Leadership

R.G. “Ronnie” Kirkpatrick, Sr. (President/Owner)

As President of Triangle Grading & Paving, Inc., R.G. “Ronnie” Kirkpatrick, Sr. established the company in July 1984. Ronnie provides leadership and direction for Triangle Grading & Paving, Inc. He grew up in the business working alongside his father and Ronnie continues to provide a firm vision and legacy for the company.

R.G. “Gray” Kirkpatrick, Jr. (Senior Vice President/Owner)

As Senior Vice President of Triangle Grading & Paving, Inc., R.G. “Gray” Kirkpatrick, Jr. has a wide range of duties that include monitoring the progress of all corporate projects, overseeing division managers, and providing input in deciding what projects the company will bid and at what price.

Gray has more than two decades of experience in the construction industry. As the son of Triangle Grading & Paving, Inc. President R.G. “Ronnie” Kirkpatrick, Sr., he began working in the shop at the family business in 1989 operating heavy equipment as a foreman. Gray progressed to serving as a superintendent supervising projects. In 1994, he became a project manager for the eastern area of North Carolina and led oversight of construction of highways, school buildings, shopping centers, federal waste landfills and related projects with cost up to $20 million. Gray assumed his present position in 2000.

A.D. “Jack” Bailey, Jr. (Executive Vice President)

As Executive Vice President of Triangle Grading & Paving, Inc., A.D. “Jack” Bailey serves as counsel to the company’s President as well as handles a range of organizational, administrative, safety and ligation issues as they relate to business operations. Additionally, he acts as an advisor to company Area Managers regarding items of concern for individual work projects.

Jack specializes in trouble shooting, negotiating settlements and solving problems.

Ronnie E. Pernell (Area Manager – Triangle/Piedmont Division)

As an Area Manager for Triangle Grading & Paving, Inc., Ronnie E. Pernell handles oversight of area company projects. He is directly responsible for monitoring the activities and progress of construction on public, federal and private projects, including project performance, cost control (budgeting and estimating) and personnel. Additionally, Ronnie assists in procuring new work within the public and private work sector for his region.

Ronnie has nearly 30 years of professional experience in the construction industry. He joined Triangle Grading & Paving, Inc. in 1983 as a project superintendent. Prior to working with the company, he served as a foreman and superintendent with Nello Teer in Durham, N.C., where he supervised heavy highway and commercial construction projects. Previous to that position, Ronnie was self employed as a tobacco farmer in Warren County, N.C.

Justin K. Bahr (Area Manager – Eastern/Southern Division)

As an Area Manager for Triangle Grading & Paving, Inc., Justin K. Bahr handles oversight of area company projects. He is directly responsible for monitoring the activities and progress of construction on public, federal and private projects, including project performance, cost control (budgeting and estimating) and personnel. Additionally, Justin assists in procuring new work within the public and private work sector for his region.

Justin has more than 20 years of professional experience in the construction industry. He joined Triangle Grading & Paving, Inc. in 2012. Prior to working with the company, he served as construction manager for B&K Coastal/Cape Fear Paving, New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Construction Specifications Institute, and operations manager for Hale Building Company, LLC. He attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., and Penn State University in State College.

Arnold Mann (Area Manager/Estimator – Charlotte/Western Division)

As an Area Manager/Estimator for Triangle Grading & Paving, Inc., Arnold Mann handles oversight of area company projects. He is directly responsible for monitoring the activities and progress of construction on public, federal and private projects, including project performance, cost control (budgeting and estimating) and personnel. Additionally, Arnold assists in estimating and producing new work within the public and private sector for his region.

Arnold has more than 30 years of professional experience in the construction industry. He joined Triangle Grading & Paving, Inc. in November 2011. Prior to working with the company, he served as Senior Estimator/Area Manager for Bogg’s Paving, Inc., Vice President of Estimating for AVR Group, Inc., and L. Dean Weaver Construction Co., as Chief Estimator/Project Manager. He attended the University of South Carolina in Civil Engineering.

Steve Martin (Shop/Equipment/Vehicle Manager)

As Shop/Equipment/Vehicle Manager for Triangle Grading & Paving, Inc., Steve Martin handles all of company mechanics, equipment, and vehicles.

Steve has more the 45 years of professional experience in the construction industry. He joined Triangle Grading & Paving, Inc. in 1983 as heavy highway and commercial construction manager. Prior to working with the company, he served as the asphalt paving division manager for Greer Limestone in Morgantown, W. Va., asphalt and concrete plants manager for Excavation Construction in Bladensburg, Md., and mechanic for the Troxler Asphalt Company in Washington, D.C. He began the latter job after graduation from high school.

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