BALTIMORE – Barton Malow started building Oriole Park at Camden Yards in 1989, a stadium that would soon become the standard for Major League Baseball ballparks throughout the country. But that project also marked the beginning of its continued presence in Baltimore and the greater surrounding area.
On Wednesday, August 28, Barton Malow returned to Camden Yards – the place where it all began – to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its Baltimore office. Only this time, Barton Malow was joined by partners, government officials, team members from other regions, and many more who have supported its projects since the office was established three decades ago. As part of the festivities, guests were even privy to a behind-the-scenes tour of the world-class ballpark.
“When Rick Sutcliffe threw out the first pitch to Kenny Lofton when Camden Yards opened in 1992, it heralded the beginning of Barton Malow’s presence here in Baltimore,” said Ben Wu, Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the Maryland Department of Commerce. “What Barton Malow represents at the end of the day is jobs – jobs that continue to bring prosperity to the city and the residents of Baltimore.”
Since Camden Yards, Barton Malow has worked on many other notable projects in the area, which include M&T Bank Stadium, the Coppin State University Health and Human Services Building, the Francis Scott Key Medical Center, and the University of Maryland Medical System.
“When you think about anniversaries and milestones like this, it’s a wonderful opportunity for us to reflect,” said Barton Malow President and CEO Ryan Maibach. “When you think about all that has happened in that window of 30 years, you can certainly think about the legacy of projects. But the reason we all come together and celebrate is the legacy of relationships.”
In addition to Deputy Secretary Wu, notable honorary guests at the event included Maryland State Senator Jill P. Carter, former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon, Baltimore City Comptroller Joan M. Pratt, Rev. Jerome Stephens on behalf of U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, and Baltimore Mayor Bernard Young.
“Barton Malow has made a physical impact on the city of Baltimore through its involvement in notable projects,” said Mayor Young. “Barton Malow has been a committed and dedicated partner to minority and women-owned businesses, and contractors in Baltimore city and the Baltimore region. The company serves as an example to other companies, as Barton Malow is always presenting new ideas and technologies to serve people and projects.”
Said Maibach: “It’s exciting to look back on 30 years, but it’s even more exciting to look forward to the next 30 years.”