Vecellio Group Celebrates 70 Years Of Integrity, Quality & Service (Continued)
(3rd Quarter 2008)
The Vecenergy division includes South Florida Materials Corp. in Port of Palm Beach.
V&G crews build a section of a technology-embedded “Smart Road” in Blacksburg, Va., in the late 1990s.
Ranger Construction provided paving services for a $105 million interchange project directly connecting I-95 with Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Mike Sherwood, Leo Vecellio, Sr., and Shelby Jarrell celebrate Mike’s 50 years with V&G in 1996. Leo Vecellio, Sr., passed away later that year. Shelby reached the 50-year mark in 2006, while Gerald Cooper and Horace Bedford reached it this year. Richard Thiboult, a 2004 retiree, also achieved a half-century of service.
Michael, left, and Christopher Vecellio with their father, Leo Vecellio, Jr., at the office in 2007.
Vecellio & Grogan built 13 bridges for the I-95 Interchange at Jupiter, Fla., under a $20 million contract in the 1980s. Years later, Ranger Construction won the contract for resurfacing that leg of the Interstate, including the interchange.
Ranger Construction recently widened a section of US-27 in Clermont, Fla., earning a quality award from the Florida Transportation Builders’ Association.
Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century
Today, the Vecellio Group is among the top 200 contractors in the U.S. and one of the top 25 in highway construction.
Our award-winning heavy/highway construction operations include Vecellio & Grogan as the flagship company, North Carolina-based Sharpe Brothers, which joined the Group through acquisition in 2006, and Florida-based Ranger Construction Industries and Ranger Construction South, both with heritages extending back decades in their markets.
The Group is also heavily involved in the mining and energy industries. In fact, in earlier decades V&G was as much involved in coal-mining as it was in highway construction. This mining tradition continues through White Rock Quarries, based in Miami. Built from the ground up in 1986 and now one of the country’s largest mining sites, White Rock produces a variety of DOT-certified aggregates and screenings for the Florida commercial construction market.
Vecenergy is the Group’s energy division, operating in selected markets in the U.S. and abroad. Established earlier this decade, Vecenergy’s services and products include bulk petroleum storage and distribution terminals, fuel offloading, and additization services.
At the core of each business unit’s success is the commitment of our valued employees to work safely and efficiently each day, providing quality services and products to customers in both the public and private sectors.
As we celebrate seven decades of integrity, quality and service, from Vecellio & Grogan’s first paving job in 1938 through today’s well-diversified portfolio of business operations across three industries, the Vecellio Group is proud to add new chapters to its legacy of success.
We look forward to the next 70 years, as the succeeding generations of leaders write many additional chapters in the great American success story that is the Vecellio Group.