Seasoned Project Foreman and Heavy Equipment Operator experienced in Grading and Underground Utilities throughout NC and VA.
Skills & Certifications
Class A CDL License
Responsible Land Disturber Permit
Traffic Control License
VDOT Erosion & Sediment Control Certificate
11/2011 to Current
Underground Utility ForemanCW Cauley & Sons, Inc. – Patrick Springs, VA
Currently Supervising the Virginia Water Authority project at Smith Mountain Lake consisting of 12,500 feet of 8" DR14 plastic water lines.
Oversaw the Danville Utilities Substation Grading project.
Oversaw the Henry County Meadow View School Sewer Line Project consisting of 4,000 feet of 8" SDR 26 plastic pipe, 500 feet of ductile iron pipe, two encased horizontal road bores, one creek crossing and 14 man hole structures.
Oversaw the Carroll County Water Project consisting of 11 miles of waterline, 50 fire hydrants, 200 house services and 85,000 gallon water tank.
Oversaw the Fancy Gap Water Project consisting of 2,000 feet of 6" DR18 plastic water line, one encased horizontal bore along with a 6" wet tap.
Oversaw the Galax Safe Routes To School Project consisting of paving, retaining walls, storm drains and sidewalks.
Oversaw the Henry County South Street Revitalization Project consisting of water, sewer, storm drain and road paving.
Operate Heavy Equipment including but not limited to: backhoe, excavator, bulldozer, track loader, wheel loader, boom truck, horizontal boring machine, motor grader, vibratory rollers, scraper pan, skid steer, tractor, paving machine and forklift.
Operate specialty equipment including but not limited to: arc welder, tig welder, transit & laser and pipe fusing machine.
Attend pre-construction meetings and monthly progress report meetings.
Work with surveyors to ensure that projects are staked out ahead of schedule.
Ensure that all backfilled material passes compaction test on first attempt.
Maintained equipment in good working order by performing routine maintenance.
Use advanced skills in diesel mechanics & hydraulics to repair equipment as necessary.
Located utilities and other buried lines prior to digging.
Assisted with underground power and directional drilling.
Created safe slopes and proper barricading during excavations.
Installed sediment traps, erosion control devices and ensured vegetation upon completion.
Dug trenches, backfilled holes and compacted earth to prepare for new construction.
Train and supervise all crew members.
Upheld top-quality workmanship and excellent customer service.
11/2009 to 11/2011
Self Employed Grading ContractorRyan Rorrer Grading – Stuart, VA Worked as a grading sub-contractor on multiple projects including:
Graded the Patrick County High School track and football field using scraper pans and bulldozers and filled 30 feet to grade.
Graded roadways, building pads, ponds, sediment traps.
Clearing wooded land.
Dug basements, footers and backfill retaining walls.
01/2003 to 12/2009
Grading ForemanMatthews Brothers Grading, LLC – East Bend, NC
Oversaw the Winston-Salem, NC Hanes Mall Boulevard Strip Mall Grading Project consisting of 30 foot of fill, two building pads, backfilled three 10 foot retaining walls, 500 feet of 8 foot corrugated steel underground water detention system.
Oversaw the Guilford County, NC Storage Building Grading Project located off of Hwy. 68 in Greensboro. Consisted of clearing and grading 4 acres to prepare for building pads, roadways and storm sewer.
Oversaw the Pfafftown, NC Housing Community at Reagan High School Grading Project consisting of clearing and grading 15 acres, housing pads and roadways.
Oversaw the Guilford County, NC Shops At Brassfield Grading Project in Greensboro. Installed three bio-retention ponds and two building pads. Dug footers and backfilled two retaining walls.
Co-Supervised Forsyth County, NC North Oaks Housing Development Grading Project consisting of fine grading 485 housing pads and rough grading roadways across 40 acres. Involved clearing, erosion and sediment control, temporary sediment traps, permanent sediment traps and silt fence.
Lead Operator on over 1,200 house pads and roadways over three communities located in Forsyth and Guilford Counties. Communities include Avalon and Burton Run.
Heavy Equipment used includes: Horizontal grinder, skid steer, track loader, backhoe, tractor, bulldozer, excavator and scraper pan.
Various Grading Projects including but not limited to: Tennis courts, soccer fields, football field and farmland.
01/1998 to 01/2003
OwnerRorrer Timber, LLC – Stuart, VA
Own and operate company for the purpose of harvesting timber through the states of Virginia and North Carolina.
Equipment used includes: Knuckleboom, skidder, bulldozer, feller buncher, and chainsaws.
High School Diploma: Patrick County High School - Stuart, VA