Meet the Founder

Steve Russell started Russell Construction in 1983 with one truck, a lot of hard work and exceptional employees. RCA began in residential building and remodeling and quickly moved to commercial contracting. Steve has promoted excellence in commercial, residential and industrial building for the past 40 years, winning several awards for his company based on quality, service and skill. Steve is an Auburn graduate (’76), has a poor golf game (but still plays) and rides a bike regularly. His greatest joy now is engaging the young leaders in RCA to help them advance in their careers.

— Steve Russell, President/Founder

Russell Construction History

Steve Russell founded Russell Construction of Alabama, Inc. in 1983 and in the 40 years since inception has built a company of men and women of exceptional character and construction capability. Our completed projects have satisfied customers as diverse as the entire construction industry, including Wal-Mart, PowerSouth Energy, Baptist Hospital, Jackson Hospital, Community Health Services (multiple campuses), Auburn University, Faulkner University, Purina, 50 local churches, and hundreds of other project owners and developers.

Quality is our cornerstone. The word “quality” is used so casually today, it is almost a cliché. Everyone claims to believe in it, but at Russell Construction we have built a successful business by making quality the cornerstone of everything we do. In every size project and in every aspect of the project, we bring quality to the job every day. It’s an approach that has brought us remarkable success. Now in our fourth decade, we have grown to be a major construction company handling some of the most demanding – and unique – projects in the Southeast.

We serve our customers with delivery methods to suit their needs. We constantly work with architects throughout the Southeast to carry out their designs and assist them with our knowledge of construction methods, materials, time frames, and costs. We also provide companies, groups, and individuals with Construction Management services, complete Design-Build services, or typical general contracting depending on the needs of the client. We can take your project from start to finish or handle all aspects including design, site location, zoning and building code compliance, financing, budgeting and, of course, the construction itself.

We provide exceptional service. We have put together a team of quality people. Our staff is comprised of experienced professionals dedicated to sound project management and cost efficiency. We work every day to Partner with our customers and deliver the exceptional service they deserve.

Josie Russell Young was named President as of October 2022 and is the sole Owner. She has built a team around her of young leadership that will continue Russell Construction’s legacy and positive reputation in the Montgomery community. She has worked as an estimator, project manager, and VP of Marketing for Russell Construction in her previous roles. Josie starred on HGTV’s HomeTown Takeover as the construction and design lead. She is involved in Habitat for Humanity, the River Region United Way, the YMCA of Greater Montgomery, and Century Church. She serves as Secretary for the Greater Montgomery Homebuilder’s Association and is a Board Member of the Associated Builders and Contractors for the state of Alabama. Josie loves the industry of construction because she is able to take people’s dream spaces and make them a reality for their careers and homes.

The word “quality” is used so casually today, it is almost a cliché. Everyone claims to believe in it, but at Russell Construction we have built a successful business by making quality the cornerstone of everything we do.


  • Healthcare Construction Certificate 2017

  • “Commercial New Construction” Best of 2017 for 9 Consecutive Years by the Montgomery Business Hall of Fame

  • 2007 Outstanding Builder

  • 2002 Safety Awards of Excellence Platinum Level

  • 2000 Safety Award of Merit

  • Merit Award from Chambless King Architects

  • “Above and Beyond Award” from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

  • “The Butler Club” Membership due to member’s forceful salesmanship, professional management and honest business policy.

  • 2004 High Performance Builder