About Us

Who We Are

Founded by Richard E. Friedrichs in 1978, the company has grown from a small family specialty contractor to a general contracting firm with an array of in house divisions to better serve our clients. REFCO’s growth has occurred by focusing on its client’s requirements and meeting those requirements through a consistent unwavering commitment to deliver the highest quality of construction services by our construction professionals.

We understand and appreciate that each client’s project is the most important construction project that our client has and REFCO brings that small family relationship style to each of our projects. REFCO not only provides construction services, but more importantly, we build relationships with a solid reputation. As a financially stable company whose reputation for honesty, integrity, and knowledge to manage your project is unequaled in the industry. With over 40 years of outstanding client relationships, REFCO continues to prove itself as a leading general contracting firm

REFCO is a performance based General Contractor specializing in commercial, retail, fast-track, big box, tenant finish-out, and ground -up new construction.

From early planning and design through project completion and closeout, REFCO’s team of highly experienced and skilled management professionals are dedicated to ensuring your project goals are met.


Our Vision is to create and maintain an organization of highly skilled construction professionals that serve the needs of our clients with honesty and integrity. We are committed to building lasting relationships utilizing professionalism, project execution, transparency, and budget control. Ultimately, our goal is to differentiate ourselves as the general contractor of choice by providing an environment that promotes personal growth and self-pride.

Our Values

In the office or in the field, we approach everything we do with these values at our core:


Approach every job as an opportunity to build relationships and respect, focusing on honesty and dependability.

We, Not I

We’re stronger together, and believe in the power of teamwork and a consistent habit of earned recognition.

All In

Fully committed to every project, big or small, maintaining a reputation of doing what it takes to get the job done right.

Confidence & Trust

In the construction industry, confidence and trust are at the core of every relationship between a General Contractor and their clients. With competition in the marketplace heating up, we’re proud to lead the industry with integrity in our mission to be the “go to” Contractor to get the job done right.


Belief in the reliability, character, ability, or strength of someone; a person or thing in which confidence is placed.

Our Clients