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


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


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


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


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

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Loch Raven Dam


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


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

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Willard Hackerman


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

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Cambridge Creek Bridge


Company performs post-war industrial work for Dupont.


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


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

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Buffalo Tank


View project photos from Whiting-Turner’s early history.

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


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


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


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


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

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Willard Hackerman


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


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


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

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Stephen Duffy


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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Charles Irish


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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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