THE STRENGTH OF
Partnerships built on integrity—that’s the foundation of our success. Hard Work. Honesty. Communication. Safety. These are the cornerstones of our business—and the reasons we’ve built strong, long-lasting relationships with our clients, employees and contractors. From preparation to installation, we are a first-rate industrial construction company with world-class capabilities.
Ranger is a family-owned company with more than 20 years experience in custom steel fabrication and plant maintenance services.
Originally founded in 1996 as a family-owned steel erection company by Bob and Gwynn Grutza, Ranger has grown dramatically. We have developed two custom steel fabrication facilities and expanded into the heavy industrial field. Our areas of expertise include custom metal fabrication, mechanical, electrical, pressure pipe, and boiler repair. And, we have earned a reputation as one of the industry leaders in plant maintenance services.
Our customers come first.
Every aspect of the planning and construction process matters. We deliver on time, on budget, and ensure clear, effective communication so you always know what to expect and when. We’re experienced in handling all aspects of manpower and safety requirements on the work site. Working with Ranger makes your company part of our family, giving you unmatched service and quality.
LEADING THE WAY
Owner & CEO
VP of Operations
VP, QC Manager
Senior Project Manager
Jim joined the Ranger team in 1996 and plays a vital role as Operations Superintendent and Senior Project Manager. In his years with Ranger Jim has managed projects working with coal power plants across the Midwest rebuilding coal unloaders, precipitators, air heaters, jet bubbling reactors (JBR), conveyor systems, duct systems, and high pressure pipe and boiler systems.In addition to his abilities as a project manager, Jim is a certified heavy equipment operator, crane operator, welder, forklift operator, qualified signaler, qualified rigger, certified spider crane operator, certified aerial lift operator, and certified scaffold builder. Jim has been a key component to the quality and success of Ranger.
Fab Shop Manager
Jerry has been in the Safety & Industrial Hygiene for over 20 years continuously searching for methods to improve the Safety & Health of the workers while following governing agencies.
He has spent several years work for the US Department of Energy as a Safety Engineer at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant. He has also spent several years in the field of Power Generating Stations as a Safety Coordinator. With his OSHA training, Jerry is also an outreach teacher for the OSHA 10 and 30 hr classes. His areas of expertise include: OSHA Compliance, EPS compliance, Hazwoper, Haz-Mat, Hoisting & Rigging, Drug free work placed, CPR and First Aid, Emergency Management, Worker exposure, Safety Audits, Employee Health, Scaffolding, Ergonomics, asbestos inspector/planner, asbestos hazard evaluation specialist.
Jerry is an enthusiastic person who thrives in a changing environment and ensues that Ranger stays current with keeping the workers & environment safe.
Since early 2013, Justin has worked for CraftForce, an online staffing and HR Management company, acting as a Staffing director after earning his Bachelor of Science degree from Murray State University. In addition to Justin’s primary responsibilities, he oversees HR Management for Ranger through CraftForce.
Rob has 25 years experience as an electrical technician that includes industrial, commercial, and residential contracting. He holds a Kentucky master electrician and contractor license. His previous role as a business owner perfected his skills in planning, budgeting, and managing major electrical projects. Rob applies these skills in his role with Ranger to ensure that projects are executed safely and within budget.
Once the quotes are approved and the construction schedules are set, it’s time to get busy building. That’s where we earn our keep. Ranger Steel provides every work site with top-level supervisors and craftsmen familiar with industrial quality and safety requirements. Ranger will also assign an on-site Project Manager, who will be your key contact throughout your build, overseeing budgets, schedules, and overall progress.
Depending upon your specific project needs, your Ranger team will likely consist of millwrights, mechanics, welders, electricians and operators, who are all cross-trained to supply you with the best, most-experienced and versatile skillsets possible. You can trust that each and every person on your project will have expertise in all the necessary precautions, equipment, and tools to safely complete the job. They’ll know the work tasks required, backwards and forwards, as well as the order of work to be completed. We are experts at what we do and it’s our job to make your job easier.