H. J. Russell & Co. Expands to New England

Derrick Chery

Boston – H. J. Russell & Company (Russell) recently announced the opening of its Boston office and the hiring of Derrick Chery as director of operations for the construction group within the region.

In his role with Russell, Chery will be responsible for the overall growth of the company’s construction group in Boston and will work out of the newly established Russell office located at 55 Seaport Blvd. He will report directly to Atlanta-based Michael Swick, VP of operations, for the construction group at Russell, and will be responsible for directing all business functions for the firm’s Boston construction team, including business development, marketing, pre-construction, estimating, scheduling, field operations and project management.

With a background spanning more than 15 years, Chery has an array of construction experience with various structures, including multi-family and mixed use, offices, retail, higher education, infrastructure, and healthcare.

“Derrick’s deep knowledge of the region and industry experience in Boston specifically, coupled with his operational acumen, helps us elevate Russell’s presence and increase our footprint to build structures and communities in the area,” said Swick. “We appreciate how instrumental he will be in representing Russell and serving the construction needs of the community as we put a stake in the ground to expand beyond our existing markets of Georgia, Texas, Tennessee, and New York.”

“I’m excited about the opportunity to help Russell expand its business and increase jobs in the Boston area, a place I’ve called home for my entire life, and for me to be a change catalyst for the industry in this market,” said Chery. “Joining the Russell team gives me an opportunity to inspire and excite new talent within the construction industry, and through my leadership I hope to expand the culture of H. J. Russell & Company into the city that I love – Boston.”