Our History

Setting Standards. Exceeding Expectations Since 1934

1930s - 1940s

In 1934, William Donovan starts a construction business focusing on the coal industry. They developed new methods of constructing coal handling systems to meet the high demand caused by WWII.

1950s - 1970s

The company expands into Public Utility and Industrial Power Plants.

1980s

Bud Greenwald’s company buys Donovan Engineering & Construction Co., Inc., and gives the reigns to Roy Greenwald and Brian Walsh, who move the business to Brookline, New Hampshire.

1990s

Donovan Engineering & Construction Co., Inc., a regional leader in power plant and heavy industrial construction, purchases its first orbital welder. The company develops the Standard Operating Procedures for the biotech industry that have now been adopted by almost every firm in the industry.

2000s

Donovan Engineering & Construction Co., Inc., formally changes its name to DECCO. DECCO earns numerous national awards of merit for building micro-electronic and biotech industries throughout New England.  Engineering News Record (ENR) lists DECCO as one of the largest open-shop mechanical contractors in the Northeast.

2015

DECCO continues to incorporate innovative tools and concepts to perfect our craft including utilizing pre-fabrication and modular methods, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), Lean construction principles and Building Information Modeling (BIM).

2019

DECCO launches new website