As Vermont's oldest General Contractor, Russell Construction Services provides general construction, design/build, construction management and facility repairs and building maintenance services. Our company has an unflinching commitment to providing exemplary quality and service, and we empower every member of our team to live up to our mission of “Doing Things Right.”

Russell completes fit-up for Liberty Mutual Agency

Rutland’s Liberty Mutual Agency moves to the Trolley Barn


Russell Construction Services converts former Annie’s Bookstore into Insurance Agency’s new office space

The Rutland Liberty Mutual Agency chose to move their office to the Trolley Barn because they were looking for a new location that would be more convenient for their customers, easily accessible and highly visible.  Russell Construction performed the high end fit up of the former Annie’s Bookstore space according to Liberty Mutual’s specifications.

The 1800 sf space now houses an area with 6 workstations, breakroom, vestibule and a manager’s office and conference room that are separated from the main area by top of the line glass partitions.

Pre-Construction Services

Russell Construction Services offers a full range of pre-construction services needed to prepare and inform your team prior to beginning a project. As a vision moves from an idea to a construction project, many questions must be answered to enable you to understand expectations, costs and timelines.

Pre-Construction Questions

  • Renovation, demolition or new construction?
  • Can I break up the project into phases? What makes sense?
  • How much will it cost?
  • How long will construction take?
  • How do I run my business during construction?
  • What unplanned obstacles should I plan for?
  • What kind of building permits will I need?
  • Can I use my property for my vision?
  • Does my soil “perc” and why is that important?
  • Do I need to worry about Act 250?
  • Most importantly: Where do I start?!

Our pre-construction services include reviewing the vision for your project and developing a plan to help guide you through the process. Nobody can accurately estimate the cost of new construction or a building renovation without the expertise of professionals that understand all elements of construction that are not immediately evident to the building owner at the idea stage.

Expert Advice

In addition to preliminary estimating and helping establish a working budget, our pre-construction team offers expert advice on:

  • Design decisions
  • Building materials
  • The permitting process
  • Wastewater and stormwater management
  • Traffic studies
  • Value engineering options
  • Cost analysis
  • Scheduling
  • Phasing
  • Land use recommendations
  • LEED Certfication requirements and benefits
  • And more…

If relevent, land acquisition and life-cycle costs may also be evaluated.

LEED Certified Construction

LEED Certified VSECU by Russell Construction Services

LEED Certified Construction

Vermont State Employees Credit Union, Green Mountain Power’s Energy Innovation Center and Central Vermont Eyecare earn LEED Certification

Russell Construction Services recently managed construction of the Vermont State Employees Credit Union in Rutland Town, GMP’s Energy Innovation Center in Rutland and Central Vermont Eyecare. All are built to strict LEED standards, earning certification as energy efficient buildings and saving money every day on building operating costs. New construction earning Gold Certification is VSECU and the GMP Energy Innovation Center.

LEED is about Leadership in Efficiency

LEED is an acronym for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.” A LEED certified building means construction incorporates very energy-efficient building materials and systems resulting in a reduced carbon footprint with minimal impact on the environment. Meeting the strict requirements for certification takes careful planning of the building materials selection process as well as strong knowledge of the inefficiencies of key mechanical systems to be installed as part of the infrastructure to the building. Above all, it take an appreciation for the environment and a commitment to sustainability.

Russell Construction Services is proud of the relationship we have with VSECU and GMP and we appreciate their commitment to sustainability.

Ladabouche Furniture Demolition Makes Way for New Tire Shop

Town Fair Tire Coming to Former Ladabouche Furniture Site

Russell Construction began demolition of the old Ladabouche Furniture in July to make way for a new construction project in Rutland. A new tire store will soon stand in the footprint of the former furniture showroom.

As excavators tugged away at the steel, cement block and wood structure and the last of the supports were removed, Ladabouche Furniture completely disappeared into the cellar hole below ground level.

The new facility, one of several new construction projects in Rutland, is being built by Russell. Conveniently, our headquarters are located just steps away on the adjacent Trolley Station property alongside Southside Steakhouse and the new Indoor Golf Facility.

The new Indoor Golf center is located in the recently vacated Aubuchon Hardware building. It is rapidly being transformed into a family fun center with indoor golf and other activities for families.[divider]

John Russell III expressed his approval, as he was happy to see the old furniture store building going away.

“It really had no historic value,” said Russell. “It was not much more of an eyesore since it has been vacant for so many years.”

Russell Construction Services performs demolition and builds new construction projects, along with renovations and restorations throughout Vermont and all of the Northeast.


Facilities Maintenance Services

Russell – Your Trusted Partner in Facilities Maintenance

Off-site and Regional Facilities Managers trust and appreciate our dependability, performance and efficiency when they need something done right and done now. They call on us routinely to assess situations at their properties without them having to make the trip to each individual site.

As always, trust and reliability are trademarks of Russell Construction Services. Our facilities maintenance division delivers the same quality work we’ve been providing for over 80 years, but on a smaller scale that works well for small organizations. When you need expertise for occasional repairs, installations or renovations without complications, trust Russell to provide qualified, pre-vetted tradesmen to perform small or large repair and maintenance projects.

Local Outsourcing of Facilities Maintenance for Expert Service

Many organizations have the occasional need for reliable building maintenance on an as-needed basis but do not have enough need for employing a full or part time person. Russell provides skilled craftsmen to augment your facilites maintenance needs with knowledgeable people – when and where you need them.

Taking Care of Facilities While You Take Care of Business

Some of our clients that depend on Russell include companies that are based out-of-state and have the occasional need for reliable facilites services without the need for shopping and vetting carpenters, plumbers or electricians to find reliable tradespeople. We employ fully vetted, quality tradesmen and technicians to address your facilities management needs.

Turnkey Repairs & Maintenance Services

Serving the entire State of Vermont, we can help manage routine mechanical systems maintenance, scheduled seasonal maintenance and occasional repairs such as:

  • Window replacement
  • Door replacement
  • Boiler and furnace replacement
  • Siding repairs and replacement
  • Remodeling projects including the addition or removal of walls, doors and windows
  • Stairs
  • Drywall work
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • HVAC
  • Coordination of vendors



Green Mountain Power’s Energy Innovation Center — LEED Gold Certified

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Green Mountain Power’s Energy Innovation Center. Formerly Eastmann’s on Merchants Row, underwent total renovation and is now LEED Gold Certified. Construction Management by Russell Construction Services of Rutland VT.

Green Mountain Power’s state-of-the-art Energy Innovation Center now graces the long-vacant Eastmann’s building on Merchants Row in Rutland.

Russell Construction Services was tasked with this project made very challenging due to the run down condition of the building at the outset, a tight budget and short timeline.

Many of the most modern energy efficiency features available were incorporated into the total renovation, which transformed this old dilapidated building into one of the most energy-efficient buildings in Rutland!

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Efficient use of space and resources was the theme of the Green Mountain Power Energy Innovation Center total renovation.
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Russell Construction Services to Build New Alderman’s Dealership in Rutland VT

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Alderman’s Toyota & Scion dealership and state-of-the-art car wash facility were built by Russell Construction Services of Rutland VT.

There’s another Alderman’s coming to Rutland VT soon and it will built by Russell Construction Services, also of Rutland.

The new Buick dealership will add a new home for Buick to the Alderman family of brands that currently includes Chevrolet & Buick, Toyota, & Scion and Kia.

Russell is proud of its excellent reputation for being called back to do additional projects for over 85% of its clients.