About RASC

The Regional Alliance for Small Contractors (RASC) was the 1989 brainchild of visionary public agencies, the Port Authority of NY & NJ principal amongst them, and major private construction corporations that resolved to improve the competitiveness of small, minority, and women contractors in the region. RASC was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 1991. The Regional Alliance for Small Contractors has been led since then by a virtual “Who’s Who” of construction industry leaders, including Peter M. Lehrer, Lehrer, McGovern Bovis (Lend Lease (U.S.) LMB, Inc.; John L. Tishman, Tishman Construction Corp. (an AECOM Company); the late Frank Ross Sr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HRH Construction Corp.; Kurt A. Goddard, Executive Vice President, Bechtel Infrastructure Group.; Milo Riverso, P.E. Ph.D, President STV Construction, Inc.; and presently Jay Badame, President & Chief Operating Officer, Tishman Construction Corp. NY, NJ & PA.


Since 1990, the Regional Alliance for Small Contractors (RASC) has assisted the growth of small, minority, women, disadvantaged and local business enterprises in construction and associated industries. We achieve this objective by promoting the advancement of minorities, women, the disadvantaged, and small local business entrepreneurs in their development and management. We also promote policies and practices that improve the competitive position of S/M/W/D/LBEs and expand the capacity of these firms to undertake contracts of increasing size and complexity.
The more than 20,000 firm owners and employees that have taken advantage of our programs, over the years, now participate on numerous public and private sector construction projects throughout the area. The construction industry is one of the primary economic growth engines in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut tri-state region and provides tens of thousands of contracting opportunities and hundreds of thousands of jobs annually.
The Regional Alliance is proud of the role it has played assisting S/M/W/D/LBEs to expand their ability to provide services, and looks forward to continuing to provide high quality programs during this decade so they can earn a bigger portion of the pie.
Yours truly,
Jay Badame, RASC Chairman
President & COO,
Tishman Construction Corp. of NY, NJ & PA
Zenaida Rodriguez, Executive Director

Jay Badame

RASC Chairman
President & COO,
Tishman Construction Corp. of NY, NJ & PA

Zenaida Rodriguez

Executive Director