Family owned and operated for over 85 years!

We're on call 24/7

215.333.8000 |
After Hours: 215.598.6124

Operating Hours

Mon - Fri 6:45am - 5:30pm

Write To Us

sales@jdm-inc.com

Our Historical Timeline in the Construction Industry

1903

James D. Morrissey, Sr., our company founder, was born.

1915

James D. Morrissey, Sr. quits school to work full time.

1918

He officially started his construction business by doing basement excavations for residential homes.

1920

Marks the first mechanical stripping of Corson Quarry in Plymouth Meeting, PA.

1940

Completed excavation of the Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant.

1943

Construction of Northeast Airport during World War II.

1948

Expanded the Lancaster Airport and completed first major highway construction job on the Chester Pike.

1950

Constructed the Roosevelt Boulevard Extension and built most of Northeast Philadelphia.

1951

Built original section of Schuylkill expressway from Gulph Mills to Valley Forge. Also constructed 15 miles of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Eastern, PA.

1952

Opened James D. Morrissey, Inc.’s main office in northeast Philadephia.

1955

Built Route 309 in Montgomery County and Route 33 through Monroe County.

1957

Constructed Interstate 80 in Monroe, Lackawanna, and Luzerne Counties.

1960

Built the Reading Bypass.

1961

Expanded Roosevelt Boulevard and constructed the original Philadelphia Park (Keystone Park).

1963

Expanded Roosevelt Boulevard from Grant Ave to City Line and built Route 1.

1967

Used modern day slip form paving on Route 1 in Bucks County, marking the first time this type of paving was used in Pennsylvania.

1968

Constructed Interstate 95 through Bucks County.

1969

Built 20 miles of Route 380 through the Pocono Mountains.

1972

Constructed new runway at the Philadelphia International Airport.

1976

Built Route 422 (Pottstown Bypass).

1979

Began construction of Willow Grove Park Mall.

1984

Expanded Route 80 & 380 Interchanges – Roads that were originally built by our company.

1985

Reconstructed Philadelphia Park.

1987

Expanded runway at Philadelphia Airport, which was originally constructed by our company.

1989

Awarded $92,000,000 contract for construction of section of Blue Route (equates to $172,232,161 in 2013 dollars!) and another $53,000,000 as a subcontractor for another section. Also began Construction of Franklin Mills Mall.

1992

Construction to convert Wheelabrator trash to a steam plant.

1993

Reconstructed and expanded Woodhaven Rd. Interchange & I–95. Resulted in the largest bonus ever given to a contractor in the state of Pennsylvania for delivering a project before deadline.

1994

Reconstructed Route 380 in Lackawanna County PA.

2000

Resurfaced I–95.

2005

Resurfaced Woodhaven Rd. Totally reconstructed and expanded Route 413.

2008

Reconstructed and expanded Route 80 & 380.

2009

Reconstructed and expanded Route 309 in Montgomery County, PA.

2010

Reconstructed Route 33.