Raney Construction Inc.
Buddy Raney joined the construction industry in his teens as a framer. After working construction jobs throughout the southeast and becoming a superintendent, Buddy Raney founded Raney Construction in 1997 with two men and a pickup truck.
During the 2008 financial crisis, Buddy reinvented the business by moving to a new warehouse and focusing on vertical integration through building componentization. He created a distribution line for sheeting and framing components through the use of automated saws and assembly line equipment that have minimized human error and manual construction time on the construction site, while still providing framing components of the utmost quality.
Today, Raney Construction is broken into two companies, Raney Construction and Raney Components, which together employ about 300 people.
Raney Construction also is expanding due to its new Hundeggar SPM saw, the first of its kind in the U.S. It will be the only supplier of precut roof sheeting in the country.
Buddy has always been the face of Raney Construction, handling all business development himself and meeting face-to-face with customers. He strongly believes in a personal approach and reviews job reports daily to determine if they receive a “passing grade” on quality standards from the operations managers. Buddy visits each location that isn’t meeting the 85 percent benchmark to understand the dynamics of why quality standards aren’t being met.