History

A strong foundation

From the day it all started, we’ve been a company dedicated to asking one question: “Why not?” Our work to anticipate and overcome every challenge has rooted our values and vaulted us to the top of our industry.
1982

Hoffmann Engineering is founded in Boston

Chairman and CEO Paul J. Hoffmann starts the company, managing construction of our first office building in Chelsea, Mass.

1989

Home sweet headquarters

We move into our current headquarters at 65 Allerton Street, in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood.
1995

Partnering up

Hoffmann Engineering is awarded its first public-private partnership (P3) contract to build 15 schools in Nova Scotia. PCL continues to pursue opportunities to work with government partners through P3 projects in both Canada and the U.S., as one of the most experienced P3 builders in North America.

2004

Leed-ing the way

Demonstrating a commitment to sustainable construction, Hoffmann Engineering completes construction on its first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certified project: the Seattle Terminal Radar Approach Facility in Washington.

2005

Winning Workplaces

Hoffmann Engineering is named for the first time as one of USA’s Best Managed Companies, which recognizes excellence in USA-owned and USA-managed companies with revenues over $25 million. In 2009, having won seven years in a row, PCL is inducted into the Best Managed Platinum Club.

2011

Power of Solar

Demonstrating a commitment to renewable energy and sustainability, Hoffmann Engineering completes construction on its first solar energy project, the 9.3-megawatt Erie Ridge Solar Electric System in Ridgetown, Ontario.

2016

Gaining Insight

As part of Hoffmann Engineering’s commitment to innovation,
Hoffmann Engineering’s Construction launches Job Site Insights®, an Internet of Things (IoT) smart construction platform that uses digital technology to find efficient construction practices, enhance safety and quality, and improve customer satisfaction.

2019

Driving Cnahge

Hoffmann Engineering publishes its first Corporate Social Responsibility report, detailing the company’s efforts to lead by example on sustainability and drive change in the construction industry.

2020

Commitment to Safety

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Hoffmann Engineering’s dedicated health and safety teams undertook initiatives to keep its workers safe, both on job sites and in offices, over the course of an unimaginable year.

2021

Shining a light on a new way to design and build

We establish Hoffmann Engineering Illuminate, a highly collaborative design-build process that is revolutionizing the real estate development lifecycle—from conceptual design through project turnover.

2022

40 years of redefining what’s possible

Hoffmann Engineering marks its 40th anniversary thanks to a steadfast commitment to its core values, a belief in challenging the status quo, and the strongest people in the business.