VRH was founded in 1958 with a single-minded vision: to serve the construction needs of the aviation industry. Today, we are a recognized leader in pre-construction, general construction, construction management, passenger boarding bridge installations, aviation concession construction, design build, and alternative delivery services.
Recognizing the value of launching a project quickly to meet schedule demands, we respond immediately to project startup. We can fast-track projects while maintaining guaranteed costs and schedules. We’re also uniquely qualified to quickly determine if a project can benefit from utilizing a self-perform approach. Our ability to perform specific construction activities enables VRH to set the pace for construction, maintain cost compliance, and increase flexibility to respond to project and scope challenges.
For over six decades, VRH has been accruing valuable aviation construction cost data which we bring to each project along with our unmatched industry experience.
At the heart of our preconstruction process lies VBuild, our proprietary estimating system that provides all the tools necessary for budget development and estimating during the preconstruction phase of a project. With actual costs captured from VBuild’s purchasing and contract administration modules, historical cost data and models for over 50 different types of aviation projects can be utilized to create target line item and overall project budgets from nothing more than a conceptual sketch. Our Preconstruction team further refines these budgets based on escalation and airport location factors as well as the security requirements, schedule, and phasing aspects of the project.
From budgeting to constructability reviews, value engineering and scheduling, VRH guides decision-making from design to commencement of construction.
VRHDesignBuild provides a design-build delivery method developed in alignment with the best practices of the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) and The PANYNJ TCAP process.
VRH currently has three DBIA certified staff along with two design professionals functioning as our Design Managers.
VRH has worked at airports operated by the Port Authority of NY & NJ for more than six decades, completing more than 3,800 aviation projects.
In the NY/NJ/PA metro area, our expertise in the unique requirements of the airport terminals is unmatched – whether we’re servicing an airline or the PANYNJ directly. Our construction professionals have accrued an unparalleled knowledge of the airports’ infrastructure and facilities.
With six decades of experience and 11,500 completed inspections, we are thoroughly familiar with the PANYNJ’s unique permitting process regulations and expectations for delivering projects on time and budget.
The VRHVigilant Safety and Security Program uniquely merges safety and security into a single program containing operating protocols that specifically address the aviation construction environment.
The program includes the VRH orientation video, employs a company-wide 30-hour OSHA certification training program, creates standard safety forms using VBuild, logs every field employee, creates custom VRH security badges, and tracks VRH trucks using GPS for 24/7 visibility.
VRH is committed to environmental conservation and sustainability. Our mission is to maximize operational efficiency, reduce our environmental impact, and promote awareness through education and training to provide maximum value to our aviation clients. Through our corporate Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) Program, which defines our higher purpose as a company and the benefit we provide the global community, we strive to maintain, improve, and protect our natural and social capital, and continually improve our corporate governance, contributing to a better world for all.
VRH delivered the first LEED Gold terminal expansion for Signature Flight Support at EWR and recently completed the American Airlines Admirals Club Lounge at LGA, certified as LEED Silver, and the ConRAC Solutions ConRAC Facility at EWR designed and built for LEED Silver as well. We are currently constructing the United Airlines Terminal A Club at EWR for LEED Silver and the Realterm Cargo Facility at JFK for LEED Gold certification.
To further our commitment to sustainability, we recently completed our own office renovation program and our building is LEED certified.
The VRHDiversity+Inclusion Program addresses our commitment to supporting industry efforts to maximize opportunities for an increasingly diverse workforce and subcontractor/supplier base. VRH strives to ensure employees, Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE), Locally Based Enterprises (LBE), and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB) firms have an equal opportunity to work for VRH and our projects.
VRH has been a proactive participant in the PANYNJ Diversity Management Program since its inception, routinely exceeding requirements and expectations on every project. To date, VRH has exceeded requirements by an average of 5%. To effectively manage equal participation, VRH uses VBuild, our core project management ecosystem to maintain a database of prequalified subcontractors and generate and monitor reports.