About Us

85 years of innovation and technology for our customers.

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, such as highways/roadways and parking lots, in addition to asphalt maintenance, road preservation and repair. Russell Standard also offers 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 specialty 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 and was 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.

In 1992, Russell Standard expanded its reach and breadth of services by adding Hammaker East LTD to its portfolio. As a subsidiary, Hammaker East has been providing the community with quality asphalt emulsion products and services at since 1923. The Hammaker East main offices are in Fayetteville, PA with operations that include plants in Chambersburg, PA, Baltimore, MD, Black Mountain, NC, and Greensboro, NC.

Each plant includes a laboratory with certified personnel that design and test material and aggregate sources. Through research and testing, Hammaker East is committed to developing innovative new products to better serve our customers.

Core Purpose, Vision & Values

Our Core Purpose: Improving communities through better infrastructure

Our Vision: Be the best and most sought after contracting services and materials provider in every market we serve by both customers and employees

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

Association Memberships

PAPA:  www.pahotmix.org
NAPA:  www.asphaltpavement.org
AEMA:  www.aema.org
PAAMA:  www.paama.org
APC:  www.paconstructors.org
CAPA:  www.carolinaasphalt.org
SCAPA:  www.scasphalt.org
VAA:  www.vaasphalt.org
SEAUPG:  www.seaupg.org
MDAA:  www.mdasphalt.org