Richard and Rice Construction has reached a milestone this year, celebrating 15 years of business. The company has grown from the vision of co-owners Gaetan Richard and Murray Rice into a significant construction industry force with projects across the state of Florida.

During the past 15 years, Richard & Rice has built the business as a shell contractor, specializing in foundation construction, masonry and carpentry work. With safety as the top priority, the company prides itself on hiring the best talent in the industry and working tirelessly with all employees, builders and sub-contractors to ensure a successful build.

“We are so proud of the hard work our team has put in every day for us to reach this 15-year milestone,” said Richard & Rice co-owner Murray Rice. “We have come a long way since the business was started in 2004 and are very excited about our future as the company continues to thrive and grow.”

The company just finished its biggest year yet in 2018. Just in Southeast Florida, Richard and Rice had 1098 new home starts, compared to 536 in 2017 and 330 in 2016. They had 545 in Southwest Florida, with only 50 in that location in 2017 and 25 in 2016.

Richard & Rice also created a mobile app that is accessible to all employees. Personnel will have the ability to better manage their assigned projects by seeing every update as it happens in real time.