellio, Jr. A decade ago, limestone sales took a big Vecellio Group, Inc. hit as construction work was put on hold. Chairman, CEO & President The quarry nevertheless posted respectable returns as a well-run, low-cost producer. White Rock has performed even more admirably as volumes have increased to keep pace with the busy construction industry. Our hats are off to the entire White Rock team! (See photos of the quarry’s main operations on page 3.) We also congratulate our many long-term employees, including 23 who celebrated significant career milestones this year. Stay safe and keep up the good work in 2020, everyone!

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Ranger Opens Asphalt Plant In Ocala, Fla. To keep up with market demand, Ranger Construction has opened its seventh asphalt plant, located in Ocala, Fla. The plant serves company projects and external FOB customers northwest of its DeBary and Winter Garden facilities. The new location Ranger extends its service reflects the shifting area in Central Florida. growth patterns in Florida. For years Ranger owned and operated an asphalt plant in Grant, between Vero and Melbourne, but work in that area slowed to the point of discontinuing service. Construction activity in Florida has rebounded since then, with activity north of Orlando guiding the decision to locate a plant there. The new plant’s address is 9765 SW Highway 200, Ocala, Fla., 34481. The phone number is (321) 395-5256.

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Group’s Solid Year Paced By White Rock With its efficient operations and impressive sales volumes, Miami, Fla.-based White Rock Quarries helped pace the Vecellio Group’s strong results in 2019. Here’s a look at the main quarry’s plant, sales and scale house operations. On The Cover and Above: One of WRQ’s high-capacity loaders services customers’ trucks.

Right: White Rock’s main quarry scale crew includes (top row) Willard Pinkard, Silvio Castillo, Geo Gonzalez, Ivan Capote Alverez, Jorge Jorge, Landry Guerra, (bottom row) Tony Gonzalez, Mark Zunga, and Ralph Roman. Left: Sales Loader Operator Arleys Morena. Below Left: An excavator tidies some material. Below Right: View from inside the control tower.

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Group photo by Chris Reznik

Photos by Carl Thiemann

Through The Lens

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Vecellio Group Honors 23 Service Award Recipients In 2019 Congratulations to the Vecellio Group’s 2019 Service Awards recipients! Read about the significant contributions these honorees have made to the Group’s success with their dedication and consistency over the years (pages 4 through 7). Gifts of appreciation bestowed on the recipients include Rolex watches commemorating 40 years of service; diamond rings with company logo marking 30 years of service; and engraved plaques and Bose home speakers for 20 years of service. (Also see pages 8 and 9 for all service anniversaries of five or more years!)

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DAVIDNAME BOSTON • 40 YEARS • YEARS MASTER ELECTRICIAN CURRENT TITLE RANGERCOMPANY CONSTRUCTION

avid Boston, a highly valued 40year employee, unfortunately passed away in 2019. Dave was hired in 1979 by Black Rock Contracting in West Virginia to maintain the electrical systems in its asphalt division. He also proved a very valuable resource for our Florida operations as well, working in the field on equipment. In 1983, Dave transferred to Florida fulltime. He helped set up, relocate, operate and maintain the asphalt plants and their electrical and electronic components for company facilities through­­out the state. His wealth of electrical expertise and knowledge of asphalt production made him a very important part of the Ranger team. He is missed by all.

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MARTHA FITE • 40 YEARS NAME • YEARS EQUIPMENT COORDINATOR CURRENT TITLE VECELLIO & GROGAN* COMPANY

artha Fite joined the Vecellio Group in May 1979 as a Purchasing Clerk with Rubin Construction, which was acquired and later renamed Ranger Construction. In 1985, she became the Office Manager for Vecellio & Grogan’s I-95 interchange project in Jupiter, Fla. Upon completion in 1988, she returned to Ranger, becoming an Asphalt Technician. In 1989, Martha made the move to West Virginia and began working as an Engineering Assistant at Vecellio & Grogan. In 1992, she was promoted to Contract Administrator, while holding a dual role as Administrative Assistant to (now-retired) Danny Castrodale, who oversaw Equipment and Safety. Martha currently works as the Equipment Coordinator for Beckley Management, V&G’s office management team. Martha is well-known for her dedication and loyal service, and her 40 years of service are greatly appreciated. *and affiliated companies 4

MIKE KRACUNAS • 40 YEARS NAME • YEARS ESTIMATOR CURRENT TITLE RANGERCOMPANY CONSTRUCTION

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ike Kracunas began his career as a Utility Operator with Rubin Construction, which was acquired and later renamed Ranger Construction Industries. Mike worked in the field and provided administrative project support, coordinating activities with the Estimating Department. In 1982, he moved full-time to the Estimating Department, preparing bids for Ranger and Stuart Contracting, another Vecellio-owned company in South Florida that was later merged into Ranger. Mike has shown he is dedicated to continually learning and developing professionally by the many classes and certifications he has earned. Mike has prepared bids on a wide range of public- and private-sector jobs for us, from airports to golf courses. Mike is a true professional and trusted co-worker. His 40 years of greatly appreciated service have made him integral to Ranger’s success.

KEVIN PHILLIPSON • 40 YEARS NAME • YEARS SUPERINTENDENT CURRENT TITLE RANGERCOMPANY CONSTRUCTION

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evin Phillipson began his career in June 1979 as a Flagger with Rubin Construction before it was acquired and later renamed Ranger Construction Industries. Kevin showed tremendous drive and enthusiasm and by 1996 he had become a Superintendent. During his tenure he worked with Ranger’s Golf Division, helping to build golf courses in Florida, California, North Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, Mississippi, and Alabama. Kevin later transferred back to road construction where he has continued contributing to the company’s success. Kevin has been instrumental on both private and public projects . Clients often request him by name, particularly for airport work, where he is a subject matter expert. He was worked on nearly 30 projects

at Palm Beach International Airport in the past 25 years. He has earned numerous professional certifications related to safety, risk control, and work site supervision. Kevin is respected by peers and management alike. His 40 years of dedicated service to the company are greatly appreciated.

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JOSEPH CHILDS • 30 YEARS NAME • YEARS SERVICE TRUCK DRIVER CURRENT TITLE RANGERCOMPANY CONSTRUCTION

oseph Childs began his career in the shop of Ft. Pierce Contracting, a Vecellio-owned company that later became part of Ranger Construction Industries. Throughout his career, Joe’s experience included working as a Shop Laborer, Shop Mechanic, and now his current position of Service Truck Driver. He plays an important role in servicing a range of equipment, ensuring that company personnel have properly functioning machinery to operate on their projects. Joe has a great attitude and work ethic. He is very dependable and is dedicated to his job and the company. With his many years of knowledge, both of the work and the equipment, Joe is a valued team member within the organization. His is an important contributor to our success and his 30 years of dedicated service are greatly appreciated.

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GARYNAME DANIEL • 30 YEARS • YEARS PLANT FOREMAN CURRENT TITLE WHITECOMPANY ROCK QUARRIES

ary Daniel has taken great pride in his accomplishments during his 30 years with White Rock, and rightfully so. Gary started in November 1989 as a Sales Loader Operator. He has made safe operation a top priority, a trait he has carried into each of his supervisory assignments as the Foremen of plant and road rock crusher crews. Gary communicates well with his crew, ensuring they understand the importance of

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their assignments, and in safely reaching the company’s goals. Gary’s abilities and hard work allowed him to support his family, even building a home for his parents. He has been a key component of the company’s success and his 30 years of valued service are proudly recognized.

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RICHARD DIXON • 30 YEARS NAME • YEARS PLANT WELDER CURRENT TITLE WHITECOMPANY ROCK QUARRIES

ichard “Dick” Dixon’s relationship with White Rock Quarries is one of mutual appreciation. Dick is thankful to work at his chosen craft, while White Rock appreciates his detailed professionalism and productivity. Dick is a quiet man, and for 30 years he has let his work speak for him, as he helps keep the plant structure and equipment in proper working order to allow for maximum production with minimal down time. White Rock’s status as a top producer relies on the plant and equipment withstanding heavy usage, so Dick’s high-quality work plays an important role in that success. Dick’s three decades of dedication and service to the company are greatly appreciated.

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MATTNAME FARLEY • 30 YEARS • YEARS VICE PRESIDENT CURRENT TITLE VECELLIO & GROGAN* COMPANY

att Farley has a commitment to learning and growing. He was hired in September 1989 as a Laborer at Vecellio & Grogan’s shop in Beckley, W.Va. He was transferred to the Powell Mountain project in Nicholas County in 1993 as a Rodman/Instrument Man. Matt continued adding to his skills and in 1996 was promoted to Assistant Engineer, transferring to the Engineering Department in Beckley. Matt participated in both bridge and highway construction engineering and soon learned how to estimate and bid bridge work. As Matt’s career progressed, he eventually was put in charge of bidding and managing bridge projects, including the South Potomac River Bridge in Hardy County. His leadership skills continued developing and in July 2010, he was promoted to Vice President of Structures. In July 2016, Matt was promoted to his current position, Vice President of Vecellio & Grogan. Matt’s 30 years of hard work and dedication are greatly appreciated and have played a key role in V&G’s success.

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ELDER MARTIN, JR. • 30 YEARS NAME • YEARS PAVER OPERATOR CURRENT TITLE RANGERCOMPANY CONSTRUCTION

lder Martin, Jr. began his career as a Screed Operator for Ft. Pierce Contracting, a Vecellio-owned company that later became part of Ranger Construction. Through training and dedication, Elder became highly skilled as an Asphalt Paver Operator, a position he continues to hold. Elder is dependable, with a positive attitude, and strong knowledge of how to safely and efficiently pave asphalt. He is appreciated by his co-workers and management alike for his professional skills. As a Paver Operator, Elder plays an important role in the success of Ranger Construction’s asphalt operations, and his 30 years of service are greatly appreciated.

JOSE “JOEY” RABASSA • 30 YEARS NAME • YEARS EQUIPMENT CURRENTFOREMAN TITLE WHITECOMPANY ROCK QUARRIES

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ose “Joey” Rabassa continues to grow in his technical expertise and employee management skills as White Rock Quarries expands with newer and more sophisticated heavy equipment. Joey was hired in 1989 as a Plant Mechanic, then developed into a Dragline Operator, later being promoted to Lead Man for heavy equipment maintenance. Now as the Foreman of Equipment Maintenance, Joey supervises Mechanics and Service Crews, ensuring they have the proper guidance, tools, and parts for the wide variety of assignment they are given. Joey’s ability to troubleshoot problems and manage his crew efficiently plays an important role in the company’s day-to-day success. White Rock proudly recognizes and greatly appreciates Joey’s three decades of loyal service.

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STEVENAME SKUBAL • 30 YEARS • YEARS CHIEF ESTIMATOR CURRENT TITLE RANGERCOMPANY CONSTRUCTION

teve Skubal began his career with Ranger Construction in the late 1980s as an Off-Road Dump Truck Driver working on projects in the Treasure Coast area of Florida. In his extensive career Steve has progressed in his skills and worked as a General Equipment Operator, Dozer Operator, Grade Foreman, Project Supervisor, and Estimator. Steve continued his professional growth and currently

serves as Chief Estimator of Ranger’s Central Division. With his range of knowledge and experience, Steve brings a unique perspective to bidding Ranger projects. Combined with his great attitude and dependability, he is a highly valued member of the team. Steve’s role in the Company’s success at the bid table is greatly appreciated and his 30 years of dedicated service are proudly recognized.

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STEVE NAME SPENCER • 30 YEARS • YEARS SHOP CURRENT PURCHASING AGENT/ TITLE ASST. SHOP FOREMAN • V&G* COMPANY

teve Spencer began his career with Vecellio & Grogan in June 1989. He was hired as a Flagger to aid in the moving of heavy equipment. Steve became skilled in loading and moving all types equipment, then was promoted to Shop Parts Runner. In 2016 Steve became Shop Purchasing Agent/Assistant Shop Foreman for V&G’s shop team, Beckley Equipment Repair. Steve runs the Preventive Maintenance/Work Orders program and purchases parts and supplies. He also runs the PM program for Hal Jones Contractor, a division of Vecellio & Grogan, Inc. Steve is a true professional and trusted coworker. His 30 years of dedicated service are greatly appreciated.

RUBEN WASHINGTON • 30 YEARS NAME • YEARS LOADER OPERATOR CURRENT TITLE WHITECOMPANY ROCK QUARRIES

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uben Washington is always moving with precision and purpose. He began his career at White Rock Quarries in 1989 as a Haul Truck Operator. He then moved to the Survey Crew, and later became a Loader Operator. From his time spent as a Haul Truck Driver, Ruben learned the importance of loaders operating properly and safely, providing the correct amount of product to supply the plant. Ruben’s ability to skillfully load the haul trucks supplying the plant is an important part of White Rock maintaining peak efficiency. Throughout his carrier, Ruben has operated his equipment safely and with attention to detail. He knows his actions not only affect his own well-being, but also the well-being of his coworkers. A true professional, Ruben is greatly appreciated. The company is proud to recognize his 30 years of dedicated service. (Service Awards continued on page 6) *and affiliated companies

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ANTONIO ALVAREZ • 20 YRS NAME • YEARS QUALITYCURRENT CONTROLTITLE TECHNICIAN RANGERCOMPANY CONSTRUCTION

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milcar “Antonio” Alvarez was hired in 1999 as a shop hand for PAVEX Corporation, a Vecellio-owned company that later became part of Ranger Construction. He worked as a Parts Runner at the Pompano facility and was responsible for maintaining and managing the shop inventory. In 2003 Antonio joined the Quality Control (QC) Department. As a Trainee, he learned how to sample and test asphalt mixes to ensure compliance with FDOT specifications. Within the next three years, Antonio obtained all the FDOT certifications required to perform duties as a plant and roadway QC Technician. With his “never say no” attitude and ability to adapt, Antonio is a valued team member. Whether working at the shop, operating equipment, or working in the Quality Control Department, Antonio has been an important part of the Company’s success. His 20 years of dedicated service are greatly appreciated.

DAVIDNAME HURST • 20 YEARS • YEARS SENIORCURRENT TECHNICAL MANAGER TITLE VECELLIO MANAGEMENT COMPANY SERVICES

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avid Hurst joined Vecellio & Grogan in July 1999 after graduating from West Virginia University with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration. He joined the Information Technology Department (then called Management Information Systems, or MIS) at the Beckley, W.Va., office, working in Systems Support. David has a professional work ethic, with the ability to learn and grow as technology changes. Over his 20 years he has progressed to become a Senior Technical Manager, serving as the senior architect of cloud and on-premise technology, which includes data storage, telecommunications, security, data protection, and disaster recovery. He also has expertise in cybersecurity with skills in advanced threat protection. David says, “I was first under Vecellio & Grogan, then Beckley Management, then Vecellio Group, and finally Vecellio Management Services. I have sat in this same corner for all 20 years. I have faced different ways and had walls built around me, but still sit in the same spot.” From that “spot” David and the technical team he now leads have built and rebuilt the Company’s networking, security, and servers, while also providing support before and after regular business hours for the Group’s asphalt 6

plants, quarry operations, and Vecenergy terminals. Dave’s two decades of highly valued service are greatly appreciated and proudly recognized.

MICHAEL JENSEN • 20 YEARS NAME • YEARS AREA MANAGER CURRENT TITLE RANGERCOMPANY CONSTRUCTION

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ike Jensen is a longtenured employee who began working for Ranger Construction in 1999 in South Daytona, Fla., as a Mill Foreman for Martin Paving, which became part of Ranger Construction. Throughout his career, Mike has added to his knowledge and progressed in his level of responsibility, being promoted from Mill Foreman to Paving Superintendent, then to Area Manager. He plays a key role in leading the company’s day-to-day operations at Ranger’s Central Division. Mike is respected by employees and management alike for his vast experience, leadership ability, and knowledge of asphalt production and application. He is a loyal and dependable employee, and a valued member of the management team. The Company is proud to recognize Mike’s 20 years of highly appreciated service.

STEPHANIE MELFI • 20 YEARS NAME • YEARS ACCOUNTING CURRENT MANAGER TITLE VECELLIO MANAGEMENT COMPANY SERVICES

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tephanie Melfi was hired in September 1999 as an Accounts Payable Clerk for Ranger Construction. Over the years, she has shown an exceptional level of dedication and commitment to the company, and the pursuit of professional excellence, working her way up to her current position of Accounting Manager at Vecellio Management Services, a position she has held for almost a decade. Stephanie is highly regarded by her coworkers. Former Ranger President Mike Slade, speaking on behalf of himself and the late John DeFrehn, a long-time financial executive of the Group, said “Both John and I took comfort in having Stephanie as a colleague, and she was a tremendous asset to the staff.” VMS executive

Doug Smith added, “Stephanie is dedicated, trustworthy, and a very hard worker. We rely on her and she is always up to the task.” Stephanie continued her education even while managing her office responsibilities. In 2019 she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University. She is always determined to succeed. Her 20 years of service are greatly appreciated.

GEORGE SCHNORR III • 20 YEARS NAME • YEARS SUPERINTENDENT CURRENT TITLE HAL JONES CONTRACTOR COMPANY

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eorge Schnorr began his career with Hal Jones Contractor in February 1999. His abilities and talents were recognized from previous employment relationships, so Hal Jones’ management gladly welcomed him aboard. This appreciation carried forward through the years. In 2018, Hal Jones Contractor became a division of Vecellio & Grogan, Inc., and George’s skills have continued making him a highly valued member of the team. George’s knowledge of concrete, pile driving, and marine construction, along with his management skills, have earned him respect within the industry, as well as by his co-workers and management. Clients frequently request George for additional projects. His dedication, commitment, and long-term contribution to the success of Hal Jones Contractor are greatly appreciated.

HUGO SOTOMAYOR • 20 YEARS NAME • YEARS SERVICE TRUCKTITLE OPERATOR CURRENT WHITECOMPANY ROCK QUARRIES

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ugo Sotomayor began working for White Rock Quarries in 1999, assisting the Mechanics then joining the support team to provide equipment service and preventive maintenance, an important role at the company. As a Service Truck Operator, Hugo’s daily rounds include adding fuel, greasing the fittings, and checking and topping off the oil levels of the equipment. He also tracks and performs oil and filter changes at the proper intervals, ensuring long engine life. Hugo’s knowledge and attention to detail help keep

The Vecellio Group proudly 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, special-disabled or other protected veteran. We maintain workplaces that are drug-free and do not tolerate discrimination, harassment or racial bias.

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White Rock’s heavy equipment operating in peak condition, preventing down time and reducing the need for repairs. He also has helped train and worked closely with others, including the late Fulvio Davila, a long-time co-worker who was also a friend. The company greatly appreciates and proudly recognizes Hugo’s 20 years of dedicated service.

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TIMOTHY SPAETH • 20 YEARS NAME • YEARS SENIOR CRANE TITLE OPERATOR CURRENT HAL JONES CONTRACTOR COMPANY

im Spaeth is a longtenured employee of Hal Jones Contractor and is considered one of the top operators in our industry. In 2018, Hal Jones Contractor became a division of Vecellio & Grogan, Inc., and Tim’s abilities were welcomed. He is well respected for his knowledge of bridge and marine construction. Because of his talents, other staff members often seek his advice on projects, especially those involving special lifts. He is able to offer innovative approaches to resolve particular job challenges. Above and beyond his abilities as a Senior Crane Operator, Tim has been a loyal, dependable, and dedicated employee for 20 years, and his service is greatly appreciated.

CINDY STEADMAN • 20 YEARS NAME • YEARS ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE CURRENT TITLEMANAGER RANGERCOMPANY CONSTRUCTION

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ired in 1999, Cindy Steadman has acquired a vast amount of expertise in the field of Collections, particularly in Florida Lien Law, over the last 20 years. Always mindful of legal boundaries, Cindy protects Ranger Construction’s rights while minimizing outstanding receivables, thus avoiding potential costly write-offs of customer balances. This critical function helps ensure that what Ranger sells, it gets paid for, making Cindy’s role an important part of the Company’s success. She has an excellent track record in the timely collection of Ranger’s Accounts Receivables for both contract work and FOB Plant sales. Cindy has also mentored and trained a number of employees, teaching them the nuances of Lien Law, while providing customers the best possible service. Toeing the line of being customer friendly while being very firm in collections can sometimes be a tall task, but Cindy’s professionalism and poise always shine through. As former Ranger President Mike Slade noted, “Cindy made my job much easier and less pressure filled. Cindy was and is a knowl-

edgeable professional, with the highest ethical standards. I consider her a true friend and terrific asset to Ranger.” The company greatly appreciates and proudly recognizes her 20 years of dedicated service.

CARL THIEMANN • 20 YEARS NAME • YEARS COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR CURRENT TITLE VECELLIO MANAGEMENT COMPANY SERVICES

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arl Thiemann joined the Vecellio Group in November 1999, armed with a background in journalism, photography, graphic design, and public/ media relations. As Communications Director, he produces our award-winning VanGuard magazines, manages the company websites, and provides a broad range of marketing, advertising, PR, and other creative services for the Vecellio Group, our executive team, and the operating units. Over the years Carl’s work has been recognized with dozens of editorial, design, and communications awards from multiple industry and professional associations. When not in the office, Carl can be seen out in the field, camera equipment in hand. Many of his photographs have been enlarged and framed for the hallways and offices around the Group, with many also being featured in industry publications. A dedicated professional, Carl conceives and produces communications materials that support the Group and its operations. His work has been an integral part of the growth and success of the organization’s media relations throughout the industry, and his two decades of service are greatly appreciated.

MICHAELNAME WOODARD • 20 YEARS • YEARS QUALITYCURRENT CONTROLTITLE TECHNICIAN RANGERCOMPANY CONSTRUCTION

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ichael Woodard began working for Ranger Construction in 1999. He started at the Fort Pierce, Fla., location as a Dump Truck Driver, then became a Tanker Driver. He has excelled in various roles, constantly learning and adding to his knowledge of asphalt production. He is now a member of the Quality Control Department where he contributes his skills as a Quality Control Technician. Michael has a great attitude, is very dependable, and is dedicated to his job and the company. With his knowledge of asphalt production, paving, and quality control, he is a highly valued member of the organization. Michael’s 20 years of dedicated service to the company are greatly appreciated.

White Rock Quarries Pit Foreman Nate Malone, above left, receives a Rolex watch commemorating his four decades of service from WRQ President Jim Hurley. Originally hired in 1979, Nate was called back into service after a brief retirement several years ago to help out at White Rock South. Nate’s 40-year career summary will appear in an upcoming VanGuard issue.

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R E TIR E M EN T S

he Vecellio Group extends best wishes to all employees who retired in 2019, including a number of service award recipients and a division executive. Dennis Harrison, President of Hal Jones Contractor, retired near the end of 2019. He served as President for 12 years and played an instrumental role in the smooth transition Dennis Harrison after Hal Jones Contractor became a division of Vecellio & Grogan, Inc., in early 2018. At Vecellio & Grogan, Mitch Webb stepped down after 43 years. Mitch was a respected Grading Foreman who celebrated 40 years of service in 2016. (See 4th Quarter 2016 VanGuard, available online at www. VecellioGrogan.com.) White Rock Quarries saw four long-timers retire during 2019, including Dave Kibby, Assistant Manager – Administration, who celebrated his 30th anniversary with the Company in 2018. (See 4th Quarter 2018 VanGuard, available at www.WRQuarries.com.) WRQ retirees also included White Rock South Operations Manager Kenneth Greene, who stepped down after 16 years of highly valued service, and two Loader Operators at the main quarry, Jorge Marquez with 19 years of service, and Miguel Rubido with 13 years. They took great pride in their work. At Ranger, Equipment Operator Sylvia Suarez retired after 24 years (See 4th Quarter 2015 VanGuard at www.RangerConstruction. com for her 20th anniversary recognition).

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WE PROUDLY RECOGNIZE OUR LONG 40 YEARS OR MORE Vecellio Jr., Leo A. .........46 Branson, Philip A...........45 Fowler, Richard..............45 Gwinn, L.L. ...................44 Lively, Michael L. ...........44 Lowery, James T.............44 Payne II, Reaford D........43 Cooney, Dan D..............41 Boston, Dave (In Mem.)...40 Fite, Martha J................40 Kracunas, Michael B......40 Phillipson, Kevin F..........40

10 YRS OR MORE Bailey Jr., Clyde F............. 19 Benavidez, Candelario..... 19 Bower, James B................ 19 Damian, Jacqueline.......... 19 Delgado, Gabriel............. 19 Fabelo, Rolayme.............. 19 Gamble, Scott D.............. 19 Gordon, Clinton S............ 19 Jakusevich, Roseane A...... 19 Johnson, Joseph P............. 19 Lee, Melissa D................. 19 Ortuno, Carlos A............. 19 Piering, Aaron D.............. 19 Reisinger, Keith E............. 19 Rosencrans, Hal D............ 19 Ruiz, Nelson.................... 19 Smith, Eddie L.................. 19 Stefanov, Delian S............ 19 Davis, Walter.................. 18 Gooden, Howard D......... 18 Harrison, Garrett L........... 18 Milligan Jr., Kenny R......... 18 Newhouse, Kenneth M..... 18 O’Neal, Gregory W......... 18 Pierce II, Clyde W............ 18 Pinkard, Willard.............. 18 Ramirez, Beatriz E............ 18 Roman Jr., Rafael A.......... 18 Sneed, Robert L............... 18 Thomas, James D............. 18 Aprea, Juan A................. 17 Barber, Stacy L................ 17 Basher, Terry J................. 17 Brand, Dallas.................. 17 Campos, Julian R............. 17 Conde, Richard................ 17 Cruz, Robert.................... 17 Deus, Dufrenne................ 17 Frank, Scott S. (Ponch)...... 17 Gibbons Jr., Grady.......... 17 Holmes, Anthony L........... 17 Leasure, Shirley D............ 17 Ocon, Norman................ 17 Perez De Corcho, Ramon.. 17

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30 YEARS OR MORE Dufresne, Lemercier.......... 39 Malone Jr., Nathaniel....... 39 Stenzel, Robert A............. 39 Walker, Danny R.............. 39 Bowe, Gregory................ 38 Martin, Eddie.................. 38

Baker, Harrel................... 37 Chamless, Joseph............. 37 Lilly, David I.................... 37 Verk, Larry...................... 37 Parker, John..................... 36 Yoder, William F.............. 36

Fowler, F. Scott................ 35 Gordon, Eyon L............... 35 Hughes, Johnny............... 35 Whyte, Paul S................. 35 Harper, Linda D............... 34 Lacy, Alfred L................... 34 Peach, David W............... 34 Gordon, Elisha E.............. 33 Hurley, James M.............. 33

Carbet, Charles............... 32 DiLorenzo, Gerald P......... 32 Green Sr., Johnny L.......... 32 Johnson, Michael............. 31 Moore, Bobby................. 31 Payne Jr., Charles R.(JR).... 31 Riley Jr., John E................ 31 VanLandingham Jr., Ronnie... 31 Childs, Joseph A.............. 30

Daniel, Gary................... 30 Dixon, Richard A............. 30 Farley, Matthew A............ 30 Martin Jr, Elder................ 30 Rabassa, Jose.................. 30 Skubal, Steve D............... 30 Spencer, Steve R.............. 30 Washington, Ruben.......... 30

We sincerely appreciate our employees with five or more years of service. Thank you for your dedication and loyalty! We also thank those hired more recently and hope to work with ALL of you for many more years to come!

Ramjattansingh, Billy........ 17 Reilly, Gregory W............ 17 Vecellio, Christopher S...... 17 Vecellio, Michael A.......... 17 Vega, Vincent.................. 17 Vizcaino, Robert.............. 17 Whyte, Stephen............... 17 Bailey, Timothy J.............. 16 Beasley, Dianne L............. 16 Bowles, Marshall R.......... 16 Bustamante, Luis............... 16 Castrillo, Carlos R............ 16 Chapin, Fred L................. 16 Clayton, Ivan G............... 16 Colon, Rosa M................ 16 Cordero, Homero D.......... 16 De Armas, Alexis............. 16 Edmond, Simpson............ 16 Esterellas, Amaury............ 16 Gilfillan, David................ 16 Gonzalez, Carlos I........... 16 Goodman, Patricia D....... 16 Green, Vincent R.............. 16 Haddo, Renford............... 16 Hubbard, Dennis A.......... 16 Klock, Jason W................ 16 Litts, Cydric P................... 16 Lucas, James A................ 16 Miles, Earl S.................... 16 Palenzuela, Eduardo......... 16 Paulinski Jr., Richard C..... 16 Phillips, Granville E.......... 16 Ramos, Christopher T........ 16 Scarberry, Randy B.......... 16 Scarborough, Michael N... 16 Smith, Lanorris................. 16 Stafford, Robert L............. 16 Walker, Byron O.............. 16 Webber, Mark R.............. 16 Wikel, Donna M.............. 16 Alexander, Willie............. 15 Anderson, Yurizan............ 15 Blazquez, Julio................ 15 Bocardo, Luis V................ 15 Branscome, David R......... 15

Brown, Antoine................ 15 Brown, Steven D.............. 15 Conde, Jorge E................ 15 Cowart, Jerald O............. 15 Doughty, Michael P........... 15 Esquivel, Alexander.......... 15 Fernandez, Carlos............ 15 Fernandez, Jose N........... 15 Gomez, Cesar E.............. 15 Gonzalez, Alvaro............. 15 Gonzalez, Jose A............. 15 Gonzalez, Jovani............. 15 Grisnold Jr., Sammy L....... 15 Harris, Charles C............. 15 Hernandez, Angel............ 15 Martin, Arrie D................ 15 Martinez, Anita K............ 15 Osby, Gary L................... 15 Owen, Isaac S................. 15 Pino, Francisco................ 15 Rodriguez, Nelson........... 15 Rudanovich, Nicholas P.... 15 Sosa, Julia....................... 15 Vogel, Richard A.............. 15 Womble, James I.............. 15 Almodovar, Gerardo L...... 14 Anderson, Marquis A....... 14 Arce, Juan M................... 14 Bell, Eugene.................... 14 Boyles, Dwayne L............. 14 Cannon, Todd M.............. 14 Dryden, Michelle A......... 14 Flores, Gary A................. 14 Gonzalez, Anthony T........ 14 Gors, Monique................ 14 Holmes, Javoskia T.......... 14 Jean, Renault................... 14 Klaas, Joseph R................ 14 Lucin, Oscar I.................. 14 Manoo, Leah................... 14 Mazelin Jr., Herbert L....... 14 McMurray, Andrew M...... 14 Moorer, Gary D............... 14 Morgan, Amanda Rae...... 14 Moya, Miguel.................. 14

Murphy, Billy J................. 14 Nelson, Todd L................. 14 Reis, Renato F.................. 14 Rice, Ronald E................. 14 Rivera, David................... 14 Rodriguez, Arnaldo.......... 14 Rosier Jr., Benjamin F........ 14 Rosier, Nicholas R............ 14 Sifuentes, Pedro............... 14 Sonson, Wilfred............... 14 Spence, Richard A........... 14 Stevenson, Athnel C......... 14 Valentin, Emmanuel.......... 14 Valentin, Heriberto........... 14 Voytek, Todd.................... 14 Walker, Otis D................. 14 Wilson, Ira L.................... 14 Womble, Jeanne P............ 14 Yade, Youssou................. 14 Yates, Phillip J.................. 14 Addison, Robert L............. 13 Alston, Kenneth B............. 13 Barragan, Jorge E............ 13 Bickel, Troy A.................. 13 Bishop, Mike D................ 13 Brockman, Tavoris Ken...... 13 Castrillo, Silvio A............. 13 Diaz, Manuel A............... 13 Espinosa, Rafael.............. 13 Flounnoy, Sammy L........... 13 Flynn, Patrick W............... 13 Fuentes, Agustin O........... 13 Garcia, Ernesto R............. 13 Geiger, Charles L............. 13 Golden, Rodney L............ 13 Hawkins, Sean E.............. 13 Holmes, Andrew A........... 13 Hurst, Jackie L.................. 13 Imbert, Patslen................. 13 Johnson, Jeffery F............. 13 Jorge Jr., Jorge L.............. 13 Lilly, Jimmy D................... 13 Mabe, Thomas L.............. 13 Maceo, Leonardo............. 13 Monroe, Patrick E............ 13

Moss, Michael D.............. 13 Nunez, Luis A.................. 13 Perez, Ernesto.................. 13 Piering, Nathan............... 13 Ramos, Gilberto I............ 13 Serrano, Carolyn V........... 13 Silva, Tony...................... 13 Smith, Robert Doug.......... 13 Stanley-Bartusiak, Melissa. 13 Tackore, Lineous A........... 13 Torres, Isidro B................. 13 Uribe-Lopez, Alejandro..... 13 Westmoreland, Allen B..... 13 Zelaya, Joe B.................. 13 Arango, Gonzalo H......... 12 Ash, Curtis L.................... 12 Benavidez, Ramon A........ 12 Browning, Douglas J......... 12 Brutlag, Dennis L.............. 12 Castronova, Lisa A........... 12 Cotero, Jaime A............... 12 Doerr III, John C............... 12 Escalante, Ramon A......... 12 Fernandez Jr., Carlos........ 12 Gonzalez, Manuel A........ 12 Green Jr., Johnny L........... 12 Herrera, Brian H.............. 12 Johnson, William A.......... 12 Kitchen, Paul................... 12 Miller, David D................ 12 Morey, Adolfo I............... 12 Morris, Michael J............. 12 Nash, William C.............. 12 Pagan, Jose C................. 12 Rico, Manolo A............... 12 Schwager, Paul M............ 12 Segarra, Uriel.................. 12 Serra, Glenn E................. 12 Smith, Craig E................. 12 Suarez, Jose.................... 12 Thurston, Jacob N............ 12 Todd Jr., Gary I. (Tad)....... 12 Valero, Yosmel................. 12 Acevedo, Juan V.............. 11 Brown, Gabriel D............. 11

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Carter Jr., Donald A......... 11 Crissman, Paul R.............. 11 Fernandez, Rene.............. 11 Galeano, Jose D.............. 11 Hunt Jr., Paul................... 11 Jenkins, Arlion A.............. 11 Jensen, Erik T................... 11 Kidd, Randy L.................. 11 Lane, Calvin R................. 11 Mendez, Eric R................ 11 Murray, Kyle R................. 11 Nealis, Rex A.................. 11 Pacitti, Adam D................ 11 Rodas, Marco A.............. 11 Santana, Eddie R............. 11 Schott, Cynthia L.............. 11 Stewart, Stephanie L........ 11 Sullivan, Michael J........... 11 Taylor Sr., Roger A........... 11 Taylor, Raul A.................. 11 Torres, Jesus.................... 11 Torres, Pedro................... 11 Valenciaga, Maximo V...... 11 Wiseman, David E........... 11 Baker, Westley E.............. 10 Brown II, Jessie................ 10 Covarrubias, John E......... 10 Evans, James A................ 10 Ewell, Russell D................ 10 Forlines, John L................ 10 Gordon Jr., Eyon L........... 10 Harbin, Steve L................ 10 Hernandez, Julissa........... 10 Hilderman, David E.......... 10 Lopez, Jose J................... 10 Louis, Guillaume.............. 10 Norris, Bryan.................. 10 Ortega, Manolo............... 10 Quinteros, Luis H............. 10 Rafford, Adam................. 10 Reed, Sarah S................. 10 Soria, Angel U................. 10 Velasco, Edgardo............. 10 Vieira, Arlindo................. 10 Zapach, Michael S........... 10


-TERM EMPLOYEE ANNIVERSARIES! 20 YEARS OR MORE Coleman, Kevin W........... 29 Hernandez, Jose M.......... 29 Holmes Jr., Elijah............. 29 Johnson, Lewis................. 29 Olortegui, James.............. 29 Sofranec, Jeffrey J............ 29 Ambroise, Edit................. 28 Hebden III, Thomas.......... 28 McCord, Timothy D.......... 28 Smith, James E................. 28 Burgess Davis, Paula........ 27 Jones, Jimmy D................ 27 Pratt, Glenn R.................. 27 Rachal, Dalton................. 27

b 5 YRS OR MORE Allsopp III, James E. (Eddie)... 9 Barlow, James M................ 9 Duyos, Antonio E............... 9 Harrell, Leslie..................... 9 Hecker, Thomas E.............. 9 Jaimes, Nahum M.............. 9 Llerena, Yimi...................... 9 Lopez Gatorno, Hector S.... 9 Martinez, Tomas C............. 9 Moffitt, Walker B................ 9 Simpson, Joseph W............ 9 Taylor, Benjamin F.............. 9 Tolbert, Gregory C............. 9 Wall, Carl D...................... 9 Adkins, Norman C............. 8 Akins, Brian L.................... 8 Baker, Joshua A................. 8 Burkhardt, Keith J............... 8 Carrion Paladino, Javier R... 8 Davidson, John P................ 8 Davis, Tracy A................... 8 Garcia, Clara Tonia........... 8 Gates, Travis R.................. 8 Greene, Sherry M.............. 8 Hernandez, Pedro E........... 8 Johns Jr., Arthur B.............. 8 LeBlanc, Joseph A.............. 8 Lien, Candace C................ 8 Ligon, Mark E.................... 8 Martell, Miguel.................. 8 McKee, Michael R.............. 8 Meza, Alejandro................ 8

Runion, Michael W........... 27 Smith, Bret...................... 27 Aguero, Angel................. 26 Barro, Ramon.................. 26 Borrego, Abelardo........... 26 Diaz, Antonio.................. 26 Guerrier, Jacquelin........... 26 Johnson, Varnel J.............. 26 Jones, Karl W.................. 26 Meadows, Theresa D........ 26 Nelson, Michael S........... 26 Obando, Lazaro D........... 26 Whyte, Trevor L............... 26 Benoit, Joachim................ 25

German, Ezell.................. 25 Louis, Vixon..................... 25 Reyes, Antonio................. 25 Ross, Christine................. 25 Scholer, Peter.................. 25 Torres, Francisco J............ 25 Tucker, Michelle E............ 25 Valdes, Armando............. 25 Walker, Daniel S.............. 25 Burgess, Vicki.................. 24 Clenton, Deborah............. 24 Gomez, Ruben D............. 24 Gonzalez, Jose R............. 24 Hernandez, Godofredo..... 24 Jones, Patrick L................ 24 Montes De Oca, Adrian.... 24

Muriel, Eudin................... 24 Pelaez, Arturo.................. 24 Robertson, Rufus.............. 24 Smith, C. W.................... 24 Thompson, Wilbur R......... 24 Horton, Zachary J............ 23 Moore, Sammy L.............. 23 Riley, Clifton.................... 23 Samet, Mindy.................. 23 Bedenbaugh, Gregory A... 22 Combs, Robert W............. 22 Davis, Wallace................ 22 Delp, David M................. 22 Gonzalez, Maritza........... 22 Harrison, Dennis E........... 22 Hernandez, Hector........... 22

Jones III, Hal L................. 22 Kirkland, Paul C............... 22 McCray, Robert N............ 22 Padilla, Alba................... 22 Redley, Andrew............... 22 Settle, William R.............. 22 Torres, Francisco A........... 22 Balladares, Anibal........... 21 Bilbrey, Wondell G........... 21 Chang, Marvin................ 21 Christie, James A............. 21 Daley, Jason E................. 21 Hart, Jeffrey W................ 21 Morris, Richard K............. 21 Orta, Jesus...................... 21 Purvis, C. Miles................ 21

Also see pages 4-7 for career summaries of those who celebrated their 40-, 30- and 20-year employee anniversaries in 2019!

Mieras, Ernest G................ 8 Perez, Rafael..................... 8 Pickel, Daniel S.................. 8 Ramos Rosario, Gilberto S.. 8 Ramos, Raymond S............ 8 Rumph, Frederick E............ 8 Rutledge, Adam C.............. 8 Salmon, William W............ 8 Shell, Anthony T................. 8 Stanley, Nico G................. 8 Thomas, Keneil O.............. 8 Timming, Jamie R............... 8 Vasquez, Eliu..................... 8 Acosta, Keurin................... 7 Aguirre, Francisco.............. 7 Alfonso, Miguel A.............. 7 Ayala Vargas, Yosbany....... 7 Christian, Kale R................ 7 Colon, Angel..................... 7 Colozzo, Robert P.............. 7 Covarrubias, Homero......... 7 De La Cruz, Geny.............. 7 Diaz Pena, Arael............... 7 Guerra Prado, Landy.......... 7 Hernandez Lara, Pedro....... 7 Iglesias, David M............... 7 Jones, Robert J................... 7 Kennedy II, Michael J......... 7 Lebron, Carlos A................ 7 Lewis, Willie R................... 7 Little, Fester G.................... 7 McInnis, Johnny E.............. 7 Moretz, James W............... 7 Nunez, Moises E................ 7

Ortega, Roberto................. 7 Peeples, Rebecca W........... 7 Piedra, Osmani.................. 7 Ramos, Elizert J.................. 7 Rodriguez, Genaro C......... 7 Sugg, William M............... 7 Torres, Jose A.................... 7 Trout, Courtney L................ 7 Tuesca, Agustin.................. 7 Vorster, Craig T.................. 7 Zuniga, Mark R.................. 7 Acosta, Alexander.............. 6 Arango, Elena M............... 6 Asselin, David A................ 6 Avon, Richard P................. 6 Bannah, Kissunlal............... 6 Barnes, Kakio K................. 6 Blankenship, David L.......... 6 Blauciak, Art..................... 6 Bolling, Roger S................. 6 Bother, Jermaine R.............. 6 Bravo, Jesus D................... 6 Brown, Fredrick C.............. 6 Bruzzese, Donald J............. 6 Bundy, William A............... 6 Cardoso, Carlos A............. 6 Chavez, Ofelio.................. 6 Covarrubias, Emiliano........ 6 Covarrubias, Esteban.......... 6 Crane, Lawrence L............. 6 Creighton, Gerald L............ 6 Dieye, Serigne................... 6 DuBois, Kelly M................. 6 Espinosa, Yolensis.............. 6

Esquea, Jose B................... 6 Finale Jr., Roberto.............. 6 Forman, Jody..................... 6 Gibson, Nikita L................. 6 Harvey, Brian E................. 6 Howard, Lloyd S................ 6 Hundley, Jonathan B........... 6 Jimenez Quintana, Manuel .6 Johnson, Anthony S............ 6 Lewis, Charles D................ 6 Logan, Randall L................ 6 Lopez Rodriguez, Enrique... 6 Lugones, Fernan A............. 6 Machado, Rene................. 6 Martinez, Alfonzo.............. 6 McCall, Landwell V............ 6 McCrorey, Corey D............ 6 McCullough Jr., Travis L...... 6 Mesa Rodriguez Jr., Raul..... 6 Mooney, Deborah E........... 6 Nettles, Lynn E................... 6 Paulino, Johanna A............ 6 Pectal, Jason A.................. 6 Potter, Derek L................... 6 Raessler, Keith A................ 6 Restrepo, Luz Marina.......... 6 Rodriguez, Rafael............... 6 Rovendro, Martin............... 6 Samet, Abraham................ 6 Seymour, David C.............. 6 Sims, Timothy D................. 6 Summers, Patricia A........... 6 Swindle, Jamie R................ 6 Taboada, Wilber................ 6

Thames, William C............. 6 Thomas, David................... 6 Torres, Adalberto G............ 6 Vannucci, Deborah L.......... 6 Vasquez, Luis F.................. 6 Wilkerson Jr., James M....... 6 Wilson, Michael B.............. 6 Aguilar, Armando.............. 5 Aguion, Andres.................. 5 Alvarez, Yair Irlen Guevara.5 Basulto, Armando C........... 5 Beabout, Marikay L............ 5 Bedolla-Aguilera, Eloy........ 5 Bedolla-Aguilera, Juan L...... 5 Benjamin, Leroy J............... 5 Berrios Torres, Raymond...... 5 Blackburn, Cheyenne T....... 5 Camejo, Jorge L................. 5 Carroll, James D................ 5 Casas, Pedro A Romero...... 5 Casimir, Richardson............ 5 Chavez Lopez, Jose............ 5 Cristia, Lisandro................. 5 Curtis, Jason E................... 5 Davis, Gary L.................... 5 Delgado, Carlos O............. 5 Diaz, Marcos A................. 5 Durant, Britney D............... 5 Ercolano, Candace E.......... 5 Espinosa Garcia, Rafael C.. 5 Ferrell, Sarah L.................. 5 Fleitas, Lazaro................... 5 Flores Lopez, Jose I............ 5 Gibson, Jeffrey J................ 5

Sanchez, Gilberto............ 21 Schafer, Robert K............. 21 Sutherland, Sherry A........ 21 Workman, James D.......... 21 Alvarez, Amilcar Antonio.. 20 Hurst, David B................. 20 Jensen, Michael E............ 20 Melfi, Stephanie D........... 20 Schnorr III, George W...... 20 Sotomayor, Hugo............. 20 Spaeth, Timothy M........... 20 Steadman, Cindy L........... 20 Thiemann, Carl................ 20 Woodard, Michael........... 20

b Hernandez, Angel Flores..... 5 Hernandez, Frank.............. 5 Hernandez, Hecbert........... 5 Hernandez, Kevin.............. 5 Herrera, Noel.................... 5 Irvin, Christopher C............ 5 Johnson, Ronald D.............. 5 Lara-Rojas, Enrique............. 5 Lolli, Cristina..................... 5 Martinez, Frank M............. 5 Massenat, Paul.................. 5 McFolley, Denis L............... 5 Miller, Stacy R................... 5 Moreno, Karol V................ 5 Mull, Nicholas A................ 5 Paddie, Gregory R............. 5 Parise, Elsie....................... 5 Pineiro Garcia, Marciano... 5 Pinto, Jose A...................... 5 Powell, Robert A................ 5 Rebollo, Carmelo............... 5 Roger, Livan...................... 5 Ryan, Robert L................... 5 Savoy, Matthew A.............. 5 Sessoms, Wallace E........... 5 Tomlinson, Jamie J.............. 5 Torres-Torres, Melvin L......... 5 Underdown II, Junior L........ 5 Ungaro, Eric C.................. 5 Valentin, Christina T........... 5 Veiga, Marcos A................ 5 Williams, Frederick A......... 5 Zevallos, Nadia D.............. 5

Years of service calculated through Dec. 31, 2019. Includes adjustments for employees welcomed through acquisition and those rejoining the Group after a gap in service. Please contact Human Resources with questions about years of service. VanGuard • Newsmagazine of the Vecellio Group • 3rd/4th Quarter 2019

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Sharpe’s Plant 4 Sets Production Record

A Sharpe paving crew resurfaces a section of I-40 in Forsyth County, N.C.

Sharpe Bros., a division of Vecellio & Grogan based in Greensboro, N.C., had a great year in 2019, with Plant 4 in Kernersville having a record year of production, much of it due to work on I-40. Sharpe crews continue making good progress on several major asphalt paving projects. In Randolph County, the company is resurfacing 68 miles of roads under a $11.67-million contract. To date, Sharpe has completed more than half of the work. In Forsyth County, crews are resurfacing six miles of I-40 mainline and one mile of barrier under a contract valued at $17 million.

Also in Forsyth, Sharpe is a subcontractor to E.S. Wagner, performing paving work for several miles of new highway being built to Interstate standards. The roadway is part of a planned and partially completed 35-mile freeway dubbed the WinstonSalem Northern Bypass. Initially signed as NC-74, the bypass will be designated part of I-74 once completed. Sharpe is also resurfacing sections of I-74/US-311 and NC-68 for Branch Highways under a $4.44-million subcontract, and recently performed fine grading and asphalt paving for an Averitt Trucking facility expansion.

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Sharpe Bros. projects include improvements to St. Mark’s Church Road in Alamance County, N.C.

Photos by David Gilliam

Vecellio Group Ranks Among Top 50 In Highway Construction

The Vecellio Group is perennially among the nation’s Top 400 contractors as listed by Engineering News-Record, most recently ranking #242. The Group also ranks #46 among the Top 50 Domestic Heavy Contractors from the combined construction volume of Vecellio & Grogan (and its Sharpe Bros. and Hal Jones Contractor divisions) and Ranger Construction Industries. The companies operate in the midAtlantic and southeastern United States. The Group also has extensive operations in the mining and energy industries, which are not reflected in the contractor rankings.

The National Asphalt Pavement Association has recognized the work of Ranger Construction in Florida, bestowing multiple Quality In Construction Awards. Ranger’s Central Division had four projects recognized in the awards competition: Western Way in Winter Garden, US-1 in St. Lucie County, FL-614 in St. Lucie County, and an I-95 diverging diamond interchange project in Brevard County, Ranger’s South Division also picked up an award, earning recognition for its resurfacing work on a portion of FL-91 (Florida’s Turnpike) in Palm Beach Gardens. The jobs will be honored at NAPA’s next annual convention, which will held in Hawaii in February 2020. 10

One of five recent Ranger jobs receiving a NAPA Quality In Construction award is this I-95 diverging diamond interchange project in Brevard County, Fla.

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Photo by David Taylor

Ranger Projects Earn Construction Awards


Group’s Asphalt Plants Earn NAPA Diamond Certifications Ranger Construction in Florida and Sharpe Bros. in North Carolina have received the National Asphalt Pavement Association’s Diamond Achievement Commendations, which recognize the best of today’s clean, well-maintained, state-of-the-art asphalt plants. The Vecellio Group’s asphalt facilities regularly receive Diamond Commendations, which honor excellence in appearance, operations, environmental practices, safety, regulatory compliance and community relations.

Ranger owns and operates seven asphalt plants in central and southeast Florida. The seventh plant, located in Ocala, opened in late 2019 and will be eligible for the honor next year. Sharpe was recognized for its three asphalt plants, which serve the Piedmont Triad area. Sharpe also runs a shingle recycling center.

Above: Ranger Construction’s asphalt plant in Miami, Fla. At Left: Sharpe’s Plant 4 in Kernersville, N.C.

Ranger Lands $28.7-Million Project At Palm Beach International

Airport work is a Ranger specialty. Current projects include improvements at Witham Field in Stuart, Fla.

Photos by Carl Thiemann and Brittany Bradley

Ranger Construction has added a $28.7-million contract for Northeast Airfield Improvements at Palm Beach International Airport, and $6.4 million worth of road rehabilitation on a stretch of FL-520 in Orange County, to its list of projects underway. Work at PBIA includes drainage, taxiway and apron upgrades, requiring day and night shifts in multiple work areas and phases. Ranger is also making good progress on site and drainage work for Gulfstream and Jet Aviation FBOs under a separate contract. In other Ranger news, crews are milling and resurfacing dozens of miles of roadway in central and southeastern Florida, including sections of US-27 near I-4 in Polk County, eastbound I-4 near Lake Mary north of Orlando, FL-50 (Cheney Highway) near Titusville (recently completed), Florida’s Turnpike in Palm Beach County, and on annual contracts with the City of Ocala, the Village of Wellington, and Palm Beach County. Other Turnpike work includes grading and paving for tolling improvements near the northern end. Ranger also resurfaces roadways for private communities throughout its market areas. The projects are typically smaller in scope, with homeowners’ associations receiving very attentive service, along with Ranger’s renowned high quality of work. Other Ranger projects include site and paving work for several Disney properties; bridge and road widening at Atlantic Ave. and Florida’s Turnpike in Delray; widening, milling, and resurfacing on FL-732 (Jensen Beach Blvd.) in Martin County; and full-depth pavement repair, widening, milling and resurfacing on FL-76 (Kanner Highway), also in Martin. Ranger is also providing services as a subcontractor, building 2.6 miles of Wekiva Parkway north of Orlando, A Ranger crew paves at Coral Reef and paving at Coral Reef Commons, a Commons, a Miami development. new development in Miami.

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Photos by Tad Todd

Vecenergy Aces Suppression Tests, Berth 9 Work Proceeds At Vecenergy’s Port Everglades, Fla., facilities, tests of the terminal’s fire suppression system went well (above), while Ranger Mechanical Services works to relocate fuel offloading infrastructure at Berth 9 for future Slip 1 expansion.

Hal Jones Contractor Replacing JAX Beach Pier

Photo by Dennis Harrison

Hal Jones Contractor, a division of Vecellio & Grogan, Inc., has started a two-year project at Jacksonville Beach, Fla., to replace a hurricane-damaged pier. The structure extended more than 1200 feet into the Atlantic Ocean. It was partially destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Under a $9.88-million contract, Hal Jones will drive 24” concrete piles and install precast concrete caps to rebuild the pier. In other work, Hal Jones bridge crews have made good progress along Collins Road in Jacksonville, shown at left, with the deck slabs for phase one poured, fol-

V&G is reconfiguring portions of the I-79 interchange at US-33/US-119 (Corridor H) near Weston, W.Va. The $24.1-million project includes bridge work on the south side of the interchange, shown in the left inset. The right inset shows a portion of a large slip that occurred during excavation of the northwest side of the interchange, requiring additional design and excavation work to ensure stability of the slope.

Photos by Michael Vecellio and Cody Webb

Weston, W.Va.

lowed by shifting of traffic and phase two work. Also underway, Hal Jones is replacing floating docks at the Jacksonville Naval Air Station, while other crew members are installing rip rap along the shoreline around the Mayport Naval Station in Jacksonville to prevent erosion along the St. Johns River. Hal Jones recently completed removing old foundations for transmission lines in Palatka, Fla., for FPL. Also recently completed, Hal Jones installed sheet piles and concrete pile caps for a bulkhead project at Kings Bay Naval Base in southeastern Georgia.

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Family Foundation Grants $104,000 In College Scholarships In 2019

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he Vecellio Family Foundation continues its generous support for the higher education of selected graduating high school seniors. Eleven students received scholarships this year worth a total of $104,000. The student aid is an annual tradition dating back to 1973 when the non-profit Foundation, established by Vecellio family members, began awarding scholarships as part of its philanthropic outreach to give back to others. To date, 403 students have been helped with scholarships totaling nearly $3.5 million. Ten students were granted $10,000 each, while another is receiving $4,000 through the generosity of a former scholarship recipient. The funds are disbursed over four years directly to the schools. The scholarships are made available to graduating seniors at certain West Virginia high schools and programs, and up to three eligible dependents of Vecellio Group employees (see sidebar). Recipients are selected by independent review boards, not by the Foundation or Vecellio Group, based on SAT/ACT scores, school transcripts and other factors indicating a likelihood of success.

EMPLOYEE DEPENDENT SCHOLARSHIPS The Vecellio Family Foundation, at its discretion, funds up to 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 a Vecellio Group employee (any company or division) who has at least one year of continuous active employment prior to January 1st of the stu-

Employee Dependent Scholarships

Two scholarships were granted this year to dependents of employees of the Vecellio Group, given in memory of Leo A. Vecellio, Sr., one of the cofounders of Vecellio & Grogan, flagship company of the Vecellio Group.

Amber Meadows

Jake Moretz

Amber Meadows, daughter of Theresa Meadows, Payroll Administrator at Vecellio & Grogan’s Beckley, W.Va., office, is studying biology and chemistry at Fairmont State University in West Virginia. Her career goal is to become a pediatrician.

Jake Moretz, son of Jamie Moretz, a Vice President with Ranger Construction, is attending Florida State University. In addition to receiving a VFF scholarship, Jake also received one from the Florida Transportation Builders Association. (See “Industry Scholarships In Florida,” below, for application information.)

dent’s graduation year (scholarship year). A fully independent scholarship review and selection committee awards the employee dependent scholarships, choosing from among all eligible applicants. No one from the Vecellio Family Foundation, the Vecellio Group, or any of its subsidiaries is involved in the decision. Employee Dependent Scholarship applications are available to all eligible employees of all Vecellio Group companies. Contact your local Hu-

man Resources department for an application, which must be completed and turned in by March 1, 2020.

INDUSTRY SCHOLARSHIPS IN FLORIDA

In Florida, employee dependents may also be eligible for scholarships from the Florida Transportation Builders Association and the Asphalt Contractors Association of Florida. For details and deadlines, please see www. FTBA.com and www. ACAF.org.

Selected West Virginia Scholarships

Additional scholarships were awarded through the Foundation’s West Virginia programs, established to give back to the communities where Vecellio & Grogan got its start. Cameron White, representing Shady Spring High School, received a Leo A. Vecellio, Sr., Memorial Scholarship. He is attending West Virginia University. Liberty High School graduate Logan Bower, who also received a scholarship in memory of Leo A. Vecellio, Sr., is attending West Virginia University Tech. Four students from Woodrow Wilson High School were selected to receive assistance. Emma Taylor is a student at University of Pennsylvania on a scholarship in memory of Leo Vecellio, Sr.; Carter Nearly $3.5 Nay is attending West Million Given Virginia University in memory of Rick Since 1973 Vecellio, late brother of Leo Vecellio, Jr.; and Stephanie Warvel is studying at West Virginia University Tech on a scholarship granted in memory of Al Janutolo, a key early V&G employee. A fourth WWHS graduate, Madison Snuffer, is attending Hofstra University on a Wilburn & Helena Whitten Memorial Scholarship, established by Tim Whitten, a 1975 VFF scholarship recipient. Others receiving assistance include Madison Deck, a graduate of Independence High School, who is attending West Virginia University Tech on a Leo A. Vecellio, Sr., Memorial Scholarship. From McDowell County, Sarah Bailey Lester is attending West Virginia University, aided by a Dr. Dante Castrodale Memorial Scholarship, named in honor of Leo A. Vecellio, Sr.’s brother-in-law, who was a well-known physician. The recipient of this year’s Rick Vecellio Memorial Conservation Scholarship/ Youth Conservation Award is Angela Vest, who is attending Marshall University. In addition to providing these scholarships, the Vecellio Family Foundation supports numerous other educational, civic and charitable organizations. At Virginia Tech, for example, a VFF endowment supports not only scholarships and fellowships, but a full professorship.

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Safety Culture The Vecellio Group promotes safety as part of our culture. We host a variety of safety-focused training sessions and events, and our crews hold mandatory job site safety meetings.

‘Tis the Season: Throughout the Group, holiday gatherings show appreciation to our valued family of employees!

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WELCOME ABOARD!

G R E A T JO B !

The Vecellio Group welcomes new management team members (in italics), and new and returning employees who have completed their introductory periods through Dec. 31, 2019.

Congratulations to all employees receiving pro­motions through Dec. 31, 2019! (Members of man­agement team in italics.)

Hal Jones Contractor A Division of Vecellio & Grogan, Inc. Grizzle, Michael A. Hughes III, Walter F. Owens, Darrion E.

Ranger Construction Bernardo, Jesse G. Foreman-Grade Everett, Lori E. Manager-Quality Control Guriere, Carmen L. Superintendent-Grade Kinsloe, Thomas G. Manager- Project Merrick, Maureen F. Manager-Business Development Naylon Jr., Dean T. Superintendent-Grade Rodriguez, Jose F. Foreman-Pipe Talbott, Daniel W. Party Chief-Survey Tanksley Jr., Robert B. Manager- Project Arce Arrollo, Enio Baker, Conrad P. Bass, Jamar A. Bell Jr., Eddie C. Benjamin, Reese Bowman, Michael A. Brown, Michael D. Brown, Shirley D. Cade, Kenneth D. Calvo, Christian J. C. Chong, Dixany J. Cochran, Albert R. Coleman, Tyreik J. Connor, Darnell D. Cornett, Daris E. Cunningham, Ricardo K. Dean Sr., Russell P. Diaz Rosillo, Hender E. Dickson, Aaron D. Dolin, William J. Farrell, Alanna L. Flowers, Pierre K. Francois, Omel Gilmer III, Michael W. Gonzalez Antunez, Jose L. Gonzalez, Dominic R. Graham, Laron G. Griffin, Anthonie L. Hanna Jr., Kimble G. Harper Jr., Dee S. T. Hathaway, Kipper L. Hayman, Rocky R.

Hegarty, Patrick D. Hernandez Ponce, Pedro R. Hernandez, Genry Horace, Jason N. Jackson, Benjamin R. Jackson, Blake E. Jackson, Cleveland T. Kuvlesky, Matthew R. Lett, Ethan M. Lorenzo, Luis G. Maier, Elliot P. Marrero, Juan A. Meeker, Teri G. Minus, Lavinsky D. Munsterman, Justin C. Orrea, Carlos A. Pasteur, Ronald C. Phillips, Carltavious J. Posadas, Hector A. Pratt, Rajhun L. Riggins Jr., Tyrone Rivera Sanchez, Enrique J. Rivera, Andrew N. Rosario Gonzalez, Manuel A. Sampson, Austin M. Slydell, Eugene K Smith, Earl J. Sparks, James A. Spikes, Jordan A. Stuckey, Zavion M. Taylor, Kenneth D. Torres Camacho, Ariel Torres, Josi L. Wiley, Tyler A. Wilson, Gene F.

Sharpe Bros. Allred, Trenton C. Bailey, Michael C. Chambers, Jamel G Ching, Dominic J. Collins, James C. DeWoody, Randall L. Doyle, Brian P Garrett, William A. Guerrero-Lopez, Ernesto Jackson, Richard W. LeJeune, Brandon J. Lemus, Ramiro Little, John M. Martinez-Flores, Alder O. Reed, Jamie S. Singleton, Shanen R. Smoak, Phillip A. Vernon, Nicholas D. Wilson, Davon J.

Vecellio & Grogan* *and affiliated companies

Cole, Darrall D. Engineer-Project

Divilbiss, Patrick E. Foreman-Bridge Jardaneh, Nadia S. Manager Trainee-Project Lycans, Justin B. Superintendent-Bridge Mazon, James D. Party Chief-Survey Myles, Christopher H. Superintendent-Bridge Stanley, Jeffrey S. Manager- Project Applegate, Otis D. Ashley, Hunter A. Ashley, Karen S. Atwell, Jacob R. Barnett II, Walter H. Bishop, Alma S. Blevins, Britney M. Boone, Marshall L. Brueckner, Jason J. Burks, Bobby L. Chipoletti, Addison K. Cline, Justin R. Compton, Adam W. Compton, Cecil W. Compton, Micah D. Cook II, Danny L. Cordero, Richard Cosner, Keith A. Cosner, Michael W. Craft, David D. Cross, Andrew K. Dean, Brian K. Devine, Bridget N. England, Benjamin M. Farmer, Johnny W. Faulkner, Zachariah J. Fox, Jeffrey J. Goode Jr., Leonard F. Graham, James B. Graham, John D. Graham, Shawn J Hardy, Jeffery L. Harrold, Jonathan D. Hedrick, Eric J. Hendrix, Lauren E. Holcomb II, Dana S. Johnson, Blaine G. Johnson, Tressie F. Lester, Jeremy O. Lopez, Omar Lucas, Christopher C. Lusk, Michael A. Marcum, Charles E. Martin, Katie L. McDaniel, Ronnie A. McLaughlin, David W. Mullins, Tia M. Neal, Joshua P. Neal, Theodore R. Parks Jr., James L. Payton Jr., Dobae

Peraldo, Robert E. Pierson, Angela S. Reed, William C. Rhoades, Freddy L. Rider, Shawn M. Roark, Donald L. Rose Jr., Billy G. Samosky, Kevin P. Sexton, Skylar G Shaw, Derriko D. Shrewsbury, Timothy B. Sizemore, Faith M. Thaxton, Rodney Tolliver, Curt J. Toppings, Johnie R. White, Steven E. Williams, Hunter R. Williams, Jesse A. Wilson, April S. Wilson, Lester K.

Hal Jones Contractor

Greg Bedenbaugh President

Greg Bedenbaugh has been promoted to President of Hal Jones Contractor, a division of Vecellio & Grogan, Inc., following the retirement of Dennis Harrison (see page 7). Greg has been with Hal Jones Contractor for 22 years, formerly holding the position of Project Manager.

Ranger Construction Arango, Gonzalo H. Foreman-Grade Maniotis, Andrew T. Manager- Project Wilson, Ira L. Area Manager-Grade

Vecellio Management Services

Collins, Harry L. Service Truck Driver Gilmer III, Michael W. Backhoe Operator-Pipe Lamb, Keith E. Specialist-Traffic Control Reese, Michale R. Screed Operator-Asphalt Smith Jr., Bret C. Instrument PersonSurvey

Frye, Robert L. General Counsel Howard, Julanne C. Executive Assistant Reilly, Zachary T.

Vecenergy Harrell, Timothy Schnoor, Christopher A. Suvero, Joseph D.

Sharpe Bros.

White Rock Quarries Barron, Gregory H Castro Robalino, Lilibeth G. Datcher, Victor L. Justo, Ernesto Pimentel, Eduardo Roger Andrade, Lisdan Voytek Jr., Todd Z.

Ching, Dominic J. Paver Operator-Asphalt Jackson, Richard W. Shuttle Buggy-Asphalt

Vecellio & Grogan*

Vecenergy Dehorta, Bryan Operator-CL I Durant, Demetrium R. Operator-CL I Roberts, Corey L. Operator-CL I Van Eyk, Matthew B. Coordinator-Project

White Rock Quarries Anderson, Yurizan Office Manager Valentin, Emmanuel Payroll-Human Resources Garcia Valero, Roberto OffHwy DumpTruck Driver Harris, Trevor E. Plant-Operator Jimenez Quintana, Manuel Lead-Plant Paulino, Johanna A. Accounts Payable Rodriguez Gonzalez, Rodolfo Welder-Plant

*and affiliated companies

Cepeda, Vladimir Carpenter Trainee-Bridge

IN M E M OR IA M The Vecellio Group extends heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of those we lost in 2019, including Dave Boston, a Master Electrician and 40-year employee whose career is honored on page 4, among our service award recipients. Dave was a genial man and a hard worker, and is missed by all who knew and worked with him. The Vecellio Group proudly 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. We maintain workplaces that are drugfree and do not tolerate discrimination, harassment or racial bias.

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101 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach, FL 33411 P.O. Box 15065, West Palm Beach, FL 33416 Phone: (561) 793-2102 • Fax: (561) 798-3778 www.VecellioGroup.com

High-Quality Construction & Materials s = Asphalt Plant n = Materials

l = Office

HAL JONES CONTRACTOR

www.HalJonesContractor.com

720 Talleyrand Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32202 P.O. Box 3257, Jacksonville, FL 32206 Phone: (904) 355-5885 • Fax: (904) 355-7648

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RANGER CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES, INC.

www.RangerConstruction.com

Company Headquarters

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

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

    s 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

    s 9765 SW Highway 200, Ocala, FL 34481 Phone: (321) 395-5256

Ross Myers Delivers 2019 Vecellio Lecture Ross Myers, CEO of Allan Myers, Inc. delivered the 19th Annual Vecellio Distinguished Lecture at Virginia Tech recently. His speech was titled, “Someday: A Working Ross Myers Guide for How to Take Your Dreams and Turn Them into Reality.” Allan Myers, Inc., is a third-generation civil contractor operating in the MidAtlantic region. Ross joined the family business in 1972 after graduating from Virginia Tech, greatly expanding its oper-

ations over the years. Today the firm is an ENR-ranked Top 400 Contractor, providing aggregate materials as well. The annual lectures are sponsored by the Vecellio Family Foundation and individual family members through an endowment to the school’s Vecellio Construction Engineering and Management Program. The endowment also supports scholarships, fellowships and a full professorship at the school. Virginia Tech alumni include the late Leo Vecellio, Sr. (class of 1938); Leo Vecellio, Jr. (1968); and Michael Vecellio (2001).

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

l s 1200 Elboc Way, Winter Garden, FL 34787

Past Presenters

SHARPE BROS. www.SharpeBrosVG.com

2018 – Wayne A. Crew, P.E. General Secretary of the National Academy of Construction

Phone: (407) 656-9255 • Fax: (407) 656-3188

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

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    n 6311 Burnt Poplar Rd., Greensboro, NC 27409

2017 – Kristina Swallow Incoming 2018 ASCE President

    s 7809 Lebanon Rd., Greensboro, NC 27409

2016 – Honorable Thomas Rust Vice Chairman, Pennoni

(Shingle Recycling Center) Phone: (336) 708-7662 Phone: (336) 605-3775 • Fax: (336) 605-7065

    s 3970 Liberty Rd., Greensboro, NC 27406

Phone: (336) 674-0138 • Fax: (336) 674-6997

    s 4572 High Point Rd, Kernersville, NC 27284

Phone: (336) 355-1818 • Fax: (336) 346-8160

VECELLIO & GROGAN, INC. 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

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2015 – Darrell Waters Project Executive & President, Tappan Zee Constructors 2014 – Hon. Stephen T. Ayers Architect of the Capitol, US Government

2013 – Bob Prieto Senior V.P., Fluor Corporation 2012 – Jan Tuchman Editor-in-Chief, ENR 2011 – John R. Hillman President, HC Bridge Company 2010 – Michael C. Vorster Emeritus Professor, Virginia Tech 2009 – Paul E. Torgersen Professor (Dean, President), Virginia Tech 2008 – Henry Petroski Professor, Duke University

2007 – Linda Figg President/CEO, Figg Engineering 2006 – Maj. Gen. Ronald Johnson Deputy Chief, Army Corps of Engineers 2005 – Hans Van Winkle Director, Construction Industry Institute 2004 – Patricia D. Galloway National President, ASCE 2003 – Philip A. Shucet Commissioner, Virginia DOT 2002 – Ted C. Kennedy Chairman, BE&K, Inc. 2001 – G. Wayne Clough President, Georgia Tech

WHITE ROCK QUARRIES www.WRQuarries.com

l n 18300 NW 122nd Avenue, Hialeah (Miami), FL 33018

P.O. Box 15065, West Palm Beach, FL 33416 Phone: (305) 822-5322 • Fax: (305) 824-1433

Advanced Energy Services & Products VECENERGY www.Vecenergy.com Main Office (& Vecenergy Resources) 1510 SE 17th Street, suite 200C, Fort Lauderdale Fl. 33316 Phone: (954) 467-9774 • Fax: (954) 463-0546 Alabama — Montgomery Terminal 1200 Hunter Loop Road, Montgomery, AL 36108 Phone: (334) 265-7071 • Fax: (334) 265-7072 Florida — Port Everglades Terminal 1200 SE 32nd St., Dania Beach, FL 33316 Phone: (954) 467-9775 • Fax: (954) 468-0003 Florida — Port of Palm Beach Terminal (South Florida Materials Corp.) 300 Middle Rd., Port of Palm Beach, Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Phone: (561) 844-5153 • Fax: (561) 848-5660 Georgia — Macon Terminal 2476 Allen Road, Macon, GA 31216 Phone: (478) 788-5511 • Fax: (478) 781-6626 New Mexico — Albuquerque Terminal 3200 Broadway Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87105 Phone: (505) 246-4402 • Fax: (505) 246-4444 South Florida Petroleum Services (Port Everglades) 2550 Eisenhower Blvd. #12, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 Phone: (954) 467-9774 • Fax: (954) 467-9722

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