RTR’s team brings a diverse set of skills and decades of hands-on experience working directly for top utilities in the country. As a multidisciplined staff working together under one roof, we have a collaborative process to our projects that allows us to best serve our client’s needs. From conception to completion, RTR Energy Solutions provides value to every stage of the project. Watch a brief message from RTR’s founder, Ryan Robinson, who leads by example.
Building on the success of its drone surveying and inspection program for the utility industry, RTR Energy Solutions is proud to announce they have added LiDAR to their service offerings. Field Services Integration & Survey Manager Mike Kunkel explains, “We’ve been doing survey and inspection work without LiDAR technology for decades. LiDAR saves time, money, and gives us the ability to review undulations and details we wouldn’t be able to capture with terrestrial survey.”
RTR’s Inspection and Survey team uses decades of field experience to identify and diagnose issues that transmission and distribution companies need to know to keep customer interruption frequencies at their lowest rate. Using the most advanced drone technology, mobile apps, and remote observance hardware, RTR can ensure that field issues are identified and recorded with the utmost accuracy. RTR currently has three FAA licensed UAV pilots on staff and a fleet of drones equipped with sensors for a variety of applications.
“We recently completed a LiDAR assignment for a large electric utility client in the Northeast. A transmission line installed decades ago needed to be replaced and part of it required being rerouted through a coal mine. In the past, a feasibility study to start a project like this would have involved negotiation, digging through coal, engineering, and planning. By flying over the site with our LiDAR drone, we were able to view and analyze accurate ground imagery and existing ground contours. What would have taken several months was done in less than two weeks,” said Surveyor and CAD Manager, Bud Miller.
What it really comes down to is adding another tool to the toolbox. Having state-of-the-art technology is one thing. Being able to use it effectively is another. RTR utilizes a proprietary mobile app to record flight data and instantly alert the pilot if the drone is within five miles of an airport. The team is also known for their faster turnaround times. While most vendors take weeks or months to process the data, RTR can turn around most projects in a matter of days.
RTR brings extensive experience coordinating the planning, management, and execution of projects in a variety of sectors. The highly skilled team employs extensive QA/QC procedures that have received high praise from customers, which include Fortune 500 companies.
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RTR Welcomes Alison Reynolds
RTR is proud to announce the addition of Alison Reynolds to our team of talented, experienced individuals as we continue to grow and expand. Ali will be part of our environmental group.
Alison holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography from Kutztown University, class of 2019. She began her career working through all phases of transmission line construction to maintain environmental compliance. Since joining the RTR team in 2021 Ali has coordinated and conducted E&S (erosion and sedimentation) and PCSM (post-construction storm-water management) inspections of utility construction projects across Pennsylvania, as well as working with contractors to ensure compliance with state environmental regulations and standards.
RTR welcomes Ali to our ever expanding, close-knit team of experienced and multi-talented individuals.
RTR Welcomes Tom Feaser and Bob Droege
RTR is proud to announce the addition of Tom Feaser and Bob Droege to our team of talented, experienced individuals as we continue to grow and expand. They will be part of our constructibility group.
Tom Feaser will be a construction manager. He started at RTR Energy Solutions on July 12th, 2021, prior to that he worked at PPL for over 40 years starting as a handyman at Brunner Island in 1980. Tom has also previously been a Lineman for 18 years, an LTN/URD Foreman for 2 years, and a System Operator for 15 years.
Bob Droege will be a constructibility manager. He has 37 years in the Electric Utility industry, 30 with PPL and 7 with Talen Energy. Starting with PPL in their construction department as a millwright, he also worked at PPl Holtwood as a hydro and steam plant equipment operator and Lancaster and Harrisburg Meter Departments, 30 years in the operation department at Brunner Island and Holtwood SES. While at Brunner Island he worked in the power production department as a plant equipment operator, utility man, shift operations trainer and shift supervisor where he managed 1600 megawatts, one super critical and two drum units. Bob started with RTR in July of 2021.
RTR welcomes both Tom and Bob to our ever expanding, close-knit team of experienced and multi-talented individuals.
RTR Welcomes Jay Parikh
RTR is proud to announce the addition of Jay Parikh to our team of talented, experienced individuals as we continue to grow and expand.
Jay will be our Market Segment Director. He has been working in the utility industry for over a decade. He has worked directly at one of the largest utilities in the Northeast and has experience managing the project management department for a full-service engineering company. With a background in project/program management and a strong professional network in the utility sector Jay is excited to help create new opportunities and expand RTR’s clientele.
RTR welcomes Jay to our ever expanding, close-knit team of experienced and multi-talented individuals.
EXTON, Pa., May 25, 2021 (Newswire.com) – Allied Resources Group (ARG) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of RTR Energy Solutions (RTR), a project management services provider to the power delivery systems industry. With offices in Fairchance and Hellertown, Pennsylvania, the addition of RTR to ARG’s growing family of companies is a strong fit with ARG’s strategy of expanding its service capabilities to critical industries including energy, utilities, healthcare, and life sciences.
“We are excited to announce the acquisition of RTR. This group of skilled and experienced professionals embodies ARG’s forward-thinking and disciplined business principles. Just as they are successful, they too have a strong organizational culture built on honor and integrity and have positioned themselves as a reliable partner with their customers,” said ARG President Dennis Zatlin.
RTR founder Ryan Robinson stated, “At RTR, we pride ourselves on working as a family unit. Our hopes have always been to provide creative solutions to the tasks in front of us. Our goal is for our customers to view us as more of a trusted family member rather than just a subcontractor. ARG has the same mindset, which is what attracted us to the opportunity to join their team. Their focus on the employee makes the work enjoyable for all and elevates each person’s skill set to be better for the team and for our clients.”
“Our commitment to pursuing opportunities for the advancement and long-term sustainability of our organization is and will always be a central focus to our corporate foundation. That mindset coupled with our core principle of employees being the most important asset in a company’s arsenal is how we continue pushing the boundaries of what is possible. This acquisition elevates our brand by adding another dynamic group with a reputation for performance in their industry,” said Zatlin.
About Allied Resources Group
Allied Resources Group (ARG) is a family of companies providing turnkey critical infrastructure services to power and energy, healthcare, and life sciences markets. ARG’s subsidiaries include staff augmentation and consulting group Allied Resources Technical Consultants, Allied Resources Medical Staffing, Allied Engineering and Design, CATSI Inspection, and RTR Energy Solutions. While each of these companies is unique in discipline, they share ARG’s common values of best-in-class service and an entrepreneurial culture for employees. To learn more, visit www.argroupllc.com.
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“Have patience to walk with short steps until you have wings to fly.”
– St. Francis DeSales
RTR Energy Solutions is pleased and proud to share the news that on May 21st, 2021 our own Sherri Wilson graduated Magna Cum Laude / Kappa Xi Chapter of Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society with not only a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration but also a minor in Psychology from DeSales University.
Anyone who has earned a degree while working full time knows it can be particularly challenging and the quote above is particularly appropriate given Sherri spent seven years non-stop working toward her degrees. She worked full-time, always in her good humor, managed family life, and attended night classes in pursuit of her degrees.
Sherri joined the RTR team in January 2017 after 8 years with PPL as an administrative supervisor and works as an office administrator coordinating projects on the PPL system for RTR. Congratulations Sherri we are extremely proud of you.
RTR Welcomes Vince Lombardo & Jose Colon
RTR is proud to announce the additions of Vince Lombardo and Jose Colon to our team of talented, experienced individuals as we continue to grow and expand.
Vince Lombardo joins us as a Construction Supervisor with the Constructability group. He has over 38 years of experience in the electric power industry, almost all with PPL in the nuclear and fossil generation groups. He worked primarily as an electrical engineer while also spending several years as a budget/cost analyst. Vince holds a BS in electrical engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree. He has worked the last few years as an quality control inspector for transmission and substation projects.
Jose Colon joins the team as a Construction Supervisor with the Constructability group. Jose worked at Jersey Central Power & Light for over 25 years. He started his career in generation and moved to the line department as a Journeyman Lineman in transmission and distribution. Jose went into management as a Supervisor/Manager for the transmission and distribution departments before retiring in August 2014. He worked as a Contractor Construction Supervisor for PPL and PSE&G under Kenny Construction and Jingoli Power from August 2014 and January 2021.
RTR welcomes both Vince and Jose to our ever expanding, close-knit team of experienced and multi-talented individuals.