DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Obama administration takes its job creation plan on the road to rally support, RCC Associates, a minority owned construction firm in South Florida, is ahead of the curve adding nearly three dozen jobs in the last quarter and a backlog of $88 million in new business onto its books well into 2012.
RCC Associates, which specializes in buildout construction for the hospitality, restaurant, retail and other commercial industry segments, is, according to President/CEO Beverly Raphael, "looking at a 35% increase in projected revenues over last year."
"This is a very good sign, that businesses are spending again, building new locations and renovating/updating existing operations," said Raphael. "As a contractor, we are typically the first to see the beginnings of growth."
RCC Associates General Contractors, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, has a national clientele, including Cheesecake Factory, Yardhouse, Brio, Ann Taylor and IPIC Theaters.
According to Raphael, RCC, which hit record revenues of $105 million in 2007, is almost back to those pre-recession numbers.
"Like everyone else we experienced reduced revenues over the last few years, however, we also tactically lowered our staff from a high of 105 to 54 employees in anticipation of the recession's effect on the economy," Raphael said.
Raphael has been aggressively rebuilding her staff with top talent as business has exploded in the last few months, adding 34 staff members in the last three months.
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 www.rccassociates.com.
SOURCE RCC Associates