1909 The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company is founded by G.W.C. Whiting and LeBaron Turner, classmates at MIT.
1910 The company’s first project is utility and road work at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, DC.
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. 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.
1939 Mr. Hackerman’s first project, the Cambridge Creek Bridge, is completed. 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.
Ralph Pass
Harold Cohn
1948 Whiting-Turner exceeds 100 projects with Buffalo Tank in Washington, DC. Buffalo Tank
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1950 Whiting-Turner places the original deck on the Delaware Memorial Bridge. This is one of many bridges completed in the decade. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.
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1990 Charles Irish becomes the company’s first chief operating officer. 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. 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 southwest presence with the opening of its Denver, CO office. 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. 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. 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. Willard Hackerman
2014 With the passing of Mr. Hackerman, Timothy Regan is named the third president and CEO.
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.
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