Reflecting on Our 37-Year History:
Unique & Noteworthy RUSH Projects
As a reflection of our 37th anniversary, we are looking back at a selection of our unique, challenging, or noteworthy projects from the past 37 years! We polled our leadership and senior staff members, and here are the projects that made the list.

Learn more about our history and story on our website.

Operational Control Room #01 (OCR-1), Kennedy Space Center
This challenging project included a complete renovation of Space Shuttle Control Room #04 into OCR-1 in the Launch Control Center (LCC). It was completed in time for the President to view the Shuttle Launch that brought John Glen back into Space. This room is where the action is right up until the point when the Space Shuttle lifts off from the pad. Then, control of the mission is transferred to Houston. Mike Lapinski, Vice President of RUSH Construction, notes that this was the first project he completed as a Project Manager at RUSH back in 1998.
American Police Hall of Fame and Museum
RUSH Construction completed work on the 55,000 SF American Police Hall of Fame and Museum on time and under budget for a grand opening in spring 2003. The facility incorporates a museum displaying over 10,000 law enforcement related artifacts, a 24-lane 10,000 square foot live ammunition gun range, interactive displays and simulators to allow visitors to become virtual police officers. It is one of the unique venues in Central Florida which attracts visitors from around the country.
YMCA Family Center, Titusville, Florida
The Titusville YMCA does great things for the community and being able to renovate and enlarge this facility to include a very large pool facility brought a much-needed space for local residents. The 22,000 SF addition and renovation included the demolition of an existing facility and extensive site work that converted a low lying, unusable area into a retention pond and athletic fields. Additionally, RUSH renovated administration offices, built new offices, physical fitness areas and locker rooms.
Steward Melbourne Regional Medical Center
Surgical Suite
The new 38,000 SF Surgical Suite expansion at Melbourne Regional Medical Center consists of a 3,000 SF renovation and an additional 35,000 SF extension to the existing medical center. Serving as the general contractor on this highly complex project, RUSH Construction is working closely with the medical center to assure minimal disruption of the daily operations and consideration of the patients, staff, and public. These cutting-edge surgical suites will provide 25-50% larger operating rooms, allowing advanced equipment to assist surgeons and staff during procedures, a centralized sterilization department, and a newly designed post-operative area.
RUSH MARINE: Cruise Terminal #3 Marine Works – Port Canaveral, FL

This was the largest project in history at Port Canaveral. RUSH Marine worked concurrently with landside terminal work to complete the construction of the berth at Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal #3. CT3 will hold the newest and largest ship in the Carnival fleet, Mardi Gras.
RUSH FACILITIES: Space Florida Launch and Landing Facility

RUSH Facilities recently completed a 3-year contract overseeing 2,400 acres at the Space Florida Launch and Landing Facility, which included the maintenance and operations of 13 structures, and the maintenance and operations of a 15,000 foot runway.