Launching The American Dream
Patrick Flanigan departed County Monaghan, Ireland, to seek opportunity in the United States. He found that opportunity as one of the sole Master Plumbers in Baltimore City. He was also one of the few employers of the heavily discriminated against Irish population. Flanigan overcame man cultural boundaries and applied his unique vision to create a contracting business. That business would lay the foundation for the future of P. Flanigan & Sons.
Great Baltimore Fire
P. Flanigan & Sons was heavily involved in preventing the fire from spreading. The company held a license for the use of demolition and was prepared to create fire breaks. The company and its team of mules was also a key contributor to the clean up effort that followed the fire.
First asphalt plant in Maryland
As cobble stones grew out of favor, P. Flanigan and Sons opened the first asphalt manufacturing plant in Maryland. Such an investment was a sign of the company's forward vision.
First dump truck in Maryland
Just four short years after opening the state's first asphalt plant, Flanigan introduced the work sites of Maryland to the first dump truck in the state.
Building sewers of Baltimore
One of Patrick Flanigan's earliest business ventures was constructing the sewers of Baltimore City. The original sewer line was developed as a privately held utility called Flanigan's Pipe. It was later turned over to the city.
During the Great Depression when work was at a minimum, Flanigan spent his time growing melons and selling them from ships in Baltimore City's harbor.
Plastic armor for Liberty ships
Pierce Flanigan, Jr. was trained by English engineers in the process known as Plastic Armor. During the lend/lease period prior to the declaration of war, Liberty Ships were armed with this material.
Westport asphalt plant
P. Flanigan & Sons used about 10 acres of the company's existing property within Baltimore, to construct an asphalt plant with state of the art technology.
Seagirt Marine Terminal
P. Flanigan & Sons constructed Seagirt Marine Terminal in Dundalk, Md. The terminal is a monument to the innovative spirit of both Flanigan and Baltimore.
Baltimore Convention Center expansion
P. Flanigan & Sons was contracted for the expansion of the Baltimore Convention Center. One unique aspect of the project, was the use of light-weight concrete to complete a walkway on the roof of the structure.
Purchased Baltimore Asphalt Company
P. Flanigan & Sons was honored to have the opportunity to purchase the Baltimore Asphalt Company. The facility and employees were of such quality that Flanigan was able to expand business, and retain many of the Baltimore Asphalt Company's employees.
Southwest Terminal at BWI
P. Flanigan & Sons completed an expansion of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. This project included concrete hard stand, taxiway, and airfield construction. The project was built to the highest standards of quality and during a time of heightened national security.
Winchester Recycling Facility
P. Flanigan and Sons converted a vacant iron foundry into a concrete recycling center. Here, the company processes construction waste into high quality road bed materials.
Celebrating 125 years of business
In our 125th year of operations, we celebrated with a party at the Pier 5 Hotel, joined by friends and family.