The tenacious, can-do spirit that has become the Dillingham trademark can be traced to a time more than 100 years ago when a young sailor named Benjamin Dillingham dreamed of building a railroad across the swamps of the remote Hawaiian outpost of Oahu. Nicknamed "Dillingham’s Folly" and ridiculed by locals, Dillingham’s vision prevailed and the railroad became a reality. This success gave birth to the first of the Dillingham companies and provided fuel for subsequent business ventures.

During the next century, Dillingham successfully merged with several formerly independent companies to expand our capabilities and serve the construction needs of diverse markets. For several decades, these operating companies have successfully collaborated on projects, pooling resources to bring in additional expertise in specialty areas of construction to achieve cost-effective and timely project performance.

The major operating companies of Dillingham Construction Corporation are Dillingham Construction International, Inc., and Dillingham Construction N.A., Inc. in Pleasanton, California; Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, in Honolulu, Hawaii; Nielsen Dillingham Builders, Inc., in San Diego, California; and Watkins Engineers & Constructors, Inc. in Tallahassee, Florida.

We are a U.S. firm dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality of service and excellence in project performance.

Take a moment to look at Dillingham from past to present.


Mission Statement

Dillingham Construction Corporation is an employee-owned company providing engineering and construction services that satisfy the needs of our clients, generate a fair return for our stakeholders and provide continuing opportunities for our employees. We conduct our business with integrity and value long-term relationships with our employees, customers and suppliers. We treat our employees and business partners fairly and expect similar treatment in return, and will always work toward the common good and the continuous improvement of our business.

Core Values

Integrity in all Business Activities.

Continuous Improvement of Company and Individual Performance.

Equitable Return to Shareholders.

Respect and care for the Environment in which we work.

Equal Opportunity and Empowerment to Promote Employee Performance, Growth, and Mutually Beneficial Long-Term Relationships.

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