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January 2018

The Walsh Group Celebrates 120 Years in Construction

CHICAGO, IL - The Walsh Group is celebrating the 120th anniversary of its founding, dating back to the late nineteenth century when Matthew Myles Walsh started a small carpentry business in his Chicago home.

Founded in 1898, the Walsh business served as a well-regarded Chicago building contractor. It survived the challenges of the Great Depression and became incorporated as Walsh Construction Company in the State of Illinois in 1949. In response to continued growth, and to facilitate national expansion, Archer Western Contractors was established in 1983 in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2009, The Walsh Group would expand beyond the borders of the United States and establish Walsh Canada in Toronto, Ontario.

"The integrity of our firm has always been projected through our family values, love for the business and respect for the people we work with," said Matthew Walsh, co-chairman of The Walsh Group. "This is the foundation of our company, and it will continue to drive the culture and success of The Walsh Group into the next generation."

Today, The Walsh Group has evolved through four generations of family leadership and is a multi-billion dollar company with more than 8,000 employees across 18 regional offices. The company is no longer solely defined as a contractor, but rather a construction services provider offering design, build, finance, operation and activation services in the building, transportation and water markets.

"Our valued relationships with employees, customers and business partners have allowed this company to be successful. We're grateful for the opportunity to work with them all these years," said co-chairman Dan Walsh.

As part of the 120th anniversary celebration, the company will be sharing historical features and profiles stories with employees, customers and social followers throughout 2018.

About The Walsh Group
The Walsh Group is a 120-year-old company operating as Walsh Construction, Archer Western and Walsh Canada across 18 regional offices. The company is ranked as the 11th largest contractor in the United States according to Engineering News-Record. Additional information about The Walsh Group can be found at



929 West Adams Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607
T: 312.563.5400
F: 312.563.5466



2839 Paces Ferry Road SE
Suite 1200
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
T: 404.495.8700
F: 404.495.8701



36 York Mills Road
Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario M2P 2E9
T: 416.849.9000
F: 416.849.9100

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