LAS VEGAS, Oct. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- One of Las Vegas' most influential construction entrepreneurs, George Randall, tragically passed away from cancer on Tues. Oct. 6, 2015 at the age of 82.
Together, Randall and Ray Kendricks launched one of the largest construction empires in Las Vegas history—Steel Engineers Inc. The company was responsible for fabricating and placing rebar in a majority of the buildings in Las Vegas, including the Thomas and Mack Center, MGM Grand, Caesar's Palace, the Stratosphere, Mirage, Sahara Hotel, and the Nevada Test Site. Steel Engineers Inc. became a resounding success, once employing over 1,000 workers.
During his years in Las Vegas, Randall was also committed to helping the community in other ways. He supported charitable causes, such as: Southern Nevada Youth Athletic Association, Ducks Unlimited and Boys and Girls Club.
Born George Alfred Randall on Oct. 4, 1933 to George Henry and Violet Ruth Alice Anderson Randall in Britton, SD, Randall joined the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War Conflict. During his military service, he earned several medals, including the National Defense Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and Korean Service Medal. Following his discharge in 1954, George enlisted in the Army Reserve Unit.
During the mid-1950's, Randall started his career as a steel worker with Bethlehem Steel Co. in Los Angeles, CA. Over the years he worked in various positions for Soule Steel, Allison Steel and Triangle Steel before moving to Las Vegas.
After his retirement in 1996, Randall and wife Darlene moved to Kernville, CA along the Kern River. There, he took on community projects with the same tenacity and drive as with his successful steel company. Every year the couple converted the small park in the heart of Kernville into a Christmas village, complete with Santa Claus, toys, music and gifts for underprivileged children.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 60 years—Darlene of Kernville, son Douglass of Las Vegas, daughter and son-in-law Brenda and Pat Beatty of Tehachapi, granddaughter Jessica Randall of Wyoming, grandsons Bronson McDowell and Duran McDowell of Tehachapi, brother-in-law Dean and his wife Mary Carroll of Palmdale.
Services will be held Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 at 12 p.m. at the Faith Community Church in Wofford Heights. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer.
SOURCE Steel Engineers Inc.