THE STRENGTH OF
OUR FOUNDATION

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

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Bob Grutza
Bob Grutza

Owner & CEO

Before Ranger, Bob spent his time as a leader on construction teams across the US, continuously studying and searching for better methods to safely and efficiently complete projects.  When the right time came, he started Ranger.  After 19 years of perfecting these strategies, Bob is truly an expert in the industry.  His knowledge of the heavy industrial sector is not only beneficial to Ranger, but to the many companies he has built relationships with across this region.  Bob is not only CEO, but also the chief estimator for Ranger.  Bob’s continuous involvement from the ground up is what makes Ranger such a strong and unique construction company.
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    David Orme
    David Orme

    VP of Operations

    David has a BS in Industrial Engineering Technology from Morehead State University and a MBA from Xavier University. He has over 28 years of experience in the utility industry. 27 years were spent with the Dayton Power & Light Company, an AES wholly owned subsidiary. David started his career in turbine engineering, has operations and maintenance supervisory and management experience, and spent the last 14 years of his career as plant manager of Killen Station (600mw), then Stuart Station (2400mw), followed by Managing Director of Engineering and Construction and finally as VP of Operations for the entire fleet operated by DP&L (4000mw and 550 employees). David has spent the last 6 months working with Ranger developing business opportunities and leading the day-to-day operations of the company.
    David has spent 7 years on the board of directors for Meadowview Regional Hospital with the last 3 years as chairperson. He is currently ex-officio chairperson for the hospital. David also serves on the board of directors of the local food bank.
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      Dustin Grutza
      Dustin Grutza

      VP, QC Manager

      Dustin has a BS in Industrial Management as well as an MBA, both from the University of Cincinnati.  Dustin’s role has changed with the growth of the company.  Since coming on board with Ranger in 2010, Dustin has moved from Project Manager and estimator, to Quality Control Manager and VP of Finance.  From pressure pipe welds to client communication, Dustin spends a great deal of time focusing on the quality of service that Ranger is providing its customers.
      Dustin also serves on the board for the local Chamber of Commerce, Boys and Girls Club, and University of Cincinnati Bicentennial Committee.
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        Jim Mitchell
        Jim Mitchell

        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.

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          Randy Wilson
          Randy Wilson

          Fab Shop Manager

          Randy has worked in steel fabricating & welding for over 37 years. He joined Ranger Steel in 1999 and was promoted to Fab Shop Manager in 2000. During this time, he has managed our 20,000 sq. ft. fab shop and supervised many different types of projects for various applications including coal chutes & conveyors, storage tanks and other vessels, duct work ranging from 2’ to 25’ in diameter, handrail, platforms, ladders & cages.  He also has vast experience in fabricating many types of chutes, including stainless steel, carbon & ceramic lined. He has fabricated several complete limestone rock crusher systems for Lime & Stone. Besides overseeing production at the fab shop, Randy also completes material take-offs, job quotes and job organization from start to finish.
          Randy enjoys spending time with his grand kids and family and is a member of Sugar Creek Missionary Baptist Church.
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            Jerry Clark
            Jerry Clark

            Safety Director

            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.

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              Justin Denham
              Justin Denham

              HR Manager

              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.

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                Robby Muse
                Robby Muse

                Electrical Superintendent

                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.