National Asphalt Paving, Concrete Solutions, Roofing, Snow Removal and More
Rabine Group is the leading provider of asphalt and concrete parking lot pavement services across the country but that’s not all we do. We go far beyond commercial parking lot paving for our facility managers. We also deliver roofing and snow removal.
We are built on an unrivaled engineering foundation, creating a meaningful advantage for you: the highest quality work—on time, in budget—planned and executed to maximize long term return on investment.
Pavement, Roofing, Snow Removal Management Services
Discover why facility managers nationwide choose Rabine for their pavement needs.
Comprehensive roofing services to extend the life of your roof.
National leader in snow removal services for commercial and industrial properties.
PrimeComposite: the strongest, leanest jointless concrete flooring in the world.
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Rabine Group Beginnings
This is a story of the American Dream. A father’s sole proprietorship serving local homeowners in norther Illinois turns into a national leader,in paving asphalt and concrete pavement for America’s largest facilities owners and one of the midwest’s fastest growing B2B organizations—a multi-million-dollar construction services business. With a focus on customer service and innovation, the Rabine Group now houses multiple businesses. At its core, the company retains the same values and customer orientation that sparked its initial success.
Gary Rabine and Sons was established as a sole proprietorship in the early 1960s to provide light grading, excavating, tree removal, sand, gravel and topsoil delivery services for residential customers in Northern Illinois. Gary L. Rabine was the only full-time employee and his workforce consisted of his four daughters, two sons and several part-time employees.
Gary Rabine enjoyed laboring with his dad and running small equipment. His specialty became grading yards and driveways. In 1977, Gary was hired for $5 per hour to work part time for a paving company owned by a family friend. The experience led Gary to realize his passion was paving. Not only did he love the activity of paving and grading lots and driveways, but he also was fascinated by the materials, the machinery and the science behind the work.
Upon graduation, Gary continued working for his father’s business, concentrating on paving services, and ultimately entered into a partnership with him. From 1981-1991, paving services grew to represent over 90% of the small company, and by the end of 1993, the business had reached almost $2 million in sales. In May of 1994, Gary bought his father’s share.
By 2000, under Gary’s leadership, the firm had doubled its geographic service area, tripled gross revenues and grown to 40 people. Business success made possible the acquisition of two hot mix plants and three companies between 2001 and 2005. The firm also launched several new locations. Taking these steps resulted in 500+% growth to more than $33 million in total sales and a workforce of more than 250 people.
In 2006, the Rabine Group continued to thrive despite challenging economic conditions—Rabine Paving America was launched with great success. In 2008, R. Commercial Roofing Solutions was introduced. By 2011, the team had expanded to more than 350 people with annual total revenues topping $160 million.
With over 3000% growth in the past 12 years, The Rabine Group has been recognized by Crain’s as one of Chicago’s Fastest Growing Companies in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, and is one of INC 500’s top privately held companies for 2011, 2012 and 2013. Behind it all is the passion Gary Rabine has for the science of facility services and a burning determination to deliver the very best quality services for customers. In 2012, he was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year ® Award, and was inducted into the UIC Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. Says the architect of Rabine Group: “Growth for the sake of growth is not our objective. Our objective is to provide cutting edge service and the technology to our customers and constant opportunity for our company’s future leaders.”