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Archive for January 2009

Ranger Projects Recognized With Six ‘Quality In Construction’ Awards

Every contractor claims to provide “Quality In Construction” for its customers. Ranger Construction has the awards to prove it. Adding to the numerous accolades Ranger has received over the years, the National Asphalt Pavement Association recently honored the company with six “Quality In Construction” awards for its work in 2008. Ranger’s North Division earned three…

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Ranger Completes $105 Million SR-414 Project

Ranger Construction, through its Winter Garden-based North Division, has completed its largest project to date, construction of a 2.7-mile elevated section of SR-414/John Land Apopka Expressway in Orange County, Florida. Valued at more than $105 million, the contract included moving and grading three million cu. yds. of earth and building 23 sections of reinforced earth…

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Annual Awards Prove Safety Pays

Vecellio Group Bestows More than 160 Supervisor Safety Awards and Bonuses; Travelers Insurance Recognizes Safety Records With Commemorative Plaques Recognizing the important role Supervisors play in keeping crews and work zones safe in the day-to-day operations of its companies and divisions, the Vecellio Group presented more than 160 Supervisor Safety Awards and bonuses for job…

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Results Prove Job Site Quality, Safety and Efficiency Are “Worth Doing Right”

“If something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.” That old saying is just as true today as it’s ever been and we strive to take that attitude to heart throughout our organization. Our goal is to consistently achieve high-quality results for our customers. Ranger’s six “Quality In Construction” awards from the National Asphalt Pavement Association…

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Airport Jobs Top List Of Ranger South Work

Ranger South is reconstructing Taxiway Alpha at Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport (above) and performing site development and paving work for a new rental car facility and access road at Miami International Airport (right). The taxiway work requires complying with all FAAregulations, while the MIA project involves coordination with numerous subcontractors also on the site. Both…

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Ranger North Crews Widening Florida’s Turnpike Near Orlando

  Project Superintendent Mike Andrepont (above left in truck)and Foreman Chris Carpenter coordinate job details with crews and subcontractors on Ranger North’s $52.5 million FDOT project to widen 3.4 miles of Florida’s Turnpike near Orlando. Equipment Operators on the job include Tony Bowers and Dave Thomas (above right on the loader and finish grader), and…

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Ranger Improves Busy Route South Of Lake Okeechobee

From 18-wheelers hauling goods across Florida to fishermen angling for the catch-of-the-day, just about everyone driving around the southern end of Lake Okeechobee makes use of US-27/ SR-25. This busy stretch of pavement near South Bay is getting an overhaul, with Ranger Construction performing one of several projects underway. Ranger Central crews are rebuilding the…

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Shelby Jarrell Retires After 52 Years Of Service

Vice President Began As A Laborer Shelby Jarrell started at the bottom and worked his way up. Way up. Hired in 1956 as a Laborer on a rock crushing operation in West Virginia, over the next 10 years Shelby learned how to run a wide variety of heavy equipment for Vecellio & Grogan. He also…

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Great Deal For 401(k) Savers: 50% Match

In a welcome bit of economic news, participants in the Vecellio Group’s 401(k) plan received the same generous gift from the company this year as in 2008 — a 50 percent match on all contributions up to 6 percent of an employee’s paycheck. This comes at a time when some companies are cutting back or…

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Ranger Crew Gets Motorist Back On Road

Having car trouble is bad enough, but breaking down in a road construction zone can be particularly trying, especially when you’re on the way to the airport to pick up a relative. But when a motorist in St. Lucie County recently faced that situation, it turned out fine. The breakdown occurred on a Ranger Construction…

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