Why RW Dake

Experience. Quality. Safety.​

Founded in 1960, RW Dake Construction is a specialty contractor operating out of nine regional offices across New York, New Jersey, New England, and Maryland.

RW Dake Construction delivers the experience, quality, and safety our customers count on. Thanks to the highest quality craftsmanship, a strict attention to detail, and a customer-centric approach, RW Dake is an established construction leader across many industries – from banking to corporate to healthcare.

Whether RW Dake manages your entire project as the GC or provides specific construction services as an interiors sub-contractor, you can be sure the job will be done right – supported by the highest level of safety, accountability, and customer service. We look forward to working with you..

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All About Safety

Safety Misson Statement

The mission of RW Dake Construction is to protect the health and safety of our employees, subcontractors, general contractors, and our customers, while at the same time doing our share to protect the environment.

We continually update our Health, Safety and Environmental Program, resulting in reduced illness and injury, preventing property damage, and preserving the environment. RW Dake employs a full-time safety manager and has a safety committee that meets monthly to discuss new initiatives, incidents, and near misses.


Our HSE program consists of a 200-page strategy, outlining dozens of policies and procedures, and is updated periodically. All employees must read and acknowledge, in writing, that they have a clear understanding of the policies and procedures we have developed. All of our field employees are union employees who have had extensive training through their respective union organizations and have completed a 10 or 30 hour OSHA training course.


We utilize a 24-hour, on-demand, MSDS service which provides quick access to specific information in the event of exposure to hazardous material in the performance of our work.


RW Dake is a service-orientated business. Our team focuses on providing a safe working environment for all our employees and customers. All our subcontractors must demonstrate that they share our core value of excellence and must document that their past practices and safety statistics meet the high standards that we have set for ourselves. Our values and practices also ensure that we are in compliance with all state, federal, and local laws.


RW Dake has established a safety committee comprised of management, warehouse staff, and tradesmen from our construction and painting divisions. This committee was created as a management tool to recommend improvements to the workplace safety program and to identify corrective measures needed to control and minimize safety and health hazards.

In addition to the above, RW Dake practices many other safety protocols that are common in the construction industry such as weekly toolbox talks and ongoing training to keep everyone up to date and always thinking about safety. Everyone at RW Dake Construction is involved and committed to safety. Our entire team is dedicated to the prevention of accidents and injuries, and we work hard to keep each other safe and healthy in the work that provides our livelihood.

Leadership Team

Greg J. Vangellow

President and Chief Executive Officer

Marc Brown

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Todd Thomson

Senior Vice President

James Carpenter

Senior Vice President
Regional Manager - Albany, Connecticut, Massachusetts Offices

Mike Walker

Senior Vice President
Regional Manager – Binghamton, Corning, Rochester Offices

Ryan Barber

Senior Vice President
Regional Manager - New Jersey Office

Justin Dwight

Vice President
Regional Manager – Baltimore, Washington DC Office

Tim Thomson

Vice President
Regional Manager – Buffalo Office

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