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Lots of companies donate to caring house

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Special to the DailyRMS Concrete of Glenwood Springs, owned by Mexican immigrants Rueben and Sergio Vargas and their relatives, is one of many companies that has donated to the Cancer Caring House in Edwards.

EDWARDS ” One of the subcontractors working on the Cancer Caring House in Edwards is RMS Concrete of Glenwood Springs.

The Caring House is a place for cancer patients to stay while they are receiving treatment at the nearby Shaw Cancer Center.

Rueben and Sergio Vargas of RMS Concrete moved from Mexico to Carbondale in 1995 to work with their uncle, who was employed by Jerry Potter of Custom Concrete and Design. The sons of a restaurateur, the Vargas brothers studied electrical and civil engineering.

In addition to putting in long construction hours, Rueben Vargas attended the Literacy Outreach program five nights a week to learn English.

After five years of learning concrete construction, the brothers, along with an uncle and two other relatives, bought Potter’s business in 2000, and have grown the company from 35 employees to more than 60.

“They have a do-whatever-it-takes attitude, which is hard to come by in today’s construction industry,” said Tony Vangalis of R.A. Nelson, the main contractor.

R.A. Nelson, along with a host of subcontractors, suppliers and consultants, are donating significant time, money and talent in order to build the Caring House. The Vargas family has made a $10,000 donation.

Vail Daily, Vail, Colorado

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