About Us



A-1 Construction Specialty, Inc., was founded in 1966 in Broomall, Pennsylvania by John Rhoads, Sr. and then relocated to Collegeville, Pennsylvania in 2000. John Rhoads, Jr. has been the President/CEO of A-1 Construction since 2001.

The firm works on both large and small projects. “Our real niche is in completing “fast-track” projects that no one else can get done!”

And according to John, “The projects that are most memorable are ones where we develop long-term and long-lasting relationships.”


A-1 Construction Specialty, Inc. has been providing quality construction services to the tri-state area for over 50 years. Our objective is to work closely with each client so that we can maintain complete satisfaction through excellent service and quality workmanship. We specialize in commercial new construction and occupied renovations, taking pride in completing each project as scheduled and at a cost effective price point. Our many years of experience have enabled us to provide our clients with the best prices and workmanship available anywhere.

A-1 Construction places great value on developing lifetime relationships with
our clients. In today's competitive marketplace we are aware that our clients
are aggressively prospected and their loyalty cannot be taken for granted.
As a team, we focus on relationship building and follow up on service believing that they are critical components for promoting both client retention and revenue growth. Effective communication, paying attention to detail,
responsiveness, and "going the extra mile" are ways in which
we strive to serve our clients each and every day.
With strong experience in delivering successful projects, A-1 Construction specializes in taking fast-track projects from conception to completion, on time and within budget. Our goal is to be the preferred Construction Manager offering experience and excellence to our clients.

With over 50 years of Construction Management, A-1 Construction’s approach is to have our team in place at the start of a project so we can be as efficient and productive as possible. Our on-site personnel provides contract coordination, field administration, communication, project updates, and quality review. We bring high awareness and sensitivity to employee comfort and job safety in occupied working environments.


years of experience


happy clients


successful projects
Financial Institution
Blue Bell, PA

Your response to our needs and calls for service was outstanding.

Corporate Headquarters
King of Prussia, PA

A-1 has distinguished itself as a reputable, quality focused general contractor and service provider by demonstrating a genuine interest in their clients and their businesses. They strive to be professional from the top down by providing support and by resolving difficult issues in a timely fashion.

Telecommunications Company
Wayne, PA

You have done what was asked, been flexible and completed projects on time and on budget. I feel that your ability to do this starts with the effort that is placed on the initial walk through and concludes with the quality of our subcontractors.

Accounting Firm
West Chester, PA

Thank you for the excellent service and effort you and A-1 Construction Specialty, Inc., put into the building of our new office. We were impressed with your team’s ability to perform this quality of work on time and within budget. The design and set up of these offices will give us the flexibility we need as we continue to grow in Chester County.