Fine Cut Concrete Drilling and Sawing, LLC was founded by Jim Ralston in March of 2002. Jim grew up in Pleasant Hill, Missouri and has lived there for the majority of his life. Jim technically started working at the early age of ten on the family farm. After graduating high school Jim set out working for a local concrete company pouring basements. With concrete in his blood he expanded on the trade by working under the leadership of Sam Hoffmeier and Rick Anderson of the Kansas City area in the field of concrete drilling and sawing. During this same time, Jim was sent to Florida for two years to assist with the realignment of a sister facility. With thirty years of combined experience, Jim’s concrete cutting, dispatching and hands on experience aided him in doubling the size of two company’s fleet size and revenue. His favorite saying would have to be, “Before I cored it, I poured it.”
Jim Ralston is married with six children. Of the six, all but two are involved in the concrete industry.
Clint is in charge of sales and training here at Fine Cut, along with anything else we think of!! He has literally been in the sawing and drilling industry his entire life. At a young age he started going to work with his father Jim Ralston on the weekends to learn the business and to spend time with his dad. By the time high school was over Clint was fluid in the business and went straight to work. After a few months of more specialized training Clint was off on his own. At one time Clint was the youngest operator to be certified by the CSDA.
After learning how to cut concrete Clint went to work for the manufacturing side of the business with Husqvarna Construction Products. Over the 13+ years with Husqvarna he held several positions from Applications Specialist, District Manager and Regional Applications Manager.
Clint loves to fish and golf but most of all spends time with his family. He has three beautiful daughters Alayna, Addison and Ashlee. He is married to the love of his life Amber, who he always thanks for allowing him to do what he loves.
John C. Kohler
When an opportunity presents itself, an experienced entrepreneur knows when to jump on it. Clay was just the person Fine Cut Concrete Drilling and Sawing, LLC needed. Living in Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Clay began his life’s adventures when he was sixteen years old helping to run the family dairy farm and landscaping on the side. After high school he attended a private university and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. Using his life experiences and education he developed into an aggressive entrepreneur within the Kansas City and Cass County areas running Kohler Lawn & Outdoor. Clay specialized in lawn care maintenance, irrigation, spray applications, landscape, retaining walls and more. County Storage later became an addition to his portfolio. So, when the opportunity to lead Fine Cut was recognized Clay couldn’t resist the opportunity to work alongside Jim Ralston.
Clay has five children and if you ask, he’ll tell you his wife is the amazing one in the family.
Connor is an Estimator here at Fine Cut. He has also taken on all concrete scanning to help prepare our crews for cutting. Connor is one of our own, growing up in this area and graduating from Lee's Summit High School. He has been a working man since 16 years old and went on to earn a degree at University of Missouri. Connor prides himself on being a hard worker and dedicating most all his efforts to learning more in the field of concrete and doing his job well. Connor enjoys keeping up with sports when not at work.
Regina L. Ford
“Living life to its fullest” is a motto our Controller, Regina Ford likes to share with people. She grew up on a farm in rural Bates County in the town of Adrian, Missouri. She’s lived most of her lifetime in Missouri except for five years in the state of Louisiana. After graduating high school, she immediately went to work and put herself through college later in her adult life. Regina earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with a concentration in Organizational Leadership and went on to receive a Master of Science in Justice Studies with a Graduate Certificate in Terrorism and Homeland Security, both from Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). Aside from her work with various corporate companies, she started up and owned Smith Quality Stucco, Inc. after her father Charles L. Metcalf, owner of Midwest Masonry, Inc., passed away. She continued to run the business until it was sold. To add to her list of experiences she has been a military spouse for 22 years.
Regina came to Fine Cut Concrete Drilling and Sawing, LLC with over 30 combined years of experience in business, project management, implementation, supervision, accounting and customer service. She chose Fine Cut knowing her experience excelled in the business and construction trades.
Regina’s hobbies are many. She enjoys making stained glass art, training her working German Shepherd dogs, reading and camping. She lives in Pleasant Hill, is married and has one son.
What a great addition to our Fine Cut family! Jamie has been a family friend to the Ralston's for many years and we knew he'd be great for the team. Jamie has been in the concrete industry for nearly 25 years. He has experience in all types of concrete work including 12 years of work at grinding and polishing. Jamie is now the Operations Manager of the grinding and polishing part of our business.
Fine Cut's mission has always been to be a premier concrete cutting company that prides itself on quality, integrity, discipline, and loyalty to our customers and all who help us achieve our mission. We think Jamie helps us do just that.
Jamie is a simple and hard working guy. When he is not at work, he loves to spend time outdoors with his wife and pets.
Joe has been a part of the Fine Cut family since 2021 and is on our team of Estimators. Joe has worked with customers and in the construction industry for over 15 years. He has always loved working with his hands and had this in mind through all his schooling at Pleasant Hill High School, Longview Community College and University of Missouri Kansas City. Joe brings some special experience to our team since he was also a licensed electrician for many years. Here at Fine Cut, he aspires to push the envelope in the area of sales, so we are excited to have him on the team! In his free time, Joe spends it with his family, golfing, or coaching youth sports.
(L to R) Clint Ralston, Ramsey Kohler, Matt Heitz, Hayden Smith, Nick Ralston, Justin Lacy, Chris Cox, Toby Marr, Dylan Davis, Blake Hazell, Phil Rule, Brandon Crust, Clayton Kohler, Reed Bremmer, Matt Ralston, Nate Sharp, Jim Ralston, Clay Kohler,