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Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Company, LLC (RLW) builds multi-million dollar projects throughout the Intermountain West for both the public and private sectors. Founded in 1975 by its namesake, the company is now run by the second-generation sons: Kip, Con, and Tod Wadsworth. Under their tenor the company has experienced exceptional growth and expanded into increasing larger and more complicated projects. These include design-build, Construction Management / General Contractor and traditional design-bid-build projects.

In 2009, the company was purchased by Sterling Construction Company out of Houston, Texas.  This strategic purchase allows for increased market share for all Sterling subsidiaries that includes Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, Texas, Washington and Wyoming.  Sterling is ranked 91 by the ENR Top 400 Contractors, 16 of the Top 20 Transportation Contractors and 15 of the Top 50 Domestic Contractor for 2010.  Kip, Con, and Tod continue to operate Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction and provide the continuity to maintain the growth and innovation for which the company is known.

RLW’s success can be attributed to four underlying factors:

  • Cumulative growth of over 404% since 2001 by continually winning larger projects that entail innovative contracting and construction methods.
  • Providing long-term career opportunities for all categories of employees.
  • A client base comprised of repeat customers while adding new ones each year.
  • Lifetime friendships of co-workers, and subconsultants and suppliers.


Top management at RLW promotes a team environment and encourages input from all levels of staff and employees. This approach results in a dedicated and hardworking workforce that will pitch in to see a project completed successfully and on time.The lengthy tenure of many of key employees is not only a tribute to the company, but benefits the project owner when a seasoned team is building their project. Our entire company works as a team and takes great pride in our projects and the Ralph L. Wadsworth name.

Quality is paramount on every project – no matter the size, scope or schedule. RLW instills and build quality at every level of the organization and their projects are recognized annually for it. The company operates on the notion that the next job is dependent on the current one. Quality is checked throughout the project, but more importantly, quality is a way of doing business from the bottom up.