Reynolds Promotes Rickard, Kautz, Kindya

Reynolds Promotes Rickard, Kautz, 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

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

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

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

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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