Richard and Rice Company Story
Even in its earliest beginnings in December, 2004, it was clear that R&R was no ordinary company. Success starts with superior leadership – the vision that comes from the top. From its inception, Richard & Rice’s goal was to become the best in the industry. In that short period of time, R&R has not only become a significant industry force, but is now setting the standard for excellence in the construction industry throughout the State of Florida as well.
When you set out to be the best shell contractor in the entire state you have a lot to live up to. If its phenomenal success in servicing virtually every important home builder operating in the state says anything, it is that R&R has far exceeded both customer and competitor expectations.
Richard & Rice Construction Company, Inc.
828 South Military Trail, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
The owners of R&R have made it their business to surround themselves with the best talent that the industry has to offer. Despite the serious downturn in the residential construction industry, R&R has worked diligently to increase its market share and now stands as one of the largest, best managed and well positioned shell contractors in Florida. As recovery returns to Florida, R&R leads the way with expert management and seasoned, experienced field supervision.
Gaetan Richard and Murray Rice have nearly 40 years of combined leadership experience, running some of the most successful “General Contracting” Companies in Florida. Their time at the helm has earned them respect from customers as well as loyal employees, and associates.
With the experience gained throughout the years, R&R plans to continue to expand into all remaining markets in the state, while increasing and strengthening their customer relationships. Since the inception of their business in 2004, the client list has grown to include Pulte Group, D.R. Horton, Lennar Homes, Standard Homes, Toll Brothers, Taylor Morrison, Beazer Homes, K. Hovnanian, David Weekley, Kolter Homes, Minto Homes, Mattamy Homes, Centerline Homes, WCI Communities and many other regional custom builders and General Contractors.
By 2008, R&R job sites ranged from South Broward Co. through Melbourne and across to Naples, Ft. Myers and Charlotte County. Between 2008 and 2010, R&R expanded to include Central and North Florida, building single & multi-family, light commercial, and industrial structures. As a General Contractor, R&R is licensed to do all types of construction in Florida, however, the business focuses its attention on structural, or shell contracting. Since contracting is a seriously service oriented business. R&R is proud of its ability to provide comprehensive management services to the G.C. and owner, for the full construction of the structural shell, in residential or commercial construction.
R&R offers a full spectrum of services in construction management, specializing in Concrete Foundations, masonry, brick, concrete form work, and rough carpentry including truss erection, stairs, exposed timbers and specialty wood structures.
In addition, R&R provides direction of structural construction activities on residential and commercial job sites, value engineering of plans, coordination of labor crews, material handling, layout, plan problem solving, walking inspections, design troubleshooting of construction documents, input at the design level to prevent problems before they happen during construction. The wealth of experience and knowledge offered to customers by R&R saves money and prevents delay.