Category: Insights

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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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Exterior drone rendering of new warehouse

Worldwide Brand Distributor Coming to Walcott

Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company Long-term client, the Iowa 80 Group, solicited Russell in early 2018 to build a 100,000 s.f. Pre-Engineered Metal Building (PEMB) in Walcott, IA, home of their corporate headquarters and World’s Largest Truckstop. Iowa 80’s intent was to lease the building to the Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company upon project completion. This will…

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Collins-Russell: A Mentor-Protégé Program

Collins-Russell: A Mentor-Protégé Program At Russell, a lasting community impact is one of our six core values. It is our philosophy to improve the communities in which we live and do business through volunteerism and giving…but it is so much more than that.  We are also committed to the development of our small business partners…

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Presenting check at 30th Annual Charity Golf Outing to Gabe's All - Inclusive Play Village

Russell’s 30th Annual Charity Golf Outing

Russell’s 30th Annual Charity Golf Outing For the past 30 years, Russell has been hosting an annual charity golf outing to raise funds for a worthy organization within our community.  Over the years, this event has grown in size as well as donation amount.  Russell’s 30th Annual Charity Golf Outing was held this year on…

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Front entrance of Bettendorf High School

Mechanical Transformation

Mechanical Transformation: Bettendorf High School HVAC Upgrade As a full-service construction and real estate development firm, Russell is always excited when we can successfully deliver any project – let alone a specialized one – for our clients. This is exactly the case with Bettendorf Community School District (BCSD) and their need for a full replacement…

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Exterior dusk shot of Illinois CancerCare in Galesburg, IL

Aligning Project Goals to Your Business Goals

A Case Study of Illinois CancerCare It is not uncommon for clients to seek out preliminary advice in studying their facility options as they plan for their future business growth. This is usually a result of not having experienced the complex process of conceiving, executing and delivering a new facility. Owners understand their facility needs,…

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Making an Impact

2018 Golf Outing Charity Recipient Selected Giving back is a part of the DNA of Russell. It is ingrained within our corporate values and a trait we encourage of all our employees. Whether it be volunteering for a community event, the local PTA, religious organizations or providing monetary donations – our employees are committed to…

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Jumer's Castle Lodge

Revitalizing the Gateway to Bettendorf

Revitalizing the Gateway to Bettendorf Anyone traveling on the main thoroughfare through the Quad Cities via I-74 has undoubtedly noticed a significant change in the landscape; the absence of the once-iconic Jumer’s Castle Lodge. CDCQC, LLC, a development entity of Russell, whose real name is “Castle Demolition Company Quad Cities”, became the catalyst for change…

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Lean Construction

How to Maximize Your Project’s Value In the construction industry, safety, budget control and schedule management are three of the most critical components of a successful project. With these areas in mind it is becoming increasingly common to see firms embracing Lean principles.  This concept was originally developed for the manufacturing sector by Toyota to…

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