• Clear Vision

    “There’s something right in front of you that you’re not seeing, but it’s the first thing you’ll feel,” a soothing voice says. You find yourself staring at a serene waterfront view with trees gently swaying in the breeze. In the background, there are sounds of softly chirping birds. And then, as the view pans slowly back, you realize that you’ve been looking through a giant, breathtaking glass window.   read more...

  • They Make 
“The Earth Move”

    Over 30 years ago, John Caskey was a chemical engineer working as an oil rig foreman in Louisiana. After an unexpected oil embargo hit in the mid-1980s, he and others headed up the Eastern Seaboard in search of employment. He settled in Virginia and it was there that memories of working on his grandmother’s tobacco farm and a $2,000 loan inspired him to buy a tractor. Thus, “a small earthmoving company” was born, now known in the region as J.R. Caskey, Inc.   read more...

  • Eye on the Horizon

    In 2005, Scott Carpenter decided to become a crime fighter—but not in the way you’d expect. While he didn’t don a cape or become endowed with superhuman powers, he had something better: an idea. Scott’s idea was to revolutionize the construction site surveillance industry by replacing the traditional security guard and dummy camera approach with virtual technologies that would effectively and affordably keep customers’ sites safe.   read more...

  • A Life’s Work

    As Robert (Bob) W. Stein reflects on the past 61 years of his career, one word sums it up: satisfaction. Bob has had an entrepreneurial spirit as long as he can remember. As a child, his father rented out a warehouse in Brownsville, Texas, to people who imported mesquite charcoal over the border from Mexico. That’s when 12-year-old Bob saw his first business opportunity.   read more...

  • Not Playing Around

    Make no mistake about it—Recreational Design & Construction, Inc. (RDC) may be in the business of athletic fields, playgrounds and swimming pools, but it’s not playing around. “When you tell people you work in parks and rec, they tend to look at you and jokingly say, ‘make sure the green side’s up!’” says Joe Cerrone, RDC’s President, CEO and Principal-in-Charge. “But that’s an oversimplification of what we do. These are very large, complex projects.”   read more...

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