How RCAC started .....
This organization was founded by a core group of Rieth-Riley employees mourning the loss of
two of their co-workers, Coty DeMoss and Ken Duerson, Jr. Coty and Ken were abruptly taken
from their family and friends in a tragic crash in May of 2014. Coty and Ken were just doing their
job like we all do every day. Coty’s parents and close friends at Rieth-Riley decided to rise above
the tragedy and take action with the hope that their efforts will help prevent other families from
suffering the loss of a loved one while doing his or her job working on Indiana road construction
What RCAC is about ....
RCAC is a coalition of road construction workers who provide for their families by building and
improving Indiana’s highway system. Still in our infancy, we are currently represented by
employees of Rieth-Riley Construction Company, Inc., Laura Kopetsky Tri-Ax Inc., and Milestone
Contractors, LP. It is important to note that we are not competitors in this setting. We have
joined together with a common goal of informing the motoring public of specific ways they can
help improve work zone safety for our comrades in the road construction industry. We believe
that our various programs will ultimately reduce construction zone crashes, saving lives of both
road construction workers and motorists traveling through our work zones.
We were blessed in 2014 with a very successful motorcycle ride in memory of Coty DeMoss and
Ken Duerson, Jr. Approximately 300 bikers arrived at Harley Davidson of Indianapolis on East 96th
Street for registration, biscuits and gravy, to purchase souvenirs and to enjoy the camaraderie that
is shared by all bikers. The ride consisted of a loop around I-465, fully escorted by ISP Troopers,
Indianapolis Metro Police and various other local enforcement agencies as the ride continued into
Noblesville. It was great to have the I-465 interstate for our exclusive use as entrance ramps were
blocked to prevent other vehicles from “getting in our way”. This event provided an important
initial source of income to apply towards programs to help raise awareness of the hazards of
driving through work zones. The ride ended at Cooper’s Stardust Bowl in Noblesville where we
enjoyed live music, a car show, food vendors and door prizes.