About


Russ Smith founded Russ Smith Construction after being brought up in the construction trades from a young age. His father was a Union Electrician, his uncle owned Anderson Drywall and was a Carpenter by trade, and Russ worked his own way through his education at Northern Illinois University as a Carpenter – so, it was only natural that Russ would apply his experience, passion for construction, and his desire to work with great people to start Russ Smith Construction in 1992.

When working with Russ Smith Construction, Russ will take your project from concept to move-in completion. He personally manages the entire project, and hires all subcontractors needed to make your project complete. Russ is on-site with the team to ensure timelines and plans are met, and to make sure his clients’ needs are meeting all expectations.

Born and raised in DeKalb, IL, Russ Smith has made Northern Illinois his home for both his family and his business. When Russ isn’t on a job site, he enjoys spending time with his family and spending time on the water.