Vice President Began As A Laborer (1st/2nd Quarter 2009)
Shelby Jarrell started at the bottom and worked his way up. Way up.
Hired in 1956 as a Laborer on a rock crushing operation in West Virginia, over the next 10 years Shelby learned how to run a wide variety of heavy equipment for Vecellio & Grogan. He also began managing crews and projects. His first Interstate job was in 1965, with many more following over the years, taking him throughout the Mid-Atlantic states and beyond.
In 1979 Shelby was transferred to the newly acquired Rubin Construction, later renamed Ranger Construction, where his extensive hands-on and supervisory experience helped guide its remarkable growth. Shelby also headed Rangers golf course division, working with many of the games top designers and building courses throughout the United States.
As Ranger Centrals Vice President of Construction, Shelby provided strong leadership over the divisions heavy/highway operations, yet he never lost his connection with the crews in the field. He was widely regarded for his knowledge and willingness to mentor younger workers. His story is told in Our Partners In Success, published by V&G in 1996.
Shelbys loyalty and dedication were absolute. Now that hes decided to hang up his hard hat, we wish him nothing but the very best during his retirement years.