About Us

Yonkers Contracting Company (Yonkers) is a general contractor focused on building infrastructure projects for public and private clients. A well-established construction organization, Yonkers possesses the technical, financial, and managerial strength built over seventy years of continuous operation.

Our core business lines encompass highways, bridges, rail, transit, water/wastewater and energy/environmental projects, and commercial developments. Yonkers works within all project delivery frameworks, including general contracting, design-build and public private partnership (PPP).

Bringing the best solution to meet the specific project needs comes from experience. Yonkers’ breadth of experience –from simple to complex and small to large projects – enables us to match construction methods and technologies to each project’s objectives.

Yonkers has a proven ability to lead multi-faceted teams to complete complex projects on aggressive schedules. Yonkers’ solution-focused experience combined with our sizable equipment fleet creates the synergy that results in quality projects, delivered on-time and on-budget safely.


Founded in 1946 by Edward J. Petrillo, Yonkers Contracting Company is one of the few construction firms that has continuously operated for seventy years – without interruption and under the same name and family ownership. Under the leadership of Carl E. Petrillo, Yonkers has continued to grow. From its roots as a highway and earthwork contractor, Yonkers diversified and evolved to keep pace with the ever-changing construction marketplace. Yonkers has worked on numerous historic and iconic structures and facilities. Among these are New York’s Penn Station and Grand Central Terminal, and most of the major expressways and historic bridges in the metropolitan area, including the landmark Brooklyn Bridge. Yonkers led the joint venture that restored PATH service to the World Trade Center after the events of 9/11, and has continued to be part of the WTC rebuilding effort.

Today, the company is working on some of the region’s most significant infrastructure projects. Yonkers has successfully completed over 2,000 projects. With a portfolio of current projects in progress valued at $1.4 billion, Yonkers is a proven contractor with a strong presence in the industry.

A Yonkers tradition for over 20 years are our Holiday greeting cards, featuring watercolors of our most iconic projects over the years. Browse through them – we hope you enjoy it!

Original watercolors by Naima Rauam. From the collection of Yonkers Contracting Company


Mission & Values

Yonkers’ Mission: To be an industry leader and a preferred contractor and to build long-term relationships with our clients, colleagues, employees, and subcontractors.

Yonkers’ Core Values focus the organization on those areas essential to achieve our mission and are embodied in our Code of Conduct:

SAFETY – fostering an incident and injury free environment through individual commitment and accountability for the well-being of each other, our clients and partners.

QUALITY – delivering the best workmanship and service to exceed client expectations through well-planned and executed projects.

INNOVATION – adding value by enhancing projects through developing and implementing approaches to improve them.

RESPECT – treating others with respect and earning the respect from others through open communication and teamwork

INTEGRITY – conducting ourselves in an honest, professional and ethical manner that builds and maintains trust and confidence.




To the accolades and “good job” praises from members of the surrounding community, the Zerega and Buhre stations, on NYCT’s #6 line, were re-opened on Sunday evening. This is the second set of two stations completed by Yonkers’ Pelham 5 Stations Team. Please wish our team a job well done!  Next up, Pelham Bay Park Station which will remain open while renewal work is performed. Read More


Yonkers is committed to hiring, retaining and rewarding talented professionals, recognizing our staff is our greatest resource. Yonkers offers employees rewarding careers in building or supporting construction of infrastructure to improve our living environment.

Yonkers offers:
–  Competitive compensation
–  Medical and Dental Coverage
–  401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
–  Financial Planning Assistance
–  Life and Long-Term Disability Insurance
–  Flexible Spending Account Program


Yonkers Contracting Company, Inc.
969 Midland Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10704
Tel. 914.965.1500
Fax. 914.378.8885