“We are pleased to celebrate 30 great years, and are thankful to our customers for their lasting trust,” said company CEO and Founder Steve Bachman. “We are grateful for our dedicated staff that helped our business reach this significant milestone. We are excited to add to our staff, through active participation in a military initiative that began in 2014, to hire retired and active veteran personnel as our next generation of Field Superintendents.
“From the very beginning, we at Retail Construction Services, Inc. have understood that high ethical standards are critical to the creation of a great company. 'Do the Right Thing' is more than our mantra; it is incorporated into our core values, which, for us includes honesty, respect, integrity, responsibility and initiative. I believe that Retail’s success in our first 30 years is born from these values and will continue to be the driving force into our future.
“Retail began 30 years ago as a small general contractor focused on providing solutions in the retail construction industry,” Bachman said. “We’ve since grown into a leader in the industry. I’m proud to be a part of a company that has such a storied history and value structure – one that has stood the test of time. I’m confident that our commitment to our staff, solving problems for our clients and continuously innovating and improving will allow us to continue to grow over the next 30 years – and beyond.”
Retail Construction Services began focusing on retail build-outs for national retailers but has since evolved into a full service construction company. In addition to being a perennial leader in retail store construction; RCS also focuses on the ground-up construction of restaurants, banks / financial facilities, business offices, medical offices, and golf clubhouses. “Every new market or new business direction we have taken we simply followed our core values and business practices and forged ahead. We treat every project with years of experience and turn over to our clients the best product and something they can be proud of,” said Vice President of Construction, Mike Lubarski.
RCS’s Facilities Management division was launched in 1997 and is now an established Facilities Management contender averaging over 750 projects annually. The division is geared to handle client capital improvement, retrofits, re-branding, or remodeling roll-out programs as a one-stop-shop.
Over the past several years, Retail Construction Services has developed its own customized proprietary software system, Databahn©, that is unlike anything in the current marketplace. This system was designed to streamline and ensure maximum efficiency in management of subcontractors, estimating, project management, taxes, client specific information, licensing, permitting, and construction documents. “While this software system makes our life easier, it is an ultimate benefit to our clients. Over the years, we have had numerous clients call us up in somewhat of a panic because they were going through a sale and use tax audit and didn’t understand the ramifications.”
Retail Construction Services CFO, Gerry Kuntz recalls, “We received a call from a major national client saying that after they received our detailed backup reports, they had a clean audit with respect to RCS’ work and as a result of our accounting practices. They further expressed a wish that all of their contractors were as well prepared and as organized as Retail Construction Services. Our clients are faced with project costs that do not stop with their contractors. However, it is our practice to ensure that our costs to our client end when the job is turned over, giving our clients confidence that the budget is the budget.”
“In 2006 we began working on construction projects that are designed, built, renovated, operated, or reused in an ecological and resource-efficient manner to reduce their overall impact to the environment,” says company COO, Joni Fletty. Holding close to values in creating sustainable, healthy, lively communities and environments, this General Contractor cares about its impact on quality, safety, durability, and doing more with less.
As a further commitment to social responsibility within the community, RCS turned 6,000 sq. ft. of corporate turf into a Teaching Giving Garden in 2009. Since its inception, the RCS Teaching Giving Garden has donated almost 15,000 lbs of fresh produce to the local food shelf. The program has expanded to include teaching, mentoring and giving programs with students from various schools, high schools, church programs and volunteers. “This giving garden reveals the abilities of this company, its people, our partner companies, and many volunteers. It’s not only the fruition of the produce we grow to help sustain those in our community, but the fruition of that community and our company coming together, one seed at a time,” says Fletty. To read more about the RCS Giving Garden, visit: http://www.rcsgivinggarden.blogspot.com
About Retail Construction Services, Inc.
Since it was founded in 1984, Retail Construction Services, Inc. has built over 10,000 major projects, and over 40,000 store refreshes, retrofits and other Facilities Management work in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada, representing over $1.4 Billion in company revenue. Retail Construction Services maintains and is actively licensed in all 50 States, Canada, USVI and Puerto Rico.