H.J. Russell's survival is important to more than just company stakeholders, said Vonda Henry, president of the West End Neighborhood Development.
"I lean on Jerome a lot for help with things in the neighborhood," she said. "We need them, not just as builders, but as contributors to the community."
The Russell brothers say giving back to communities is a responsibility handed down from their father, and one they take seriously.
"That we are still sustainable, into another generation, is something I take a lot of pride in, and it motivates me," said Michael Russell. "And that is key for me when I'm doing things to make sure this business survives."
H.J. Russell & Co.
Employees: More than 400 people
Specialty: Construction, development, program and property management