Building Success from the Ground Up

A Proven Record of Performance

We believe performance is defined by maximizing the value we are providing to our customers. Our process considers every aspect of the project to achieve this goal. It begins with listening to our customer’s current and long-term goals for the project. Careful planning in the initial design and budget result in the best opportunity for us to meet those goals. Experienced project managers, crew, and subcontractors provide skilled workmanship and exceptional quality while meeting the customer’s timelines for project completion. Finally, we provide detailed post-construction closeout and responsive support after completion to assure continued satisfaction after the project is complete.

Our Mission

To strive towards unparalleled Trust, Performance, and Pride through our commitment to:

Our Customers

  • Providing the latest technology & expertise to meet future needs
  • Providing practical solutions to problems
  • Providing diversified products & services to meet all needs
  • Always providing value

Our Team

  • Continuous training & education
  • Involvement & teamwork
  • Sharing the rewards of success
  • Encouraging advancement from within the company

Our Suppliers

  • Working as a business partner to provide solutions to our customers’ problems

A Tradition of Building Trust

Since our beginning, over half a century ago, R.W. Mercer Company has learned the importance of having trust and confidence in all providers.  Trust and confidence are earned by consistently delivering value to our customers by meeting the goals of the project within budget and on schedule, never sacrificing safety or quality. We understand that a construction project is a major investment for our customer. Our company has built its success on a reputation of delivering the best solutions and value on every project.

Our History


Robert William Mercer purchases Hillsdale Oil Company


Kirk Mercer purchases company from his father. Re-incorporates as R.W. Mercer Co.

1980 – 2000

Growth of services.

Expansion to 7 locations to support customer growth.

2000 – 2010

General Contracting expansion to a full-service department.

2010 – Present

Ownership succession to 3rd Generation

Acquisition of West Michigan Electric

General Contracting Office in Grand Rapids and Detroit.

Making Tracks

Making Tracks is a symbol not only of where we have been, but where we are going and how we will get there. Talent, Growth, and execution are how we will leave a mark on the communities we operate in.



Performance Certified

The R.W. Mercer Co. maintains active participation with a number of groups and organizations important to both communities and industry and is performance certified in a number of technically- specific areas.


Pride in Everything We Do

Our team of professionals take pride in their ability to deliver outstanding solutions for our customers. This company-wide attitude of Trust, Performance, and Pride produces the same level of quality and service no matter the scope of the project. Even after thousands of projects, we still look forward to the sense of pride and accomplishment we share with our customers in a job done right.

Affiliations & Certifications

Association of Builders & Contractors
Certified Illinois Underground Storage Tank Installer
Certified Indiana Underground Storage Tank Installer
Certified Michigan Underground Storage Tank Installer
Certified Ohio Underground Storage Tank Installer
OPMCA – Ohio Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association
State of Michigan Licensed Builder
State of Michigan Licensed Electrical Contractor
State of Michigan Licensed Mechanical Contractor