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RCC Associates Rebounds in 2011 With New Construction

Aug 09, 2011, 07:30 ET from RCC Associates General Contractors

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delivering buildout construction for consumer driven industries such as restaurants, retail and hospitality, RCC Associates has been seen as an economic barometer indicator for better times ahead.

The longtime South Florida based contractor, which is celebrating its 40th year, may just be the harbinger of good news with a healthy number of new restaurant, retail and hotel contracts under its belt as it heads into the second half of the year.

Company President and CEO Beverly Raphael said the company, which has built more than 1,500 projects in 25 states, is heading into the second half of 2011 with more than a dozen new restaurants, numerous retail and bank projects and upcoming work for two iconic hotels in Miami-Dade's historic South Beach already on the books.

"We've notched some 36 projects for the first half of the year, and business development looks bright for the balance of 2011," said Ms. Raphael, who was recently inducted into the Nova Southeastern University Huizenga Business School's Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.  "We are cautiously optimistic, but the signs are that restaurants, banks, retailers and hoteliers are moving forward with expansion, whether it be new construction or renovation."

Consistently ranked as one of the leading buildout contractors in the county, RCC has specialized in retail, restaurants, country clubs, sport facilities, spas, offices and banks. It has recently announced it has formed a Hospitality Division to add to that list—a result of past specialty construction for a few hoteliers and resorts and several upcoming new projects.

Among its many clients are The Cheesecake Factory, Maggiano's, Yard House, PF Chang's, Brio Tuscan Grill, Sur La Table, Bongo's Cuban Cafe at Seminole Hard Rock, Louis Vuitton, Hublot, Victoria's Secret, Ann Taylor, H&M, Sun Life Stadium, BankUnited, Wells Fargo and the Fisher Island Beach Club.  The California-based Cheesecake Factory has tapped into RCC's talented construction team 50 times over the course of the last 18 years.  RCC is building two new Cheesecake Factory projects now underway in Pembroke Pines, Florida and San Antonio, Texas.

Joining that restaurant list of new clients in the second half of 2011 are Bravo, The Yard House, Mario's of Boca, Kapow, Panera Bread, Billy's Stone Crab, Cheddar's Casual Cafe, Solo Cantina, Tony Roma's Express, and Taco Vida.

About RCC Associates General Contractors

RCC Associates, founded in 1971, is regarded as one of the nation's premier general contractors. The South Florida-based company has built more than 1,500 projects in 25 states over the course of its 40-year history. For more information on RCC Associates, please call 954-429-3700 or go to

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