Don’t Stop Until You Are Proud Campaign

We began a new campaign today at Rochester Rigging – “Don’t Stop Until You Are Proud”. Our intent is to raise the bar of quality workmanship in all departments. We started the campaign with a company meeting and luncheon to talk about pride of work, personal responsibility and teamwork. With motivational messages, lunch & learns, banners, t-shirts with reminder messages and added training we hope to create a sense of pride and ownership of work. Quality is job 1!   

Annual AISC Quality Audit Completed for 2020!

Yesterday we concluded our annual American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) audit for “Certified Fabricator”. I’m very pleased to report we did not have one non conformance or corrective action! I’m proud of our team and their dedication to this quality standard. This ensures that we continue to work for the premier General Contractor’s and owners in the area.

Annual Cell Phones for Soldiers Donation

Yesterday Rochester Rigging mailed our annual old cell phones donation to the Cell Phones for Soldiers program. This national nonprofit organization started in 2004 by Robbie and Brittany Bergquist, then 12 and 13 years old. They relies on cash contributions and donations to provide free calling cards to active-duty military members to connect with their families. They mail approximately 2,500 calling cards each week!

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.