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Toledo

Don Majchrowski,
Sr. Vice President,
General Manager

915 Matzinger Road
Toledo, OH 43612

419-727-1970
800-582-4410
419-727-1989 (fax)

RMF Nooter is now Nooter

Since being founded in 1947, RMF Nooter has grown into the largest regional provider of mechanical and electrical contracting services in the region and has now changed its name to Nooter.

A Proud History of Success:

1947 – William Ferrel, Inc. named after the founder, began as a Pipefitter – Steamfitter and Plumbing Company. In the early 1950’s, Mr. Ferrel creates a boilermaker division. The formation of this Division attracts notable experts in welding such as Richard Lester, Dale Sheidler and others. Mr. Richard Lester is promoted to President in 1974. Ownership changes when investors from Chicago purchase the Company in 1983. Mr. Lester decides to leave William Ferrel, Inc. in 1986. The Corporation dissolves in 1989.

1986 – Great Lakes Industrial Contracting, Inc. (GLIC) is formed by Mr. Lester and investors from Michigan. The best project managers, welders and support staff from William Ferrel, Inc. follow Mr. Lester to GLIC. After several successful years completing railroad and boilermaker construction projects, GLIC expands to offer electrical, instrumentation, and millwright capabilities.

1988 – Great Lakes Industrial Contracting, Inc. is purchased by RMF Global, Inc. a holding Company incorporated in 1976, and operates as a subsidiary.

1994 – RMF Global, Inc. consolidates business interests and creates RMF Industrial Contracting, Inc. from the former Great Lakes Industrial Contracting, Inc.

1997 – Philip Services Corporation (PSC) purchases RMF Global, Inc. PSC retains the RMF Industrial Contracting, Inc. name. President Richard Lester retires in 1998.

2003 – Nooter Construction Company of St. Louis, Missouri, acquires RMF Industrial Contracting, Inc. and renames the company; RMF Nooter, Inc.

2020 – Nooter Construction Company, now with National reach and capabilities, changes its name to NOOTER and unifies all of its regional business units under the NOOTER brand. Each business unit maintains its local operational focus and uses the city name in which it’s located as a unique identifier. As a result, in 2021 and beyond, RMF Nooter will be called NOOTER.

Scholarship Opportunities

KELLY SCHULTZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Kelly Schultz began his career as a Union Pipefitter and eventually became an integral part of the project management team at RMF Nooter (NOOTER). Kelly embodied the type of employee that NOOTER strives to retain. He had a unique way of serving the customers’ needs while keeping շ’s best interests in mind and treating craftsmen with respect. With his positive attitude and bright smile, Kelly was an expert in the field of industrial construction as well as a beloved member of the NOOTER family. The Kelly Schultz Memorial Scholarship has been established to honor Kelly, who lost his fight to cancer in 2014 at the age of 42.

շ’s Toledo office is a well-respected contractor serving industrial manufacturing, power generation, renewable energy, chemical processing, petroleum refining, and oil and gas terminal markets. The company employs local managers, administrators, quality managers, welding engineers and inspectors, project managers, and local union boilermakers, pipefitters, millwrights, electricians, operating engineers, iron workers, carpenters, and laborers. They also operate an additional facility in Lima, Ohio. NOOTER is a wholly owned subsidiary of the NOOTER Construction Company, which is privately held by appٷ, Inc., located in St. Louis, Missouri.

WHO MAY APPLY

  • Individual pursuing a career in construction management or mechanical engineering at The University of Toledo or Bowling Green State University.
  • Undergraduate in at least the second of a four or five year degree program at one of the listed universities.
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.5 (out of 4.0).
  • U.S. citizen.

RICHARD LESTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Richard Lester began his career as a Union Boilermaker and eventually served as President and Owner of the company now known as RMF Nooter (NOOTER). Richard was an integral part of negotiations with unions and customers, but his ability to lead and inspire extended past the walls of NOOTER. He served on various boards and committees and acted as President of the Mechanical Contractors Association. He was a father to three daughters who have also contributed greatly to NOOTER, illustrating that women can play a key role in the construction industry. The Richard Lester Scholarship has been established to acknowledge the importance of women and minorities in construction and to honor a man who embraced change and progress to achieve greatness.

շ’s Toledo office is a well-respected contractor serving industrial manufacturing, power generation, renewable energy, chemical processing, petroleum refining, and oil and gas terminal markets. The company employs local managers, administrators, quality managers, welding engineers and inspectors, project managers, and local union boilermakers, pipefitters, millwrights, electricians, operating engineers, iron workers, carpenters, and laborers. They also operate an additional facility in Lima, Ohio. NOOTER is a wholly owned subsidiary of the NOOTER Construction Company, which is privately held by appٷ, Inc., located in St. Louis, Missouri.

WHO MAY APPLY

  • Individual pursuing a career in construction management or mechanical engineering at The University of Toledo or Bowling Green State University.
  • Undergraduate in at least the second of a four or five-year degree program at one of the listed universities.
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.5 (out of 4.0).
  • US. citizen.
  • Members of historically underrepresented groups

OUR Locations

ST. LOUIS

PHILADELPHIA

TOLEDO

CHICAGO

LOS ANGELES