Groundbreaking Ceremony Scheduled for Friday, April 12 at 1:45 p.m.

Galesburg, IL - The third project in the Galesburg Community Unit School District (CUSD) #205 $110M Master Facility Plan, Operation Rebuild Achievement, is ready to kick off. At 1:45 p.m. on Friday, April 12th a groundbreaking ceremony will be held to commemorate the beginning of construction on the Galesburg High School at 1135 W. Fremont Street in Galesburg, IL. Press is invited to attend.

The Galesburg High School will undergo multiple renovations over the next few years. Phase one of the project will commence this spring and include the construction of a 50,514 s.f. multipurpose building, 2,840 seat stadium, two new softball fields, renovations to the existing varsity baseball field, remodeling of the existing strength training room into a wrestling room, and overall site improvements. Future phases of work to the facility include lobby and security remodeling, roofing, and renovations to the existing High School and Wicall gymnasium.

"The overall building Master Facility Plan is an integral part of our district's mission of Helping Students Achieve Their Dreams. We are excited to offer upgraded facilities to improve our footprint on the ecosystem by installing geothermal heating and cooling systems. The opportunity to upgrade our technology to help our students meet the demands of the 21st century global economy is one of the primary objectives of Galesburg High School project," stated Bart Arthur, Superintendent of Schools at Galesburg CUSD #205.

In March 2011, Galesburg CUSD selected Russell Construction and Dewberry Architects to deliver the 10-year / $110M Master Planning process designed to improve student achievement and increase property values by investing in the revitalization of 11 buildings within the district. For more information on Operation Rebuild Achievement, please visit Galesburg CUSD's website at www.galesburg205.org, or the project website at www.galesburg2020.com.

Currently, Russell and Dewberry are completing an 86,000 s.f. renovation of Lombard Middle School and a 47,250 s.f. renovation and addition of Steele Elementary in Galesburg, IL. For more information on Russell Construction, please visit their website at www.russellco.com.

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Operation Rebuild Achievement Ready to Start Second Project

Groundbreaking Ceremony Scheduled for September 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.

Galesburg, IL - The second project in the Galesburg Community Unit School District (CUSD) #205
$110M Master Facility Plan, Operation Rebuild Achievement, is ready to kick off. At 10:00 a.m. on
September 27, 2012 a groundbreaking ceremony will be held to commemorate the beginning of
construction on Steele Elementary at 1480 West Main Street in Galesburg, IL. Press is invited to
attend.

Steele Elementary will undergo a 47,250 s.f. renovation and addition to include new classrooms,
gymnasium / multipurpose space and a new administration area in the front of the building for security
purposes. Extensive improvements to the existing mechanical, electrical and fire sprinkler systems
will also be included.

"Steele Elementary is the first of the five so-called "cookie-cutter" schools that will be improved
through Operation Rebuild-Achievement. Among the enhancements is the use of geothermal heating
and cooling technologies, greater natural lighting, a single focal point of secure entry and additional
space to support the segregation of lunch, physical education and the performing arts. Additional
storage and re-configured spaces to improve the functionality and flow of the building among other
teaching and learning improvements are also included. The building will feature a new distinct
exterior look that will have great "curb" appeal," stated Guy Cahill, Assistant Superintendent of
Finance & Operations at Galesburg CUSD.

In March 2011, Galesburg CUSD selected Russell Construction and Dewberry Architects to deliver
the 10-year / $110M Master Planning process designed to improve student achievement and increase
property values by investing in the revitalization of 11 buildings within the district. For more
information on Operation Rebuild Achievement, please visit Galesburg CUSD's website at
www.galesburg205.org, or the project website at www.galesburg2020.com.

Currently, Russell and Dewberry are completing an 86,000 s.f. renovation of Lombard Middle School
in Galesburg, IL. For more information on Russell Construction, please visit their website at
www.russellco.com.
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Hammond-Henry Hospital to hold open house for South Services Building

Geneseo, IL - A milestone event will take place on Sunday, August 28th for Hammond-Henry Hospital in Geneseo, IL. From 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. an open house will be held to commemorate the end of construction on the new South Services Building located at 600 N. College Avenue in Geneseo, IL. Press is invited to attend and encouraged to enter the hospital through the south entrance on College Avenue.

The South Services Building includes new locations for the clinical pharmacy, social services, home health services, material management, maintenance and IT areas. The second floor of the facility features areas for physical rehabilitation services such as physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, occupational therapy and speech therapy. This includes a state-of-the-art aquatic therapy pool, complete with treadmill, underwater observation cameras and a virtual lift. The rehabilitation suite also includes a rooftop therapy area.

The South Services Building is the second completed phase of the larger 73,000 s.f. Designed to be Patient Kind addition/renovation project that is currently taking place at Hammond-Henry Hospital. Construction on this phase began in August 2010. The remainder of the Patient Kind project phases, which includes demolition and renovation of the existing hospital, will be completed by October 2012.

"This is a big step in the project for us," stated Brad Solberg, CEO of Hammond-Henry Hospital. "The design of this building goes a long way in meeting the needs of our patients, visitors and staff."

Hammond-Henry Hospital was established in 1901, utilizing approximately 62 acute and long-term care beds and serves nearly 20,000 residents in the Geneseo, IL area. For more information on Hammond-Henry Hospital, please visit their website at www.hammondhenry.com.

Russell Construction, located in Davenport, IA, is serving as the Design/Builder and General Contractor on this new addition project. Shive-Hattery, located in Moline, IL is providing architect and engineering services. The Patient Kind Addition is the third project that Russell Construction has completed for Hammond-Henry Hospital since 2004. Previously, Russell constructed a 34,000 s.f. addition and renovation to their existing hospital in Geneseo, IL and a 3,500 s.f. medical office building in Colona, IL. For more information on Russell Construction, please visit their website at www.russellco.com.

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Hammond-Henry Hospital to hold open house for Long-Term Care Facility

Geneseo, IL - A milestone event will take place this week for Hammond-Henry Hospital in Geneseo, IL. On June 5, 2011 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. an open house will be held to commemorate the end of construction on the 18,900 s.f. long-term care facility located at 600 N. College Avenue in Geneseo, IL. Press is invited to attend.

The 38-bed Long Term Care facility features 18 singles rooms and 10 double rooms, grooming salon, family gathering area, library, therapy room, whirlpool tub and resident storage area. The dining room and living area features a state-of-the-art video and audio system. This area also includes one bariatric and one special care resident room. The facility will be Medicare-certified for skilled care
services.

The Long-Term Care facility is the first completed phase of the larger 73,000 s.f. Designed to be Patient Kind addition/renovation project that is currently taking place at Hammond-Henry Hospital. The remainder of the Patient Kind project phases, which includes demolition and renovation of the existing hospital, will be completed by October 2012.

"Long term care is a service that our board studied and considered for a long time. It's a beautiful facility that's really overdue for our residents and patients. This project has been two years in the making. It is our goal to tie the facility together into a modern, user-friendly building which will meet the needs of our patients, visitors, and staff well into the future," stated Brad Solberg, CEO of
Hammond-Henry Hospital.

Hammond-Henry Hospital was established in 1901, utilizing approximately 82 acute and long-term beds and serves nearly 20,000 residents in the Geneseo, IL area. For more information on Hammond-Henry Hospital, please visit their website at www.hammondhenry.com.

Russell Construction, located in Davenport, IA, is serving as the Design/Builder and General Contractor on this new addition project. Shive-Hattery, located in Moline, IL will serve as the Architect. The Patient Kind Addition is the third project that Russell Construction has completed for Hammond-Henry Hospital since 2004. Previously, Russell constructed a 34,000 s.f. addition and renovation to their existing hospital in Geneseo, IL and a 3,500 s.f. medical office building in Colona, IL. For more information on Russell Construction, please visit their website at www.russellco.com.

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Kahl Home to Build New 135-Bed Skilled Nursing Home

Davenport, IA - A ground-blessing ceremony will be held this week to commemorate the early stages of construction on the new Kahl Home senior living facility, located at 6701 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport, IA on Thursday, May 12 at 1:00 p.m. Participating in the ceremony will be Bishop Martin Amos, Bishop of the Davenport Diocese and Mother M. Mark Louis Anne Randall, O.Carm., Superior General of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm, Germantown, NY, that sponsors the Kahl Home for the Aged and Infirm. Press is invited to attend.

The Kahl Home will be a new 138,000 square foot multi-story nursing facility located on a 40 acre site. The building will contain a total of 135 licensed nursing home beds in six nursing units of 22-23 beds each. Each nursing unit will have its own dining area and home-like resident common space. The building will contain a spacious atrium area with a café, pub, and gift shop, in addition to administrative areas, kitchen, physical plant, support services, chapel and a convent. Construction of the new $28,000,000 facility started in October 2010 and is scheduled to be completed by May 2012.

This is Phase One of a long range planned continuing care retirement campus. The current project is the skilled nursing facility, including a dedicated Medicare wing for short term rehabilitation, chapel and convent. Placed throughout the project will be several formal open spaces, such as gardens, plazas, and courtyards. Informal open spaces will occur throughout this site in addition to walking trails, lawns and water features.

Established in 1955, the original Kahl Home housed 21 female residents. As a waiting list for the facility grew, it was immediately apparent that additional space was needed to accommodate those seeking admittance. Additions to the Kahl Home were constructed in 1963 and again in 1987 bringing the total licensed bed capacity to 135 residents. The entire existing facility will be replaced by the new project with the planned disposition of the existing facility.

The Kahl Home's motto, "The Difference is Love" is strongly rooted in their mission, vision and values for the organization. The Carmelite Sisters and the staff of the Kahl Home are committed to providing services that meet all of the physical, spiritual, recreational, and psychosocial needs of the individual residents. The Kahl Home provides widespread services to its residents including 24-hour nursing care, long-term and short-term rehabilitation care, Alzheimer and Dementia care, hospice care, speech therapies, psychosocial counseling, adaptive computer labs, and daily Mass. Each team member works together with residents and their families to identify and meet each person's individual needs, and do so by upholding the resident's dignity and encouraging their independence. For more information on the Kahl Home, please visit their website at www.kahlhomedav.com.

This ground blessing also marks the beginning of a $5 million area-wide capital campaign. Some early commitments have been secured, including an anonymous gift of $1 million. Rosalie Thomas, Administrator of Kahl Home states "We are deeply grateful for the $1 million lead gift and for the gifts of those other early donors that have stepped forward. We believe others will respond generously in recognition of the commitment of the Carmelite Sisters and the high quality of care provided by the Kahl Home over the past 55 years. We are completing the enlistment of our campaign leaders and will announce the team in the very near future."

Russell Construction, located in Davenport, IA, is serving as the Construction Manager on this project. THW Design, located in Atlanta, GA is serving as the Architect. For more information on Russell Construction, please visit their website at www.russellco.com.

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Davenport, IA - If "Going Green" is the wave of the future, consider Russell Construction ahead of the curve.  Russell Construction is proud to announce the accreditation of 20 LEED Professionals in the area of Building Design and Construction (LEED AP BD+C) by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Currently, 90% of Russell's project management staff is LEED AP BD+C accredited. Russell Construction currently has the most LEED AP BD+C Accredited Professionals in the entire state of Iowa.

Developed by the USGBC, the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) program provides building owners/operators a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions into every project. LEED Accreditation serves to help companies and professionals improve the quality of construction and its impact on the environment. By passing an extensive LEED exam, individuals and their affiliated companies are able to demonstrate their knowledge and abilities in constructing an environmentally conscious project.

As an advocate of "Going Green", Russell Construction and our LEED AP BD+C professionals are dedicated to protecting construction project resources and locations. Currently, Russell is finishing up the new $13M First Army Headquarters, located on the Rock Island Arsenal (front lobby pictured left). In order to "Go Green" and have a minimal impact on the environment, an extensive waste management plan was implemented to reduce the amount of job-site waste generated.

This plan entailed the Russell project team to recycle an assortment of jobsite materials such as: carpet, metal, wood, glass, drywall, ceiling tile, paper, cardboard, concrete and other general waste materials. In total this project generated 1,123.237 tons of waste materials. However, 916.942 tons, or 81.63%, of construction waste was diverted from landfills for this project alone. First Army is scheduled to take possession of their new environmentally friendly facility in February 2011.

Russell's corporate office has also taken steps to "go green." All offices are equipped with occupancy sensors on all overhead lights and switches and an energy efficient HVAC unit. Internal recycling programs for office paper, bottles, pop cans, newspapers, computers, and unused job site materials, such as scrap wood or metal, are in place and enforced. In addition, digital imaging of project information into a main secure database has saved and estimated 15 cases per month of paper, which allows for additional storage space
and lower office supply costs.

At Russell, we are dedicated to LEED-ing the "Going Green" movement. For more information on Russell Construction, visit their corporate website at www.russellco.com.

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Local Construction Firm Receives Outstanding Philanthropy Award

Davenport, IA - On November 10, 2010, Russell Construction was honored as the 2010 Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) - Quad Cities Chapter, Outstanding Philanthropic Award Winner at the I-Wireless Center in Moline, IL.

As a company dedicated to giving back to the local community, Russell Construction was honored to be the latest recipient of this prestigious award, which is based on merit and was last awarded in 2006 to KWQC-TV6. Since its inception in 1983, Russell Construction's commitment to philanthropy in the Quad Cities community has been vast in scope and size. "Lasting Community Impact" is among the company's core values and is shown through the company's employees and leadership.
 
Over the last 15 years, Russell Construction had donated more than $832,000 to local non-profit and community service agencies across the Quad Cities. This coupled with over $197,000 donated to local charities, through a corporate annual charity golf outing, brings Russell's total financial contributions to more than $1 million over a 15 year period.

A monetary donation to local charity organizations is one way Russell gives back to the Quad Cities community. The entire company actively volunteers and fundraisers for area organizations such as the United Way of the Quad Cities, Junior Achievement, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. In 2009, employees donated approximately 4008.5 of personal and 1311.5 of work hours to local non-profit agencies.

"I originally founded this company with the inspiration of building a value-driven company dedicated to the customers and communities it served. We have retained this commitment for the last 27 years and we will remain committed to it for the next 27," stated Jim Russell President and CEO of Russell Construction.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals represents 26,000 members in 172 chapters in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and China working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. For more information on the Quad Cities Chapter of AFP, please
visit their website at www.afpquadcities.com.

Established in 1983, Russell Construction is a regional provider of Construction Management, Design Build and General Contracting services. For more information on Russell Construction, please visit their corporate website at www.russellco.com.

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Vera French Foundation to host Ribbon Cutting & Open House on Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bettendorf, IA - A milestone event will be held this Thursday for a local housing corporation dedicated to giving back to person with mental illness in the Quad Cities community. Vera French Housing Corporation will hold an open house to commemorate the completion of construction on the new Vera
French Court facility. Located at 3465 Holiday Court in Bettendorf, IA the open house will take place on Thursday, October 28 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting at 2:00 p.m. Press are invited to attend.

If any press would prefer take a tour or photographs prior to the open house date, please contact Dean Drexel, Director of Vera French Housing Corporation at 563.445.7977 or vfhousing@netexpress.net.

Vera French Court, is a new 9,460 square foot ranch style building with 13 one bedroom apartments, a community room with computer learning center, cafeteria, public restrooms, office space, tenant storage area and laundry facilities. The housing development will provide additional supported housing
options for persons with persistent mental illness. Tours of the facility will be available to attendees. Established in 1949, originally as the Scott County Mental Health Center, Vera French Housing Corporation was created to provide safe, decent and affordable housing for those with persistent mental illness that is linked with ongoing services provided by the Vera French Mental Health Center Programs and other community service providers. For more information on the Vera French Housing Corporation, please visit their website at www.verafrenchmhc.org.

Russell Construction, located in Davenport, IA, served as the General Contractor on this project. In the past Russell has constructed two 10-unit Low Income Housing Tex Credit (LIHTC) projects, named Vera French Manor and Vera French Terrace. Robin Andrews, located in Huntley, IL served as the Architect.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Scheduled for September 23, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.

Davenport, IA - Family Resources, Inc. is poised to begin an extensive phased renovation project at the historical Annie Wittenmyer campus, located at 2800 Eastern Avenue in Davenport. A groundbreaking ceremony has been scheduled for Thursday, September 23 at 9:00 a.m. Press is invited to attend.

Built in 1919, the 7,300 s.f. gymnasium facility, located on the southeast corner of campus, has had little to no remodeling work done to it since it was originally constructed 91 years ago. The upper level is used exclusively as a gymnasium, while the lower level currently contains a pool, locker rooms, and mechanical room. Both levels of the building will undergo extensive renovation work, while also remaining accessible to staff and students who use the building daily.

This phased construction on this project will include : removal and installation of windows and doors, construction of new lower level west entrance and north canopy, repair of missing and damaged exterior brick, roof, foundation, sidewalk and ramp repairs. Interior renovations include : patching and refinishing of the exiting gymnasium floor, removal of the existing unusable pool and painting around all windows and exposed surfaces. This project will also make the entire building handicapped accessible.

Since the entire Family Resources campus is listed on the National Register of Historic places the exterior renovation was required to recapture the original look of the building in order to receive approval by the City of Davenport's Historic Preservation Commission.

Partial funding for this $1.3 million dollar phased project was provided through the City of Davenport. Family Resources is working with several previous major donors to raise the additional funds needed to complete the project. Construction will be completed by May 2011.

"The gymnasium allows us to carry out our mission everyday with 150 plus young people in our alternative education program and 24 hour care facilities. We are grateful that the City of Davenport has identified this as a need and budgeted federal stimulus funding to help us launch the restoration. We are hopeful that we can leverage these dollars with local foundations and grants in order to complete all three phases of the project," stated Cheryl Goodwin, CEO of Family Resources.

Family Resources, Inc. is a not-for-profit social service agency with roots in the Quad Cities dating back to 1849. The services they provide have evolved based on the needs of our local communities and align with their mission to strengthen children, families and individuals by providing quality services that engage community resources to create effectives solutions. For more information on Family Resources, please visit their website at www.famres.org.

Russell Construction, located in Davenport, IA is serving as the General Contractor on this project. In the past Russell constructed two residential additions for Family Resources, totaling $2.6 million. Gere Dismer will serve as the Architect.

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Davenport, IA - Russell Construction is pleased to announce that Habitat for Humanity of the Quad Cities was the recipient of the proceeds from the 22nd Annual Charity Golf Outing held on Tuesday, August 3 at the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club in Rock Island, IL.

Each year, the golf outing is organized in order to assist worthy organizations in surrounding Quad Cities communities. This year, Habitat for Humanity of the Quad Cities (HFHQC) was selected to receive the $15,000 donation that was raised by Russell employees, volunteers, sponsors, raffle contributors and golfers from the event.

"Our event has become so successful thanks to the efforts of everyone involved. It's an event that we look forward to every year," noted Jim Russell, President.

"Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities extends our heartfelt thanks to Russell Construction for raising $15,000 to help us further our mission. We will be using these funds to help build a house at 322 8th Street in Davenport that we will be breaking ground on September 18, 2010. Russell Construction believes in giving back to the community and we can't thank them enough for their continuing support," added Kristi Crafton, Executive Director of HFHQC.

Participants to the golf outing were also invited to sign two separate 2 x 4 wooden beams, which we will used in the building of the home on 8th Street in Davenport. For more information on Habitat for Humanity of the Quad Cities, please visit their website at www.habitatqc.org.

In previous years, donations from Russell's annual charity golf outing have been made to Community Care, Inc. in DeWitt, Iowa ($24,000), American Cancer Society ($47,775) and Scott County Family Y ($20,000). Over the last ten years more than $197,000 has been donated to charitable organizations in the Quad Cities area through the Russell golf outing.

Established in 1983, Russell Construction is a regional provider of Construction Management, Design Build and General Contracting services. For more information on Russell Construction, please visit their corporate website at www.russellco.com.

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