Lane Reeder

Case Study: Leveraging the Immediacy of Digital Plan Management with Procore

How Technology Eliminates the Long Walk Back to the Trailer

The Challenge

During a ground-up elementary school build, an electrician’s question for the project superintendent threw a pause into the schedule. The full plan set was needed to answer the question, and that was back at the jobsite trailer. So they started walking. 15 minutes to the trailer, a 25-minute collaboration, and a 15 minute walk back to where they started added up to about an hour’s worth of elapsed project time.

The Solution

Procore’s mobile, cloud-based construction management solution puts all project data in your hands, wherever you are. A single digital plan set—common to all and viewable on iPad or smartphone—puts the project picture in your pocket and goes where you go, while offering a real-time window on project status to the offsite owner.

The Results

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REEDER Voted 40 Best Companies to Work For in Fort Worth For 2021

REEDER Construction was voted as one of Fort Worth Inc.’s 40 Best Companies to Work For in Fort Worth For 2021. It’s an honor to be recognized by our employees! REEDER is one of the best places to work because of our people. It would be woefully inadequate for us to simply say that we are proud and humbled by each member of our team. Each member of the REEDER team makes us better. We are truly blessed to have a construction family where everyone supports our purpose daily.

REEDER ranked third among employers in the small/medium category of up to 250 employees. Companies and other organizations that enter our contest submit answers to Best Companies on questions ranging from employee benefits, work from home and vacation policies, communication from the top, wellness initiatives, opportunities for advancement, training and mentorship, diversity, to fun stuff like office happy hours. Entering companies also agree to allow their employees to be surveyed anonymously by the Best Companies Group to drill down on how they perceive their employer. Best Companies analyzes this information and produces the annual Best Companies to Work For in Fort Worth.

See the full list, here.  Learn more about REEDER and our workplace practices in the print issue of Fort Worth Inc.

CISD Aquatics Center Renovation

REEDER Construction Renovates CISD Aquatics Center

It’s not every day you get to rebuild an Olympic-size pool and aquatics center!

Our constraint with this job was time. The owner could only shut down the facility for 60 days but needed to incorporate more than $4 million of improvements including the refinishing of the massive one-million-gallon pool, all new equipment, new diving platforms, and decking; and renovation of locker rooms and much more.

While it was not the largest project we did this year, it was definitely one of the most challenging. Projects like these push our dedicated staff to do what seems impossible. Thanks to an amazing team who didn’t take a single day off for two months, we were able to meet our client’s goals and schedule. Cheers to you guys for #BuildingOnPurpose!

About Carroll ISD Aquatics Center

The natatorium was built in 2001 as a joint-use facility between the City of Southlake and the Carroll ISD. It is home to the Carroll High School Dragons swimming and diving teams, competing with UIL 5A schools – the largest schools, as well as the North Texas Nadadores (NTN) swim team,  and is a state-of-the-art training and competition facility for swimming and diving.

But this is more than just a competition facility. The Aquatics Center offers a variety of classes including water aerobics, swim lessons, and scuba lessons. It meets Olympic requirements and can host official 50-meter swimming race events. The pool can also be divided to run two 25-meter courses. The pool also meets the Olympic depth requirements for competition diving and can be configured for a variety of water polo courses, including the regulation size for FINA, the international federation recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for administering international competition in water sports.

The Aquatics Center has amazing features such as a UV disinfection system that kills organics in a pool, making the water safe for all competitors and reducing the need for high levels of chlorine; transitory bulkheads that help rapidly shape competitions courses; and a state-of-the-art Colorado Time Systems electronic timing and scoring system that provides exceptional precision for measuring the time of the competitors.

Thank you to the Carroll Independent School District for choosing REEDER! Our purpose is not just to renovate a great pool, but to provide opportunity for, and add value to the lives of the people we work with. Enjoy your new digs!

REEDER Construction Featured In FW Inc Magazine

REEDER Construction’s headquarters — completed in 2018 — is proud to be featured in FW Inc Magazine’s September/October 2019 Issue.

In the four-page spread, by Samantha Calimbahin featuring photography by Olaf Growald, you get a peek inside our 20,000 square feet office space “atop Hawks Creek Golf Club, sporting a space where functionality is on par with design.”

To read the full article, please click here and scroll to pages 28-31.

Johnson Elementary Reaches New Heights

Johnson Elementary Moves to Be More Energy Efficient

Work on Carroll ISD’s Johnson Elementary School has ramped up now that Summer break is here. Last week, we started transitioning the school from a traditional HVAC system to a Geothermal Heat Pump (GHP) system by taking energy efficiency to new heights! Using helicopters to remove the old rooftop HVAC units reduces the task from multiple days to just a few hours.

Geothermal heat pumps heat and cool buildings by concentrating the naturally existing heat contained within the earth—a clean, reliable and renewable source of energy.

If you’re a native Texan, then you’ve experienced the scorching heat of the summer, but did you know, just a few feet below the earth’s surface the ground remains at a relatively constant temperature? Depending on latitude, ground temperatures range from 45°F (7°C) to 75°F (21°C).

Like a cave, this ground temperature is warmer than the air above it during the winter and cooler than the air in the summer. The GHP takes advantage of this by exchanging heat with the earth through a ground heat exchanger.

Johnson Elementary Progress To Date

The REEDER team just completed Stage 1 of the Johnson Elementary project by wrapping up the new gym (which also functions as a storm shelter) as well as the addition of two new kindergarten classrooms and a maker space. Next stages include the addition of a new fourth grade wing along with the continued renovation of the existing school.

So enjoy the summer kids! We will see you in August with some “cooler” new digs! To learn more, visit