That’s a question posed by Senator Bob Cassily during Comer Construction’s 40th Anniversary Celebration. The event, which took place on June 10, 2022, brought together employees, clients, local leaders, and family to commemorate Comer’s accomplishments over the last 40 years.
Comer Construction has been in the site contracting business since 1982 and couldn’t let the 40th anniversary go without showing appreciation to everyone who helped them reach this milestone. As Comer Construction’s President and CEO Susie Comer said, “Each and every one of you, no matter your position or how long you’ve been here, everyone is equally important. We can’t do it without you. We are a team.”
Kelly Schulz, candidate for governor, and other elected officials presented Comer Construction with official citations commemorating the milestone. Senator Bob Cassily summed it up well: “Look at this picture. I got John Deere, Mack Truck, Caterpillar, and Comer Construction. It doesn’t get any more American Free Enterprise, take it back, have an attitude, than this. Not to mention the banjos and fiddles. Companies like you are making jobs and making Maryland great.”
Comer Construction President Susie Comer with Maryland Senators Bob Cassily and Jason Gallion.
Putting this event together took months of planning. The leadership team wanted to make sure everyone, and every detail, was considered. They included a variety of local and small businesses to cover food, desert, and drinks. Andy Nelson’s famous full pig roast (pictured) was a big hit. Independent Brewing served beer while local wines were available Jim’s Bottle Works.
Sideline, a bluegrass band from North Carolina, provided musical entertainment throughout the night. Susie Comer and a few other guests joined them on stage for a couple songs.
No one left empty handed. Upon arrival, guests were given Comer Construction giveaways and the opportunity to participate in a raffle. Winners of the raffle enjoyed coolers, charcuterie boards, and a variety of other unique prizes.
A true family business, Comer Construction made sure that even the youngest attendees had fun. A moon bounce and sandboxes were set up for the children.
The event also marked the official ribbon cutting of Comer Construction’s new office. The building is a replacement after the previous was destroyed in a 2021 electrical fire.