EACS sent out a news release mid-September thanking the Fetters team for their consistency and hard work on completing the New Haven Intermediate School by substantial completion. The school district also presented Fetters an appreciation plaque for our team’s dedication to the project.
On August 23rd, Fetters Construction hosted their 2nd Annual Olympic Games. Four teams competed for the title of champion and to have their name displayed in the office lobby on the handcrafted trophy. Some of the events the teams competed in included Skid Jenga, Trowel Course and Lull Coin Drop. Each year the teams get more competitive and create new strategies to outweigh their opponents. In the end, it’s all fun and games…until someone loses.
Fetters Construction sponsored Auburn Tri-Kappa’s Wheelbarrow Artwork project this summer. The wheelbarrows were handcrafted and designed by local artists in the community and displayed around downtown Auburn. This Thursday, the wheelbarrows will be auctioned off at an annual dinner downtown, providing a prize for the artists as well as putting money back into the Downtown Auburn Business Association.
The Journal Gazette featured an article on two schools in the EACS district, including New Haven Intermediate School. Read more and see a few photos here: http://www.journalgazette.net/news/local/schools/20190809/schools-show-off-new-buildings-amenities?fbclid=IwAR37j4amoMLNQ-BQmVD9h7m9-vVmspefkxytqq1NetjzatTcvSq6PdhO7iw
Donnie Lambert joined the Fetters team in March as Director of Masonry. I finally managed to snag him for 5 minutes to take a photo! Donnie has been a mason since 1990 and has always enjoyed working with his hands. You will see him on the jobsites most of the time and helping bring in and retain great employees. For fun, Donnie loves taking spur of the moment trips and canoeing and hiking with his family. If he isn’t here, he’s working on projects around the house. Take a moment to welcome him to our team and let him know we are glad to have him with us!
We are pleased to welcome Lindsey Greathouse to the Fetters team. She is from a small town west of Nashville, TN. She graduated this spring from Miami University of Ohio with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Her experience at Primus Builders Inc. as a Mechanical Design Intern for one summer and a Project Management intern for the next has helped lead her to her position as Assistant Project Manager with Fetters. Lindsey also spent 5 weeks in Arizona with Primus learning the trades in the field. Her and her fiancé Jon love spending time with their pups and munching down on some good food! We are very happy to have Lindsey on the team with us!
Fetters Construction is close to finishing up their carpentry package at Promenade Park in Fort Wayne. The project surrounds the St. Mary’s River and includes a pavilion, an elevated canopy trail and an amphitheater. The project includes numerous unique carpentry features such as IPE decks, Cedar tongue and groove, and a reclaimed wood wall. Austin Conrad, Khris Royer and Eric Garner are Fetters’ lead contacts on the project. The creation will be complete in time for the grand opening on June 21st.
You can get a bird’s eye view of the construction in progress provided by Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly.
After finishing his education and gaining some field experience, we welcome back Kyle Lagemann to the Fetters team as an Assistant Project Manager! Kyle interned with us for 3 semesters while completing school. He has an Associate’s Degree (2016) and a Bachelor’s Degree (2018) in Construction Engineering Technology as well as an Associate’s Degree in Civil Engineering (2018). Kyle spent 5 years in the field in various aspects of construction; including commercial roofing and commercial carpentry. He loves spending time outside with his wife Erica and 1 year old son Neal. We are very glad to have Kyle back with the Fetters team!
Tyler has recently joined the Fetters team as an Estimator. He graduated from Manchester University and has spent 11 years in Estimating and Project Management for commercial masonry construction. Tyler also spent 2 years on site working. He coaches in his free time as well as spends time with his wife and 4 children. We are very excited to have Tyler join our team!
Fetters Construction’s Safety Director, Carl Swalls, is investing his time to further his education and qualifications to ensure safe work for everyone. Carl has acquired his Associate Safety Professional (ASP) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certifications. Fetters is very proud of Carl’s ambition to continue to use his experience and education to create a safe work environment and in supporting the company’s goals.