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The Ruhlin Company is committed to constructing facilities that promote sustainable benefits to our clients, their facility occupants and the surrounding region. We are dedicated to using construction methods that enhance construction efficiency, protect surrounding ecosystems and reduce our carbon footprint.


Ruhlin | About Us

President's Message

The Ruhlin Company was founded on a corporate philosophy of partnership. For over 100 years we have created cooperative relationships with our clients by listening closely to their needs and successfully translating their visions into reality. Client satisfaction is the bedrock of our reputation, earned through innovative construction technology, experienced leadership and an unswerving commitment to quality. Today Ruhlin enjoys a national reputation as a construction services leader. From bridges to buildings, client success is built in.

Ruhlin offers an array of comprehensive services from General Contracting and Construction Management to Design-Build. Our diverse team of talented project managers and construction experts offers decades of experience providing successful projects that meet or exceed our clients' expectations.

Our experience includes facilities for education, healthcare, parking decks, historical renovation, industrial, governmental and municipal buildings, energy conservation and alternative energy generation, structural erection, heavy civil projects, bridges, dams, highways and transportation infrastructure.

As construction methods evolve, so does The Ruhlin Company. Our in-house professionals are well versed in Sustainable Construction as well as USGBC LEED Design and Construction requirements. Ruhlin currently has several LEED Accredited Professionals (AP) on staff and is committed to accreditation of all of our project staff in the LEED process. We are dedicated to improving our sustainable construction processes while Conserving, Protecting and Constructing Sustainable facilities.

The Ruhlin Company was established over 100 years ago and has become one of Ohio’s most recognized General Contractors, Construction Managers and Design-Builder firms.

Sustainability Commitment

The Ruhlin Company is committed to construction facilities that promote sustainable benefits to our clients, their facility occupants and the surrounding region. We are dedicated to using construction methods that enhance construction efficiency, protect surrounding ecosystems and reduce our carbon footprint. The Ruhlin Company strives to have a positive impact on the local, national and global environment.


Since incorporation, The Ruhlin Company has concentrated its services in the Commercial/Institutional Buildings, Civil, Industrial and Structural construction markets. Ruhlin is one of the largest General Contractors in Ohio, adding Construction Management to our services in the early 1960's. Ruhlin's primary base of operation is Ohio and the adjacent States of Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

In 1977, the company began an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) which has resulted in over 82% of the company's common stock now being held by its active employees. In 1992 Ruhlin initiated a Total Quality Management program as a commitment to our clients and the future.


The Ruhlin Company is founded and based upon these basic values...

Customer Service:
We build a successful project in a cooperative relationship with each of our clients allowing them to focus on their primary business.

Employee Relationships:
Provide opportunities that challenge individuals to grow and achieve success in an atmosphere of communication and mutual respect. 

We are a recognized leader in quality construction services, construction technologies and service to the community.

We are committed to continuous improvement and growth through the use of our innovation, creativity, teamwork, training and technology.

We will maintain profitability through efficient operations and prudent risk management in order to fund future growth and provide a reasonable return on shareholders’ investment.

We will provide a safe and healthy working environment for each of our employees and customers so that each day ends injury free.


The Ruhlin Company will provide high quality, cost effective and safe construction services with unwavering integrity while exceeding the expectations of our customers and sustaining profitable growth for the benefit of our employee-owners.


Our founder, John G. Ruhlin, believed that supporting the communities in which we live and work is essential to success. As a result, The Ruhlin Company and its employees continuously support the communities, charities and businesses in our area.

The Ruhlin Company proudly supports the following organizations:
• Local schools and universities
• Hospitals
• Parks and zoos
• Area libraries

Additionally, The Ruhlin Company and its employees are annually involved in making significant financial donations and volunteer services to the following organizations:
• United Way
• Salvation Army
• Open M
• Local families in need

Many of our employees individually participate in: 
• American Cancer Societies Relay for Life
• American Heart Association Heart Walk
• Habitat for Humanity
• The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
• Religious mission trips
• Local community boards


The Ruhlin Company is committed to including MBE/FBE/SBE/DBE/EDGE business participation into each project. The Ruhlin Company offers an excellent record securing minority & diversity contractor participation for our projects. This includes generating interest, monitoring, documenting and seeking to maintain the diversity goals of our clients. When selecting a minority/diversity/EDGE partner, we focus on including qualified firms with the experience needed for the project type selected. As a result, we have developed lasting relationships with many minority/diversity/EDGE businesses. The Ruhlin Company uses several sources to locate minority/diversity/EDGE businesses to partner with, including the:

• Minority Business Directory of the Greater Akron Area
• Cleveland MBE and WBE Registry
• Greater Cleveland RTA DBE Directory
• City of Columbus Minority Contractors Listing
• Ohio DOT Approved Minority Contractors List
• State of Ohio Approved Minority Contractors List

Employee Ownership

In 1977, The Ruhlin Company became an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) company. Today, The Ruhlin Company is currently 82% owned by its employees.

As employee-owners, we view every relationship and every opportunity uniquely. Our employees have a stake in the profitability of the company. They are empowered to make decisions that will benefit the company and our clients. We are always striving to work safely, reduce project costs, increase quality and continuously improve our construction methods.


The Ruhlin Company  |  6931 Ridge Road  |  P.O. Box 190  |  Sharon Center, Ohio 44274  |  Phone: (330) 239-2800  |  Fax: (330) 239-1828