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Four Companies, Singular Service The Rifenburg Companies of Troy, NY provide heavy civil construction services throughout the Capital District, in New England and along the east coast. Written by Kevin Doyle Produced by Stephen Marino

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stablished in 1958, The Rifenburg Companies of Troy, NY provide heavy civil construction services throughout the Capital District, in New England and along the east coast. The Rifenburg Companies – Rifenburg Construction, Rifenburg Construction/ North Carolina, Marcy Excavation Services and Park East Sales – employ approximately 350 and complete $90 million in projects annually across the spectrum of sectors for municipalities, state agencies and private companies. “Our father started the business with a dedication to customer service and high-quality work. Our reputation continues to be built on the satisfaction of our clients,” says President George Rifenburg in a post on the company’s web site. “Our employees are all family, and every project we undertake is a labor of love.” The Rifenburg Companies’ broad suite of offerings includes highway construction and restoration, site development, landfill technologies, environmental cleanup, utilities installation, mining, aggregate sales, equipment sales, leasing, and rentals, and airport maintenance and runway reconstruction. “Our keys to success over the years,” Rifenburg says, “include respect and appreciation for our employees, emphasis on safety for all, and

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Rifenburg Companies | 4 responsiveness to our customers.” The company belongs to the following associations and organizations: Associated General Contractors of New York State, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce, The Business Council, New York Construction Materials Association, and Construction Financial Management Association.

Company Structure Rifenburg Construction: This heavy highway specialist offers complex reconstruction, safety improvements, road widening and paving. Experienced crews and a large fleet of equipment allow the company to work on multiple projects simultaneously. Highway projects include new highways, existing highway rehabs and roads through industrial parks as well as commercial and residential developments. The company is also a highly regarded environmental cleanup expert. Environmental remediation projects include cleanup of substandard or illegal landfills, abandoned tire dumps, and fuel spills. Rifenburg Construction/North Carolina: Founded in 1996, the company specializes in quick response mobilization. Its work includes landside and airside maintenance


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Rifenburg Companies | 6 at both international and regional airports, runway rehabilitation and paving under critical conditions, wind farms, site development, and landfill expansions and capping. A talented team and access to sophisticated equipment allows the company to see projects through from start to finish safely and efficiently. Marcy Excavation Services: Established in 1981 as wastewater treatment plant specialist Marcy Excavation, the company’s scope has broadened considerably. It is known for superior work, its emphasis on safety and its expertise in landfill technologies, a concern for many communities. The company has

a long record of constructing or expanding state-of-the-art landfills and remediating or closing landfills that have become environmental hazards. Specialties include material relocation, slurry wall construction, gas capture, leachate collection and treatment and capping. Park East Sales: With divisions in both New York and North Carolina, Park East Sales provides equipment for sale, lease and rental. The inventory is typically less than five years old and the company maintains inventory of more than 500 pieces. The company transports machinery to and from the job and also has the ability to haul super loads. All equipment is serviced

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Operations The company moved into its new facility in July 2017. Given the inherently dangerous nature of the work the company performs, safety is an unquestioned top priority and discussed daily. The company continually invests back into the business and works with a wellregarded network of suppliers and sub contractors. Some key projects include: NYS Thruway Exits 23 & 24: The $99.6m project for the New York State

Thruway involved reconstructing the highway for eight miles between the two exits to increase traffic capacity, the largest such endeavor in the history of the Albany Division of the Thruway. Preparation and drainage took up the first year. The team added lanes to increase capacity, installed drainage and noise barrier walls, and repaired bridges on time and within budget. Massena Land Port of Entry: This $10.2m project for the General Services Administration involved relocation of New York State Route 37, which had to be accomplished while keeping open access to the St. Lawrence Seaway National Bridge. The intricate three-year project required precise

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Rifenburg Companies | 9 coordination among Rifenburg, the General Services Administration, Customs and Border Patrol, and the St. Lawrence Seaway Authority and was completed almost two months early. Watertown International Airport: This $4.78m project for Jefferson County yielded a new taxiway and 1,000-foot extension of the existing runway. Successful completion required 75K yards of excavation, 40K yards of subbase and extensive drainage. Compliance with the strict safety and security regulations set by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) governed operations.

COMPANY INFORMATION

Company Name: Rifenburg Companies Country: U.S. Industry: Construction Est: 1958 Premier Service: Civil Construction Owner: George Rifenburg Website: www.rifenburg.com

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Rifenburg Companies 159 Brick Church Rd. Troy, NY 12180 P: 518-279-3265 E: info@rifenburg.com

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