Working with, around and through the weather

There’s an old adage we adhere to in the construction industry when it comes to dealing with wet fall and winter weather: “Keep your head down and hope it works out.” That’s part of the excitement of construction and trying to keep customers happy despite a major variable and condition that’s out of our control. […]

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Honoring the legacy of Tyler Trent

This college football season, thousands of Purdue University’s biggest fans will enter Ross-Ade Stadium through the newly dedicated Tyler Trent Student Gate. Named in honor of the Boilermakers’ late superfan whose story reached a national audience last season, the entry point replaces the stadium’s former Gate E and was unveiled in a ceremony prior to […]

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Are you ready for some football?

It’s an exciting time for area fans as football season begins and the Indianapolis Colts make their return to action at Lucas Oil Stadium. That means our team at Robert Haines Co. is back to work, too, doing our small part toward keeping the structure consistently ranked among the NFL’s best game-day environments. Open since […]

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Keeping structures dry despite the downpours

Here in Central Indiana, we typically see the most rainfall of the year during June and July — and this year has been no different. This past spring was a really wet one for the area, with National Weather Service data saying the region received nearly 19 inches of rain between March 20 and June 21. […]

History

A history of fathers and family

My grandfather started Robert Haines Co. in 1937 on more than just stone, brick mortar and concrete, but a foundation of family and hard work that continues three generations later. Still experiencing the Great Depression, my grandpa and his brothers did anything they could to make a living — mostly masonry restoration and tuckpointing, chimney […]