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On behalf of each and every McCarthy employee, past, present and even future, I want to thank you for helping us celebrate our 150th anniversary. From the very beginning, the faith that Owners, AEs and partners have placed in us to build their most challenging projects has been the bedrock of our success. The same principles that helped get this business off the ground back in 1864 still guide us today: a willingness to work hard to bring exceptional value to every project, genuine people whose character defines honesty and integrity, and the spirit of working as one to be The Best Builder in America.

We’re proud of our rich history in commercial construction and invite you to explore this anniversary site to learn more. But we’re even more excited about the future we’ve yet to build.

Michael D. Bolen
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
McCarthy Holdings, Inc.

June 20, 1864
Irish immigrant Timothy McCarthy begins a small business in Ann Arbor, Michigan, building farmhouses and barns.
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September 14, 1995
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, selects McCarthy for its East Building Addition. McCarthy develops a first-of-its kind architectural concrete forming and placing technique known as MIRASTONE.
McCarthy is selected among the Top 25 Contractors in America by Concrete Magazine.

I have been a part of this McCarthy family for 31 years now, and I still love the smell of form oil first thing in the morning!

— Craig O.

My McCarthy experience is much more than work, it’s my family.

— Jody K. Jr

From early 2001 till April 12, 2002 there were lots of twists, turns, and great team work on both sides to make Mike McCarthy’s dream a reality.

— Mark D. Skornia
October 2010
McCarthy leads the industry to put practical technology tools into the hands of builders in the field with the first introduction of a jobsite BIM kiosk.
Augmented reality is no longer science fiction with its implementation on McCarthy jobsites, bringing real value to on-site staff, partners and owners.