Russell Construction is founded by Jim Russell with $10,000 and a business card. The first major project awarded is the Steeplegate Motel renovation in Davenport, IA.
Russell began traveling around the United States to complete work.
Construction began on the first of 20 Super Saver Cinemas with locations all across the country.
The first of seven Younkers retail stores began. These projects would keep Russell busy for the next 10 years.
Largest repeat client in 1987 becomes GNC. Construction began on 14 locations across the United States, totaling $450,000.
The Department of Defense issued Russell their first federal government contract on the Rock Island Arsenal in Illinois.
Russell was recognized by Inc. Magazine on their INC 500 Listing as one America's fastest growing private companies.
The Younkers Store at South Park Mall becomes Russell's largest project on record at $984,000.
The first $1,000,000 project was the Super Saver Cinema in Seal Beach, CA.
Russell completes their first healthcare project with St. Luke's Hopsital in Cedar Rapids, IA, valued at $10,000.
Russell has two $1,500,000 projects at Earnest Machine in Davenport, IA and Smith & Filter in Moline, IL.
The first $2,000,000 dollar project was awarded - Arch Aluminum & Glass in Bettendorf, IA.
IPSCO Steel retained Russell for a variety of projects from 1995-2004 that totaled over $25,000,000.
Relationship with Genesis Medical Center begins. To date Russell has delivered over $38,800,000 in projects.
Construction begins on the first of 14 Von Maur stores located across the country. Russell completed over $85,000,000 in projects for Von Maur.
Russell begins construction on its first educational facility, Bergendoff Hall at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL - $1,600,000
Russell revenues exceeded $50,000,000.
A relationship with John Deere begins with the first of five projects kicking off. To date, Russell has compelted over $22,000,000 in projects for John Deere.
Construction began on the first of 29 Walgreens stores in IA & IL - $42,000,000
Relationship with Monmouth College began. To date Russell has delivered over $53,000,000 in projects on the educational campus.
Figge Art Museum project began - $35,500,000
Having outgrown their existing office space, Russell built a new award-winning office building located in the Birchwood Fields Office Park at 4600 E. 53rd Street, Davenport, IA.
Construction completed on the first LEED Silver Certified School in the state of Iowa, James Van Allen Elementary in Iowa City, IA - $8,000,000
FedEx signed Russell to build four facilities located in IL, TX & OH - total contract amount $41,500,000
Veterans Affairs Community Living Center in Des Moines, IA project began - $25,300,000
Russell is awarded the third IDIQ Task Order Contract from the Department of Defense at the Rock Island Arsenal. The total value of all contracts delivered is $89,000,000.
IA Biz Magazine features Russell as 'One of the Best Iowa Businesses of 2009.'
90% of Russell's Project Management Staff receives LEED Accredidation from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
Russell awarded largest contract to date, 10 year / $110,000,000 Master Planning contract with Galesburg Community Unit School District #205 in Galesburg, IL.
Russell Construction break's ground on the Center for Student Life at Augustana College - a state-of-the-art $20M library, cafeteria and student center.
Russell Construction celebrates 30 years in business.
Fresh out of college and armed with a Construction Engineering degree, a fledging construction portfolio and $10,000, Jim Russell followed his passion for the industry and his entrepreneurial instincts by founding Russell Construction Company, Inc.
Established in 1983 with two employees and $141,000 in sales, the company has seen consistent growth over the past 28 years. To date, we have completed projects in several markets across 28 states and have been recognized by Engineering News Record Magazine as one of the largest 400 contractors in the nation, and Inc Magazine’s INC 500 listing of America’s fastest growing companies.