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 nearly 25 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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Gwynn Grutza
Gwynn Grutza

CEO

Together Gwynn, along with her husband Robert, oversee all facets of Ranger Steel Inc.’s operation.

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    Bob Grutza
    Bob Grutza

    V.President

    Bob and his wife, Gwynn are both oversee all facets of Ranger Steel Inc.’s operation.

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      Dustin Grutza
      Dustin Grutza

      Executive VP

      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 VP of Executive Operations.  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

        VP of Operations

        Jim joined the Ranger team in 1996 and plays a vital role as Vice President of Operations 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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          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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            Katie Hunter
            Katie Hunter

            Office Manager

            Katie has been with Ranger for 16 years.

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              Charlie Sewell
              Charlie Sewell

              Timekeeper

              Charlie has been with Ranger for 6 years.

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                Adam Beckelhimer
                Adam Beckelhimer

                Project Manager

                Adam has been with Ranger for 7 years.

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                  Amber Barbour
                  Amber Barbour

                  Project Controller

                  This is Amber’s first year with Ranger.

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                    Archie Bowling
                    Archie Bowling

                    Supervisor

                    Archie has been with Ranger for 2 years.

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                      Brad Pawsat
                      Brad Pawsat

                      Asst. Office Manager

                      Brad has been with Ranger for 9 years.

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                        Charles Corwin
                        Charles Corwin

                        Supervisor

                        This is Charles’ first year with Ranger.

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                          Charles Germann
                          Charles Germann

                          Certified Welding Inspector

                          “Augie” has been with Ranger for 2 years.

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                            Christina Hampton
                            Christina Hampton

                            Procurement Manager

                            Christina has been with Ranger for 2 years.

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                              Edward Lang
                              Edward Lang

                              Supervisor

                              Edward has been with Ranger for 5 years.

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                                Jordan Mitchell
                                Jordan Mitchell

                                Supervisor

                                This is Jordan’s first year working for Ranger.

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                                  Michael Thompson
                                  Michael Thompson

                                  Project Manager

                                  “Pick” has been with Ranger for 22 years.

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                                    Michael Bennett
                                    Michael Bennett

                                    Supervisor

                                    Michael has been with Ranger for 8 years.

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                                      Patrick Bradford
                                      Patrick Bradford

                                      Supervisor

                                      Patrick has been with Ranger for 10 years.

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                                        Randy Wilson
                                        Randy Wilson

                                        Fab. Shop Manager

                                        Randy has worked in steel fabricating & welding for over 40 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 grandkids and family and is a member of Sugar Creek Missionary Baptist Church.

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                                          Scott Stamm
                                          Scott Stamm

                                          Project Manager/Business Development

                                          Scott has been with Ranger for 2 years.

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                                            Kelly Webb
                                            Kelly Webb

                                            Supervisor

                                            Thomas Webb, aka “Kelly” has been with Ranger for 13 years.

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                                              Timmy Gray
                                              Timmy Gray

                                              Supervisor

                                              Timmy has been with Ranger for 10 years.

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                                                Jerry Clark
                                                Jerry Clark

                                                Safety Director

                                                Jerry has been a leader in Safety & Industrial Hygiene for 25 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 our changing environment and ensues that Ranger stays current in keeping our team & environment safe.

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                                                  Andrew Mack
                                                  Andrew Mack

                                                  Project Manager

                                                  Andrew has been with Ranger for 13 years!

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                                                    Darrin Morgan
                                                    Darrin Morgan

                                                    Project Manager

                                                    Darrin has been with Ranger for 8 years!

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                                                      Chris Highfield
                                                      Chris Highfield

                                                      Fabrication Supervisor

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                                                        Mike Adamson
                                                        Mike Adamson

                                                        Concrete Supervisor

                                                        Mike has been with Ranger for 4 years!

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                                                          Jacob Griffin
                                                          Jacob Griffin

                                                          Jacob is in his first year of service with Ranger. He serves as an Executive Administrative Assistant and helps with Implementations and Process Improvement.

                                                            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.