Vision & Values

President of Rush, Matt Smith

Building an Exceptional Future, Together.

At Rush, the road to the future – creating communities in the Pacific Northwest where people love to live and work – relies upon mutually beneficial relationships between our staff, suppliers, investors, customers, and project teams.

In 2015, we set out to redefine the principles and the vision, mission, and principles that define our companies and the work that we do. Each new principle was inspired by the qualities we already see in our employees and instilled in our culture.

What does it mean to be Building an Exceptional Future, Together? Every day, members of the Rush team do incredible things while demonstrating these principles, whether it's working with their team or getting the job done for their customer in the best way possible. It means that in every service, and every project, we are collaborating with you to deliver the best experience and exceptional results.


Matt Smith, President of The Rush Companies

Our Guiding Principles

  • We believe our success is based on our people. We hire the best and are committed to their long-term growth.
  • We do everything as a team. No spectators allowed.
  • We have an unwavering commitment to our clients. Without them we don’t exist.
  • We own and immediately seek solutions to the problems our clients face.
  • We respect our subcontractors and suppliers. They are our partners in success.
  • We listen deeply.
  • We think strategically. We challenge the status quo.
  • We use sound judgment. We have the courage to make tough decisions.
  • We take ownership and responsibility for our actions or inactions.
  • We laugh often, don’t take ourselves too seriously and take time to celebrate our success.
  • We stay hungry and humble. Nobody is going to give us anything. We earn it every day.