March Coworker Spotlight: Central Kentucky Burg

Randy Adkins– Project Lead

Prior to coming on board with Lithko Contracting at the Cincinnati BURG in 2013, Randy Adkins had heard many great things about Lithko from family, friends, and Lithko coworkers. His decision was based on the existing relationships he had already formed with current Lithko coworkers and the fact that he could maintain a healthy work and home life balance. As of June 2019, Randy will have 30 years in the concrete industry and 6 years with Lithko Contracting.

After a couple of years, Cincinnati Leadership identified opportunities in the Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky areas, where Randy has been an essential part of the team that has helped develop the Central Kentucky BURG. One successful key project includes the Academy on 4th in Newport, Kentucky. Our scope included 80,000 square feet of structural podium post-tensioned deck, one sided walls, columns, slab on grade, decks, and toppings. In addition, he successfully completed Hub 1 in the summer of 2018, which was a mixed-use apartment and retail building in downtown Lexington. Lastly, his most memorable project, Fed Ex Lexington, had great success due to Randy and his team diligently utilizing the Project Execution Process. As a team, they developed a detailed plan and executed to that plan, adjusting as needed. The schedule was aggressive, but they did what it took, including working two shifts on some days. He is looking forward to starting Hub 2, another downtown Lexington apartment project. 

Spend a day with Randy, and you will quickly realize why he is so successful. Randy's character and experiences explain his success. He is a humble leader that started as a laborer and continued to grow because he was willing to do whatever was needed to help the team succeed. As the Operations Manager of the Central Kentucky Burg, Rod Johnson states "I have been fortunate to work with Randy Adkins for over 18 years. His character and work ethic are the best I have seen around, hands down. I am truly honored to have him as a team member and it is an even greater honor to have him as a friend. His ability and availability are second to none. He cares a great deal for Lithko and the people around him because he receives the utmost respect from his team and other contractors he encounters."

When asking Randy what he felt was the biggest reason for being successful at Lithko, he stated, "Understanding the importance of having a great team, plan, and communication. You must develop, recruit and retain the best talent possible and I feel fortunate to be part of a great team."


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