History Timeline - Whiting-Turner
History Timeline - Whiting-Turner

1909

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company is founded by G.W.C. Whiting and LeBaron Turner, classmates at MIT.

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G.W.C. Whiting
LeBaron Turner
LeBaron Turner

1910

The company’s first project is utility and road work at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, DC.

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Walter Reed Hospital Utilities/Roadwork

1920

Lester Phillipy, the firm’s first graduate engineer from Johns Hopkins University, begins a 57-year career with Whiting-Turner.

1922

Construction of the Loch Raven Dam creates a new reservoir for Baltimore City.

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Loch Raven Dam

1924

The City of Richmond Filtration plant is completed (renovated by Whiting-Turner 63 years later).

1938

Willard Hackerman, engineer from Johns Hopkins University, joins the company as a superintendent.

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Willard Hackerman

1939

Mr. Hackerman’s first project, the Cambridge Creek Bridge, is completed.

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Cambridge Creek Bridge

1946

Company performs post-war industrial work for Dupont.

1947

Ralph Pass and Harold Cohn begin their successful careers at Whiting-Turner, setting new market directions.

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Ralph Pass
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Harold Cohn

1948

Whiting-Turner exceeds 100 projects with Buffalo Tank in Washington, DC.

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Buffalo Tank

1909-1949

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Walter Reed Hospital Utilities/Roadwork
Jones Falls Inceptor
Lake Montebello
Loch Raven Bridge
Loch Raven Dam
Warren Road Bridge
Esskay Packing Plant
Cambridge Creek Bridge
Standard Wholesale Phosphate and Acid Works

1950

Whiting-Turner places the original deck on the Delaware Memorial Bridge. This is one of many bridges completed in the decade.

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Delaware Memorial Bridge

1953

Charles Irish, graduate of University of Maryland, joins the company.

1954

Whiting-Turner completes its first retail structure in Severna Park, MD.

1955

Willard Hackerman is named the second president of Whiting-Turner.

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Willard Hackerman

1958

Whiting-Turner exceeds 500 projects with the Craig Memorial Bridge.

1963

Whiting-Turner completes its first office building – The Federal Center.

1964

Stephen Duffy, graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and former executive vice president, joins the firm.

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Stephen Duffy

1969

Daniel White, graduate of Johns Hopkins University and former executive vice president, joins Whiting-Turner.

1970

Whiting-Turner is awarded its second major project for IBM – a relationship that stands to this day.

1975

Whiting-Turner completes the Bank of Virginia Headquarters and opens the Richmond, VA office.

1979

Whiting-Turner opens the Ft. Lauderdale, FL office in response to work for Best Products and celebrates another successful decade.

1980

Timothy Regan, current president, joins the firm, and the G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering is dedicated at Johns Hopkins University.

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Timothy Regan

1982

Anthony Moag, current senior executive vice president and COO, joins Whiting-Turner and Ed Burger establishes Whiting-Turner’s in-house MEP group.

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Anthony Moag

1985

The Irvine, CA office opens, establishing a decades-long relationship with Disney. The Washington, DC office also opens.

1988

IBM Southbury results in the opening of Whiting-Turner’s Northeast office in Shelton, CT.

1950-1989

View project photos from Whiting-Turner’s growth in the construction industry.

Blackhawk Bridge
Esso Standard Oil
Keokuk Bridge
Craig Memorial Bridge
Federal Center Building
Warren Road Bridge
Delaware Memorial Bridge
IBM Manassas
Best Products Houston
C&D Canal Bridge Repair
National Aquarium Baltimore
Galleria Mall
Best Products Las Vegas

1990

Charles Irish becomes the company’s first chief operating officer.

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Charles Irish

1993

A job for Progressive leads to the opening of the Cleveland, OH office. Offices in Somerset, NJ, and Newark, DE also open.

1994

Whiting-Turner builds the Olympic Aquatic Center and opens the Atlanta, GA office. The Pleasanton, CA office also opens.

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Olympic Aquatic Center

1996

Whiting-Turner’s Dallas, TX and Orlando, FL offices are established.

1997

A project for Oracle marks the opening of the Boston, MA office. The Las Vegas, NV office is also established.

1998

Whiting-Turner establishes its in-house cost and scheduling group. The Lehigh Valley, PA office also opens.

2001

Whiting-Turner completes the Whitehead Biomedical Research Building for Emory University — one of the first research laboratories to achieve LEED Silver certification. The firm also opens offices in Tampa, FL, Charlotte, NC and Chantilly, VA.

2002

Baltimore’s first skyline addition in more than a decade, 750 E. Pratt Street. Whiting-Turner grows its presence with the opening of its Denver, CO office.

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750 E. Pratt Street

2003

Whiting-Turner implements BIM/VDC on the National Institutes of Health Building 33 and Penn State School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

2004

Whiting-Turner completes U.S. Naval Academy’s Bancroft Hall, one of the largest dormitories in the world. Offices in White Plains, NY and San Diego, CA are established.

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U.S. Naval Academy Bancroft Hall

2005

The St. Francis Medical Center is indicative of Whiting-Turner’s expertise in healthcare construction. The company opens offices in Raleigh, NC and Cambridge, MD.

2006

Whiting-Turner works with renowned architects including Michael Graves, Cesar Pelli, Rafael Vinoly and Frank Gehry, and opens offices in San Antonio and Houston, TX, and Norfolk, VA.

2008

Passion for customer delight continues to be the hallmark of Whiting-Turner as evidenced by its abundance of repeat work. The company continues to set internal records and opens offices in Los Angeles, CA and Sacramento, CA.

2009

Whiting-Turner celebrates 100 years and the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health serves as a fitting milestone in the magnificent growth and transformation of Whiting-Turner over a century of construction.

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Lou Ruvo Center

2011

NASA Langley Research Center is a gleaming example of Whiting-Turner’s accomplishments in the areas of federal/military and sustainable building construction.

2012

The firm once again sets internal records and opens its 30th regional office in Kansas City, Missouri.

2013

This year marks Willard Hackerman’s 75th year with the firm. Hired as a 19-year old civil engineer fresh out of Johns Hopkins University, he set our standard with his incredible integrity and intense passion for excellence.

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Willard Hackerman

2014

With the passing of Mr. Hackerman, Timothy Regan is named the company’s third president and Chief Executive Officer. Anthony Moag is named Chief Operating Officer.

Timothy Regan
Anthony Moag

2015

Whiting-Turner expands its western presence with the completion of Crescent Scottsdale Quarter, Las Vegas Premium Outlets and the opening of the Phoenix, AZ office.

2017

Whiting-Turner opens the Columbus, OH office, its second office in the state.

2018

Charles Irish celebrates 65 years with Whiting-Turner, and the company completes significant projects such as the United Therapeutics Unisphere and the Viragh Cancer Center.

Whiting-Turner exceeds 3,600 employees
Whiting-Turner exceeds 3,600 employees

Today

View project photos from Whiting-Turner’s growth in the construction industry.

Connecticut Science Center
Ravens Stadium
Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
USDA Consolidated Laboratory Facility
Smith Center for the Performing Arts
MGM National Harbor
OhioHealth Neuroscience Center.
NASA Langley Research Center
Texas Tech West Village
Stanford Lorry I. Lokey Stem Cell Research Building
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