The Walsh Group erects walls, halls, malls, and more. Operating through Walsh Construction, Archer Western Contractors, and R&L Brosamer, the group provides design/build, general contracting, and construction services for industrial, public, and commercial projects. Walsh provides complete project management services, from demolition and planning to general contracting and finance. The company is involved in the construction of bridges, highways, water treatment facilities, airports, hotels, convention centers, correctional facilities, and commercial, industrial, and residential buildings; it also renovates and restores buildings. The Walsh family still owns the firm, which was founded in 1898.
Walsh Construction is based in Chicago and has experience building civil and transportation projects throughout North America. Archer Western is headquartered in Atlanta and has seven regional offices. Beyond the continental United States, The Walsh Group has operations in Canada, as well as in Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico.
In 2010 The Walsh Group made its first ever acquisition. It bought California-based R&L Brosamer, which specializes in heavy highway and other transportation projects. R&L Brosamer often works on projects for Bay Area Rapid Transit, California Department of Transportation, and Los Angeles World Airports. The deal helped The Walsh Group strengthen its presence in California and bordering states.
Walsh's geographic diversity and its wide range of project experience helped it remain successful through the economic recession. Federal contracts also helped The Walsh Group survive at a time when private-sector building and construction was down. The health care, water, and waste water sectors have remained strong markets for the company's construction services. – less