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Ribbon Cutting: The Bend – Hyatt Place / Hyatt House

Ribbon Cutting: The Bend – Hyatt Place / Hyatt House Friday, December 14th was a day to remember for the East Moline community as The Bend: Hyatt Place / Hyatt House officially cut the ribbon on the new 150,000 s.f. dual-branded hotel.  Project contributors and other Quad Cities residents came to celebrate the grand opening…

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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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Coming SOON!

Exciting things are happening in East Moline! The brand new Hyatt Place | Hyatt House hotel will open next month and construction has begun on additional projects at The Bend. The Hotel I am TALL | 9-stories Dual Brand | Hyatt House & Hyatt Place The View | Every room has views of the Mississippi…

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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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Vegter Steel Fabrication Expansion Underway

Vegter Steel Fabrication Expansion Underway The $2.5 million expansion of Vegter Steel Fabrication in Morrison, IL is now underway. This project will add an additional 18,000 s.f. to the facility that will be used to store a structural steel beam blasting unit as well as an automated conveying system. The conveying system will allow the…

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Rivermont Collegiate Breaks Ground on New STEAM Center

Rivermont Collegiate Breaks Ground on New STEAM Center On Monday, November 5th, Rivermont Collegiate broke ground on their new $3.2 million STEAM Center. This new facility will focus on promoting educational studies in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. The new building will feature office space, state-of-the-art Biology and Chemistry labs, two…

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