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Developing leading-edge solutions for the highway infrastructure industry.


RRC is an R&D and technology company developing leading-edge solutions for the highway infrastructure industry. We enable our federal, state, and other highway industry partners to deliver value to their stakeholders by offering unique services and products that are:

RRC certification: WOSB and 8(a) certified

DUNS# DUNS: 078840577

NAICS Codes:   541330, 541715, 541380, 541690, 541990, 541511, and 518210

Meticulously researched and executed.

Rigorously tested and validated.

Actionable as well as practical.

Developed by a small & focused team.

Our Expertise

Our projects aim to improve infrastructure performance and facilitate well-informed highway investment decisions.
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Founded in Champaign, IL in 2013, RRC is a small, but growing, company. We are excited about expanding our services to the Northern Virginia/DC area. We are proud of our incredible team of Research Engineers and support staff, who are highly driven individuals with a great initiative. All our Research Engineers hold doctoral degrees and have an outstanding research record. We are grateful for their contributions to the company and we take pride in providing an environment where they continue to learn, grow, and feel valued.


Dr. Chetana Rao is the Founder of the company who brings over 20 years of experience in research, and technology transfer covering the broad areas of materials, pavement analysis and design, bridges, performance prediction, quality assurance (QA), nondestructive testing, and value engineering. Dr. Rao’s research portfolio includes projects supported by the National Science Foundation, the Federal Highway Administration, the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, the Federal Aviation Administration, State Departments of Transportation, and highway industry organizations.

Dr. Rao holds Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. degrees from Osmania University in India, the University of Connecticut and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign respectively. She has authored several research reports, journal and conference publications. Dr. Rao has received awards for her technical accomplishments from the industry, professional associations, and her former employer.


RRC has partnered with industry-leading technical consultants, prestigious academic institutions, nationally reputed testing laboratories, software developers, and other businesses to assemble collaborative teams for developing optimal technical solutions for their clients.  Our strength lies in bringing together and harnessing the collective expertise of the “right expert for the right project” to provide the highest value to our clients.  The extra dimension gained from the synergy across team members and organizations is central to our commitment to excellence in developing technical solutions for each project or undertaking.


We are consistently open, honest and ethical in all of our dealings.
We are genuine and committed to ourselves, our collaborators, and clients.
We have the strong team of best people and it adds to our long term advantage.
We show respect and empathy for people within and outside our company.