Russ Wharton, Construction Business Unit Manager

Russ Wharton is a Certified General Contractor and Licensed Professional Engineer with over 30 years of diverse construction experience in the fields of civil, environmental and geotechnical engineering, municipal/government infrastructure and architecture projects and alternative energy fueling systems. He joined Richland Industries in 2022.

Russ has extensive experience in the petroleum, healthcare, commercial/retail industries as design consultant, Owners’ Rep, Construction Manager, and National Account Management roles. Russ has extensive background in managing national Program Management rollouts with extensive entitlement and permitting experience. Having worked on projects ranging from Superfund assessment and remediation, river port developments, alternative energy fueling and ground up medical facilities, has provided him a unique operational perspective on due diligence, project critical path development and problem solving on the clients’ behalf.

Russ holds a BE in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Vanderbilt University and is Richland’s General Contracting Registered Agent in multiple states throughout the US. Russ is active in his community through Rotary International and Freemasonry