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Residential | RSC GROUP LLC

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PRINCIPAL BRETT STEINBERG GREW RSC GROUP
INTO A MAJOR MASONRY FIRM SERVING NEW
YORK CITY. BY ALAN DORICH

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fter only seven years in the construction industry, Brett
Steinberg has accomplished more than some people do
in their entire careers. At the young age of 25, the principal of RSC Group LLC says he owes it all to his philosophy of being persistent.
"When you enter this industry, you're opening a door for what can
be a great, lengthy career," he says, noting that those entering the
business will get back what they put into it. "It will be fruitful and
prosperous, but it will also be stressful and tiresome some days."
Based in Elizabeth, N.J., RSC Group is a full-service exterior construction company that provides masonry and roofing services in
New York and New Jersey. Today, Steinberg is a partner in the firm,
but he earned this status through years of hard work and dedication.
"I started in the industry in 2010," he recalls, explaining that he
began his career at MDB Development, an exterior restoration company in Manhattan. Steinberg took the job to support his family after
the death of his father. "I had many opportunities to go to college,
but realized that having an income to help provide a future for my
family was much more important.
"I grew up with a successful father, and when he died, everything
got taken from us," he recalls. "I went from having everything to
losing it all."
But the tragedy emboldened his work ethic. "I always tried to be
the best at everything I did," he says. "I wanted to be the best, no
matter how much it took."

Valuable Lessons
During his time at the Manhattan firm, Steinberg became very
close with his boss and the firm's owner,
Michael DeBellas, who became his mentor
and taught him two of the most valuable
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lessons Steinberg has come to know. "The
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first thing is that persistence takes [priori* Specia y: Masonry and
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When he entered the industry at the
age of 17, Steinberg was still green on
industry basics. But that did not stop
him from growing his knowledge. "If
- Bre Steinberg, principal
you don't know it, chase it so you know
everything about it," he advises.
"Within a year, because I was the first
one up and in the office, and the last one

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"When you enter is industry,
you're opening a door for what
can be a great, leng y career."

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to leave, I was able to teach myself everything I
know," he recalls. "I always wanted to make sure
the next time I went into a room that I was the
smartest guy."
DeBellas also taught Steinberg the importance
of perception and making a good impression.
"The way someone perceives you for the first time
they meet you is how they perceive you for your
entire career," Steinberg says.


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