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Promotions: Joel Purcell & Brett Ketelsen

Promotions: Joel Purcell & Brett Ketelsen Russell is very pleased to announce the promotion of JOEL PURCELL and BRETT KETELSEN to Project Executive! Joel has been a strong contributor at Russell for the last 25 years. Recently, he completed the River Hills Community Health Center in Ottumwa and has also been providing leadership to the…

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Groundbreaking: Community 1st Credit Union Corporate Headquarters

Groundbreaking: Community 1st Credit Union Corporate Headquarters On Tuesday, August 7th ground was officially broken for the new 24,000 s.f. Community 1st Credit Union Corporate Headquarters in Ottumwa, IA. This single story, wood framed building will provide office space, conference centers and training facilities for up to 100 employees.   The building’s unique, curved design will…

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August Promotions

August Promotions Russell is very excited to announce the promotion of several team members—Aaron Kendall, Wendy Rouse, Justin Grager and Drew Lensch! AARON KENDALL has been promoted to SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER.  Aaron began at Russell as an intern in 2006 and has been with the company ever since.  His focus has primarily been in the…

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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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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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Caitlin Russell Promoted to Senior Vice President

Caitlin Russell Promoted to Senior Vice President Russell is very proud to announce the promotion of CAITLIN RUSSELL to Senior Vice President! After working at Pepper Construction (Chicago) and Waldinger Corp. (Des Moines), Caitlin joined the Russell team in 2009 as a Project Engineer and became a Project Manager shortly after.  In the last few years, she…

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Groundbreaking: Home2 Suites by Hilton

Groundbreaking: Home2 Suites by Hilton On Tuesday, July 17th, ground was officially broken on a new Hilton brand four-story, 107-suite extended stay hotel. Bettendorf’s soon-to-be Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel will stand on the grounds of the former Lodge Hotel, which was demolished in 2016.  This project will consist of a $14 million investment and…

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Welcome: Jeff Potter

Welcome: Jeff Potter Russell is excited to welcome our newest Field Manager to the team—JEFF POTTER! Jeff is graduate of Morrison Institute of Technology where he earned an Associate’s degree in Design and Drafting.  He is joining us from a Dubuque area general contractor where he traveled nationwide, working primarily in the retail market sector….

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