Growing up, Ryan Van Dyke thought he’d follow his family into the medical field. He’d always felt a deep calling to serve, and in his youth, he believed that the manifestation of that calling would be to heal others like his grandmother and father. That was his plan when he began his freshman year at […]Continue Reading
Since Roberto Cordero was young, he loved building things and working with his hands. As a carpenter with Robins & Morton, that’s exactly what he gets to do. Day to day, Cordero spends the majority of his time outside and working to build various components of each project, such as handrails, decks, blocking, and stairs. […]Continue Reading
It’s 2 a.m. The city of Huntsville, Alabama, is still shrouded in darkness, but on this particular morning, you can find Robins & Morton’s Huntsville Hospital Orthopedic and Spine Tower traffic control team awake and alert, directing concrete trucks onto the jobsite. Using their radios and “lightsabers” – what they call their LED traffic batons […]Continue Reading
Originally, Christianna Payne was interested in a career in interior design or architecture. However, she wanted more of a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). That’s how she began her career with Robins & Morton. “It kind of happened on a whim,” Payne said of the opportunity that combined her two interests. “My […]Continue Reading
Like many in the construction industry, Raney Sledge started his career as a field engineer. However, by adding a high-tech twist to what most see as an entry level position, Sledge took his role to new heights – while making himself an even more valuable project team member. After graduating from the University of Alabama […]Continue Reading
Every morning, Robins & Morton Senior Superintendent Allen Sanders wakes up before the sun rises, gets ready for the day, and goes to work at AdventHealth Tampa. As he plans the sequencing and execution of the health system’s nearly 300,000-square foot bed tower addition, 6,700-square-foot surgery expansion and six-story parking deck addition, he often calls […]Continue Reading
On July 12, Robins & Morton graduated its second class from the Rocky McMichen Field Leadership Program, a 15-month combination classroom and hands-on course focused on career progression for craft level employees who wish to move into a management role. Eight graduates stood before co-workers, families, and friends, and accepted promotions into foreman or assistant […]Continue Reading
As the son, grandson and nephew of veterans, Hans Beutel knew from a young age that a military career was his destiny. With both grandfathers serving in World War II, and his father and uncle serving in Vietnam, he grew up with a deep admiration for both their service and sacrifice. While he was in […]Continue Reading
Mindy Lovell never planned to join the ranks of the construction industry. Now 20 years later, she can’t imagine being anywhere else. It all started with applying for an operations assistant job at Robins & Morton more than two decades ago. “I really didn’t know anything about the industry before then, and thankfully Barbara Wilson […]Continue Reading
Pecola never imagined she’d one day work in construction. “Growing up, I wanted to be a P.E. teacher,” she said. “And I’ve had a lot of different jobs. I worked for the post office. I have a cosmetology license to braid natural hair. I also worked as a security guard.” In fact, working in security […]Continue Reading
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