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Founded in 1987 by Michael McCarthy, Riparius Construction is a full-service construction firm experienced in managing projects with contract values up to $150 million. Riparius is an experienced builder of all commercial construction projects and is well-regarded for its execution of biotechnology/life sciences, office, multifamily, educational, industrial, hospitality, medical, and retail projects, among others. Riparius works with clients throughout the pre-construction and project management phases to ensure the successful delivery of excellent product.


Riparius Construction works with a broad base of clients, many of whom represent repeat business, in the development and construction of all types of real estate projects. Riparius builds biotechnology and life sciences facilities, corporate campuses, office buildings, apartments, schools, data centers, manufacturing facilities, assisted living facilities, hotels, warehouses, community centers and retail stores, among other project types. Riparius also performs full renovations, interior fit-outs and tenant improvements to existing buildings.

Riparius’ services are comprised of two base components:

Pre-Construction Services

  • Conceptual, Schematic, Design Development and Completed Construction Documents Estimating
  • Constructability Analysis
  • Quality Control
  • Scheduling
  • US Green Building Council LEED Evaluation
  • Value Engineering
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) Clash Detection

Construction Services

  • Contract Administration
  • Cost Control
  • Project Management
  • Quality Control
  • Scheduling