Our history of construction excellence since 1946
James N. Driscoll founded the company in 1946, specializing in tunnel and sewer construction. For decades Driscoll’s expertise was in hard and soft ground tunnels, large diameter sewers, reinforced concrete box sewers, sewer reconstruction under steady flow, cut-and-cover subway structures, sheeting and shoring, excavation, and pile driving.
Driscoll Construction continued to expand over the years. The company’s presidency was passed from James to his son, James N. Driscoll, Jr., who furthered the acceleration and evolution of our core competency. Tragically, James Jr. passed and in 1972 his brother Michael J. Driscoll became president.
Mr. Driscoll aided the company’s expansion by pursuing and completing countless complex tunnel and sewer projects throughout the area. Seeing an opportunity to expand, Driscoll decided to take on a new and more challenging area: bridge projects throughout Philadelphia.
Working with his sons, Michael J. Driscoll, Jr. and James C. Driscoll, the company soon was securing projects in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland for various owners and authorities. In 2000, the presidency was passed onto Michael J. Driscoll, Jr. with James C. Driscoll assuming the vice presidency. The company continued to advance, and soon went from completing single-span bridges to completing projects with numerous multi-span bridges, sound walls, retaining walls, and box culverts, each presenting a unique facet of construction with an innovative methodology required. In 2020, after decades of dedication, extremely hard work, and exponential growth, Michael Driscoll Sr. unfortunately passed away.
Surpassing 75 years in business, Driscoll Construction Co., Inc. has evolved into a general contracting firm with an outstanding reputation, specializing in heavy highway and marine construction of multi-span bridges, concrete elements, sound walls, retaining walls, concrete box sewers, utilities, sheeting and shoring, excavation, demolition, and pile diving.