Our History

Some major milestones and highlights in Comer Construction’s history. 

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1982

Founded

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.

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1985

Relocated to Current Location on Slade Lane

Safety and cars looked a little different in the 1980s.

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1998

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.

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2000

BWI Airport

Comer Construction supported the construction of the Midfield Cargo Complex. It was largest project awarded to Comer Construction at the time.

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2000

Grace Harbor Development

Comer Construction spent years developing the site for Grace Harbour in Harve de Grace.

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2000

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.

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2001

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.

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2002

Ripken Stadium

Comer Construction worked on grading and site work for the stadium, hotel, and additional fields. 

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2005

James Marvin Comer Passes Away

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2009

I-95 Interchange at Route 24

The two-year project eliminated the intersection of Route 24 with Emmorton and Tollgate roads. Comer Construction did the grading, roadwork and paving

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2010

Abingdon Wegmans

Comer Construction was awarded the multi-million dollar construction project by Ward Properties.

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2011

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.

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2013

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.

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2014

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. 

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2014

MedStar Bel Air Medical Campus

Comer Construction supported DPR with site work development for the 11-acre site.

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2015

Miss Utility Dig Smart Award

Comer Construction was honored with the 2014 – 2015 Miss Utility Dig Smart Award as the safest contractor in Maryland by the Miss Utility of MD/DC Damage Prevention Committee.
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2017

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.

Minority Business-Baltimore-Site Construction
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2019
Associated General Contractors Safety Award Winner

Comer Construction, Inc. is proud to announce we were recently awarded the Maryland Associated General Contractors (AGC) 2018 Safety Excellence Award.

Minority Business-Baltimore-Site Construction
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2019

Comer Construction recognized as the 2019 Speciality Trade Contractor Safety Program of the Year

Presented by the National Association of Home Builders + Builders Mutual Insurance Company, this Safety Award for Excellence recognizes Comer Construction as a leader in the site construction industry committed to positively impacting workplace safety in the home building industry across the nation.
Minority Business-Baltimore-Site Construction
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2020

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.

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2021

Launched Maintenance of Traffic Division

Our maintenance of traffic services ensure the work zones is safe for workers and the public. 

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2022

Baltimore Business Journal Family-Owned Business Award

A total of 13 companies were celebrated during the 2022 Family-Owned Business Awards, including Comer Construction.

Our Core Business Hasn’t Changed in 40 years.

We can’t wait to see what the next 40 years brings!

Featured Services

Grading & Excavation

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Road Work & Paving

Stormwater Management

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Headquarters

2100 Slade Lane
Forest Hill, MD 21050

410-879-6094