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Commercial | RLH CONSTRUCTION LLC - LEXUS OF ORLANDO
addition, the company performed daily
safety walks, inspections and created
Employees also "were watching safety
and having safety meetings every week
with everyone on-site," he recalls. "We had
no significant incidents of any kind."
In addition, Conaway says, the Lexus
location was a good learning experience
for RLH. It taught the company more
about developing client relationships and
giving them what they are looking for. "It's
not what's in the drawings originally a lot
of times," he admits.
"During the process, it became extremely important to figure out what the client
is looking for and getting them to that,"
he says. "There was nothing on the project
that didn't change in some way."
These changes, he notes, would result
from RLH's constant communication with
the owner, as well as reviews of the finishes and how the space would be utilized.
"That was probably the main thing that
impacted how this project went," he says.
The Right Balance
RLH has seen changes in its industry,
particularly in the automotive market. Re-
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cently, "There weren't a lot of new dealerships being built but a lot of renovations,"
"We have quite a bit of automotive
work going on right now," he continues,
adding that he believes the company will
inevitably see a slowdown in this sector.
But the company's presence in multiple
markets will help it cope.
RLH Construction LLC has won recognition for its work, which has included
being named one of the "Golden 100:
Central Florida's Largest Privately Held
Companies" by Orlando Business
Journal for six years. In addition, the
publication named the company in the
top 25 of "Central Florida's Largest
Construction Companies" for five years
in a row.
The company also won an award in
2015 from the Orlando Business Journal
for "Central Florida's Largest Construction Projects Completed." "We have
a lot of projects to be proud of," Vice
President of Construction Operations
Brandon Conaway declares.