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Ashleigh Rich

Ashleigh Rich

Billing Specialist

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When she’s not at work you’ll find her enjoying a good book, cooking or reading. She especially enjoys spending time with her husband Colin and their dog Roxy.

Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis

Warehouse Logistics Coordinator

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When Andrew isn’t working you’ll find him either playing basketball or hanging out with friends.

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.

Bryan Zinn

Bryan Zinn

Service Technician

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When Bryan isn’t working you’ll most likely find him on the water fishing. He also enjoys sports and watching movies.

Raul Castillo

Raul Castillo

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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

Project Manager

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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.

Chad Long

Chad Long

Project Manager

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When Chad isn’t working he enjoys the great outdoors whether at the beach, camping or riding four wheelers. He enjoys spending time with his wife and four kids and coaching football.

Charles Tyes

Charles Tyes

Project Superintendent

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When not at work or preaching Charles enjoys spending time with his wife, family and friends. He also enjoys sporting events, and helping others!

Chas Becker

Chas Becker

Project Manager

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When Chas isn’t at work you’ll find him enjoying time with his wife Wendy and their two kids. Chas enjoys volunteering at church and during the summer enjoys taking his boat out on the lake.

David Harden

David Harden

Service Technician

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When he’s not at work David spends time chasing his two girls around. David loves spending time with his wife and girls doing anything outside, ideally at the beach.

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.

Jamie Pritchett

Jamie Pritchett

Install Technician

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When Jamie isn’t at work he enjoys dirt track racing, working on cars and doing anything outdoors. He enjoys hanging out with friends who are like family.

Jessica Helms

Jessica Helms

Director of Team Development

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Jessica Woods

Jessica Woods

CSR

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Jessica said “I love the way R & D is so involved with the community and so many other charities it’s absolutely amazing.Everyone makes it feel like home.”
When Jessica isn’t at work she enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids. Jessica enjoys volunteering at her church, attending her kids sporting events and playing with her two wild and crazy dogs.

Kris Hickman

Kris Hickman

Service Technician

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When he’s not at work Kris can be found practicing mixed martial arts. He also enjoys Brazilian jujitsu and training his son Bryce to box. Kris enjoys spending time with his wife Nicole and two kids Bryce and Alythea.

Lori Waller

Lori Waller

CSR

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When not at work Lori enjoys camping, swimming and spending time with her three daughters and two dogs.

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.

Nick Saulsberry

Nick Saulsberry

Install Technician

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When Nick isn’t working you’ll find him hunting, fishing, or spending time with family and friends. He enjoys building things from scratch and spending time with his new puppy.

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!

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.

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.

Tanner Kuth

Tanner Kuth

Project Manager

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When Tanner isn’t working he enjoys being outdoors 4 wheeling, hiking with his two boys, hunting and watching sports. Tanner also enjoys traveling to new destinations and exploring.

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.