This is a summary of the main presentation during Comer Construction’s 40th Anniversary Celebration. You can view the full ceremony on our Facebook page and read a recap of the entire event.

Angela Rose, the President and CEO of the Harford County Chamber, kicked off the event with opening remarks before inviting Kelly Schulz on stage (pictured). “It is amazing that we got to see all of you. That’s a testament to the amazing business you have built,” said Rose.

Schulz is the former Maryland Secretary of Commerce and a current candidate for Maryland Governor. She awarded Comer Construction with the Governor’s Citation for Outstanding Service from Larry Hogan.

Kelly Schulz on stage presenting Comer Construction with a Governor’s Citation for Outstanding Service from Larry Hogan.

Senators Bob Cassily and Jason Gallion celebrating Comer Construction’s 40 years in business.

Next on the stage was Harford County Executive, Barry Glassman. He fondly remembers when Marvin J. Comer helped him get his start in politics. Glassman presented Comer Construction with a citation from Harford County in honor of the 40th Anniversary and opening of the new office. Senator Jason Gallion also presented Comer Construction with an official citation from the Senate of Maryland.


The themes of American Spirit and job creation continued with delegates Michael Griffith, Teresa E. Reilly, and Mary Ann Lisanti. On behalf of the Maryland General Assembly and the Harford County Delegation, Comer Construction was presented with an official citation to congratulate the business and it’s success as a women-owned construction company.
Susie Comer with Delegates in attendance: Mary Ann Lisanti, Teresa E. Reilly, and Michael Griffith

Several members of the Harford County Council, including President Patrick S. Vincentti, Chad Shrodes from District D, and Tony “G” Giangiordano from district C.

Several members of the Harford County Council were in attendance, including President Patrick S. Vincentti, Chad Shrodes from District D, and Tony “G” Giangiordano from district C. Each spoke briefly about Comer Construction’s impact on Harford County, including the creation jobs and giving back to the community. “It’s all about jobs, jobs, jobs. And that’s what keeps the economy going. Just let the private sector do your thing and great things will happen,” said Shrodes, “I wish you many more years of success. Thank you for how you run your business and how you give back to the community. You and your family, and your company give, give, give. We’re so lucky to have so many generous businesses out there.”

I’m normally not at a loss of words, but it’s so wonderful and overwhelming to have everyone here,” said Susie during her closing remarks, “Each and every one of you, not 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. We’re all one big family.”

After the ceremony, elected officials helped the Comer family cut the ribbon on the new Comer Construction office space. A full event recap is available here.

“Everyone here is near and dear to our hearts. We love you all so much,” said Susie Comer.

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