Yonkers has a 7+ decade legacy of building quality heavy civil infrastructure projects for both public and private sector clients. Our legacy of work performed for public agencies including the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), New York State Thruway Authority (NYSTA), New York State Bridge Authority (NYSBA), Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT), New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP), New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYCDDC), New Jersey Transit (NJT), MTA, and numerous others, have made Yonkers’ projects an enduring part of the Tri-State area landscape.
Yonkers is one of the few construction firms in the region that has continuously operated for over seventy-seven years under the same name and family ownership. Our key to long-term growth and stability lies in the firm’s core belief that its people are its most important resource, which has resulted in one of the highest employee retention rates in the industry.
Yonkers Contracting Company was founded by Edward J. Petrillo, who’s founding philosophy was best stated when describing the new firm in 1945:
“A corporation with a social conscience that provides gainful employment for its people and renders a distinctive service to its clients”.
Edward J. Petrillo
Today, under Carl Petrillo’s leadership, Yonkers has grown and diversified from its roots as an earthwork contractor, to today with Yonkers delivering design-bid-build, design-build and other alternate and conventional project delivery contracts with quality and safety, on-time and on-budget, across our core markets which include highways, bridges, rail, transit, water/wastewater, energy and environmental projects, site work and foundations, as well as commercial developments.
Over the years, Yonkers has worked on numerous historic and iconic structures including New York’s Penn Station, Grand Central Terminal, and the Park Avenue Railroad Tunnel; historic bridges including the Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges and the landmark Brooklyn Bridge; and most of the major highways in the NY metropolitan area. Yonkers led the joint venture that restored PATH service to the World Trade Center after 9/11 and went on to reconstruct the foundations for the WTC Towers 3 & 4 and the WTC Vehicle Security Center.
MISSION AND CORE VALUES
Since 1945, Yonkers’ success has been built on the company’s Core Values of SAFETY, QUALITY, INNOVATION, RESPECT, and INTEGRITY, which are based on our founding philosophies of honesty, hard work, and dedication to our clients and the well-being of our employees. Building long-term relationships with our clients, colleagues, employees and subcontractors is key to Yonkers’ mission.
Our Mission: To be an industry leader and a preferred contractor and to build long-term relationships with our clients, colleagues, employees, and subcontractors.
Our Core Values focus the organization on those areas essential to achieve our mission and are embodied in our Code of Conduct: Mission: To be an industry leader and a preferred contractor and to build long-term relationships with our clients, colleagues, employees, and subcontractors.
SAFETY – fostering an incident and injury free environment through individual commitment and accountability for the well-being of each other, our clients and partners.
QUALITY – delivering the best workmanship and service to exceed client expectations through well-planned and executed projects.
INNOVATION – adding value by enhancing projects through developing and implementing approaches to improve them.
RESPECT – treating others with respect and earning the respect from others through open communication and teamwork.
INTEGRITY – conducting ourselves in an honest, professional and ethical manner that builds and maintains trust and confidence.