About Us

Since 1987, Ruff Construction has been consistently going beyond the expectation of property managers, construction consultants, Board of Directors, and homeowners. From the pre-construction planning and scheduling with our exceptional administrative staff, through the entire project management with our experienced superintendents to the speedy expedition of any punch list items at completion, Ruff Construction gets the job completed on schedule, within budget and done right the first time.

Your project, no matter how simple or complex, will be delivered on time with professionalism and attentive friendly service that makes Ruff Construction a great choice for you next project.

Key Projects

Industry Standards Defined

Cladding/ReCladding:
The application of one material over another to provide skin or layer intended to control the infiltration of weather elements, or for aesthetic purposes. Cladding does not necessarily have to provide a waterproof condition but is instead a control element. This control element may only serve to safely direct water or wind in order to control run-off and prevent infiltration into the building structure. Cladding applied to windows is often referred to window wrap and is a very specialized field. In layman’s terms, it’s is the process of removing existing cladding or shell (stucco, cedar, brick) from the exterior of a home or building and replacing it with a new façade in cedar, Hardie board, stone, stucco…etc.
Building Envelope:
A building envelope is the physical separators between the conditioned and unconditioned environment of a building including the resistance to air, water, heat, light, and noise] transfer. The three basic elements of a building envelope are a weather barrier, air barrier, and thermal barrier. The weather barrier may be in a different location than the air and thermal barriers such as in house with an unheated attic. The term building envelope is sometimes used synonymously with building enclosure but the latter term also includes the broader aspects of appearance, structure, safety from fire and security. The act of creating a building envelope is sometimes called weatherization. Building envelope essentially refers to the last line of defense against the elements.
Waterproofing:
Waterproofing incorporates either the infiltration of water into structures or the escape of water out of structures. Waterproofing solutions are used for basements, tunnels, water-retaining structures, bridge decks and other types of civil infrastructure. Elastomeric Coating (unsaturated rubber) range includes watertight concrete and mortar and waterproofing membranes. This application is often seen on the decks of apartments and/or condominiums.
Window Wrap:
Products designated to maintain air tightness between air barrier materials, assemblies and components, to fasten them to the structure of the building, or both (e.g., sealants, tapes, backer rods, transition membranes, self adhered membranes, header flashings). Window wrap components are used to connect and seal air barrier materials and/or air barrier assemblies together. This is often one of the most over-looked aspects of keeping the exterior of the building free from water intrusion.
Invasive Investigations (interior and exterior):
The Intrusive Inspection is to determine if defects and damages exist that cannot be seen. The inspection process is performed under guidance/direction of a 3rd party (Consultant Agency) focusing on safety issues, water intrusion, code violations and damages. Invasive Investigations are based around identifying potential discrepancies or failures with windows, doors, W.R.B, sheet metal flashings, roof components, exterior claddings, penetration sealants and interior components.

Our Clients

“I have worked managing Community Associations for the last 15 years. During this time, I have recommended involvement with Ruff Construction on projects ranging from small handyman jobs to major half million dollar and up exterior siding and window replacement projects. Consistently, the company has exhibited top of the line professionalism and craftsmanship. They have provided project proposals that were competitive with other bids received, and the completed projects reflected well on the Boards of Directors who engaged them. Ruff Construction is a valuable partner in the process of upholding property values for Community Associations and their personnel a pleasure to work with.”

- Duane D. Hoff – CEO, Northwest Condominium Services

Dear Ruff Construction, We just wanted to let you know what a great job your two men ( Nate & Julio ) did on our decks. Everything from protective floor coverings, moving deck furnishings, and applications, were done with utmost care. The work itself is just outstanding, and your guys deserve a shout out for a job well done……! Our Board also deserves a pat on the back for hiring you!"

- Al & Donna Wilson, Homeowner Portsmith