Generations of Construction Experience

Our company grew out of the Great Depression's shift toward government-sponsored public works. Since 1926, Atkinson has been proud to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure with projects across the country.

I-5 Fife Girders aer
Beginning of an Era

Guy F. Atkinson Construction, LLC was founded as a partnership between Guy and his son George. The company's earliest transformative projects include helping build the massive Bonneville and Grand Coulee Dams in Washington state and the Hansen Dam in California's San Fernando Valley.

Guy F Atkinson and son George H

Guy F. Atkinson and his son, George H. Atkinson

Pardee Dam

Pardee Dam, Sierra Nevada, California (1929)

sepia toned photo of the grand coulee dam

Grand Coulee Dam, Columbia River, Washington state (1941)

George W and sons John, Charles, Lynn, James, Walter, and Guy F

George W. and sons John, Charles, Lynn, James, Walter, and Guy F.

Continuing to Build a Strong Legacy

Today, Atkinson is one of the most experienced and diverse civil contractors in the United States. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Clark Construction Group since 1998, our combined capabilities enable us to tackle more complex projects in the civil and commercial building markets.

Bridging America

Throughout our history, we have built bridges in cities across the United States. These projects provide a critical connection for people, resources, and goods to move safely.

aerial view of the SR 520 floating bridge in the early morning with mist on the water

SR 520 Evergreen Floating Bridge, Seattle, Washington (1963)

Coronado Bay bridge during construction, piers protruding from the water, no bridge deck yet.

Coronado Bay Bridge, San Diego, California (1968)

Talmage Bridge

Talmadge Memorial Bridge, Savannah, Georgia (1987)

view from the shore of the completed Dumbarton Bridge

Dumbarton Bridge, San Francisco, California (1981)

An Unwavering Commitment to Client Service
We are proud that many clients continue to turn to Atkinson as a trusted advisor. Our longstanding relationships, many of which span decades, are a testament to our commitment to delivering excellence.
side-by-side of seattle freeway construction (1967) and I-5 MLK Project (2018)
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)

L: Seattle Freeways (I-5), Seattle, Washington (1967)
R: I-5/NB MLK Jr. Way to Ravenna Br Pavement Repair, Seattle, Washington (2019)

side-by-side of the grapevine freeway (1960) and I-5 PCCP (2019)
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

L: I-5 Grapevine Freeways #1 & #2, Bakersfield, California (1960)
R: I-5 Pavement Rehab – Castaic to Palomas Wash Bridge, Santa Clarita, California (2019)

side-by-side comparison of two BNSF projects: Stampede Pass Tunnel & Cedar River Bridge
Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF)

L: Stampede Pass Tunnel, Cascade Mountains, Washington (1997)
R: Cedar River Bridge, Renton, Washington (2008)

side-by-side of San Ysidro LPOE Ped Bridge and Otay Mesa LPOE
General Services Administration (GSA)

L: San Ysidro Land Port of Entry Phase 1A, San Diego, California (2011)
R: Otay Mesa Land Port of Entry, San Diego, California (2023)

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