PO Box 388
Three Bridges, NJ 08887–0388
Phone :  908 . 226 . 5533

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In the early days of the settlement of our country, the name Dunham was synonymous with the word "Contractor." In 1670, Jonathan Dunham constructed the first grist mill in the new world.

In 1937, Willard Dunham founded WILLARD DUNHAM CONSTRUCTION COMPANY. He incorporated his name and started a company that has grown to be one of the most respected construction companies in New Jersey.

A native of Woodbridge Township, Willard Dunham was a direct descendent of Jonathan Dunham, one of the early settlers of Woodbridge, New Jersey.

Emerging from the depression of the 1930's and entering the war years of the 1940's, Willard Dunham started his company as a masonry contractor. He became known for meeting tight schedules at several war production plants.

In response to the housing shortage during the post war years, the company began constructing residential tracts, garden apartments and high rise housing facilities, in addition to commercial buildings, industrial projects, public schools and churches. This kind of diversity established Willard Dunham Construction as a company committed to meeting the needs of the changing times.

He quickly gained a reputation for quality workmanship and honesty that has been passed on to his sons and now his grandsons who proudly manage the business today.

He was very active in civic life with participation in the Rotary Club, the Lions Club, the Cerebral Palsy Association and the Kiddie Keepwell Kamp.

With all of his outside activities, he never neglected his business or his family, and was in his office everyday well into his ninetieth year.

Today the ownership and operation of the company has been passed on to the third generation of Dunhams, who proudly maintain the company's standards for quality workmanship and fairness to customers, suppliers, subcontractors, and employees.


Celebrating More Than 80 Years!

Our heritage and reputation are very dear to us, and we strive every day to build on our past endeavors and better our future ones.

Like our founder, Willard Dunham, we are ready and willing to respond and support the ever changing demands of our customers, community, and times.

© 2021 WILLARD DUNHAM CONSTRUCTION COMPANY — General Contractors / Construction Managers

PO Box 388
Three Bridges, NJ 08887–0388
Phone : 908 . 226 . 5533