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. Through exposure in the automotive industry, Al soon developed an interest in construction and began working for a civil contractor specializing in bridge building. Realizing that he could improve upon the existing business model that many general contractors were operating on, Al incorporated Reliance Building Company in 1972.
Reliance Building Company's first project was a comfort station in Kensington Metropark that is still in use today. 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 Building Company. In 1995, Lynn purchased the company from Al and became the company president. Al continued to work for and guide the Reliance Team until his untimely passing in 1997. In 2022, Lynn remains the president of RBC, and strives to continue the integrity and work-ethic that was established 50 years ago as a basis for Reliance Building Company.