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Don Truetken - President/Owner
Truetken has been in the construction business for over 30 years since
the age of 10, working in his father's business.
Upon graduation from college, he worked primarily as a
construction manager for two separate companies in the Dallas/Fort Worth
area. After quickly rising
to top management in those companies, Capitol Marble and Granite hired
him to manage their newly developed construction division.
In 1985, Mr. Truetken came to
Indianapolis, to begin construction on the first Capital Center building
for R.V. Welch Investments. After
completion of many high-rise stone cladding projects throughout the
U.S., he returned to Indianapolis to transform the skyline in to what we
In 1989, After Cold Spring Granite
Company purchased Capital Marble and Granite.
Mr. Truetken became Cold Spring's Operations Manager of its
Structural Installation Group. During
his employment with Cold Spring, he was instrumental in his division
400% growth in 3 years. Upon
completion of Eli Lilly's research facilities in 1992, he formed his
business, Progressive Construction Services Inc.
Drawing upon his extensive experience in
the design, fabrication, and installation of granite, marble and
limestone, Mr. Truetken took the start up company to a leadership
position in the granite, marble and limestone industry.
John Rupp - Vice President
completed college, John was recruited by Don Truetken to join him in
1988. He assumed duties as
a Project Engineer for the major stone supplier for whom Mr. Truetken
was employed. John
immediately began engineering and designing drawings on projects the
company currently had under contract.
His experience in the detailing, design, and approval process
proved invaluable when installing the pre-assembled stone trusses he had
been working on. John's experience in design, fabrication, assembly, and
eventually the construction of stone cladding systems has made him a
popular choice among superintendents and field personnel. He also has extensive experience in both large and small
mausoleum construction. He
has played a key role in the success of Progressive Construction