Our History

Collins Construction Company, Inc. has been established for over 90 years and four generations in the construction industry. Collins has such a rich and unique history and has maintained as a family-owned business throughout time.

 

Collins Construction Co., Inc. was initially F.L. Collins Builder in 1928, founded by Francis (F.L.) Collins.Collins Construction Co., Inc. was initially F.L. Collins Builder in 1928, founded by Francis (F.L.) Collins. Francis spent many years as a building superintendent for several large contracting firms in the New England area prior to establishing the business. The company operated within the greater Fall River area with emphasis on industrial work and factory maintenance until 1936. Francis’ three sons started to become involved with the company and began transforming the establishment.

 

 

 

 

Francis L. Collins Jr. joined the company in 1933 and renamed the business F.L. Collins & Sons with his brother James H. Collins.Francis L. Collins Jr. joined the company in 1933 and renamed the business F.L. Collins & Sons with his brother James H. Collins. Thomas K. Collins, Francis’s third son joined the organization in 1956. The company operated as a union contractor specializing in educational, religious, public housing and financial facilities until 1980.

 

 

 

 

 

Francis Jr.’s sons Francis III, Thomas, and James liquidated the union shop in 1983 and opened Collins Construction Co., Inc. in 1984.Francis Jr.’s sons Francis III, Thomas, and James liquidated the union shop in 1983 and opened Collins Construction Co., Inc. in 1984. Collins Construction Co., Inc. became an open shop corporation where Francis’s grandson James (Jim) Collins ran until his passing in 2017. Jim’s daughter, Rebecca Collins, worked along-side her father and assumed ownership of the established company following his passing.

 

 

 

 

Collins Construction is currently owned and operated by Francis’ great granddaughter Rebecca (Becca) Collins.Collins Construction is currently owned and operated by Francis’ great granddaughter Rebecca (Becca) Collins. Becca is innovative, motivated, and strives for continued growth of Collins Construction Co., Inc. She has helped the company reach great gains by implementing new construction and estimating software to assist with pre-construction and project management fluency. Collins Construction Co., Inc. has also just become a Brite-Span building dealer, further giving Collins Construction Co., Inc more opportunities for expansion. Current President, Rebecca Collins, takes great pride in engaging in community-based work. Becca’s compassion, positivity, expertise, attentiveness, and strong-social skills serve her clients, employees, designers, and subcontractors extremely well.

 

 

Collins takes pride in the long-lasting relationships they have built and maintained with customers, sub-contractors, designers, and the community alike. Today Collins has continued to add to its’ rich history by building high-quality facilities across Southeastern New England. Collins Construction Co., Inc. is currently a Certified Women Owned Business in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

 

Mission Statement

Honesty, Integrity, Capability. Collins’ success is owed to the company’s ongoing client-centered care, providing the upmost attention to both clients and projects alike.estimating, scope of work development, and detailed timeline scheduling to establish budgets and schedules.

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