About Us

Company Overview

Russell Standard Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, is a leading provider of paving materials and services for the road construction industry. With a highly trained and dedicated team, we meet our customers’ ever changing needs and enable them to build a better infrastructure in their communities. We specialize in new road construction, roadway surface maintenance, and bridge construction and repair. In addition, we offer a full range of asphalt emulsions, hot and cold asphalt mixes, and asphalt protective coatings to state and local governments and contractors who are performing their own paving projects. For over eighty years, Russell Standard has built a strong reputation for providing unique and innovative products, along with the customer service and technical support to ensure successful project completion.

Company History

In the spring of 1929, Niles E. Russell founded Russell Standard Corporation to distribute municipal supplies throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. Within two years, Russell Standard began operating as a general contractor when they were awarded contracts to expand several municipal parks.

By the late 1930's, Russell Standard was building rural roads to facilitate the transportation of agricultural goods to and from local farms. Soon after, the company began distributing liquid asphalt for road building. In the following decades, paving crews, hot mix asphalt plants, and liquid asphalt emulsion plants were added to the Russell Standard family of products and services.

Niles Russell operated his company with an acute awareness that only the most reliable contractors would consistently win new projects and that understanding became the foundation of the company's work ethic. The success and growth of Russell Standard Corporation can largely be attributed to its adherence to that core principle.

Core Purpose, Vision & Values

Our Core Purpose

  • Improving communities through better infrastructure

Our Vision

  • To be the leading provider of infrastructure projects in every market we serve

We Value

  • Safety for our employees, our customers, and the general public
  • Trusting relationships with our customers and our communities
  • Helping good people succeed
  • Growing our business, driven by the quality of our products and services
  • Teamwork

New Construction

  • Highway and road rehabilitation
  • Parking lots
  • Excavation
  • Drainage & Storm Sewer systems
  • Flat cement concrete work
  • Bridges & Structures

Maintenance Services

  • Roadway resurfacing
  • Seal coating
  • Surface treatment


  • Value-enhanced asphalt emulsions
  • Hot and cold asphalt mixes
  • Asphalt protective coatings