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Reynolds Promotes Rickard, Kautz, Kindya

Adam Rickard, Jim Kautz, Nik Kindya

In recognition of their contributions to Reynolds’ growth and success, the company has promoted Adam Rickard to building information modeling design manager, James Kautz to superintendent, and Nikolas Kindya to assistant superintendent. In his new role as building information modeling (BIM) design manager, Rickard will oversee Reynolds’ transition from AutoCAD®-based software to Revit®/BIM software. Since joining Reynolds in 2012, Rickard has served as a computer-aided drafting and design technician and a mechanical commissioning associate. He received an associate degree in computer-aided drafting and design from York Technical Institute. “Transitioning to BIM software is an exciting development for the company, one that will benefit clients, develop skills for employees, and aid in recruitment of technical staff,” said David Angle, chief executive officer of Reynolds. “Adam has effectively delivered mechanical documents for design projects and has the technical skills and vision that will help him succeed in this role.” As superintendent, Kautz will maintain oversight of at-risk construction projects and proactively resolve construction issues to reduce construction costs and impacts. He joined Reynolds in 2012 as a carpenter and foreman for Reynolds Restoration Services and was most recently an assistant superintendent on projects at UPMC Pinnacle. Kautz received OSHA 10-Hour Construction Training […]

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Employee Spotlight: Gary Marshall

Gary Marshall

Meet Gary Marshall Briefly describe what you do. As an on-site construction manager, I represent the owner (school district) as the point person between the owner, architect/engineers, and contractors. I oversee quality of work, scheduling, risk management, coordination, conflict resolution, documentation, cost control, and student education. What’s the best thing about your job? Building relationships with those involved on projects and being a part of team efforts to overcome obstacles and provide a project that we can all have pride in. What is your proudest moment at Reynolds? Although I don’t have a specific moment in mind, I really enjoy leading a team and watching complex projects progress and come to successful completion. What do you like to do when you’re not at the office? I am a volunteer firefighter and captain of fire police for Union Township Station 40. We are involved with many community fundraisers and events. I also enjoy attending NASCAR and local dirt track stock car races. What is the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had? Doing high tower work (600-foot free climb) and being an ironworker. What are your biggest pet peeves? Laziness and lack of self-discipline. Share your favorite line from a […]

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Safety at Reynolds: Zero Injuries On and Off the Job

Reynolds practices workplace safety

Safety at Reynolds: Zero Injuries On and Off the Job According to the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one in five worker fatalities in the private sector are in the construction industry. These deaths are mostly attributed to construction’s “fatal four” – falls, struck by object, electrocutions, and caught-in/between (when a worker is trapped or “caught” in equipment, objects or structures). At Reynolds, we don’t want to be a part of the statistics, and work towards a shared goal of zero injuries on and off the job. As leaders in the construction and emergency restoration industries, it is our responsibility to ensure our team members are practicing safety at all times, and our job sites and locations are safe environments for not only our team, but our customers and stakeholders as well. Our safety program is designed to educate our team members and our subcontracting partners on safe practices. Highlights include: OSHA 10-Hour and 30-Hour Training OSHA offers a 10-hour and 30-hour training course for the construction industry that focuses on health and safety awareness for supervisors and workers. The courses include training on fall prevention, excavations, scaffolding, concrete, masonry and more. At Reynolds, our […]

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Success Granted: Centennial School District Uses Grant to Improve District Health

Centennial School District propane bus refueling station

Project Spotlight: Centennial School District Propane Refueling Station Driven by reductions in Pennsylvania’s long-standing program for funding school construction projects, the Commonwealth’s public school districts are exploring new ways to secure money for addition, renovation, and new construction projects. State and federal grants are one source of alternative funding that can help ease the burden of capital projects. A grant earmarked for something as seemingly incongruent as air quality improvement and the reduction of imported oil consumption can serve as a conduit for school construction funding. Navigating the Grant Waters Centennial School District, a district of approximately 5,500 students in Bucks County, successfully landed $292,338 from one such alternative grant source when they secured Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) monies to convert their fleet of 72 buses from diesel to propane and construct a propane refueling station. The DEP awarded 17 Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants (AFIG) totaling $2 million in 2017 to initiate the use of alternative fuels, develop supporting infrastructure, and improve air quality through alternative fuel use. Centennial was awarded a $44,000 grant to help defray the cost of converting 10 of their 72 buses from diesel to propane fuel. A second grant of $292,338 helped to […]

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Dudash Promoted to Regional Manager for Field Operations

John Dudash promoted to regional manager for field operations

Harrisburg, PA – To bolster support and leadership of Reynolds’ field staff in central and southeastern Pennsylvania, John Dudash, CPC, has been promoted to Regional Manager for Field Operations. In this newly created position, Dudash will support on-site construction staff by coordinating shared labor and equipment resources for Reynolds’ projects, strengthening Reynolds’ subcontractor relationships, and creatively solving problems. Working with Reynolds’ Director of Construction Operations and other executives, Dudash also will focus on jobsite safety programming and training. “Our clients know and trust John. He’s been with Reynolds for over 24 years, completing at-risk construction projects safely, on time, and within budget,” said David Angle, chief executive officer of Reynolds. “The skill and leadership he has gained in the field will guide him as he identifies and resolves issues to provide a more seamless client experience.” Dudash joined Reynolds in 1994 as an On-Site Construction Manager. His successfully completed projects include additions and renovations to UPMC Pinnacle and Hershey Lodge, the new David L.  Soltz Hall at Bloomsburg University, and new construction or additions/renovations on schools throughout central and southeastern Pennsylvania. Dudash received a Bachelor of Science in structural design and construction engineering technology from The Pennsylvania State University in […]

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Lewis Promoted to Vice President of Hybrid Construction

Garrett Lewis promoted to vice president of hybrid construction

New Position Signifies Growth of Hybrid Construction at Reynolds Harrisburg, PA – In recognition of his contributions to Reynolds’ growth and success, Garrett Lewis has been promoted to vice president of hybrid construction. In this newly created position, he will strengthen the company’s delivery of hybrid construction to Pennsylvania public agencies. Working with company executives, Lewis will enhance continuity and communication among Reynolds’ divisions and develop product deliverables that result in real construction savings for public agency clients, such as school districts. “Garrett’s vision and agility have been instrumental in Reynolds’ growth in hybrid construction, and we welcome him to our leadership team, where he’ll have a more direct impact on shaping our strategies,” said David Angle, chief executive officer of Reynolds. “Garrett’s hard work and dedication have raised the bar and improved performance across the company.” Lewis joined Reynolds in 2015 in a business development role with grant writing, policy and legislative affairs, and sales and marketing duties. He was influential in the development and refinement of hybrid construction methodology, including the use of the Guaranteed Energy Savings Act in combination with design-bid-build construction to accomplish public school renovation programs. In 2017, he transitioned to an account/project executive role, […]

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Shippensburg Area School District: Energy Conservation Success Story

Shippensburg Area School District gymnasium lighting

Background Shippensburg Area School District (SASD) is a mid-sized, suburban school district that straddles Franklin and Cumberland Counties in the rolling hills of south-central Pennsylvania. Encompassing approximately 129 square miles, it serves approximately 3,200 students in grades K-12. Today, the district’s six buildings’ operating systems hum with efficiency and SASD is the poster child for energy conservation program success. But that wasn’t the case almost a decade ago. In 2010, bogged down by supersized utility bills and inefficient energy practices, the district sought to enact a guaranteed energy savings project to bring their energy costs under control. Their goals were to minimize the effects of the impending electrical deregulation by substantially reducing electrical usage, improve systems efficiency district-wide, extend the life of their existing infrastructure, and implement a comprehensive energy project. Under Reynolds Energy Services’ guidance, the district implemented a conservation program, but just as importantly educated faculty, staff, and students on the value and benefit of energy conservation efforts for long-term success and sustainability. Project Overview Working with the school board and administration, Reynolds developed and constructed a guaranteed energy savings project at all district buildings, which included the high school, middle school, intermediate school, two elementary schools, and […]

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Employee Spotlight: Dan Nadolny

Dan Nadolny Reynolds Energy Services Performance Assurance Manager

Meet Dan Nadolny, PE, CEM, CMVP, LEED AP Describe what you do for Reynolds Energy Services. I’m the Performance Assurance Manager, which means that I manage projects in the performance stage, create measurement and verification (M&V) plans, and support project development to ensure that overall project performance is of the highest quality. In other words, from the beginning of the project development through performance, I am engaged in providing a quality product for our clients. How does your behind-the-scenes job play a role in maintaining good customer relationships? I discuss projects with clients through phone calls, emails, and on-site meetings to help ensure overall satisfaction post-construction. I also provide quarterly updates for their review. How have Reynolds’ energy services evolved since you started working here? Since I began here in 2010, we’ve grown substantially from a few projects totaling less than $300,000 a year in annual guarantees, to now over a dozen projects in performance and over $1 million in annual guarantees being tracked.  What is an accomplishment you’ve had at Reynolds that you’re most proud of and why? The initial M&V department and performance tracking consisted of 1 or 2 reports and no standardized templates. Since 2012, I have taken […]

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Five Ways to Reduce Your Organization’s Carbon Footprint

Five Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Tips for Reducing Environmental Impact Organizations regionally, nationally, and globally are reducing their environmental impact by decreasing waste; switching to renewable energy sources; and becoming more eco-responsible in their respective industries. Companies in the food and beverage and travel and tourism industries, for example, are pledging to ditch plastic straws or switch to 100% bio-degradable materials for serveware and drink ware. Grocers across the country are making the commitment to phase out plastic bags and asking customers to bring reusable totes and bags for their groceries. Some organizations have completely moved to 100% renewable energy to power their facilities. Ways to Reduce Environmental Impact in Construction The construction and building industry is no different, making strategic and thoughtful changes to building practices to help reduce the impact new construction and renovation has on the environment. Organizations such as the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have committed to helping transform how buildings are designed and constructed by benchmarking energy usage and developing the green building rating system LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), creating incentives for organizations to build eco-friendly structures. Reynolds, a leader in sustainable commercial building practices and a certified energy services company, works with owners in industries […]

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Hard-Hatted Women: Recognizing Women in Construction

Women serve many roles at Reynolds

An Interview with Four Women from Reynolds According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women represent almost half of total employees across all industries, but only about 10 percent of the construction workforce. At Reynolds, where the percentage of the female workforce is double the national average at 20 percent, we are proud to recognize the women that form the backbone of our company. Already possessing industry-critical skills and expertise, such as leadership, management, strategy, business, sales, and marketing, women are a natural fit for a wide range of construction roles. Women at Reynolds are project managers, engineers, marketers, accountants, project coordinators, human relations professionals, restoration technicians, and more. We asked four women to describe their roles in the construction industry and how the industry has influenced their careers.   Shawna Strine Role: Project Manager Years with Reynolds: 18   Roshelle Fennell, CDT Role: Senior Project Manager Years with Reynolds: 6   Erin Kelly Role: Energy Engineer Years with Reynolds: 1   Karla Villamizar, CEM Role: Project Development Engineer Years with Reynolds: 1   Why did you choose a career in construction? Shawna: I started with Reynolds as a receptionist and decided to learn more about Reynolds and construction. Therefore, […]

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