About Us

With over 30 years of experience, Russ Smith Construction has steadily grown from a home builder into a large-scale commercial construction business. Today, Russ Smith maintains his client-focused approach and insists that he and his team bring integrity, honesty, and transparency to every job.

Russ was born and raised in Dekalb, IL. He worked his way through college in the construction field and graduated in 1991 from NIU School of Business with a degree in Finance. While he was in college, Russ successfully built and sold his first spec home and learned that construction was his passion. Russ Smith Construction LLC was founded in 1992. Since then, Russ has enjoyed many development and construction projects in DeKalb and surrounding counties.

Russ has worked on projects of all sizes throughout the community. Some more notable projects include; dozens of projects for Suter Company, the renovation of the old Train Depot into Dekalb County Community Foundation, the restoration of the old abandoned appliance store into Coroco Coffee, and many more.

Russ and his wife (Cathy) live in Sycamore, where they raised their three kids. In their spare time, they enjoy spending time with their family including their three grandkids.

We’ve built more than manufacturing spaces, restaurants, and office buildings; we have built a reputation for trustworthiness, open communication, a firm commitment to our clients, and a clear vision of what we can build—together.
Russ Smith

 Russ has been on the Board of Directors of the DeKalb Area Builders Association for the past 15 years.