Company History Russell is a growth-oriented firm with 100+ full time professionals, providing a spectrum of services to clients on a regional basis. The foundation of this success dates back to 1983 when Jim Russell followed his passion for the industry and his entrepreneurial instincts, and founded a commercial construction company. Starting with only a few employees in a small office in Bettendorf, Iowa, Jim established a local client base that afforded the company the opportunity to complete projects on a regional platform, and eventually nationally. What once was a small, local business with three employees has enjoyed consistent and sustainable growth across its core market segments, project types, capabilities and project delivery services. Because of the firm’s commitment and desire to be a full-service provider for their clientele, it grew and diversified in both project types and services offered. Today, the company provides pre-project services including planning and project management services, real estate development and property management. As a long term solutions provider, Russell predictably delivers cost effective construction services. Having completed more than $1 billion in projects in educational, healthcare, manufacturing and federal government markets across 30 states, Russell remains a market leader in its core construction markets. The firm has been recognized by Engineering News Record Magazine and Inc. Magazine’s INC 500 listing of America’s fastest growing companies. It is this planned growth that allows us to reach into new geographic markets, and provide our team members lasting careers with vast professional growth opportunities.