From our humble beginning as general contractors nearly a century ago to our recent industry advancing innovations, Barton Malow is built on a foundation of integrity and trust.
The first contract awarded to C.O. Barton Company was interior renovations for the Michigan Bell Telephone Company.
Becoming one of the original company employees, Ben Maibach Sr. started as a carpenter.
Arnold Malow was a financial wizard, serving as Vice President and Treasurer
Ben C. Maibach, Jr. began as a laborer, engineer, timekeeper, and general handyman on tank foundations for Firestone Rubber in Trenton, Michigan
Barton Malow is first construction firm in the U.S. to establish a profit sharing/pension plan for the benefit of employees
Carl Barton named Chairman of the Board; Arnold Malow elevated to President; Ben Maibach Jr. elected Executive Vice President
Barton Malow establishes the Barton Malow Foundation with the goal of donating 5% of company earnings to support our communities
Barton Malow enters into a contract to construct a U.S. Post Office in Detroit, which at that time was the largest building in cubic feet in the State of Michigan
Barton Malow builds the 27-story Jefferson Apartment Building, the tallest reinforced concrete structure (at the time) in the state of Michigan
Ford Motor Car Company awards Barton Malow a contract to build a 2.6 million-SF stamping plant in Woodhaven, Michigan – first major project to use fast track approach; Rollie Wilkening promoted to Executive Vice President; Ben Maibach III joins Barton Malow as a laborer
The Pontiac Central High School project in Michigan was estimated to have saved at least six months of construction time, elevating Barton Malow on the national construction management stage with the results widely published.
Rollie Wilkening co-authors the book “Construction Management for the General Contractor.” Barton Malow Company becomes national leaders the delivery method
Rollie Wilkening named Barton Malow President; Ben Maibach, III named Executive Vice President
An office in Sarasota, Florida is opened
The groovy orange logo was fitting for its era
General Motors awards Barton Malow the Orion and Wentzville assembly plants, one of the largest private contracts ever awarded in the United States
Barton Malow Rigging Company established; Barton Malow establishes LEArning Practicum for Students (LEAPS) for college interns; Doug Maibach joins Barton Malow as a Layout Engineer
Barton Malow moves corporate headquarters to Southfield, Michigan
Ben Maibach, Jr., Chairman of the Board, celebrates 50 years of service at Barton Malow
The Baltimore, Maryland office is opened
New corporate identity established with an updated logo, changing the color from orange to blue
Barton Malow builds Oriole Park at Camden Yards which was hailed as new standard for open-air baseball parks
Together, employee teams created a one-of-a-kind home for Barton Malow’s new headquarters in Southfield, MI, rising four stories over serene wetlands, with a dramatic glass curtainwall sloping inward.
The Detroit School of Arts, part of the massive Detroit Public Schools program, becomes the first LEED Certified building in Detroit; Medlar Field at Lubrano Park at Penn State University becomes the first LEED Certified ballpark in the world
Barton Malow starts use of Building Information Modeling (BIM), setting the foundation for an industry changing approach to construction and the beginning of Virtual Design and Construction
Barton Malow enters renewable energy market with the construction of Stoney Corners Wind Farm
Barton Malow establishes Core Purpose: Building with the American Spirit: People, Projects, Communities and establishes a plan to achieve a long-term goal of doubling efficiency by the 100th anniversary
The Build Your Community Employee Match Program founded; Community Week launched
LIFTbuild, Construction Robotics, Fly Paper, AllTrade Industrial
Barton Malow establishes the Family of Companies honoring the rich heritage and strong culture of the enterprise.
The project, a 16-story high-rise project in the heart of Detroit’s Greektown neighborhood dubbed Exchange Detroit, expects to be completed significantly faster than traditional construction thanks to efficiency inherently built into the top-down LIFTbuild assembly system