Our History

Driscoll Construction Company, Inc. recently celebrated its 75th year in the construction industry and is now operating under its 4th generation of the Driscoll family.

Started in 1946 by James N. Driscoll, the company specialized in tunnel and sewer construction. For years Driscoll’s focus was on 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.

As years progressed, Driscoll Construction continued to grow. The presidency of the company was passed from James down to his son James N. Driscoll, Jr., who furthered the acceleration and evolution of our core competency. In 1972, his youngest son Michael J. Driscoll became president.

Mr. Driscoll furthered the company’s growth by pursuing and completing countless complex tunnel and sewer projects around the area. Driscoll Construction soon after decided to take on a new and more challenging area by expanding into heavy highway bridge projects around the City of Philadelphia.

Coordinating with his son Michael J. Driscoll, Jr., projects soon were being secured in the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland for various owners and authorities. In 2000, the presidency was passed onto Michael J. Driscoll, Jr. The company continued to advance, and shortly thereafter went from completing single span bridge structures, to completing projects with numerous multi-span bridge structures, sound walls, retaining walls, and box culverts, with each presenting its own unique facet of construction. In 2020, after decades of dedication, hard work, and exponential growth, Michael Driscoll Sr. unfortunately passed away.

As of today, Driscoll Construction Co., Inc., surpassing 75 years, has transformed into a general contracting firm specializing in the 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.

Check out some of our projects here.