Building Today for a Better Tomorrow: Barton Malow Kicks Off 100th Anniversary

Barton Malow will pay tribute to its history while looking ahead to the future throughout 2024.

Southfield, Michigan – From its humble beginnings in Detroit in 1924 to its gradual expansion into a North American construction enterprise in the decades that followed, Barton Malow is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2024.

“It’s an exciting time to be at Barton Malow as we mark our centennial year in business,” says Barton Malow President + CEO Ryan Maibach. “Part of this celebration is honoring our history and heritage while looking ahead to the future.”

With the theme “Building Today for a Better Tomorrow,” a number of celebrations and initiatives are planned to mark this milestone anniversary. Barton Malow unofficially kicked off its 100-year festivities on November 23, 2023, when it debuted a float in America’s Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit. A special centennial website, in-person celebrations, events with long-time partners, and more are all planned to commemorate the anniversary throughout the year.

Barton Malow will also highlight historical photos, landmark projects, and more on its social channels throughout 2024.

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Launching today, will include a Centennial Video Series featuring Barton Malow leadership, a heritage story told by past Barton Malow Presidents, a People @ Barton Malow video series featuring team members throughout the enterprise, an artifacts section, and feature stories on the transformative projects, impactful leaders, and other initiatives throughout Barton Malow’s history. It will be regularly updated with fresh content throughout the year.

Celebrating a Rich History

Originally known as the “C.O. Barton Company,” Barton Malow was founded in Detroit by Carl Osborn Barton in 1924, earning its first contract performing interior renovations for the Michigan Bell Telephone Company. Arnold Malow joined in 1927 as its Vice President and Treasurer and the firm’s name was subsequently changed to “Barton Malow Company.” From then on, Barton Malow has been on a path of growth and expansion, entering new building markets and geographies, and adopting new delivery methods along the way.

“We wouldn’t be where we are today without the collective effort of our team members and our partners who have trusted us to build their projects,” says Ryan.


About Barton Malow

For 100 years, Barton Malow has been committed to Building with the American Spirit: People, Projects, and Communities. The Barton Malow Family of Companies is comprised of four entities, five partner firms, and more than 3,500 team members across North America. The 100% employee-owned enterprise is on a mission to transform the construction industry through innovation and increased efficiencies in the building process.