Our History

For over 27 years, RORA Construction Pty Ltd has been growing to meet the many challenges that have confronted the highway construction industry.

The company began as a sole proprietorship and has become a respected leader in the industry. Many companies that helped build the infrastructure of this country had the same humble origins. Hard work and perseverance has helped us develop into an organization that is positioned to meet the ever-changing challenges of our industry and the needs of our customers.

RORA Construction was founded by Robert Raines in the 1989. Like many companies of that era, we began with a simple vision: building concrete streets. The company moved into bridge construction in 1995. The RORA Construction company has built many of the roads that still make up the Mississippi highway system.

We have been successful in building and maintaining the roads, bridges, parks and property developments that form the important connections between, functioning towns and cities. Our enduring principles Our Enduring Strategic Framework sets out the company’s long-term vision and direction. This framework guides decision making by our people; aligning strategy and creating synergies between all our empowered businesses. It is supported by our essence, values, strategy, edge, enduring principles, as well as a range of policies that create an environment for quality decision making by our people.

In 2010, we embarked on a succession plan to take the business to the 4th generation and making it a multi-national then we began to explore business opportunities outside America to Europe.  As a result of this transition, RORA Construction was formed and is now the primary operating company.  The company looks forward to continuing the business on with the help of all of its great employees.

"We are driven to provide for our Customers, quality service, an outstanding track record and most importantly, the best trained people to ensure a superior job."


Mission Statement and Core Values

Our mission is to deliver safe, sustainable, high-quality projects and services which uphold our core values and the ‘RORA Construction’ legacy.We uphold 6 key core values that help define the non-negotiable standards guiding the decisions of personnel and subcontractors:


  • We develop leaders…We foster trust, openness and collaboration to develop leaders focused on sustainable, superior performance. We set positive examples and invest in personnel and subcontractors so that they can actively lead in all business areas.


  • No task is too important that we cannot do it safely…We uphold a positive and proactive safety culture, and lead by example in all aspects of our business. We strive to exceed best practice, and instill this value in personnel and subcontractors.

Environment and Sustainability

  • We look after our environment for future generations…We recognise the lasting and permanent presence of our work activities, and strive to protect the environment by upholding effective and efficient environmental and sustainable practices as part of everyday business.


  • We do what we say…We conduct our business in accordance with the highest standards of professional behavior and ethics. We are transparent, honest and ethical in all our interactions with personnel, clients, subcontractors and the public.


  • We anticipate change and shape it to fit our purposes…We acknowledge the weaknesses within our industry and create ethical, forward thinking solutions to overcome them. We identify, develop and deploy leading edge construction methods, plant and equipment and process improvement tools.

Continuous Improvement

  • We are not satisfied with status quo…We measure, monitor, analyze and improve productivity, processes, tasks and ourselves to satisfy clients and our own high expectations. We work with enthusiasm, courtesy and intellect, and are driven to surpass what has already been achieved. We are not afraid to stand alone, especially when it is the right thing to do.