MEET OUR TEAM

OUR TEAM MEMBERS 

Amanda McKinney

Amanda McKinney

Doyle Hughes

Doyle Hughes

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“I have never worked with a better group of guys. If there is a problem, then it is everyone’s problem. We all take ownership of the work we do, and when there is an issue, we all work together to fix it”.

When Doyle is not at work, he is working in his barn at his home in Jasper. Doyle’s dream is to take a cruise to Alaska one day.

Kris Hickman

Kris Hickman

Mike Trusler

Mike Trusler

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“Working with R&D and working in this industry just feels like a big family. I love the guys I work with and I love that we all put in our best efforts every day to create something that we know that the customer is going to appreciate”.

When Mike is not at work, he loves to spend time at the pool or at the lake. Mike says that his favorite thing in life is being a dad and a husband.

Ricky Holland

Ricky Holland

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“One reason it is so easy for me to have a positive attitude all the time is because I love what I do. I love the people I work with every day, and I love that my team is always open to hear my ideas and also to allow me to train them on areas that I may have more experience in”.

When Ricky is not at work, he loves to play music with his family. Every member in his family plays a different instrument so they regularly have band sessions in their living room.

Ashleigh Rich

Ashleigh Rich

Jessica Helms

Jessica Helms

Sheena Johnson

Sheena Johnson

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“The work environment at R&D is very encouraging and open. This environment is what creates growth in our organization. Everyone here feels like they have the freedom to learn and ask questions”.

Sheena loves to go to the shooting range when she is not at work or to spend time on her parents’ farm in Jasper. Sheena’s dream vacation would be to stay in a cabin with a front porch swing, in the middle of nowhere.

Steve Gagliano

Steve Gagliano

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“I feel like everyone that we work with is just a part of the big R&D family. Our customers, the other guys that work here, and even the guys we run into on the jobsites. We’re all in it to see the customer succeed so it’s easy for us to work together”.

On the weekends, Steve loves to spend time with his son. They love to play outside, fish, play baseball, play Frisbee golf, and bowl.

Brett Wiersma

Brett Wiersma

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“I know that my time is important to management. I know this because Heath, Robbie and Amanda make every effort to make things as efficient as possible. I know they respect me and my time with my family away from work”.

Brett loves to go hiking with his family, and although Georgia doesn’t have as many trails as his home town, Wisconsin, Brett and his family love to get outdoors and explore.

Michael Townsend

Michael Townsend

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“The R&D team has been there for me through some hard times, and I feel so grateful to be a part of such a supportive team”.

When Michael is not at work, he is spending time with his two children, Chance and Kaylee. Michael is from Pickens County and he loves to fish and hunt.

Obadiah Negaard

Obadiah Negaard

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“If you have a good attitude and are determined to work hard, R&D will give you the training you need to excel in this industry. I never thought I would be doing some of the things that I am doing at R&D and I am so thankful for the investment R&D has made in my development”.

Obie loves to work on cars and spend time with his friends and family when he is away from work. Obie is also about to buy his first home here in Canton. This Montana farmer is finding a new life here in the South!

Tim Courtney

Tim Courtney

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“I love that everyone at R&D takes ownership of their work. We put in the best work that we can during the week, and when it is time to be with our families, R&D respects our time away from work”.

Tim has worked in the industry for over 36 years and firmly believes that R&D has improved his quality of life, by allowing him to invest in the things that are important to him and his family.

Charlie Minney

Charlie Minney

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“The people at R&D are real, authentic and allow you to be yourself. This makes my job so much more enjoyable and allows me to make genuine connections with people in the community. I can just be myself, and enjoy getting to know the people that we serve”

Charlie loves serving others so much that when he is not spending time with his family, he devotes his time to the mission field. Charlie enjoys volunteering with the Saints Prison Ministry on a regular basis. He and a team of others volunteer their time to go into prisons around the nation to play baseball, basketball, and volleyball with inmates.

Kim Holcombe

Kim Holcombe

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“I have never worked with another company that is so genuine and loyal to its customers. R&D is a great place to work because they are serious about serving their customers AND they are serious about having fun!”.

Kim loves spending time with her nieces and nephews. She just recently went to the beach with her entire family. Kim’s family regularly gets together for dinners and game nights and she loves that she is able to spend so much time with them.

Michael Ventre

Michael Ventre

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“I love that everything is so family oriented here. Everyone here genuinely loves working together as a team and we are there for each other when we need someone to lean on”.

When Michael is not at work he loves to play sports with his friends and spend time with his family.

Raul Castillo

Raul Castillo

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WE LOVE OUR PEOPLE

We have a very diverse team here at R&D. We understand that our team’s success depends on how well we serve each other, and how well each of us contributes to the team effort.

Sheena Johnson

Office Manager, R&D Mechanical Services Inc.