Category: People

The Name You Leave Behind

There’s a difference between a leader and a manager. For Superintendent Jeff Jones, that distinction extends from supporting his team on the jobsite to empowering them to be involved in the community. “You can never be in a position of authority until you learn to serve,” Jones said. “Learning to be a good servant is […]

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  • Alabama
  • Auburn University
  • Birmingham
  • community
  • Georgia
  • Hoover
  • Huntsville Hospital Orthopedic and Spine Tower
  • Jeff Jones
  • Mississippi
  • National Volunteer Month
  • North Carolina
  • San Antonio
  • service
  • Tennessee
  • Texas

Building Huntsville. Building America. Building a New Generation of Women in Construction.

“A small town, mostly farm land.” That’s how Senior VDC Coordinator, Hannah Harrison, and Senior Project Manager, Rallisa Jones, characterized most of Huntsville, Alabama, and its surrounding area as they grew up in the state. But this version of the city is starkly different from the Huntsville that Field Engineer Julia Gaston knows today — […]

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  • Alabama
  • Building Together
  • Engineer
  • Huntsville
  • Project Management
  • Technology
  • VDC
  • Women in Construction

Taking Time for Your Ticker

February is American Heart Month and while the heart is nicknamed the ticker, caring for it often correlates more with the clock than we may recognize. Between the demands of personal obligations and workplace commitments, it seems that finding time to prioritize health often takes a backseat to our perception of the more deadline-driven demands […]

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  • American Heart Association
  • American Heart Month
  • exercise
  • health
  • heart

Ryan Van Dyke: Rooted in Purpose

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 […]

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  • Daytona Beach
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Engineering News-Record Southeast
  • Florida
  • Future6 Helping Hand
  • Johnson City
  • Lean
  • Leesburg
  • mentorship
  • Orlando
  • Port St. Lucie
  • quality management
  • Rocky McMichen Field Leadership Program
  • Ryan Van Dyke
  • Surfers for Autism
  • Top Young Professionals
  • Tradition Medical Center
  • Wellington
  • Winnie Palmer Hospital

Roberto Cordero: Carving a Path in Construction

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. […]

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  • carpenter
  • craft professionals
  • Florida
  • healthcare construction
  • Ocala
  • Roberto Cordero

We Are the Gatekeepers

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 […]

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  • Alabama
  • Careers in Construction
  • flaggers
  • healthcare construction
  • Huntsville
  • safety
  • traffic control

Christianna Payne: A Career in Construction Budding From a Passion for STEM

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 […]

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  • Careers in Construction
  • Charleston
  • Christianna Payne
  • Galveston
  • John Sealy Hospital
  • Nashville
  • South Carolina
  • STEM
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • University of Florida
  • Women in Construction

Raney Sledge: Elevating Project Engineering to New Heights

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 […]

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  • 4D scheduling
  • Atrium Health Carrabus
  • BIM
  • Concord
  • drone flights
  • North Carolina
  • Part 107
  • pilot in command
  • Raney Sledge
  • Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute

Families in Construction: A Passion Passed Down Through Generations

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 […]

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  • Auburn University
  • Careers in Construction
  • Charleston
  • Families in Construction
  • Florida
  • South Carolina
  • Tampa

Keeping Up With the Class of 2018

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 […]

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  • Alabama
  • Anniston
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Beverly Knight Olson
  • Boise
  • Brunswick
  • craft employees
  • Deltona
  • Florida
  • Foreman
  • Georgia
  • graduates
  • Halifax Health
  • Idaho
  • Macon
  • Midland
  • Regional Medical Center
  • Rocky McMichen Field Leadership Program
  • Texas
  • trainees
  • Treasure Valley Hospital
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