The Bicentennial Tower.
Presque Isle State Park.
Erie International Airport, Tom Ridge Field.
Not only are these several of Erie, Pennsylvania’s most recognizable landmarks, but they also are some of the unique project sites of Perry Construction Group, Inc., one of the region’s premier general contractors.
For 30 years, the multi-generational construction firm owned and operated by the Doyle family has been the contractor of choice for numerous building and improvement projects found in Northwestern Pennsylvania and Chautauqua County, New York. The firm, headquartered at 1440 West 21st Street in Erie, is one of a few select contractors with the team and experience to handle small, single day jobs or large-scale projects of $30 million or more.
Perry Construction’s impressive portfolio includes such projects as the Parker LORD expansion in Saegertown ($18 million), UPMC Hamot Women’s Hospital ($30 million), UPMC Ballpark improvements ($8.3 million) and the Erie Federal Credit Union ($10 million) in Erie, just to name a few.
“Our financial wherewithal has enabled us to handle such sizeable projects,” explains President Robert Doyle, who founded the firm with his father John J. Doyle in April 1990 and currently owns and operates the firm with his son Ryan, vice president and project manager, and sons and stakeholders Robert II and Andrew Doyle. “We also have a nucleus of seasoned superintendents who can get things done right away.”
Over the past year, the firm’s cranes and crews have become a common sight in the Erie area working on improvements at the Erie airport — constructing a new car rental carport and expansive snow removal maintenance facility — and overseeing the multimillion-dollar East Dobbins Landing Dockwall project.
In fact, Perry Construction, which is named after the Doyle family’s involvement in the foundation work of the Perry Monument and re-rigging of the Flagship Niagara, has a long history of waterfront improvements and working with the Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority. The firm has completed such diverse projects as the iconic Bicentennial Tower, Liberty Park Improvements, installation of a weight scale at the terminal and public boat launch repairs. Presently, as general contractor of the $3 million East Dobbins Landing Dockwall project, the firm is creating 15 feet of land along East Dobbins Landing for the purposes of providing a public access walkway, seating wall and courtesy boat tie-up along the new dockwall.
Brenda Sandberg, executive director of the Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority, commends Perry’s Construction’s work. “Perry is always fair and open to talking through unforeseen obstacles that arise as part of any construction project,” she says. “As a general contractor, they vet each subcontractor building a project team that delivers projects on time and on budget.”
Perry Construction prides itself on being a regional firm with the know-how and professionals to get the job done right. With well over 75 years of combined experience, Perry’s management team consists of nine dedicated professionals, led by Robert and Ryan Doyle, and a field crew of up to 90 highly skilled workers and laborers, who are committed to providing superior service to each and every customer — in all aspects of a job.