Some major milestones and highlights in Comer Construction’s history.
J. Marvin Comer drove tractor-trailer trucks and worked for Harford Excavating Co. and Crouse Construction Co. before establishing J. M. Comer Construction Co. in 1982.
Early projects included logging and grading jobs.
Relocated to Current Location on Slade Lane
Safety and cars looked a little different in the 1980s.
Daughters Purchase Business
Marvin Comer retires and sells the business — now called Comer Construction — to three of his daughters. Leona and Susie still own the business today.
Comer Construction supported the construction of the Midfield Cargo Complex. It was largest project awarded to Comer Construction at the time.
Grace Harbor Development
Comer Construction spent years developing the site for Grace Harbour in Harve de Grace.
Route 1 Hickory Bypass
The project extended the bypass from Business Route 1 (Conowingo Road) north of Route 543. Pictured are Marvin Comer and Susie Comer, along with other local leaders, attending the dedication of the Route 1 Hickory Bypass.
Honeygo Blvd Extension
Comer Construction completed an extension of Honeygo Boulevard from Ebenezer Road to Joppa Road. The majority of the project was underground in sewer and structural plate work. The project also included construction of a pedestrian bridge to connect two recreational areas.
Comer Construction worked on grading and site work for the stadium, hotel, and additional fields.
James Marvin Comer Passes Away
I-95 Interchange at Route 24
Comer Construction was awarded the multi-million dollar construction project by Ward Properties.
Friends Park in Forest Hill
Comer Construction worked on the upgrade to Friend’s Park pond. The six-month project included draining, cleaning, and dredging the pond.
Moores Mill Road
A $2.1 million project to straighten, widen, and repave the road. The photo shows Comer Construction crews working on the project.
Jos. A. Bank
Dwight “Burt” Miller and Susie Comer represented Comer Construction at the ribbon cutting for the $2.3 million water and sewer project at the Jos. A. Bank facility in Hampstead.
MedStar Bel Air Medical Campus
Comer Construction supported DPR with site work development for the 11-acre site.
Miss Utility Dig Smart Award
Miss Utility Dig Smart Award
Comer Construction was honored with the 2016 – 2017 Miss Utility Dig Smart Award as the safest contractor in Maryland by the Miss Utility of MD/DC Damage Prevention Committee.
Comer Construction, Inc. is proud to announce we were recently awarded the Maryland Associated General Contractors (AGC) 2018 Safety Excellence Award.
Comer Construction recognized as the 2019 Specialty Trade Contractor Safety Program of the Year
Purchase of Hydro Excavation Truck
Comer Construction purchased the Hydro Excavator in February 2020 and has been operating it daily on existing underground utility projects.
Launched Maintenance of Traffic Division
Our maintenance of traffic services ensure the work zones is safe for workers and the public.
40 Years in Business!
Baltimore Business Journal Family-Owned Business Award
A total of 13 companies were celebrated during the 2022 Family-Owned Business Awards, including Comer Construction.
American Water Diverse Supplier of The Year
Comer Construction was selected by American Water Works Service Company as the “American Water Diverse Supplier of The Year”
Enterprising Women Listmaker
Dig Smart Award
Great West Safety Award
Comer Construction received a very prestigious award from Maryland Motor Truck Association for having 500,000 – 1,000,000 safe driving miles in 2022.
Torch Awards for Ethics
Comer Construction was named a Finalist in the 2023 Torch Awards for Ethics from BBB of Greater Maryland. These awards recognize organizations that exemplify outstanding ethical practices and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to integrity in their operations.
Most Admired CEOs
The Daily Record named Linda Sue “Susie” Comer, our President and Treasurer, one of Maryland’s 2023 Most Admired CEOs.
Most Admired CEOs honors talented business CEOs, higher education leaders and nonprofit executive directors throughout Maryland whose leadership and vision are admired by those around them.