COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

2023

June 2023

Gold Sponsor of the Youth Valley House Golf Tournament

On June 5, 2023, Rukoski Fencing participated in and supported the 38th annual John E. Walson, Jr. Memorial Golf & Pickleball Tournament as a Gold Sponsor. Contributions of its supporters of Valley Youth House successfully raised $330,958 to bolster the agency’s essential programs, which have continued to provide assistance to vulnerable youth and families within our communities for the past 50 years.

June 2023

2023 Scholarship Recipients Announced

We are proud to announce our three recipients of the Rutkoski Fencing and Merut Construction Corporation Scholarship Award!  Please join us in congratulating Wyoming Area graduating seniors Andrew Lucas, Allie Silinskie, and Brendan Graham as they each begin their higher education journey.

And a BIG CONGRATS to all the WA Seniors graduating today!

May 2023

Keeping America Beautiful with Pick Up PA Community Event

Over the Memorial Day Weekend, RFI and Merut Construction Corporation held a Pick Up PA event in a statewide effort to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.

Employees, children and pets of employees, and WA Key Club students joined forces by picking up litter along Dennison St. in Swoyersville. A cookout followed to show our appreciation.

Sending out a BIG THANK YOU to all who participated!

February 2023

One of Thirty-Five Sponsors at the America 250 PA Launch Event

We are proud to be one of the 35 host sponsors at the launch event of America250PA held at the home of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, PNC Field.  The America250PA Commission coordinates commemorating the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States and Pennsylvania’s integral role.

Some program and project highlights include:
  • Implementing civics education in the classroom
  • Commissioning PA artists to design replica Liberty Bells in each county
  • Planting certified Liberty Trees in 67 counties
  • Volunteering -Pennsylvanians helping Pennsylvanians
  • Recognizing and thanking PA servicemembers
  • Telling the unique stories that make up the diverse fabric of #PA in podcasts and visitation of K-4 grade classrooms

2022

December 2022

Holiday Giving Initiative 

When the Greater Pittston Santa Squad told us they reached over 1,000 kids this year, we knew we were a part of something special. A BIG heartfelt THANK YOU to our staff for the donations that helped ten local children have a great Christmas morning.

October 2022

Whisker’s World 8th Annual Golf Tournament

RFI and Merut Construction Corporation sponsored and participated in the 8th Annual Whiskers World, Inc. Golf Tournament at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club.

Not only did we enjoy a nice day outdoors, but we golfed for a cause, contributing to Whiskers World, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to caring for homeless animals by providing veterinary services, food, shelter, and forever homes.

September 2022

Rutkoski Fencing, Inc. Sponsors the Greater Northeast PA Out of the Darkness Walk

In support of the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention, RFI is a proud sponsor of our community’s Greater Northeast PA Out of the Darkness Walk Sunday, September 11th.

June 2022

2nd Annual Scholarship Award Recipients Announced

We are proud to announce our 2nd annual recipients of the Rutkoski Fencing and Merut Construction Scholarship Award!

Scholarship winners are Wyoming Area graduating seniors Evan Melberger and Brianna Braccini as they begin their higher education journey with a $1,500 award. A bright future is surely ahead.

June 2022

Rutkoski Fencing, Inc. Sponsors Community Event

We are happy to help Dress for Success Luzerne County as a Beverage Cart Sponsor of the 2022 Links Fore Success Golf Tournament.

2021

December 2021

RFI Collects Donations to Partner with The Greater Pittston Santa Squad

We are excited to be a part of the Greater Pittston Santa Squad this year! Our team exceeded our donation goals to help ensure every child in the Greater Pittston Area wakes up to toys under their tree on Christmas morning.  A big THANK YOU to our staff for their generous giving. It was better than anything we could have asked for.

September 2021

RFI Sponsors Wyoming County Chamber Event

As a Wyoming Country Chamber of Commerce member, we were happy to attend and sponsor the Wyoming County Chamber’s Denim & Diamonds Celebration event.  It was great to see old faces and meet new ones. Thank you for a wonderful evening out!

August 2021

Proud Sponsor of Whishker’s World Golf Tournament

Rutkoski Fencing, along with Merut Construction Corporation, supported the Whisker’s World Golf Tournament as a platinum sponsor.  The team teed off on Saturday, August 21st at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club.

June 2021

RFI Sponsors Dress For Success Golf Outing

On June 28th, Rutkoski Fencing sponsored and participated in the 5th Annual Links Fore Success Golf Outing benefiting Dress for Success Luzerne County! We proudly support the mission of Dress for Success: to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

June 2021

Rutkoski Fencing, Inc. and Merut Construction Awards Scholarship To Local Students

We are proud to announce our 1st recipients of the Rutkoski Fencing and Merut Construction Corporation Scholarship Award! Congratulations to Wyoming Area graduating seniors Maria Amato, Michael Branley, and Kyle Emsley as they each begin their higher education journey with a $1,500 award. A bright future is surely ahead for this trio!

May 2021

Employees “Go Green” In Observance of United Day of Hope

In support of May being Mental Health Month, several companies and organizations joined together to “Go Green” for the United Day of Hope to let those who struggle know, YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

RFI’s staff, along with the employees of Keystone FenceMerut Construction Corporation, and students of Wyoming Area Key Club, sported their green shirts and lanterns to shine a light on mental illness and mental health in our homes, online, and in our community!

April 2021

Rutkoski Fencing, Inc. Proudly Sponsors NEPA Sings

RFI’s sponsorship of NEPA Sings contributes to CASA of Luzerne County and their goal of creating a community in which every abused and neglected child in Luzerne County has a safe, permanent, loving home and the support to become a healthy, empowered adult. Ten of the most talented singers in NEPA will compete to benefit children in foster care on Thursday, June 24, 2021, with a Viewing Party located at Garden Drive In, Hunlock Creek, PA.  Good luck finalists!

March 2021

Rutkoski Fencing, Inc. Supports Back Mountain Chamber Food Drive

RFI was one of over 50 businesses collecting food items during the month of March in support of the Back Mountain Chamber Food Drive. We would like to thank everyone who has helped us make a difference!

2020

November 2020

Wyoming Area Key Club Honors Veteran Employees Pins for Veterans Day

In addition to a special blog tribute to Rutkoski Fencing and Merut Corporation’s veteran employees, the Wyoming Area High School Key Club students provided American flag pins in honor of their service to our country.

September 2020

Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce FallFest Mixer

Rutkoski Fencing, Inc. was a chamber sponsor of the annual Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce’s FallFest Mixer Event at Shadowbrook Resort and Six West Restaurant.

August 2020

Whiskers World, Inc. Golf Tournament

Rutkoski Fencing and Merut Construction sponsored and participated in the Whiskers World, Inc. Golf Tournament. Not only did we enjoy a nice day outdoors with the team, but we golfed for a cause, contributing to Whiskers World, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to caring for homeless animals by providing veterinary services, food, and shelter.

2018

May 2018

RFI was honored to participate in the John E. Walson, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Valley Youth House held on Monday May 21, 2018 at Lehigh Country Club.  Our sponsorship went to helping the Valley Youth House in their mission to empower and strengthen the lives of children, youth and families through inclusive programming that builds resilience and fosters growth and independence.

2017

October 2017

RFI was honored to present their donation to the Luzerne County Down Syndrome Network yesterday!  We would like to thank everyone who donated and helped raise awareness for Down Syndrome and this wonderful charity!

September – October 2017

This fall, RFI started a charity campaign for the Luzerne County Down Syndrome Awareness Network. We are raising awareness in our company and also in our community for people with Down Syndrome by collecting donations for this local charity. In order to raise these donations while spreading awareness, we have RFI T-shirts printed up in the colors of Down Syndrome Awareness month, and are asking for a $10 donation in return for each shirt from our employees, families and friends. 100% of the money collected from this campaign will be donated to this local charity.

In addition, RFI employees are encouraged to join the local Buddy Walk taking place on September 23rd, 2017. 

The Luzerne County Down Syndrome Network came together in 2005 with the goal of organizing Luzerne County’s first annual Buddy Walk.  Through events such as the National Down Syndrome Society’s Buddy Walk, LCDSN’s mission is to advance acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome while raising funds for qualified local and national non-profit education, research and support programs.  The LCDSN hopes to serve as an advocate for those individuals while promoting awareness throughout our communities.  The network welcomes not only parents who have children with Down Syndrome, but also relatives, friends and any members of the community who want to be involved. 

http://downsyndromenetwork.org/

2016

December, 17th, 2016

During this year’s Holiday Party at Mohegan Sun located in Plains – PA, RFI Management held a Holiday Raffle to sponsor a local charity foundation, Little Eric’s Foundation. Items included: Sportsman Package, Tool Package, Keurig coffee maker set, 50″ Vizio 4K Smart TV, and $150 Cabela’s gift cards all donated on behalf of RFI.

A total of $2,700.00 was raised from the raffle and donated to the Speicher family who accepted for Little Eric’s Foundation.

The mission of Little Eric’s Foundation is to support research and raise awareness, to improve the quality of life of patients and their families, in the hope of finding a cure for Pediatric Brain & Childhood Cancers.

http://www.littleericsfoundation.org/

October 8th, 2016

Rutkoski Fencing, Inc., sponsors Gentlemen’s Dash & racers in the 2016 Color Me Pink 5k Caped CURE-Sader Family Fun Walk and race held in Pittston, PA.

Paint Pittston Pink is a week-long community event being held to raise money for breast cancer research. Their mission is to support a cure for all cancers through research and clinical trials.

https://raceroster.com/events/2016/9621/color-me-pink-5k-2016

October 2nd, 2016
Rutkoski Fencing, Inc., and the Wyoming Area LEAP (environmental club) had a road cleanup in West Pittston on Packer Ave. RFI supplied contractor bags, water, and a few high visibility shirts to everyone involved.

May 5th, 2016
RFI sponsors Great Chefs XXVI “Meatball Madness” along with Latona Trucking & Excavating and many other sponsors at the Hilton Scranton & Convention Center. The supporters of this great event serve as “Voices against Violence.”

Each year, Great Chefs spring event is hosted by the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) to raise operating funds for the organization. Ardent supporters of WRC have played a vital role in successfully assisting victims and their children. Importantly, WRC not only helps provide a safety net and restore normalcy to abused adults and children subjected to violence, WRC saves lives.

http://wrcnepa.org/

2015

July 18th, 2015
RFI employee’s and friends participated in a Community Day on July 18, 2015 to benefit Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge in Dallas, PA. In an effort to provide a better environment for the animals at the refuge and to give back to our community, RFI donated over 600 feet of Split Rail fence to Blue Chip Animal Refuge. There were 18 RFI employees, 10 members of Wyoming Area Secondary Center Key Club and 8 other volunteers present to assist for this event. Lunch was provided by RFI from Dagwood’s Deli in Kingston, PA. In the morning, the old fence was removed and by the afternoon the new fence was installed. Thanks to everyone’s determination and teamwork – our goal was completed in one day!

These types of projects could cost organizations thousands to do on their own, but because fence construction is what we do, we can take care of them quickly and easily. Volunteers enjoyed seeing all of the animals at the refuge, inclusive of horses, dogs, rabbits, cats, and more. Our employees really enjoyed this event and we are proud to support our community. One RFI employee, even adopted a new friend. Rutkoski Fencing would like to extend our gratitude to everyone that participated!

http://www.bcfanimalrefuge.org/

2014

June 9th, 2014
Rutkoski Fencing, Inc., participates as a Flag Sponsor for the Greater Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind Annual Chip in for Sight Golf Tournament.
http://www.wilkesbarreblind.com

We have more than 60 years of combined experience in the fencing industry. We will never deviate from our mission to serve you with excellence and fairness.
We at RFI pride ourselves in our professionalism, work ethic, good housekeeping, flexibility, expertise in our field, safety, efficiency, the ability to constantly get better, and most importantly, our quality of work. We instill good habits, proper training, proactive maintenance, effective communication, strict but fair policies, positive and non-hostile attitudes, professionalism, organization, accountability and advanced technology in our daily work routines to achieve success.
RFI’s dedication to safety separates us from the rest because of our continuing efforts to embrace safety as a culture and not just for compliance. We have our own safety department headed by a dedicated safety director that conducts site visits, meetings, research and trainings to better serve our company.
We offer superior products and unmatched workmanship at competitive pricing. RFI prides itself on keeping up with cutting edge technology both in the office and out in the field to be as efficient and effective as possible for providing quick, reliable service. We offer large company qualities such as experience levels, equipment, financial stability, industry resources, manpower, and versatility but by still maintaining our small business roots of quick, personalized service, workmanship and pricing.

Whether you are a business owner or a homeowner, let’s discuss how we can install the right fence for you.