When Richard Pierson was just 16 years old, he traded in his F150 pickup truck to purchase his first backhoe. As a young man, he set out to make a living by working for himself.
Richard E. Pierson Construction Co., Inc was Incorporated September 1980 in the State of New Jersey.
Richard E. Pierson Construction Co., Inc signed its first Union Contract.
The company landed its first NJ DOT project as a joint venture on Rt 295, opening the door for the continued progression and achievement this company will later experience.
The company expanded its work into the State of Delaware and Pennsylvania.
As growth continued, the success of the company leads to the purchase of the first main office located in Williamstown, NJ. Currently still operational today and known as the Cecil Yard.
The first barges were purchased, and Pierson entered the market of Marine Work.
Pierson was awarded its first Design Build project.
Pierson grew steadily, and in 2001 acquired the facility in Pilesgrove, NJ, which still serves as our company headquarters today.
By the end of fiscal year 2008, Pierson performed over $200 million in revenue.
Pierson put down permanent roots in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, acquiring a PA Regional Office, Shop and Yard.
Today Pierson employs 400+ employees, working in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland, offering diversified services in all areas of heavy, highway and marine construction.