We Are Now Rochester Rigging, Inc.

Today we announce exciting news: BVR Construction Company, Inc. has completed its acquisition of Rochester Rigging & Erectors, Inc.  While we are no longer a Woman’s Business Enterprise (WBE), we believe this combination creates an organization even better to serve our customers and provide a wide array of services.  The synergy between the two companies will offer exciting possibilities for company growth. 

BVR, shares the same values we do. BVR exceeded our hopes for a firm we can combine with and continue the tradition we have of excellent service and on-time and safe project fulfillment. 

Our new name is Rochester Rigging, Inc. and our company address and contact information remain the same. 

We have retained high-quality, committed employees over the years and we are most pleased that they will continue in their present roles which will make for a seamless transition. 

We are grateful to our many customers,  vendors and most importantly our amazing employees,  over the 34 years of a successful family business. The business would not have succeeded without all of you! We are grateful for your services, loyalty and friendship. 

We are confident that our new affiliation will serve us all well.

– Kelly Gilligan, President 

The YMCA Ribbon Cutting

The  Schottland YMCA in Pittsford, NY had it’s formal ribbon cutting yesterday which marked our final completion of our largest project to date. “I am so proud of ALL of our employees for an amazing amount of teamwork that went into this project. From the steel detailing into the fabrication shop and completing with the erection of the structural steel and miscellaneous metals, our employees did a fantastic job”, says Kelly Gilligan, President. “Our company is populated with employees who have talent, virtue, drive and work well with each other and our customers, you can’t ask for better than that”.  

30th Anniversary

Rochester Rigging is proud to celebrate 30 years in business today!  The business founder, Roger Taube started the business in 1989 in his home in Rochester, NY. He began with small installation projects and soon thereafter began fabricating structural and miscellaneous steel items. His daughter, Kelly Gilligan started working for the business shortly thereafter in 1990. They moved locations as they grew and bought a building and yard in Bloomfield, NY in 1998.  Rochester Rigging & Erectors, Inc. is now proud to employ over 20 full time staff and seasonally have more than 40 employees on the payroll. Many employees have have been with the company for more than 20 years! “Today we celebrate our company’s success and salute our employees who work hard every day to provide a quality product for our customers”, remarks Kelly Gilligan, President.  

Ranked 26th this year!

Rochester Rigging & Erectors, Inc. is pleased to announce that our company ranked 26 out of 50 this year on the Rochester Business Journal’s,  “Woman-Owned Businesses” List. 

“I am always excited to see our company listed on such a fine list of outstanding woman-owned businesses in our area.   Having been in business now for 30 years I’m so pleased to see the list grow from year to year. I’m proud to have been part of our community building projects that house people, make people healthy and most of all educate young people. I thank the RBJ for noting all of our accomplishments on this list and how important our voice and companies are to the fabric of our area”.  Congratulations to all the other companies”. – Kelly Gilligan, President

Certificate of Achievement

Toady we were please to report that we were recognized for having NO reportable worker’s compensation claims for the period 7/1/2016 – 7/1/2017 by  Lovell Safety Management Co., LLC.  We strive everyday for this achievement and we are proud of our employees and our efforts to be injury and illness free.

AISC Safety Award of Honor

Rochester Rigging & Erectors, Inc. has been awarded the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), Safety Award of Honor for the Erector Category.. This honor for 2017 signifies a Dart Rate of 0.  “This award exemplifies our attitude and commitment to a safe workplace. We want all of our employees to go home safely to their families each and every night” states Kelly Gilligan, President.  

WBE Certification

Rochester Rigging & Erectors, Inc. has been certified by New York State Department of Economic Development, Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development as a Woman Owned Business (WBE). Our Certification was awarded today and is valid for three years. We have had this certification since August 1994.  

2018 Craftsmanship and Lifetime Achievement Award WINNER!

Rochester Rigging & Erectors, Inc. is  proud to announce today that our Project Manager, Dave Prest was nominated by The Pike Company for the Rochester Builders Exchange Craftsmanship and Lifetime Achievement Award for 2018.   The award honors his skill, integrity and responsibility in project management.  This award is given out every five years by the Rochester Builders Exchange. To win a craftsmanship award, projects must be of the highest level and demonstrate challenges that were overcome during construction.  The project that was reviewed was the Genesee Hall at the University of Rochester. This 72,000 sf residence hall was fabricated and erected by Rochester Rigging in the winter of 2016 with completion of the miscellaneous metals in the fall of 2017. The notable challenges were the extremely tight project site and the use of a licensed fabrication and erection method called SidePlate.  This method accelerated the schedule by three weeks for The Pike Company.  The awards dinner will take place on Saturday, March 24th at Locust Hill County Club.  

RRE lands 29 on the list!

Rochester Rigging & Erectors, Inc. ranked 29 in the Rochester Business Journal,  “Woman-Owned Businesses” list for 2018.  “Being ranked 29th of the 50 local businesses listed is quite an award”,  says Kelly Gilligan, President. Rochester Rigging & Erectors, Inc. has been in business for 29 years and is located in Bloomfield, NY.  

RRE gives Clean Water!

Rochester Rigging & Erectors, Inc. is proud to announce that it has made a $1,000.00 donation to CHARITY WATER in honor of all our employees. In many countries around the world, women and girls put their lives in danger every day to collect water for their families. Many wake up before sunrise and spend up to four hours walking.  And, often, the water they bring home isn’t even clean. Having access to clean water within the community not only saves hours of time, it provides safety, health and hygiene. It directly impacts the future of all people, and we believe it’s the first step out of poverty for rural communities all over the world. GIVE CLEAN WATER!
100% of your donation will bring clean water to people in need.