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HOW WE STARTED

The company was formed in 2012 when Ms. Jennifer Russo decided to start a contracting business. The company is envisioned to be a complete turnkey property development company, with expertise in the areas of site work, demolition, environmental remediation, and mass excavation. Under this model, a client can turn over the responsibilities of coordinating and managing these various tasks to one company, thereby streamlining the entire process of the early phases of site development.

Our Awards

AWARDED WBE STATUS

In June 2015, RDE was awarded Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) status by Empire State Development (NYS). In September 2015, RDE was awarded WBE status by New York City Small Business Services. In December 2023 RDE became NYC/NYS/PANYNJ WBE CERTIFIED. These certifications have allowed Ms. Russo to pursue additional opportunities that may have not been available to the company otherwise.

OUR WORK

RDE is fully capable of meeting or exceeding the most stringent requirements. We have worked with many municipalities, namely the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, New York State Department of Transportation, New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and the New York City School Construction Authority. We have also worked with owners and general contractors such as Adam America, The Hudson Companies, Two Trees Management, Steiner Construction, Artemis Construction, BRP Construction, Procida Construction, Forest City Greenland Partners, Engel Burman Construction, Tutor Perini Corp, The LiRo Group, Costello Dismantling Co., Inc., Gilbane Building Company, Skanska USA Building, Inc., and Skanska USA Civil, Inc. We have worked in a variety of challenging environments, and in each case, our clients have been completely satisfied.

Our Work

RDE is also certified with the NYC Housing Preservation & Development’s Panel of Pre-Qualified contractors. This enables RDE to bid on all upcoming NYC HPD emergency opportunities, as well as the opportunity to provide immediate emergency response services in the case of active New York City emergencies.

We own over 60 pieces of construction equipment ranging from one yard Bobcats to ten yard Caterpillar front-end loaders or a 120’ high reach excavator. Our fleet of tractor/trailers, tri-axle dump trucks, and roll-off container trucks can haul ten to sixty cubic yards of material.