Vecellio Group Climbs ENR’s “Top 400” Contractor Rankings

Vecellio Group Climbs ENR’s
“Top 400” Contractor Rankings
(July 2004)

The Vecellio Group, Inc. has moved up 15 spots to #153 on Engineering News-Record’s annual ranking of the Top 400 contractors in the United States.

In its specialty, transportation construction, the Vecellio Group ranks in the Top 30.

The Group’s operations include heavy/highway and bridge construction, asphalt contracting, asphalt paving, limestone aggregate production, golf course construction, and several additional industry-
related ventures.

Click here for the Vecellio Group’s #153 ranking on ENR’s “Top 400 Contractors” List

Click here for the Vecellio Group’s #27 ranking on ENR’s “Top 50 Transportation Contractors” List*

* Vecellio Group, Inc. is listed as “Vecellio & Grogan” in some ENR rankings.

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Ranger-Built Course To Host PGA Event
(July 2004)
  The Tournament Players Club (TPC) of Boston is hosting an officially sanctioned PGA Tour event later this year.

Who knows more about golf than the PGA Tour?

So when the Vecellio Group’s Ranger Golf was chosen to build the Tournament Players Club of Boston, part of a nationwide network of world-class TPC courses owned or operated by the PGA Tour, it was a huge feather in Ranger’s cap.

Now it’s time to add a few more feathers. Completed in 2001, the highly acclaimed TPC of Boston is the site of the second annual Deutsche Bank Championship, an officially sanctioned PGA Tour event with a $5 million total purse.

The nationally televised event showcases the beauty of the Arnold Palmer-designed course, built by Ranger Golf to complement and protect the surrounding environmentally sensitive lands.

The Deutsche Bank Championship held its inaugural event at the TPC of Boston in 2003, less than two years after construction, a rarity in the golfing world. It drew many of the PGA’s most talented golfers, who vied for the $900,000 first-place prize money.

The 2004 event is scheduled for August 31 through September 6 (Labor Day). Defending champion is Scott Adams, who notched his first Tour win at the 2003 event.

The field again will feature many of the Tour’s leading players, with charitable proceeds benefiting the Tiger Woods Foundation.

“Any time one of the courses we’ve built hosts a PGA event it is a huge compliment,” said Jade Work, V.P. of Ranger Golf and a former professional golfer himself. “That’s one of the most sincere compliments we can receive about the quality of our construction work.”

The option exists for the TPC of Boston to host the Deutsche Bank Championship for an additional two years, extending through Labor Day 2006, according to Tour officials.

The TPC of Boston is a private course located in the Great Woods of Norton, Massachusetts.

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Vecellio Group Wins Communicator Awards for VanGuards, Brochures, PR
(July 2004)

The Vecellio Group, Inc., one of the nation’s leading heavy/highway contractors, has been named a 10-time winner in The Communicator Awards 2004 Print Media Competition.

The Group earned two Crystal Awards of Excellence, six Awards of Distinction and two Honorable Mentions for its VanGuard newsmagazines, company brochures, public/media relations, advertising and employee communications.

Communications Director Carl Thiemann wrote and designed the award-winning entries, bringing to 17 the number of Communicator Awards the Group has earned in the past five years.

The full-color VanGuard received a Crystal Award of Excellence, the competition’s highest honor, in the marketing/promotional campaign category. The quarterly, 12- to 24-page magazine also received Awards of Distinction for writing, design, and as an employee publication.

Created in-house, Vanguard features news, photos and features on the group’s multi-state operations, and is distributed to employees, customers, prospects, industry associates and government contacts.

A second Crystal Award of Excellence was earned for the group’s corporate brochure, which also received an Award of Distinction for design and an Honorable Mention for photography.

Written and designed in-house, the full-color, eight-page pocket brochure features three distinct versions to showcase each of the group’s heavy/highway units — Ranger Construction Industries, based in West Palm Beach, Florida; Ranger Construction — South, based in Pompano Beach, Florida; and Vecellio & Grogan, based in Beckley, West Virginia.

Two Awards of Distinction were also received for advertising and public/media relations, followed by an Honorable Mention for internal communications design.

The group’s entire operations were represented in the 10 awards. In addition to its heavy/highway units, the Vecellio Group includes White Rock Quarries in Miami, Florida, one of the nation’s largest single-site quarries; and Ranger Golf, a leading course construction and renovation contractor that has worked with the PGA Tour and other high-profile owners and designers across the U.S.

The Communicator Awards is an internationally recognized awards organization honoring outstanding work in the communications field. The 2004 competition drew more than 3,700 entries from across the United States and abroad.

The privately owned Vecellio Group, Inc., founded in 1938, is among the nation’s top 200 contractors — top 30 in heavy/highway construction — as ranked by Engineering News-Record.

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