Never content with yesterday’s achievements, we are motivated by a vision of growth for tomorrow. In 1997, Rising Sun was founded by father-son team Jason and Jimmy Akers to fulfill this vision. We began by building post offices. In the decades since, our team has grown to approximately 300. We self-perform challenging projects with pride, and invest in our team and community.
President & CEO
More than 27 years construction experience. Fourth generation contractor involved in all aspects of RS business from estimating and bidding to execution and closing. Jason is a hands-on president who collaborates with project owners to ensure quality and timeliness.
24 years of industrial and commercial construction experience with RS and UPS, Inc. Shane is responsible for project management and RS’s daily operations. Shane also coordinates all of RS’s projects in the natural gas fields.
Safety Director/Project Coordinator
Barrett graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2007 with a BA in construction management. He has been with Rising Sun for 7 years and has more than 10 years of experience in the construction industry. Barrett is responsible for maintaining safety on all RS projects and the material coordination facets of RS’s operations.
Masonry Projects Manager
With 17 years of experience in the masonry industry, Adam joined the team in 2015. He is responsible for estimating, project managing, and the day to day operations of RS Masonry Division.
R. Scott Connell
With over 22 years of experience in estimating, project management and operations in the industrial fabrication and construction industry, Scott came to RS in 2018 to fill the role of Estimator. Scott obtained a degree in Computer Aided Design with Construction Management emphasis in 1996.
Lisa has 30 years of experience in accounting, as well as human resources. Her role with RS is to manage daily accounting, payroll, insurance compliance, human resources and ledger reconciliations.
42 years construction experience. Before co-founding RS, Jimmy worked with his father, Ervin Akers, at Akers & Akers Construction. Upon Ervin’s passing, Jason and Jimmy started RS.