All companies are more than just the services they offer or the work they preform. We recognize that there is much more of a story about RPC Industries, Inc. than just what we do today. Since RPC has evolved and grown over the years, we thought this story had to start in the beginning.
In the early 1970’s, our co-founder, Buddy Cockrell, was exposed to the science of sprayed polyurethane foam while working as a project manager for a large mechanical insulation contractor. Mr. Cockrell’s interest in the immerging technology grew as quickly as the polyurethane reaction itself.
By 1979, Buddy left the mechanical insulation field and, along with two partners, founded RPC Industries, Inc. in the Hampton Roads Virginia market. The newly formed company attracted talented personnel and the company flourished within the commercial and industrial construction services market.
Since those early years, RPC Industries’ growth and success has developed from identifying and adapting to the changing market conditions around us and a hard-nosed focus on fulfilling the expectations of our client partners and other stakeholders. Our history is a legacy we are proud of and eager to share.
where we are today
have now been in business for 34 years serving many of the same customers
continuously. Over the years, we have
developed specialties in commercial roofing and insulation, asbestos and lead
abatement, metal siding and roofing of industrial buildings, and a wide spectrum
of applications with sprayed polyurethane in the marine, industrial and
Our Virginia Class A Contractor's License number is 2701019530. Our Virginia Asbestos Contractor's number is 3306000010. Our Virginia Lead Contractor's number is 000031. Our Dunn and Bradstreet DUNS number is 11-297-9190. We are registered with the DOD Central Contractor Registration. We are registered with the Defense Logistics Information Service Joint Certification Program We are a Small Business within the SBA size standard We are a Vietnam-era, veteran-owned company.
We provide all standard contractor insurance with total liability coverage of $7,000,000.00. We can furnish performance and payment bonds written by a
Treasury listed company.
Archive photo of the renovation of the Newport News Victory Arch by RPC Industries, Inc. circa 1980