Austin Rabine is an entrepreneurial leader working to drive technology and innovation into old industries. Combining his love for technology, construction, and business growth, Austin brings a new perspective to the construction world.
Always interested in entrepreneurship more than academics, Austin started his first business as a freshman in high school mowing lawns for as many neighbors he could sell. After 2 years of mowing lawns, Austin could invest in some larger equipment that would allow him to begin grading and snow plowing driveways and parking lots throughout the remainder of high school and college.
After college, Austin sold his equipment and took a significant pay cut to pursue a high potential career at Rabine Paving America (RPA). At the time RPA was a new, entrepreneurial, national parking lot construction and maintenance company. Austin started as a National Field Project Manager to learn every aspect of the business. Working his way through RPA, he spent time as the National Operations Manager overseeing $30+ Million of work. Most recently, as Manager of Accounts, Austin managed the National Account Management team increasing the companies profitability by over 200%.
Today, at 28 Austin is the leader and General Manager of Rabine Paving America. Rabine Paving America (RPA) is the nations largest parking lot pavement construction and maintenance company after only 6 years in the industry. While Austin has been a leader at RPA, the company has been recognized as #11 on the Crains Fast Fifty of Chicago’s fastest growing companies and on Inc. 5000’s America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies.
Austin is on the board for the Rabine Group Foundation which supports many charitable organizations such as Goldies Place, St. Baldricks, Chicago Commons, and many others. He is a founder of a brand new start up in the construction trucking industry which will bring new technology to an otherwise unsophisticated industry. Austin enjoys exploring his home city of Chicago, traveling, surfing, snowboarding, and paddle boarding.