Jim Russell


After graduating from Iowa State University in 1983, Jim started what was then known as Russell Construction with two employees, $10,000, and a business card. As a true entrepreneur, Jim has grown Russell to 250 industry professionals, over $220 million in annual sales, and expanded service offerings, including Construction and Real Estate Development.

Jim’s business philosophy centers on delivering exceptional client success and commitment to core ideologies of integrity, innovation, and professionalism. As a strong advocate of giving back to the community, Jim currently serves on numerous community and professional boards. He has received recognition for his extraordinary community involvement by the Junior Achievement Quad Cities Business Hall of Fame and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.