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Civil | RELIABLE CONTRACTING CO. INC. • 2011 sales: Approximately $80 mil • Headquarters: Millersville, Md. lion • Employees: 400+ • Specialties: Paving and earthmovin g services, aggregate pro and trucking services ducts, and utility Contracting has »Reliablesuccessful by growing stayed at a deliberate pace. Reliable Contracting Co. Inc. “We’re able to grow very safely, which is why we’re still in business.” -Jay Baldwin, president RELIABLE CONTRACTING SERVES A RANGE OF SECTORS IN THE CONSTRUCTION WORLD. BY ALAN DORICH hen success is achieved, some firms make mistakes as they try to grow their operations too quickly. But, for nearly 85 years, Reliable Contracting Co. Inc. has stayed successful by growing at a careful and deliberate pace, President Jay Baldwin says. With the firm’s family ownership, “We are a conservative company,” Baldwin continues, explaining that Reliable Contracting does not actually grow any faster than it needs to. “We’re Across the Industry W able to grow very safely, which is why we’re still in business.” Based in Millersville, Md., Reliable Contracting provides paving, utility and earthmoving services, as well as aggregate and asphalt products. Baldwin’s grandfather and great-uncle, Frank and Bill Baldwin, started the company in 1928 with a single dump truck and a loader. “It was basically a hauling company,” the younger Baldwin says, noting that his elders gradually grew the business and took on other work. For instance, in 1938, Reliable Contracting won its first state contract for backfilling bulkheads at St. George Island. As the company purchased more vehicles, it grew to take on military projects, such as work at Fort George G. Meade, Md. Today, Reliable Contracting is the largest site-work contractor in Anne Arundel County, Md., with a staff of more than 400 and a fleet of 100 trucks and 250 pieces of earthmoving equipment. 148 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - November/December 2012
Construction Law
Best Practices
Hurricane Sandy
Marketing Strategies
Holcim (US) Inc.
Tampa Tank Inc./Florida Structural Steel
Rockwell Group
IVM Construction Inc.
Millennium Partners – Millennium Place
Paradigm Cos.
W.G. Yates Construction
Regalia Beach Developers LLC – Regalia
Marlyn Development and S.L. Nusbaum Realty – Heritage Forest Apartments
Chas Roberts Air Conditioning
Bellini Williams Island
Beal|Derkenne Construction – The Hub
Cedar Siding Inc.
Nibbi Bros. – Hunters View Phase 1
EllisDon Corp. – Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care
Turner Construction – Martin Army Community Hospital
U.S. General Services Administration/VCC – FBI Field Building
The Hayner Hoyt Corp.
Paric Corp.
Rotondo Weirich Enterprises Inc.
Advocate Christ Medical Center and Pepper Construction – Outpatient Pavilion expansion
Shawnee Mission Medical Center – United Excel – Birth Center
National Lutheran Communities & Services – The Village at Rockville/ARCH Consultants Ltd.
Harold O'Shea Builders – Springfield Clinic First North
Dewberry/Okland Construction – Western Regional Medical Center Addition
Kohler Ronan LLC
Graber Post Buildings Inc.
Tooz Construction Inc.
Bombardier Learjet – Facility Expansion
Rock Gaming LLC – Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
Demar Plumbing Corp.
Metrolina Greenhouse
Rommel Cos.
W.G. Tomko Incorporated Contractors
Continental Contractors
Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
Graham Construction and Engineering – Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
J.R. Filanc Construction Co. Inc.
Pulice Construction Inc. – I-10 Prince Road
Ames-Granite – US 36
Tomar Construction
E.E. Cruz/Tully – Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Queens approach
TL Wallace Construction Inc.
CARCON Industries and STL Engineering
Last Look

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