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Civil | RELIABLE CONTRACTING CO. INC. 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 “We’re able to grow very safely, which is why we’re still in business.” -Jay Baldwin, president Contracting has »Reliablesuccessful by growing stayed at a deliberate pace. Across the Industry RELIABLE CONTRACTING SERVES A RANGE OF SECTORS IN THE CONSTRUCTION WORLD. BY ALAN DORICH W 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 176 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013 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. http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - January/February 2013
Case Studies
Best Practices
Business Management
Green Construction
Construction Materials
Consigli Construction – Wat Nawamintararachutis NMR Meditation Center Thai Buddhist Temple
The Michaels Organization – University Student Living
Clark Builders – The Mustard Seed
JC Beal Construction Inc.
Plaza Construction – ENV
Regalia Beach Developers LLC – Regalia
Batson-Cook Construction – SkyHouse Orlando
Billingsley – Cypress Water Dallas
Jon M. Hall Co.
Pratt Homebuilders
John Moriarty and Associates – Charlesview Residences at Brighton Mills
Daikin America – Plant Expansion Project
Morton Buildings
MSI General Corp.
ClearSpan Fabric Structures
TOPCOR Companies LLC
Coatings Unlimited Inc.
Brencal Contractors Inc.
Del’s Construction Co. Inc. – Cambria Production Facility Expansion
Paric Corp.
Archer Western – Consolidated Courts Complex
Tishman Construction
McCarthy Building Cos. – Mercy Hospital Joplin
University of Maryland Medical System – Trauma Center Expansion
Swinerton Builders – San Joaquin Community Hospital Cancer Center
The Lemoine Company – Lafayette General Medical Center expansion
L.F. Driscoll – Temple University
P. Agnes
FIP Construction Inc.
National Lutheran Communities and Services – The Village at Rockville
Carothers Construction Inc. – Special Operations Command South Headquarters
The Hillman Group
Taylor Woodstone
Tooz Construction Inc.
Woolley’s Classic Suites
Structure Tone – Novo Nordisk Inc. North American headquarters
Gilbane Building Co. – Potawatomi Bingo Casino hotel
Pacific Building Group
Denark Construction – Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Events Center
Traylor Bros. Inc.
Bobcat Contracting LLC
Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
Union County and KemperSports – Galloping Hill Golf Course Clubhouse and Learning Center
E.L. Robinson Engineering
INDOT: 1-69 Corridor
Palmetto Corp
Monroe Tractor
Wood's CRW Corp.
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