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RCC Associates Ranked Among Top 500 Women-Owned Businesses in U.S.

DEERFIELD BEACH, FL—JANUARY 29, 2009—RCC Associates, General Contractor, which has grown from $19 million in revenues to $105 million over the course of the last ten years, has been selected as one of the Top 500 Women-Owned Businesses in the U.S. by DiversityBusiness.com.

Headed by Beverly Raphael, who succeeded her late husband, Richard Raphael, in 1998, RCC Associates has become one of the nation’s most sought-after buildout contractors, specializing in high end retail, restaurants, spas, financial institutions, sales centers, medical facilities and corporate offices.  The South Florida-based company has built more than 1,500 projects in 22 states over the course of its 38-year history. RCC, which enjoys the distinction of being one of the few women-owned general contracting firms in the U.S., employs 69 associates, 39 percent of which are women.

In three categories ranked by DiversityBusiness.com, the nation’s leading multicultural business website, RCC Associates ranked third (Women-Owned in Florida), 46th (Women-Owned in nation) and 86th (Diversity Business).

Over 650,000 businesses in the United States had the opportunity to participate in the 9th annual business survey.  The awards are based on the annual gross revenue and the businesses’ profile.  This list, according to DiversityBusiness.com, is the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the United States economy—America’s privately held companies.

Last year, RCC Associates was ranked sixth on a list of the top 50 Florida Women-Led businesses by the Center for Leadership at Florida International University (FIU), in partnership with the Commonwealth Institute. Entrepreneur magazine, in partnership with the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), also recognized RCC Associates as one of North America’s fastest growing Women-Owned/Led Businesses.

Another well-earned niche for RCC is the company’s recognition as an industry leader and a community benefactor.      For company President Beverly Raphael 2008 recognition and achievement includes winning the South Florida Sun-Sentinel Excalibur Award, which recognizes business leaders in Broward and Palm Beach counties and Ernst & Young’s Florida Entrepreneur of the Year® in the Real Estate and Construction category.

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Retail General Contractor, Restaurant Contractor and Florida Construction


For over 40 years, RCC Associates has been a leader in upscale restaurant and retail tenant build out segment of the general contracting industry.  “Known by the companies that keep us”, RCC’s list of prominent clients in the restaurant and retail arena nationwide speaks to its success in delivering the very best quality, service and on-time performance to its esteemed clientele.  In such prime South Florida locations as Bal Harbour Shops, Worth Avenue, Aventura, Gardens Mall, Sawgrass Mills, Galleria, Merrick Park, Dolphin, Dadeland, and Miami International Malls and major malls across the country, RCC has made its mark.  


In addition to major national restaurants brands such as The Cheesecake Factory, Del Frisco’s, PF Chang’s, Cooper’s Hawk, Yard House, BJ’s Brewhouse, Cheddar’s Casual Café, Brio Tuscan Grille and many more, RCC Associates has built a reputation for itself with distinguished European clientele such as Versace, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Christian Dior, Chanel, Hermes and many national retail brands such as Victoria’s Secret, Ann Taylor, Sephora, H&M, Sur La Table, Henri Bendel, Ulta, DKNY and Ron Jon Surf Shop to name a few.


RCC has built for many prominent financial institutions such as Wells Fargo, Bank United and Credit Agricole.  Additionally, many historic South Beach hotels such as The Raleigh, Redbury, The Astor, The Edison, The Bentley and the National Hotel Penthouse have sought out the expertise of RCC Associates to complete their challenging historic art deco remodels, based on our exceptional management experience. 

Whether you are looking for a Restaurant Contractor, Retail Contractor, Hotel Contractor, or General Contractor for Commercial Projects, you have come to the right place.  Let RCC make your project a success!



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