Category: Employee News

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United Way 2019 Recap

United Way 2019 Recap Improving the quality of our community is one of our top values at Russell. One way we demonstrate this is through our participation in the United Way. This year we once again had an incredible campaign and were able to exceed last year’s numbers.  This year, our grand total between pledging, special…

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Scott Sibley Promoted to Senior Project Manager

Scott Sibley Promoted to Senior Project Manager Russell is excited to announce the promotion of SCOTT SIBLEY to Senior Project Manager! Scott joined our team almost two years and quickly made his presence known by helping secure $30 million in projects with the Dixon Public School District, including renovations and additions to three schools within…

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Welcome: Brennan Karber

Welcome: Brennan Karber Russell is excited to welcome BRENNAN KARBER to the team as a Project Engineer! Brennan is a familiar face to Russell as he returns to us after interning with us last summer. In December Brennan graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering. Prior to interning with us,…

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Kelly Young Promoted to Senior Development Manager

Kelly Young Promoted to Senior Development Manager Russell is thrilled to announce the promotion of KELLY YOUNG to Senior Development Manager! Kelly joined our team back in March with extensive development and construction management experience. She has proven to be a strong contributor on our development team ever since as she has provided many development…

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Welcome: Rory Wiebel

Welcome: Rory Wiebel Russell is excited to welcome RORY WIEBEL to the team as a Sr. Project Manager! Rory joins us from the University of Iowa where he had been a Senior Construction Manager for the past nine years. Prior to that he gained experience from several large general contractors throughout the United States. His…

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Welcome: Dick Larson

Welcome: Dick Larson Russell is pleased to welcome DICK LARSON to the Russell team as our newest Superintendent! Dick is joining us from a local general contractor with over 30 years of construction experience.  He has been responsible for projects ranging in size from $1.6 million to $18 million in the K-12, Higher Education and…

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Welcome: Julie Schenck

Please join us in welcoming JULIE SCHENCK as our newest Director of First Impressions! Most recently, Julie was a Para-educator for the Bettendorf Schools, but she also has experience in Accounting at a local senior care facility and regional vehicle acquisition management for a nationwide car rental company. Julie graduated from the University of Iowa with a…

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Welcome: Kevin Jackson

Russell is excited to welcome our newest Field Manager to the team, KEVIN JACKSON! Kevin joins us as an experienced Field Manager working formerly with several general contractors where he traveled nationwide.  He has worked in many different market sectors including commercial office, retail, federal government, hospitality, and multi-family. He and his wife have been…

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Welcome: John Fout

Welcome: John Fout Russell is pleased to welcome JOHN FOUT to the team as a VDC Manager! John is joining us from a local architecture and engineering firm where he not only acted as a BIM Coordinator for the structural engineering group, but he was also a company wide resource for laser scanning and all…

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Champion of Technology

Frangipane Named Top 50 Technology Adoption Leaders of 2018 BuiltWorlds has named Rebecca Frangipane, Russell’s Director of Virtual Construction, to its list of Top 50 Technology Adoption Leaders of 2018. This elite list of individuals was selected because they have taken on newly created leadership roles in architecture, engineering, construction and real estate firms — in order to…

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