Timeline: 1885

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.

  1885 Launching The American Dream

Timeline: 1904

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.

  1904 Great Baltimore Fire

Timeline: 1908

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.

  1908 First asphalt plant in Maryland

Timeline: 1912

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.

  1912 First dump truck in Maryland

Timeline: 1920's

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.

  1920's Building sewers of Baltimore

Timeline: 1930's

Great Depression

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.

  1930's Great Depression

Timeline: 1940's

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.

  1940's Plastic armor for Liberty ships

Timeline: 1960's

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.

  1960's Westport asphalt plant

Timeline: 1980's

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.

  1980's Seagirt Marine Terminal

Timeline: 1990's

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.

  1990's Baltimore Convention Center expansion

Timeline: 1997

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.

  1997 Purchased Baltimore Asphalt Company

Timeline: 2000

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.

  2000 Southwest Terminal at BWI

Timeline: 2006

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.

  2006 Winchester Recycling Facility

Timeline: 2010

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.

  2010 Celebrating 125 years of business

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