Overview & History - Middlesex Corporation

Safely Building America’s Infrastructure Since 1972

Robert W. Pereira founded The Middlesex Corporation (Middlesex) in 1972. Through his vision, drive, and commitment to safety, quality, and excellence, the organization, now encompassing numerous companies operating throughout the Northeast and Florida, has become a leader in the heavy/civil and paving industries. In 2022 The Middlesex Corporation was ranked by ENR as the 203rd largest contractor in the country out of more than 35,000 construction companies and 45th of the Top 50 Domestic Heavy Civil Contractors.

We are headquartered in Littleton, Massachusetts, with local corporate headquarters in Orlando, Florida, and a regional office in West Haven, Connecticut. Additionally, we are prequalified and licensed to work in 14 states along the east coast and Southeastern United States. We design, build, and reconstruct highways, bridges, marine, rail, and transit facilities, and provide midstream gas and electrical transmission/distribution construction services. To meet the needs of today’s challenging and ever-changing construction environment, our team of dedicated professionals employs the most current technologies, state-of-the-art equipment, and modern manufacturing facilities to deliver safe, award-winning projects.



  • 1972

    Founded Middlesex Paving, Inc.

  • 1974

    Changed company name to The Middlesex Corporation

  • 1980

    Expanded into general contracting services (heavy/highway, bridge, rail and marine projects)

  • 1986

    Middlesex Bituminous Inc.

  • 1992

    Opened Southeast Division

  • 1998

    Acquired Paquette Construction and Asphalt Production in FL. Moved all Southeast operations to Leesburg, FL.

  • 2004

    Moved all Southeast operations from Leesburg to Orlando. Constructed new asphalt manufacturing facility in Orlando

  • 2007

    Acquired quarry site in Sparta, GA

  • 2007

    Secured the largest Joint Venture project in company history - MassDOT Brightman Street Bridge, Fall River, MA - $218M

  • 2011

    Secured our largest stand-alone project to date - CTDOT CT Fastrack Hartford, CT - $150M

  • 2012

    Secured the first of five “Mega Projects” for MassDOT - Burns Bridge Design-Build, Worcester, MA - $105M

  • 2015

    Secured the First CM/GC project - CTDOT Walk Bridge Replacement, Norwalk, CT - $300M

  • 2016

    Founded Middlesex University, initiated Learning & Development Program, formed Energy Division, and constructed largest asphalt plant in Southeast US - Orlando, FL

  • 2017

    Secured largest joint venture project to date - MBTA Green Line Extension Design-Build, Boston, MA - $1.1B