It is not often you will see operations at a General Contractor come to a screeching halt, especially voluntarily, mid-day with the holiday season winding down. However, Stuebner recently took the time to honor one of our own, Roy LaPearl and wish him our best as he concludes his 40+ year career at Stuebner. Beyond the celebration, the cake, the gifts, the ‘Thank You’ plaques and well wishes, there is the man and his story.
Roy began his tenure at Stuebner as a laborer, while Lyndon B. Johnson was still president and bell bottoms were just becoming popular (for the first time). Roy worked alongside original owners of Stuebner, Leonard Radwanski and Roy Smith, becoming a skilled carpenter and concrete finisher, eventually becoming a foreman. Through time, dedication to his craft and hard work, Roy continued his career at ERS by becoming a project superintendent in the 1980s. During Stuebner’s expansionary years, Roy’s role expanded as he became General Superintendent for all Construction Operations and Safety Director .
In most recent years Roy aided in forming the Stuebner Safety Committee and has played an integral role in the overall improvement of health & safety practices company wide. Since taking the position as safety director, each subsequent year has seen an improvement in industry related health & safety statistical ratings. He has set a strong foundation for which we can be proud of and continue to build upon.
From everyone at Stuebner, we thank Roy for his dedication, loyalty and time to our construction family. We were lucky to count him as one of our own and wish him a very happy (well deserved) retirement with his loving family.
Hope we see you again soon Roy!
Your Stuebner Family