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‘Aim Small, Miss Small’

Carlie Stalnecker, project engineer at RLTurner and Ball State University student, and her team traveled to Chicago and won the 2022 Associated Schools of Construction Concrete Competition. The six-member squad...

Welcome to the Hoosier Wander(er)

What began as an outdoor escape evolved into the Hoosier Wander(er), a nature blog sponsored by RLTurner Corporation and featured on the Indiana Parks and Recreation Association’s website. Each month,...

Get to Know: Fray Gallardo

Get to Know: Fray Gallardo Craftsman Start Date: 2020 Sundays mean soccer for Fray Gallardo and his teammates. Every week during the summer, they gather with a few hundred other players and their...

Get to Know: Grant Landrum

Get to Know: Grant Landrum Carpenter Start Date: 2012 Grant Landrum grew up on a farm racing quads with his friends. He waited until he was 24, though, to enter his first sanctioned...

Trades Signing Day

The Boone County Economic Development Corporation and the Boone County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the three Boone County public schools, hosted a Trades Signing Day for students...

Tipton Schools Groundbreaking

Construction at Tipton Schools has begun. Members of the school board dug into the ceremonial dirt on May 10 to kick off the project, which will improve the elementary, middle,...

Courteous Guests

Walking into Pleasant Grove Elementary, you’d hardly know it’s under construction. (A handful of craftspeople in hi-viz hoodies walking the halls are the only clue.) Students and teachers smile as...

Pushing For Pull Planning

Obviously, our company didn’t invent schedule pull planning; but we sure believe in the innumerable benefits the practice provides. Bringing everyone to the table before the first shovel hits the...

Revitalizing YOUR Downtown

Main Street is a key indicator of your town’s economic health. Potholes and boarded-up businesses say, “Keep driving to the next town.” In contrast, bustling shops and restaurants, well-maintained...

Get to Know: Dan Phifer

Get to Know: Dan Phifer Manager of Field Operations Start Date: 1997 Growing up in Indiana in the ’70s, there was no professional football team. Before the Colts moved to Indy in 1984,...

Get to Know: Donnie Johnson

Get to Know: Donnie Johnson Concrete Foreman Start Date: 2007 When Donnie Johnson graduated from Tipton High School in 1980, there wasn’t much gray in his decision to join the Army. Those who...

Get to Know: Brad Whitaker

Get to Know: Brad Whitaker Chief Estimator Start Date: 1999 Brad Whitaker isn’t in the Football Hall of Fame. But he did tackle a Hall-of-Famer (almost). Brad played defensive tackle for the Indiana State...

Get to Know: Greg Bontrager

Get to Know: Greg Bontrager Superintendent Start Date: 1997 Greg Bontrager grew up driving tractors on a farm outside of Kokomo. Specifically, he’s driven Oliver Tractors all his life. Down the road from his farm...

Get to Know: Max Azua

Get to Know: Max Azua Craftsman Start date: 2010 In Indiana, Max Azua is a talented craftsman. In Mexico, he’s a successful farmer. He owns 160 acres of fertile farmland where he grows soybeans, milo,...

Get to Know: Aaron Albright

Get to Know: Aaron Albright Project Engineer Start Date: May 2021 If you haven’t met RLTurner’s newest employee Aaron Albright yet, you’ll be seeing him soon. The outgoing project engineer from Waterloo is...

Safety and Teamwork

At RLTurner, many safety innovations come from individuals at all levels of the company. Some ideas are immediately embraced and quickly incorporated. Others, however, are like puzzles and take...

Get to Know: Dave Neff

Get To Know: Dave Neff Superintendent Start Date: 2012 Dave Neff has been hunting morel mushrooms since he was a kid. “My grandpa used to take us out with him, saying that since...

Get to Know: Rob Roys

Get To Know: Rob Roys Superintendent Start Date: 2003 Rob Roys is one of the quietest employees at RLTurner. He’d much rather let his hard work and his faith do his talking for...

Doug Boyce: Innovation

Doug Boyce is always on the move during a big concrete pour. His hands-on style gives his team a natural leader to follow; it also puts management’s mind at...

Shawn Kirk: Mentors

Shawn Kirk admits that he barely knew a hammer from a trowel when he first started at RLTurner. But when he attended a job fair two years ago, he...

Get to Know: Madison Whitaker

Madison Whitaker Intern Start Date: 2020 We decided to give our intern, Madison Whitaker, a chance to tell her story. She is a nationally ranked collegiate softball player as well as a...