A History of Reliance
Our Founder Alfred 'Al' Deptula, P. E. graduated from Wayne State University and began his career as a mechanical engineer in the Detroit automotive industry. He developed an interest in the construction industry and went to work for a civil contractor specializing in bridge building. Al soon realized that he could improve upon his employer's general contracting business model, and Reliance Building Company was incorporated in 1972.
Reliance Building Company's first project was a comfort station in Kensington Metropark. This station is still in use today, and only recently required upkeep repairs. Reliance has completed a number of notable projects since Al's first comfort station, all of which can be reviewed in our complete 'Project Resume' or in the 'Completed Projects' page of our website.
In 1989 R. Lynn Natzic, P. E. joined Reliance and became the current president after purchasing the company from Alfred six years later in 1995. With Lynn at the reins, Al continued to work for and guide Reliance until his untimely passing in 1997. Lynn remains the company president and continues the work-ethic and integrity that Al established as a basis for Reliance Building Company.