RCAS has a very lengthy and comprehensive plan for future building and remodeling. I would encourage anyone who thinks “there is no plan” to attend one of the informational meetings held throughout our community. Not only has the plan been heavily modified, trimming any fat that would have been present, but also addressing sustainability so that an investment today will be heavily rewarded in the future.
Perhaps most importantly, energy efficiency is addressed. The new schools will have better insulation, windows, and building material. Through heat recovery methods, geothermal design, utilization of wind energy, and updated lighting, the schools will consume much less energy. In addition to saving on energy, the buildings and remodels have been designed with low maintenance material.
The updating of our schools is perhaps one of the most important steps we as a community can take in moving us all forward. Rapid City tomorrow will only be what we create for our youth today. I would much rather build today with the future in mind rather than chance tomorrow. One thing is for sure, costs of construction, material, land, and education will certainly cost more, later.
I’m voting Yes RCAS. There’s a plan, a good one.
Joe Hockett RCS Construction Business Development Manager
We would like to welcome Joe Hockett as our Business Development Manager! Joe is from Winner, South Dakota. Joe’s background includes a Bachelor of Arts in English, All-American status in track and cross country, certified level 1 wine sommelier, and years of residential and commercial construction experience. We are glad you are here!
RCS Construction is pleased to announce the recent hire of Grant Herbener, who will join the team as an Assistant Project Manager. Grant graduated from South Dakota State University with a degree in Construction Management. Welcome to the team, Grant!
General Contractor Magazine has named RCS Construction as the BEST Café Builder in South Dakota! We are excited to have made the list with so many prestigious companies! https://www.generalcontractors.org
We are honored to be selected by Prairie Business magazine as one of the 50 best places to work in 2019 out of South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota! THANK YOU to our exceptional employees for nominating us. We are so grateful for our team!!
That’s a wrap! The new elementary school located in Union Center, SD is complete. This project included a wood-framed building approximately 10,000 SF providing the surrounding area with a common school for all students to attend.
Phase 1 of the Jackson Boulevard Street and Utility Improvements project is moving along. The first change order for phase 1 of the project, an increase of $20,976.58 and a decrease of $14,452.46, for a net increase of $6,524.12, was approved July 1 by the Spearfish City Council. To read more on our progress check out the news article from Black Hills Pioneer at https://www.bhpioneer.com.
RCS Construction Crews are making great progress despite the rain. The storm sewer trunkline is complete up to the alley west of Canyon Street; the storm sewer and the drop inlets at Third Street are complete; and the water main lowering and relocation at Third Street is complete. To read more on our progress check out the news article from Black Hills Pioneer at https://www.bhpioneer.com.
The South Dakota Army National Guard has broken ground on the new Aviation Readiness Center. The 58,000 square foot state of-the-art facility will be placed next to the Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility which is currently exceeding its limits. This $20 million facility will house more than 150 Soldiers from eight units and will feature training classrooms, administrative offices, equipment storage space and more. We are so honored to be part of this project!
“The Under 40 in Construction Equipment Awards showcase young talent in the construction equipment industry. These young people, all under the age of 40 as of the end of the year, represent exciting potential for this industry.” Both RC Scull and Evan Walterman were nominated for the award of Under 40. Check out the news article from https://www.constructionequipment.com/under-40.