History

Founded in 1906 by Frank and Joseph D’Angelo, the Company has been a major contributor to the development of the City of Philadelphia as we know it today.  After emigrating from Southern Italy, the brothers began doing excavation and stone foundation work for the row homes that were being built all over the city. In the early days, much of the excavation work was done by hand using picks and shovels to load dirt and rock into horse drawn wagons to be hauled away for disposal.  Along with the excavation, they included the installation of the stone foundations and cement work required for the construction of many of the  neighborhoods in the city that are still standing today.

The company continued with this type of work, known as “operation work” until the late 1950’s when they began to transition into commercial and institutional work completing larger excavation projects, many of which included sheeting, shoring and underpinning  for many new buildings being built across the city. Currently, the company is in the third and fourth generations of continuous ownership and management and continues to do all types of excavation, shoring, and underpinning, site work, paving and utility work as well as public projects and heavy civil construction.  Today, our professional staff includes a registered Professional Engineer to design shoring, underpinning and geotechnical solutions for any of our projects.

In 2004, the company relocated from its original office and separate yard locations in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, to a new and larger office, shop and storage yard, located in South Philadelphia, encompassing more than 17 acres of land. We now have over 7500 square feet of modern offices and a 23,000 square foot shop, maintenance and truck storage facility.

Some notable projects D’Angelo Bros., Inc. has completed in recent years include The Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, both Comcast Tower Buildings, Mellon Bank, The Academy of Music, The Liacouras Center at Temple University, Lincoln Financial Field and Citizens Bank Park, all located in the City of Philadelphia.

Our company enjoys a reputation of consistently delivering quality and value in all aspects of our work.  It is the same emphasis on quality and value that guided our founders, as the company continues to grow and expand its capabilities today and into the future.

Principals

Stephen J. D’Angelo – President
Stephen has been with the company for more than 40 years and has held several positions, including over 30 years in project estimating. He is responsible for overseeing all business, construction and planning activities and directing all operation of the company.

Michael E. D’Angelo – Vice President
Michael has been with the company for more than 50 years in the position of Superintendent and General Superintendent. Responsibilities included coordination of all field operations and personnel. He currently acts as a consultant for company field operations.

Joseph A. D’Angelo – Corporate Secretary
Joseph has been with the company for over 50 years and, as equipment superintendent, has managed all equipment related operations including purchasing, supplying and maintaining equipment for all projects as well as supervision of drivers and mechanics. He currently serves as a consultant of the company.

Michael F. D’Angelo, P.E. – Vice President & Chief Estimator
Michael has over 27 years of experience in the construction industry. As Chief Estimator, he oversees all of our estimating from conceptual budgets to final hard bids. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Pennsylvania and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Lafayette College.

Joseph J. D’Angelo II – Equipment Superintendent
Joe has over 35 years of experience in the construction and heavy equipment industry. As the equipment superintendent, Joe oversees all of the construction equipment and company fleet maintenance and logistics. He has extensive training in the maintenance of heavy equipment and is a certified safety inspection mechanic in the State of Pennsylvania.

Chris D’Angelo – Safety Director
Chris has been with the company for 23 years and is the Safety Director for the company. Duties include all aspects of safety for the company including, but not limited to, safety training, job hazard analysis and assuring that proper safety procedures are being followed on each of our projects.

Safety

D’Angelo Bros., Inc. maintains a high standard of safety to perform work in the safest possible manner. Our commitment to safety begins with our comprehensive safety plan, addressing all facets of the work that we perform. This commitment is supported by a program of safety training for our personnel, that includes 40 hour OHSA training, as a minimum, for all supervisory personnel, OSHA competent person training, OSHA confined space training, trench shoring and 10 hour safety training, crane operator safety training, drug testing, and flagger training and any additional training that a specific job may require.

Our safety director conducts weekly safety inspections of all our projects as well as weekly tool box talks and pre job hazard analyses.

As a testament to our dedication to safety we have not had any lost work days due to injury in calendars year 2014 and 2015. As a result we take pride in our very low Experience Modification Rating.

We believe that the safety of our employees at the worksite is our primary responsibility and strive to conduct all of our operations in a safe and efficient manner.

 

Associations

GBCA
SADV
DFI
BIA of Philadelphia
Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
Firstrust Biz First Awards

Clients

  • SEPTA – Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
  • Philadelphia Phillies
  • City of Philadelphia
  • DRPA – Delaware River Port Authority
  • PRPA – Philadelphia Regional Port Authority
  • Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
  • Drexel University
  • University of the Sciences
  • PWD – Philadelphia Water Authority
  • P.I.D.C. – Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation
  • PNC Bank
  • Bank of America
  • The Boeing Company
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Project H.O.M.E.
  • Brandywine Realty Trust
  • La Salle University
  • Community College of Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority.
  • Toll Brothers
  • Comcast
  • Temple University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Princeton University
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Comcast Spectacor
  • Nexus Properties
  • Realen Properties

General Contractors

  • L.F. Driscoll Co., LLC
  • P. Agnes Inc.
  • Daniel J. Keating Company
  • Turner Construction Company
  • W.H. Myers Construction Company
  • Hunter Roberts Construction Group
  • Intech Construction
  • Clemens Construction Company Inc.
  • Torcon
  • Barr & Barr
  • Domus
  • Smith Construction Inc.
  • Bancroft Construction Co.
  • Target Building Construction

Founded in 1906 by Frank and Joseph D’Angelo, the Company has been a major contributor to the development of the City of Philadelphia as we know it today.  After emigrating from Southern Italy, the brothers began doing excavation and stone foundation work for the row homes that were being built all over the city. In the early days, much of the excavation work was done by hand using picks and shovels to load dirt and rock into horse drawn wagons to be hauled away for disposal.  Along with the excavation, they included the installation of the stone foundations and cement work required for the construction of many of the  neighborhoods in the city that are still standing today.

The company continued with this type of work, known as “operation work” until the late 1950’s when they began to transition into commercial and institutional work completing larger excavation projects, many of which included sheeting, shoring and underpinning  for many new buildings being built across the city. Currently, the company is in the third and fourth generations of continuous ownership and management and continues to do all types of excavation, shoring, and underpinning, site work, paving and utility work as well as public projects and heavy civil construction.  Today, our professional staff includes a registered Professional Engineer to design shoring, underpinning and geotechnical solutions for any of our projects.

In 2004, the company relocated from its original office and separate yard locations in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, to a new and larger office, shop and storage yard, located in South Philadelphia, encompassing more than 17 acres of land. We now have over 7500 square feet of modern offices and a 23,000 square foot shop, maintenance and truck storage facility.

Some notable projects D’Angelo Bros., Inc. has completed in recent years include The Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, both Comcast Tower Buildings, Mellon Bank, The Academy of Music, The Liacouras Center at Temple University, Lincoln Financial Field and Citizens Bank Park, all located in the City of Philadelphia.

Our company enjoys a reputation of consistently delivering quality and value in all aspects of our work.  It is the same emphasis on quality and value that guided our founders, as the company continues to grow and expand its capabilities today and into the future.