Our Leadership Team
Since 1984, the leadership team of Triangle Grading and Paving Inc has remained consistent, bringing continuity and professionalism to our company. We hold the values of professionalism and detail oriented results in high regard and look forward to partnering with you on your next construction project. Meet our leadership team below.
R.G. Kirkpatrick, Jr.
As President of Triangle Grading and 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 and Paving Inc founder, the late R.G. “Ronnie” Kirkpatrick, Sr., Jr. 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 senior management position in 2000, followed by becoming president in 2018.
Andy Corbett, c-MESH
As Corporate Safety Director for Triangle Grading and Paving Inc, William A. (Andy) Corbett, Jr. is responsible for the areas of loss prevention, control, and development of various safety programs to reduce loss in the areas of personal, vehicle, property and general liability. He oversees all security operations on a regular basis to ensure that construction efforts are performed in a safe and professional manner. Andy has more than 40 years of professional experience in the construction industry. He joined Triangle Grading and Paving Inc in August 2010 as a special projects manager and transferred to human resources director a year later before assuming his present position in February 2014. Prior to working with the company, Andy served 14 years with Keck Company of Burlington, N.C., as Vice President of Commercial Construction and Chief Estimator/Manager for the general contracting company. This followed 14 years where he served in various roles, including inside sales representative, outside sales representative, engineering coordinator and assistant sales manager, at Shoffner Industries Inc. of Burlington, N.C., a manufacturer of structural wood trusses for residential, commercial and agricultural buildings. Andy earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering “Construction Option” from NC State University.
Ronnie E. Pernell
As an Area Manager for Triangle Grading and 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 over 33 years of professional experience in the construction industry. He joined Triangle Grading and Paving Inc in 1998 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.
Randy A. Gallion
Randy comes to Triangle with over 38 years of experience in the construction field. From operating heavy machinery to overseeing the operations of many multi-million dollar projects, Randy is well versed in many areas of the civil construction process. Currently, he monitors our Western Division projects.
He is directly responsible for maintaining working relationships with other contractors and companies as well as overseeing the activities and progress of many projects. Prior to his start at Triangle, Randy was an Operations Manager in the Charlotte area.
Donnie Strickland, c-MESH
As Corporate Risk Manager, Donnie is responsible for assisting with overall management of comprehensive corporate risk management with a concentration on risk identification, risk transfer and risk retention techniques. He reviews and analyzes loss control and trending reports, and coordinates with the Safety Director to develop appropriate action plans.
Donnie also ensures that proper safety measures are being taken and followed by all employees.
Stephen T. Martin
As Shop/Equipment/Vehicle Manager for Triangle Grading and Paving Inc, Steve Martin handles all of the company mechanics, equipment, and vehicles. Steve has more than 45 years of professional experience in the construction industry. He joined Triangle Grading and Paving Inc in 1984 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.