About Us

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Commercial Contractors in Philadelphia, PA

The RCS Construction commercial contractors team is propelled by almost three decades of successful construction projects ranging from our services as a nationally renowned general contractor to design and planning. Longevity in the field gives us the experience to correctly interpret your ideas and to successfully fulfill your vision.

RCS Commercial Construction projects are executed with meticulous care. Our affiliate architects and engineers lay the foundation for projects, and then highly skilled craftsmen complete the work to specification. We partner with our clients and keep them informed along every phase of development. The wide range of in-house expertise within our team keeps RCS Construction commercial contractors at the forefront of construction.

Based in the United States of America, RCS Construction, Inc. conforms to the highest construction standards. Quality is our by word and we hold every member of our team to extremely high standards and results-driven performance. We care about our community and aim to extend beyond typical “construction company” boundaries by contributing to local economic growth, supporting our partner subcontractors and suppliers, and participating in our local community. More than anything, we want to build life-long relationships formed through high performance, integrity, and trust via our commercial general contractor and other programs.

RCS Construction Phasing Program For
Pre-Construction & Commercial Construction

Concept & Study

The concept and study phase transforms client ideas to potential projects. RCS Construction commercial contractors creates project specific parameters that develop a framework transforming ideas into a conceptual design that addresses client needs, project objectives and initiatives.

Basis of Design (BoD)

The BoD is the critical phase most often overlooked by clients. The BoD is a programming exercise that identifies an owner’s needs, financial goals and design objectives. This results in a Project schedule, scope of work and budget which become the foundation and parameters of the project.

The BoD document details the objectives of the owner with input from the project architect, engineers, and consultants in terms of design features, systems functionality, and overall performance resulting in a comprehensive analysis of objectives and feasible design.

The BoD also creates the framework for the detailed design, construction documents, and construction specifications. This effort streamlines the detailed design phase by identifying base information at a high level thereby allowing a more focused design phase.

Detailed Design

The detailed design expands upon an approved BoD providing additional design detail and specifications for procurement and construction. This phase provides schematic and subsequent detailed design documents to be used for final construction. RCS Commercial Construction licensed engineers and architects complete this final stage of the design process, creating detailed drawings for construction including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural, architectural, civil, telecommunications and all associated disciplines that target details specific to the project.


The procurement phase is the buyout process of the project utilizing pre-qualified vendors in a competitive environment. This procurement process focuses on decreasing project cost while maintaining a high quality end product.

RCS Construction managed bid process, utilizing Cost Benefit Analysis, can lead or assist in the acquisition of goods and/or services with a focus on the parameters established in the BOD. RCS Construction determines and identifies code related issues and works with all governing agencies to execute required permitting for the project.

Commercial Construction and Construction Management (CM)

The commercial construction phase can present many risks to a client. RCS Construction commercial contractors manages the financial risks associated with safety, contracts, subcontractors, schedule, and change management.

RCS Construction Management services include:

  • Cost and Schedule Management
  • Quality Management
  • Contract Administration
  • Safety Management-OSHA 10 and 30 Certified
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Submittal and Project Controls Management


Commissioning is the process of ensuring that mechanical, electrical and other building systems are installed, tested, and perform interactively in accordance with the design documents. A commissioning process may be applied not only to new projects but also to existing installations and systems subject to expansion or renovation.

This process provides independent verification that originally designed or modified systems are documented and operating properly as required for a completed system or project. RCS Construction will document and test all identified equipment and/or systems to provide operational and performance information and manufacturers details pertaining to equipment data and maintenance.

Examples of RCS Commercial Construction’s Commissioning services:

  • Pre-Functional, Functional, Start-Up, & Performance Testing
  • Integrated Systems Testing (IST)
  • Short Circuit, Arch Flash and Coordination Studies
  • Mechanical Plant Operation and Safety Testing
  • Certification and Inspections Confirmation
  • Completed Systems Documentation
  • Signoff and Acceptance Verification

If you want more information on who we are or what we do then contact our commercial contractors today!



RCS Construction can be described as an all encompassing construction planning, design, and management firm.

Our Team

John Files
Chief Operating Officer

RCS Construction Inc.

Bill Miller
Senior Project Manager-Estimator

20 Years Project Supervisor to Senior Project Manager

Joe Laffey
Senior Superintendent

RCS Construction Inc.

Brandon Johnson

RCS Construction Inc.

Meghan Conroy

RCS Construction Inc.

Molly Gallagher
Project Coordinator

RCS Construction Inc.

Christian Boden

RCS Construction Inc.

Justin Rusk
Lead Carpenter

RCS Construction Inc.

Our Consultants

Luke Demo

Engineer Consultant