Our Motto: Proud Past. Bold Future. Strength Though Attitude.
Founded in 1914 and now in its fourth generation of family ownership and management, the Barletta companies' headquarters is in Canton, Massachusetts. Its two construction entities perform different categories of work..
Who We Are
Founded in 1914 and now in its fourth generation of family ownership and management, the Barletta companies' headquarters is in Canton, Massachusetts. Its two construction entities perform different categories of work.
Barletta Engineering Corporation constructs water and sewage treatment facilities, gas-fired and renewable energy power plants, green roofs and spaces, and commercial buildings.
Barletta Heavy Division, Inc. is focused on work such as airports, roads, highways, bridges and tunnels, public transportation projects, railroad and light rail tracks, landscaping, environmental remediation, sitework and utilities.
Barletta companies have a professional staff of 90, and are signatory to Labor Agreements with the Unions representing Laborers, Carpenters and Operating Engineers. Barletta companies have a fleet of over 300 pieces of equipment, and are prequalified by the Massachusetts Highway Department, Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Division of Capital Asset Management, and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
There are few firms in today's construction industry with the level of experience and longevity that the Barletta companies enjoy. By combining strong project management with the latest technological advances and cutting edge construction methods, the Barletta companies have established a reputation for safely completing projects to specification while meeting time and budget constraints.
In 1914, Vincenzo Barletta, a recent immigrant from Italy, built the foundation of his own American Dream and established the V. Barletta Company in Roslindale, Massachusetts.
Vincenzo's fledgling company grew slowly and despite financial setbacks, it persevered and worked through the lean years of the Great Depression. The hard work began to pay off; Vincenzo became an outstanding builder, winning an award for the Fall River Bridge, first of the many that his company would go on to earn over the years.
When World War II arrived, Barletta contributed immensely to the war effort, completing projects for the War Department, the Navy, and the Army Corps of Engineers. The company's most impressive defense related achievement was the construction of the entire South Weymouth (Massachusetts) Naval Air Station in less than 24 months. In the heady post World War II boom, Barletta's growth mirrored that of the Nation's. Construction of infrastructure projects for Eastern Massachusetts such as the Fore River Bridge in Quincy, the Mystic River (Tobin) Bridge, the East Boston Expressway, and sections of the new Neponset Valley Sewer System were completed.
Carrying on a Family Tradition - Vincenzo passed away in 1958, leaving management of the prospering firm that bore his name to his son, Frederick. In the 1950's and 1960's Barletta continued to grow, and built segments of Route 128 (Interstate 95) around Boston, worked on the Neponset River Bridge in Quincy, and completed the entire downtown portion of the John F. Fitzgerald Expressway (the old Elevated Central Artery) including the Dewey Square Tunnel.With the sudden unexpected passing of Frederick in 1968, his young son Vincent inherited not only the company, but fortuitously, also a group of truly dedicated employees who shared their knowledge and expertise with their new president, insuring the company would continue to grow and prosper.,
During the 1970's, the firm, which was now known as The Barletta Company, completed a number of contracts at Boston's Logan International Airport, including the creation of Bird Island Flats. Other projects included the construction of thirteen bridges on Interstate 95, the reconstruction of the Interstate 495 and 290 Interchange in Worcester, Massachusetts, and completion of a pollution abatement and flood control facility for the Boston Redevelopment Authority.,
Through the 1980's and 1990's, the company moved almost exclusively into the field of vertical construction. Besides working on the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority's massive Deer Island Treatment Plant facility, Barletta also completed many waste and water treatment plants and institutional buildings for local municipalities, and it was during this time that the Barletta Engineering Corp was formed.
Headed by Vincent F. Barletta, the company is now in its fourth generation of family ownership and management. Today's Barletta combines the best of its rich history and traditions, a talented, motivated and experienced workforce, and the dynamic leadership of a new generation. The mission of every individual employee is to do 'whatever it takes ' to provide each client with a safe, quality built and professionally managed project. The solid reputation that Barletta builds upon today has been well earned. Vincenzo would be proud.