Christmas Announcement 2014

May 202014

Here at Ruston Paving, we’ve had the pleasure of recognizing several of our employees this month who have been with us for a number of years.  Pictured below on the left (then moving clockwise), Oscar Brizuela recently celebrated his 5th year with us.  Ben Miller, our division manager in Manassas, was only too happy to heap praise on Oscar saying he’s a multi-faceted worker who has been crucial in helping our northern Virginia operations to grow.  Jason “Hawk” Lewis was also acknowledged for his 5 years of service.  His ability to drive truck,  operate equipment, or put his boots to work on the ground make his a tremendous asset to the company.  RJ Haley was trying hard to contain his enthusiasm as he was congratulated by Tom Nelson, our division manager in Syracuse, for achieving his 10 year anniversary.  Always quick to volunteer to help out other offices, RJ has taken on a leadership role as of late as he manages the crew that travels extensively to service the CSX Railroad Crossings projects.  Lastly, Dave Richardson was recognized for hitting the 20 year mark!  Sarge, as he’s affectionately known, began his career with us as a paving crew laborer and came up through the ranks to his current position as superintendent of our Syracuse operations.  Dave also wears the hat of director of paving operations and is always willing to do whatever he can to accomplish the mission - DR bleeds Ruston blue!

Thanks to all of you for your many years of service!!

May 2014 Service Awards


Public SpeakerCongrats are in order for two Ruston Paving employees. Ben Mallalieu, project manager,  and Tim McConnell, pavement and soils specialist, are our most recent graduates of the Dale Carnegie “Skills for Success” program. The famous Dale Carnegie course is focused on mastering organizational communication skills for the business world. This is another great accomplishment on their already shining resumes. Congratulations!

Frank Brown - Last LoadIt is time again for Ruston Paving to bid farewell to a cherished employee heading into retirement. Long-time employee Frank Brown is shown here receiving his last load with us. Frank has worked for Ruston Paving for the last 10 years and, prior to that, worked as an independent hauler for our Durham division since 1999.

Best wishes for an enjoyable retirement to Frank. Thank you for your years of service!

Jul 202013

Our newest managers, Ben Mallalieu (project manager in Durham) and Paul Bilz (superintendent in Manassas), were recently featured in their local business journals.  Welcome aboard, fellas.  Glad to have you as part of the Ruston Paving family.

People on the Move - Ben MallalieuPeople on the Move - Paul Bilz

Tom Nelson 20 Year AwardTypically, an employee who has been with Ruston Paving for 20 years is presented with a watch to commemorate the milestone.  For Tom Nelson, our Syracuse division manager and resident wise old sage, a sundial was a more appropriate gift.

When Tom started with the company, Syracuse was our only division.  Throughout his tenure, Tom has been an integral part of the company’s success, earning recognition such as Project Manager of the Year.  Flanking Tom in this picture are Mark Ruston, president of Ruston Paving, and Don Clark, our chief operating officer.

Thanks for your tireless years of service, Tom!

RDU May Service AwardsRDU June Service Awards

Four employees in our Durham division were recently recognized for their many years of service with Ruston Paving.  Pictured on the left between Dennis Lougee (superintendent) and Mark Rogers (NC regional manager), Reynaldo Bonilla received a mug set to mark his 10 year anniversary while Jeff Whaley received a leather jacket to commemorate his 15 years of service.  To the right, Tony Pettiford and Jerome Smith accept their tokens of appreciation for their 10 years of service.

All of these gentlemen are a tremendous asset to our company and continue to lead by example.

Thanks so much for your tireless efforts.

Randy Ketola - 15 Years of ServiceRandy Ketola began his career with Ruston Paving on a paving crew in our Rochester division and quickly advanced to the position of paving foreman.  Although he was performing admirably, Randy felt that our grading operations would better suit his skill set so he became a foreman on one of our grading crews.

In 2006, an opportunity arose out of our Manassas division.  Because of his versatility, Randy was asked to transfer to Virginia. After careful deliberation, Randy and his family moved South.  He already could grade and pave but received his Class A license so he could also move equipment, which truly made him a jack of all trades.  Now that Manassas is firing on all cylinders, Randy has settled back into his role as a grading foreman but he will always be ready to help if need be.  Thanks for your 15 years of dedicated service, Randy!

(Randy is pictured wearing his leather jacket that recognizes his anniversary after receiving it from Ben Miller, our Manassas division manager.)

Art MetcalfCongratulations are in order for Ruston Paving employee Art Metcalf. Art, the general superintendent for our Greensboro division, recently completed further Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training and is now authorized to teach the OSHA 10 and 30 hour classes. As an authorized trainer, Art will help keep our workers and supervisors safe on the job.

John Sanford & Don ClarkLast Load

The end of this construction season marked the end of John Sanford’s tenure with Ruston Paving as he has decided to retire.  John has been a driver in our Syracuse division for 20 years, and a more dependable employee we could never have.  When John started with Ruston Paving, Syracuse was the company’s only division.  Never afraid to always speak his mind and letting us know ways to improve, John has helped our company grow into what it is today.  For a number of years, John has held the informal title of “truck boss” in Syracuse and he will be sorely missed.  John is pictured above receiving his commemorative watch from Don Clark, Ruston Paving’s chief operating officer, marking his 20 years of service and with the ticket from the last load of material he’ll ever haul.  Thanks for everything, John!

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