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.
Are you interested in the construction industry? Built to Succeed provides all the information you need to know about the local industry, potential career opportunities and more! You can also reach out to any member of the Fetters Construction team for more information.
The team at Fetters Construction held their first annual Olympic Games on August 17. The Olympics took place at the Fetters office/yard. Three teams combined of Superintendents, Shop and Office were created to compete in 9 various events, including hanging a door and scanning a document. Each event was aimed to highlight individual’s skillset that helps make Fetters Construction successful! Plenty of friendly banter was had in the weeks prior to the games, making seeing other team’s members more interesting during the day to day work week. Each event was timed and scored, with ways to lose points possible. The very last event utilized every team member and was the most competitive event! The teams attempted to drop a coin from the forks of a lull onto a target to gain points. Out of the three teams, TEAM AUSTIN (a team without the actual Austin), took the overall win of the 2018 Olympics. A trophy was crafted by members of the Fetters team and placed in the front office, proudly displaying the name of the winning team! With suggestions/enjoyments rolling in from participants, Fetters Construction’s Culture Team will be preparing for next year’s games.