Rice Construction has forged a tight-knit community within the construction industry, standing shoulder to shoulder with the Masters of Barricades. While not often featured in news articles or social media platforms, the name Rice Construction resonates widely. With over three decades of experience, they have become one of the foremost excavation contractors in Southern Nevada.
Dave Rice’s journey parallels that of Rice Construction’s ascent. Beginning with a summer stint at Beaver Construction and culminating in a business degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in 1984, his dedication laid the foundation for success. By the 1990s, Rice Construction had firmly established itself in Southern Nevada.
A notable project exemplifying their prowess was the Desert Inn Road (DIR) arterial. Beyond easing traffic congestion by tunneling under Union Pacific Railroad tracks and trenching the Las Vegas Strip, their work involved rerouting utility lines through the DIR arterial, spanning Industrial Road, Highland Drive, and Interstate 15.