VRH Construction is a recognized leader and the only company in the Northeast U.S. that specializes in aviation construction and is currently working on projects at both JFK and LaGuardia Airports.
Director of Marketing and Business Development, Jim Silvester provides an insight into the firm’s work and how it achieves success for every client it supports. Founded in 1958, VRH’s single-minded vision since the beginning has been to serve the construction needs of the aviation industry.
“Currently, VRH is working on the Terminal 7 renovation at John. F. Kennedy International Airport and the hold rooms and Terrazzo flooring refurbishment at Newark Liberty International Airport. The greatest challenge of these two multi-phased projects is ensuring operational continuity throughout construction. It is important to provide a dedicated and knowledgeable staff for our clients in order to continue day-to-day operations while renovating or refurbishing in order to keep things up and running. These exhilarating projects will offer us many opportunities for greater success over the coming years, and we look
forward to taking advantage of these.” Silvester said. This continuity of progress squares with that of the redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport which it too remains fully operational during major construction.
“Here at VRH our success is rooted in our experienced, multi- disciplined staff, unmatched knowledge of the aviation landscape, permitting, and pre-construction and construction-budget development processes. We differentiate ourselves from our competition by providing unique capabilities and services offered to meet the needs of the aviation industry while providing outstanding client service. By providing unique time-tested skills and methods for aviation facilities development, VRH prides itself in being proactive, flexible, and always available in terms of our client needs while building trust through our customer-focused service. All VRH services are delivered with open, honest and transparent communication, which promotes collaboration with each other and with our clients, ultimately ensuring operational continuity of all projects”, Silvester added.
Throughout VRH’s history, it has worked with industry leaders in aviation, including 62 airlines, aviation authorities, concession developers, retailers, car-rental companies, cargo operators, terminal owners, airport developers, and flight kitchen operators. The services offered by VRH consist of general contracting, construction management at risk, design- build, integrated project delivery, pre-construction, feasibility studies, PBB installations consulting, BIM, VR, and laser scanning. Today, as Jim highlights, the firm brings over 60 years of expertise with an unequalled reputation to meet the construction needs of the aviation industry.