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Quad Cities Construction & Real Estate Development

We're Building Developing Planning
for the Quad Cities & Iowa city.

4700 E. 53rd Street, Davenport, Iowa 52807 | (563) 459-4600

serving the quad cities & Iowa City corridor.

Our Quad Cities, Iowa office has been serving the Quad Cities / Iowa City Corridor and surrounding areas since 1983. Thanks to our client-centric approach, we’re not just in the state of Iowa anymore! We’ve expanded to three locations, grown to a staff of 275+, and completed work in 33 states. 

Our core values remain the same. Appreciating people and safety will always come first at Russell!

Commercial Construction.

Our commercial construction process involves frequent transparent communication, meaning there is never any question as to where things stand. As leaders in general contracting, construction management, and design/build. We’ll take you through the full spectrum of construction services with safety top of mind.

At the end of the day, we’ll deliver your commercial construction project on time, on budget, and beyond what you expected. Plus, we’ll do it with a smile, because we love what we do!

real estate development.

Russell is a leader in commercial real estate development solutions from complicated land transactions and financing, to solving complex design and construction process challenges. We possess the necessary capital resources, professional expertise, performance history, and partner network to make your commercial real estate development process successful and seamless.

Our team becomes part of your team to fully understand all aspects of your real estate investing needs. Our goal is the same as yours: to make your business goals a reality. From site evaluation to navigating city approvals, we’ve got you from beginning to end!

Our Leadership team.

We invite you to meet our leadership team. A team of true leaders who are knowledgeable, committed, accessible, and passionate about serving the Quad Cities.

Jim Russell

After graduating from Iowa State University in 1983, Jim started what was then known as Russell Construction…

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Michelle Solis Russell

As a partner in life and business with Jim, Michelle Solis Russell is a major stockholder and…

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Caitlin Russell

As President, Caitlin is responsible for the overall company leadership tasks, roles, and strategies. Caitlin is skilled…

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Vicky Ellison

As Chief Financial Officer for Russell with nearly 30 years of accounting and financial management expertise, Vicky…

Matt Sayre

As the Chief Operating Officer with over 20 years of industry experience, Matt oversees all operations functions,…

Melissa Pepper

As Chief Strategy Officer, Melissa Pepper leads the alignment of the company’s talent and growth strategies. Her…

Brian Harry

As a Vice President with over 15 years of experience in construction, Brian leads all preconstruction, project…

Community Engagement.

Since our inception in 1983, we have been focused on providing exceptional construction services, real estate developments, and fostering a culture of giving back.

Our commitment to our local communities and beyond is vast in scope and tied to our core value of community.  We strive to create a culture where our employees feel encouraged to give back in whatever capacity they are able.

In all, Russell has donated more than $1 MILLION DOLLARS (and counting) to local nonprofit and community service agencies across the Quad Cities. Whether it be through monetary donations, sponsorships of events or organizations, or our annual charity golf outing – we love giving back!

Interested in having Russell sponsor or donate to your next event?

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Work for a 31st-Century employer.

Russell offers a modern benefits package, competitive salaries, and a 31st-century office (unless you prefer working from home!) 

A tap in the break room? Yeah, we’re that kind of company.

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