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Volume 21 Issue 1 Spring 2011

Volume 21 Issue 1 Spring 2011


As we were developing plans to launch our new Power & Industrial Division we were thinking about the fact that the company had been heavily involved in the industrial market at one time. As it turns out, when Todd Robins started the company in 1946, most of the clients were in the industrial market. In fact, two of our largest early projects were the Kankakee Electric steel mill in 1961 and a large consolidation project for Alabama Power in 1973. So, as we reflect on 65 years of being in business, it's interesting to realize we are coming full circle to once again work in the industrial market. There have been other times when we decided to pursue an industry segment. The most significant effort was when we started working for HCA in the early 1980's. This dramatically changed our focus to the healthcare industry and led to our 30 year run as a major healthcare builder. The creation of the Power & Industrial Division is a significant new initiative for us and in many ways similar to our healthcare focus. Although we will continue to remain focused on the healthcare industry, we will at the same time be putting tremendous effort and resources into making the Power & Industrial Division a big part of our business. Since we are creating a separate division for power and industrial, all of our resources dedicated to healthcare will remain focused on our current and future healthcare clients. In fact, one of the major reasons why we decided to create the new division at this time was the availability of very capable people to immediately staff the new division. We have included in this issue a section introducing the Power & Industrial Division, along with pictures and some background on our new team members who are already on-board. Please welcome them into the R&M family as you see them in our offices. We are off to a good start in 2011, with several new sales in the first quarter. At this point, we can already project about $605 million in new work under contract for this year. Our goal is $700 million and to achieve that we will need to close some larger projects in the next few months. The uncertainty in the economy, the pressure on government budgets and the anticipated changes in the way healthcare will be provided in the future, continues to cause delays in the decisions on new projects. On the other hand, the power and industrial markets are beginning to show increasing activity and are forecasted to have strong growth over the next few years. It is great to look back at 65 years of successful growth, but what I am really excited about is looking to the future and seeing all the opportunity in front of us. With a return to a more normal environment in the overall market, and the potential to build a very successful industrial division, I know Robins & Morton will continue to grow and provide opportunity for everyone in the company. Thank you for all your loyalty and hard work over the past couple of challenging years. Your continued focus on satisfying our clients and personally operating in a way that upholds our reputation will ensure our long-term success.


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On February 17, 2011, the Robins & Morton team celebrated progress of the new Brookwood Women's Medical Center with doctors, hospital staff, architects and other project team members. Participants signed concrete columns on the third floor of the building and enjoyed tours of the area and a unique vantage point of the construction progress so far. The new Women's Medical Center will provide advanced women's care in a state-of-the-art facility with five-star amenities when it opens in 2012.

Auburn University administrators, including president Jay Gogue, students and faculty gathered Friday afternoon, April 15th, in the parking lot off Heisman Drive for the groundbreaking of the new Recreation and Wellness Center. Features of the center include a large cardio and weight room, a one-third mile indoor inclined track, an outdoor pool, a three-story rock-climbing wall, eight basketball courts, an indoor soccer field and a game room. The Auburn University Recreation and Wellness Center is scheduled for completion in Spring 2013.


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Jackson South Community Hospital welcomed the Miami-Dade community to the grand opening of its new, spacious, state-of-art Jackson South tower building and new hospital entrance on February 12, 2011. The renovation and expansion added 167,000 square feet to the existing hospital, doubling its size and enabling Jackson to better meet the needs of the growing community in south Miami-Dade. The new tower features 48 new private patient rooms with large windows, some with a golf course view, and three handicapped-accessible rooms on each floor; 12 intensive care unit suites with patient lifts for lifting and turning patients; three endoscopy rooms, 25 individual recovery rooms and two cardiac catheterization labs. It also holds eight new totally interactive, integrated operating rooms, which will allow the staff to broadcast procedures and communicate with doctors and hospitals via the internet anywhere worldwide. The operating rooms also feature boom technology (wires, connections and operating room consoles are attached from the ceiling to provide a greater space for the staff to care for patients). The tower also offers a modern, high-tech pharmacy showcasing IV rooms with positive and negative pressure air flows for antibiotic and chemotherapy pharmaceuticals. The new building was designed as part of the Miami-Dade Art in Public Places program. Local artist Leonel Matheu designed the building around an Everglades theme with different floors reflecting grass, water and flowers. Blades of grass images cover the first floor; blue water highlights the second; and sun flowers brighten the third. This opening comes just three months after the grand opening of the new Jackson South emergency room in November. The 22-bed emergency room construction increased the size of the unit, making it better equipped to meet the expanding healthcare needs of the south Miami-Dade residents.

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BRySon G. eDmonDS

Bryson joins the executive management team at Robins & Morton to lead the new Power & Industrial Division. He joins the company with more than 20 years of experience in roles of increasing responsibility in the engineering and construction industries. Most recently, Bryson was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the global Power & Industrial Business Unit at KBR Inc., where he directed its business development and marketing activities. Previously he served as Vice President of Sales, Vice President of Construction Services, and Assistant to the President, where he was responsible for special projects, strategic and operational planning at BE&K. During his career he has also been the President and CEO of a BE&K subsidiary, AllStates Technical Services, a national engineering staffing company, and Associate in Corporate Finance in Investment Banking at PaineWebber Group Inc. Bryson holds a civil engineering degree from the University of Virginia and a master of business administration from Harvard School of Business. Bryson is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Alabama. He has a long history of involvement in various construction industry organizations, including service as a member of the Research Committee for the Construction Industry Institute, Board of Directors of the Associated Builders & Contractors of Alabama, member of the Associated Builders & Contractors' National Industrial Contractors Council, and the American Society of Civil Engineers. Bryson and his wife, Katharine, are celebrating thier 20th wedding anniversary and have 16 year old twins, Marguerite and Will.

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" I would like to thank everyone at Robins & Morton for the warm welcome

and for the support you have given our new Power & Industrial team.

Robins & Morton's 65 years of success built on the commitment to client satisfaction, to excellence in execution and to caring for employees as family are incredibly powerful. We are finding that Robins & Morton is truly a great place to work ­ it feels like we are coming home. We look forward to introducing ourselves to all of you further and to contributing in a meaningful way to the growth and development of this great company."

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As Senior Vice President and CFO, Ed provides executive management and oversight to the Power & Industrial Division as well as for various administrative functions including risk management, corporate strategy and legal counsel. He brings unique expertise including 20 years in the practice of engineering and construction law combined with executive-level industry management experience. In recent years, Ed has held management positions of increasing importance, including Executive Vice President at BE&K, Inc. He joined the global engineering and construction company as its Vice President and General Counsel, and in 2009, he took over responsibility for the company's sales and marketing functions in industrial engineering and construction. In March 2009, Ed co-founded The Martin Companies, a diversified investment company located in Nashville, Tennessee, focused on the healthcare, media and energy sectors. He holds a B.A. from Duke University, a J.D. from Vanderbilt University and an Advanced Management Program degree from Harvard School of Business. Ed served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Judge James H. Hancock and was a partner at Bradley, Arant, Rose and White, LLP from 1985 until 2000, when he joined BE&K. Ed and his wife Lynn have three children, Claire, Stewart, and Sarah.

Kenny Smith

Kenny joins the Power & Industrial executive team and will lead all construction activities. He has more than 35 years of international industrial engineering and construction experience on major projects in industries ranging from energy and pharmaceuticals to pulp and paper, power, chemicals and hydrocarbons. He is familiar with the intricacies of every level of industrial construction and leads the construction services for the Robins & Morton Power & Industrial Division. With a career start as a piping engineer, Kenny worked up through the ranks as a piping superintendent, project superintendent, construction manager, director of construction and vice president of construction operations. Before joining Robins & Morton, Kenny was vice president of construction for KBR Inc., a global industrial contractor. He attended Louisiana Tech and is a graduate of Clemson University's Project Management Academy and Texas A&M University's Executive Development program. A native of Louisiana, Kenny has traveled extensively and lived in New Zealand for a year. He enjoys reading, some light "running" and is advising his sister as she develops products for the medical industry.

tony calDeRone

Tony supports Kenny and directs the construction operations of the new Power & Industrial Division. He has more than 30 years of power and industrial construction experience at virtually every level of management, from area superintendent to director of operations. He will direct the construction operations for the Power & Industrial Division. Before joining Robins & Morton, Tony served as director of operations for construction for KBR Inc., and was responsible for all phases of project planning and execution for a broad list of major domestic and international projects. As a Master Instructor and a member of the National Center for Construction Education and Research Education Advisory Board and Subject Matter Committee, he has helped guide national craft training standards from development to their implementation. Tony and his wife, Andrea, have five children, Anthony, Gabrielle, Santino, Matthew and Alexandria.

SteVe Quillin

Mr. Quillin will head up the new Robins & Morton Raleigh office and will lead the new North Carolina engineering operation. With over 35 of years of experience designing industrial projects throughout North Carolina, Steve will manage all Robins & Morton engineering engagements for the Power & Industrial Division from our new division office in Raleigh. Prior to joining Robins & Morton, Steve served in a variety of roles for JE Sirrine Company and BE&K Engineering, including senior engineering and alliance management on EPC projects. Steve was the original member of the BE&K Engineering of North Carolina operations, where he served for 24 years. His duties included responsibilities at all phases of a project from conceptual development and estimating to detailed execution and start-up. Steve's experience includes grassroots projects as well as plant expansions, and he has executed projects across a broad range of industries, including mining, minerals, cement, building products, and pulp and paper. Steve also has experience working in the mining and minerals markets. Steve has been married to Sylvia for 34 years and they have 2 daughters, Alison and Rosemary, one son David, and 2 grandsons.

RoSS cateS

Ross leads the new Power & Industrial Division's procurement efforts and serves as the commercial manager of its power operations. He has more than 30 years of corporate management and procurement experience for major power and construction companies. Before joining Robins & Morton, Ross was vice president of procurement for BE&K and director of procurement at KBR Inc., where he was responsible the procurement planning, staffing and execution of $1.5 billion of annual construction and engineering. He oversaw the construction and procurement for a network of facilities producing 25 gig watts of power for Calpine Corporation, a major independent power producer, and managed as many as 70 projects under simultaneous construction. Ross provided corporate oversight and guidance for site construction management and administration activities from groundbreaking to commissioning including project financing, interfacing with lenders, cost reporting, change order management and claims management. Ross' wife, Sandy, is an avid golfer and competitive water skier. They have two daughters, Jennifer and Heather, and five grandchildren, the youngest being only 4 weeks old!

GaRy maRtin

Gary joins the Power & Industrial executive team and will provide project and program management leadership. He has more than 40 years of diversified industrial engineering and construction project management experience. He has managed successful projects in process chemical, pulp and paper, power, steel and cement industries, ranging from Greenfield projects to plant expansions. He holds a civil engineering degree from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. Gary will be the full-time Program Manager on Robins & Morton's recently awarded project with the Olin Corp. Chlor Alkali Products Division in Charleston, Tennessee. Gary and his wife, Sandra, have three children, Taylor, Shea Mannix and Cale.

Raul Gomez DiRectoR of VDc/Bim

Robins & Morton Welcomes

Raul has more than 20 years of experience working in the architectural, engineering and construction industries, including 15 years of experience with Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) technologies and pro-

cesses. He comes to Robins & Morton from ENG Studios, a BIM consulting firm based in Atlanta, where he was Director of BIM for their US and international operations, with responsibility for more than 120 Architectural and Engineering modeling personnel. His experience is unique, in that he has worked with owners, designers, contractors and subcontractors, helping them to integrate BIM best practices to achieve efficiencies on their projects. Raul's wife Maria and their three sons David (21), Anthony ("Tony", 18) and Alexander ("Alex", 14) will be relocating from Grayson, Georgia to Birmingham this summer.


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The weekend following the April 27th storms, Mark Mattox and his family, along with David Wilson, President and CEO of Shelby Baptist Hospital and his family joined forces to help several families in Alberta City who were affected by the storm. They specifically helped with major exterior residential cleanup efforts and left several pieces of equipment such as a skidskeer and lull for volunteers to use in the following weeks. Special thanks to Jimmy Taylor from ERS for delivering equipment that was vital for this effort. Aimee Comer and Darren Scotch participated in a 22-hour telethon on May 4 that raised more than $700,000 for tornado relief. They each volunteered for 4-hour shifts collecting call-in donations from television, website and viewers in more than 200 markets throughout the world. On Thursday, May 5 and May 19, over 60 Robins & Morton people joined forces with ABC of Alabama to assist with tree removal and clean-up in Pratt City. On Friday, May 6, Burt Teachey delivered a U-Haul full of supplies collected by our corporate office, including baby items, clothing and food, was delivered to areas of Cullman, Alabama, that had not yet received significant support or supplies. Providing support to those affected by the storms, through clean up and other efforts will continue to be a priority for Robins & Morton in the coming months.

Robins & Morton kicked off a new wellness program in 2011, including credits to health premiums for being tobacco free and participating in the wellness program. Robins & Morton partnered with Viverae to offer a comprehensive online wellness program to include biometric screenings. We had a great participation rate! 68% of employees completed the biometric screening and MHA while 62% of spouses completed both. We are thrilled to hear about all those who's lives have already been positively impacted by the wellness program and hope to hear more stories throughout the year. Chris Johnson, Division Safety Manager, shares his story below:

Prior to my involvement with Robins & Morton's wellness program, I had been using smokeless tobacco since I was 18. I started while playing baseball because it was just "something you did", and continued this habit beyond high school in my profession as a police officer. The recent changes in our benefits gave me incentive to change. Besides the obvious health benefits, I realized how much money I was spending on my habit - $7 a can and up to 7 cans a week - WOW! I also wanted to stop for my girls. I am a blessed man and have escaped with NO CANCER. I have been tobacco free since October and have recommitted myself to running. I ran the COWTOWN half marathon in Februarycompleting the 12.5 mile race in 2:45 hours. I also ran a 10K on Memorial Day and used my wellness dollars to pay for it! Shedding my old habit and reviving other, healthier habits, has resulted in my losing 45 pounds with a goal of losing an additional 25. It all started with the help that our wellness team provided. In an era of companies taking away benefits, RM wellness has jump started me to living a healthier life, Thank You!!"


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Jackson South Community Hospital Miami, Florida

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Check out the impressive logo visibility on some of our recent projects! While size is helpful, strategically positioning the Robins & Morton logo via banners, windscreens, convex containers and other creative channels in high traffic areas can provide real marketing value. ERS carries a variety of signage options and is currently working with Marketing to develop some new designs that will increase Robins & Morton logo visibility and better showcase our unique culture and services.

SaME JETc 2011 a SuccESS!

Robins & Morton networked with hundreds of military engineers and leaders from each of the uniformed services at the 2011 SAME JETC Conference (the Society of American Military Engineers Joint Exhibition and Training Conference) in Dallas, Texas, from May 24th to May 27th. The conference included training workshops, social and networking events, and a bustling exhibit hall where Robins & Morton showcased our capabilities and projects alongside over 600 exhibitors. Our exhibit featured the capabilities of our Government Services Division, our Mentor-Protégé relationship with Coburn Contractors, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, and our BIM technology and capabilities. The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) is the premier professional military engineering association in the United States and , unites architecture, engineering, construction (A/E/C), facility management and environmental entities and individuals in the public and private sectors to prepare for--and overcome-- natural and manmade disasters, and to improve security at home and abroad.


El Paso, Texas

Robins & Morton joined The Laredo Medical Center to celebrate the completion of its new Emergency Department on May 25, 2011. Now the largest emergency room in Laredo, Texas, the more than 25,000 square foot facility includes 38 treatment rooms. There are also three fully-equipped trauma rooms for urgent care, and specialty areas for orthopedics, OB, cardiac, as well as a "fast-track" area for minor illnesses and injuries. In addition, the new ED has enhanced privacy amenities such as all-private exam rooms and bedside registration. Once the new Emergency Department begins operation on June 4, Robins & Morton teams can immediately begin renovation work for Phase II of the project, ICU expansion, which is due for completion on January 20, 2012. The new ICU will nearly double the size of the current facility, expanding from 22 to 40 beds with 18,000 square feet of new rooms. It will also offer patient rooms with window views, and enhanced technology to support the hospital's most critically ill patients.




columbus, georgia

Robins & Morton joined The Medical Center in Columbus, Georgia, in celebrating the grand opening of their new 24,000-square-foot emergency and trauma center. The new center is more than 23,000 square feet and consists of 41 patient rooms, a CT scan machine for the trauma unit and 6 trauma rooms. There are also 12 "fast-track" rooms for rapid medical evaluation. "We are excited that we are able to expand the emergency services we offer the region," said Dr. Andrew Williams, medical director of emergency services for The Medical Center. The Medical Center is the only trauma center in West Central Georgia, and currently, the emergency department sees about 160 patients a day. The opening of the new facility represents Phase I of a $25 million project. Phase II begins as soon as the staff vacates the old emergency center which will be renovated over the next six months, and will again become part of the emergency center. This will give the facility close to 40,000 square feet of space. "The staff is very excited, especially the ones who have been here for 20 years or more," said Lauren Kubik, a registered nurse who serves as the trauma center's coordinator. "For years, they've heard, `We're building a new ER. We're building a new ER.' But it was always something else. So everybody is really excited about the possibilities."

The Topping Out Ceremony for Porter County Hospital in Valparaiso, Indiana took place on Friday March 18th. The beam is yet another step in the completion of the hospital, scheduled to open in September 2012. It is Porter County's largest construction project, and construction alone, which started last July, has created approximately 600 jobs.


Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Cancer Center has achieved LEED Silver certification from the USGBC. The new $12 million, 52,000 SF full-service cancer center featured several sustainable design elements, including a healing garden with a walking path. Sustainable construction activities included: · · · · · More Than 75% Of Construction Waste Diverted From Landfills 20% Of Construction Materials Made From Recycled Materials 20% Of Construction Materials Manufactured Locally or Regionally A Detailed Indoor Air Quality Plan Low VOC Materials Used Throughout Project


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NORTH ALABAMA MEDICAL CENTER Preconstruction Services Florence, Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$153 MM OLIN CORP. Chlor Alkali Products Division Membrane Conversion Project Charleston, Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$60 MM SOUTH GEORGIA MEDICAL CENTER New Patient Tower & Connector Bridge Valdosta, Georgia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $38.5 MM FORREST GENERAL ORTHOPEDIC HOSPITAL New Hospital Hattiesburg, Mississippi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22.5 MM FISHER TITUS MEDICAL CENTER MORSE WING ED Addition & Renovation Norwalk, Ohio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10 MM SOUTHERN COMPANY IGCC Stage 1 Architectural Buildings Kemper County, Mississippi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6.22 MM






MATAGORDA MOB Medical Office Building Bay City, Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6 MM MADISON MOB Medical Office Building Madison, Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.4 MM HEALTHSOUTH Bed Additions Plano, Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.8 MM FAA San Juan Design-Build CERAP Chiller and Cooling Tower Replacement San Juan, Puerto Rico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4 MM


1. Several Robins & Morton volunteers donated their weekend to serve as "captains" over the construction of a new playground for students of MJ Lundy Elementary School in El Paso, Texas. 2. Robins & Morton participated in the Exceptional Foundation Chili Cookoff on March 4, 2011 3. On March 26th, Rodney & Louise Holland, along with Jeff, Shealeen, Ansley & Parrish Fox participated in the 2011 Midlands Heartwalk. R&M - Providence-SC jobsite also assisted Providence Hospital by raising $1,250 for the American Heart Association 4. Training Coordinator, Tracy Ireland, is mentoring Tatayana through the Dream Center in Birmingham, AL 5. Robins & Morton received a national GOLD Safety Training Evaluation Process (S.T.E.P.) award for the ninth consecutive year from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Robins & Morton also received a "Safest in the Industry" Gold Level award from ABC Alabama. Ensuring the safest workplace for our employees, subcontractors and clients is a priority on every single project. 6. On Saturday April 30th, Robins & Morton's Birmingham office participated in the Greater Birmingahm March for Babies. Robins & Morton co-chaired the event with proceeds going to The March of Dimes which sponsors research in premature births, birth defects and infant mortality. 7. Nick Dill presents Jenifer Smoke with a $3,500 scholarship through the ACE Mentor Program. ACE's mission is to engage, excite and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in the integrated construction industry through mentoring. 8. Congratulations to Robins & Morton foreman, Jimmy Davis's children, Jimaurius R. Davis and Jimyah C. Davis for making the A - B Honor Roll at Tuskegee Middle and Public Schools!

YMCA HOOVER Addition and Renovation Birmingham, Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4 MM HEALTHSOUTH Bed Additions Arlington, Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.7 MM PHOENIXVILLE HOSPITAL Hybrid Project Phoenixville, Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2 MM CEDAR PARK REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Ambulatory Surgery Center and OB Renovation/Expansion Cedar Park, Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.8 MM ATHENS/LIMESTONE HOSPITAL ER Expansion & Renovation Athens, Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.6 MM DURECT MANUFACTURING Interior Build-out Birmingham, Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.2 MM MARSHALL MEDICAL CENTER NORTH Lab and ED Renovations Guntersville, Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1 MM SAMFORD UNIVERSITY Dormitory Renovation Birmingham, Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1 MM


Randy Longshore . . . . . . . . . . . . .Senior Superintendent Mitch Coley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Senior Project Manager Lane Pittman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Senior Project Manager Don Tezza . . . . . . . . . Senior Preconstruction Manager Lisa Rota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Operations Secretary Matt Glus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Field Superintendent Ryan Albert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Superintendent Tony Bragalone . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Superintendent Scott Campbell . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Superintendent Jordan Doggette . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Superintendent Nick Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Superintendent Jeff Morrissette . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Superintendent Marshall Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Project Manager Josh Rhea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Project Engineer Mike Dare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Project Engineer Scott Gabel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Project Engineer Blair Hansen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Project Engineer

service anniversaries


Jacob Davenport Meredith Daniel Brendan Kenny Scott Wayte Ron Bowes Audrey Roden Tammy Allen Steve Wellnitz Chris Lawson Richard Nelson Todd Lankford Colby Barrett John Helms


Mike Bumgardner Charles Smith Bob Wall Tracy Ireland Jeanie Turner

David McMichen


Doug Peck Jim Poole

New Employees


Wes Hagler Field Engineer Providence

Blake Pruitt Field Engineer Benewah Community Hospital

Clinton Wilson Field Engineer Brookwood


Bart Bush David Skipper Bryan Ward Scott Custer

Sammie Mike Pedersen Superintendent Integris Health


Chris Plummer Division Sales Representative ERS

Trey Crowley Field Engineer Porter Memorial Hospital

Jamie Brown Accounting Assistant Corporate

Huguette Cabral Project Secretary West Kendall

Jerry Howell Outside Sales Rep ERS

Brooke Hailey Barrett 4/22/11 Colby Barrett

Risha Brittany Myers 1/19/11 Lydia and Richard Myers

Alexandria Leanne Lacy 2/6/11 Jennifer Lacy


McKinley Chadrick Dill 4/27/11 Amy and Nick Dill

Brinkley Claire Skipper 12/16/10 Courtney and David Skipper

Mason James Owens 2/7/11 Melissa and Jason Owens

Caitlyn Marie Corwin 3/3/11 Michelle and Michael Corwin

William Bryant Rodgers 3/3/11 Grandson of Barry Rodgers

Jacob Lane Colburn 3/28/11 Emily and Jeremy Colburn

Scarlett Darden McCullough 2/19/11 Kelli and Robert McCullough


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