Since 1860

150+ Years of Building

 

 

Company

Mission Statement

Our mission is to maintain a legacy of excellence and integrity by consistently providing construction management services with superior results through proactive collaboration with our clients and the project teams.

Work Safety

Wm. Blanchard Co.’s policy is to foster a safety conscious workforce and provide a safe and healthful place to work that is free of recognized hazards. Wm. Blanchard Co. believes that a safe and healthful workplace comes from the involvement of all personnel – management, supervision, safety personnel, and trade workers – working together to assure that no harm comes to persons or property as a result of the work that occurs on its jobsites.

Career Opportunities

Wm. Blanchard Co. continuously looks to fill positions for project management, assistant project managers, BIM technical managers, superintendents, and many more!
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150 Years of Building

With the sixth generation of Blanchards leading the firm, Clifford and William I. Blanchard can draw on the company’s extraordinary heritage and passionate commitment to hard work, dedication to clients, and excellent results to ensure Blanchard’s continuing position at the forefront of the industry.

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Heritage

The Blanchard Family Legacy

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Richard Blanchard, William C. Blanchard, William I. Blanchard, Clifford Blanchard

 

 

Timeline

1860s - 1900s

In 1860, Isaac Blanchard, a master mason and Civil War veteran, founded the firm that is known today as Wm. Blanchard Co. in Newark, New Jersey. A specialist in the construction of brick baking ovens, Isaac Blanchard built a strong reputation for hard work and dedication, which enabled him to branch out to other aspects of general construction.

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Turn-of-the-century industrialization and growth in Newark provided the opportunity to move into the forefront of building construction. The firm remained a family enterprise, with management passing from father to son. William L. Blanchard carried on the tradition of excellence, as did his son, Isaac C. Blanchard.The company’s commercial projects continued to grow, along with the recognition and respect as one of the region’s premier general contractors.

 

1930s - 1940s

The Great Depression became a time of diversity for Blanchard. With construction demand ebbing, Blanchard carpenters were put to work crafting “Nordic Hickory Skis” for civilian and military use. Blanchard tradesmen also provided the maintenance and renovation of Blanchard owned buildings leased to commercial and manufacturing firms in northern New Jersey.

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With the start of World War II and the resurgence of construction demand, Blanchard became an integral part of the national war effort. William F. Blanchard oversaw the four-month conversion of a General Motors automobile plant into a Grumman “Wildcat” Navy fighter plane factory. This extraordinary accomplishment earned the firm the prestigious Army-Navy E Production Award for excellence in War production.

1950s - 1960s

Post-war economic expansion generated a variety of projects in northern New Jersey. This was a time when Blanchard was building breweries, banks, churches, hospitals, department stores, warehouses, and industrial plants to meet the pace of the area’s rapid development.

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Beginning in the 1960s with the next generation of leadership under Richard and William C. Blanchard, large-scale office buildings in the heart of Newark and northern New Jersey became an important part of Blanchard’s growing portfolio.

1970s - 1990s

In the 1970s, the advent of Construction Management and increased demand for specialized expertise refocused Blanchard’s priorities to hospital construction.

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2000s +

To this day, Blanchard has long-term partnerships with Hackensack University Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Atlantic Health Systems, Meridian Hospitals Corporation, Hunterdon Medical Center, and others. Currently 95% of our projects are repeat work from clients who have selected Wm. Blanchard Co. for decades.

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for six generations…

 

 

Expertise

Building New Jersey´s Future for Six Generations

  • Preconstruction

    Our Preconstruction Services process includes comprehensive analysis of all aspects of your proposed project before the start of construction. Throughout this phase, we work with the owner and design team to help assure that the cost, scope and schedule of the work is within the owner’s expectations. Some components of our preconstruction process include: real time cost estimating from schematic design to GMP documents, construction phasing and logistics studies, schedule evaluations, value engineering suggestions, Building Information Modeling structure analysis and visualization, constructability studies, market analysis, support of the governmental approval process, and more. Together, working as a project team, the preconstruction process allows for informed and timely decision making to ensure predictable results prior to the start of construction.

  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)

    Wm. Blanchard Co. continuously researches and implements innovative techniques to improve the way our projects are built and delivered to our clients. Building Information Modeling (BIM), provides our project teams with the most advanced technology to more effectively communicate aspects of the project through 3D visualization and planning. With this powerful tool, we are able to build more accurately, more readily prefabricate components of the building, improve productivity, quality, and efficiencies. By constructing a building virtually, BIM can also provide benefits to facilities managers upon completion and turnover of the project to our clients.

  • Comprehensive Construction Services

    Teamwork is central to our approach to building. Wm. Blanchard Co. is adept at navigating through preconstruction and construction phase services with Owners and designers as a Construction Manager At-Risk.

    In this role, our seasoned managers work through every facet of a project from conceptual estimates to closeout. We also provide competitive pricing and exceptional performance assuming the role as builder under a General Construction arrangement.

  • Trusted Partners

    Most of our work is for repeat clients who have been choosing Blanchard over others for decades.

    These long term relationships demonstrate our commitment to the role of Owners’ advocate on every project above all else.

  • Healthcare Specialists

    Working in sensitive environments demand an acute focus on detail and a heightened awareness of the affects construction has on the patient population, the public, the staff, and the facility.

    Healthcare construction is our core business, and Wm. Blanchard Co. is respected as one of the regions premier healthcare builders.

  • Over 150+ Years of Experience

    Wm. Blanchard Co.’s longevity as New Jersey builders since 1860 is testament to the depth of our tradition of excellence.

    Blanchard’s dedication to clients, commitment to hard work, and superior results will ensure the firm’s continuing position at the forefront of the industry.

  • Exceptional Results

    Six generations of the Blanchard Family have had a personal interest in the successful outcome of every project. Our reputation has depended on it for more than 150 years.

    Today, meeting our clients’ needs and dedication to superior results are the driving forces behind our consistent ability to deliver projects on time and within budget.

  • Commercial Construction

    Throughout the firm’s history, Wm. Blanchard Co. has successfully completed just about every type of commercial general construction.

    While we are known as healthcare construction experts today, we are also proficient in the construction of office, institutional, parking garage, and LEED Certified buildings.

 

 

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Clients

Delivering Results for Our Clients

Below are a few of the many clients Wm. Blanchard Co. has worked with.

  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center
  • RWJ-BarnabasHealth

Plan Room

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If you are having any problems accessing the above mentioned links, please contact Jeff Kinder from our I.T. Department.

 


Plan Room

To visit our plan room for drawings and specifications on a specific job, use the link below:
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Contact Us

Locate or Contact our Offices

HOME OFFICE

Wm. Blanchard Co.
199 Mountain Avenue
Springfield, NJ 07081
info@wmblanchard.com
973.376.9100 (T)
973.376.9154 (F)
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SITE OFFICES

HackensackUMC
Blanchard Turner Construction
107 First Street
Hackensack, N.J. 07601

201.497.6720 (T)
201.497.6721 (F)

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Morristown Medical Center Jobsite
Wm. Blanchard Co.
115 Franklin Street
Morristown, NJ 07960

973.292.9202 (T)
973.292.9201 (F)

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Saint Barnabas Medical Center Jobsite
Wm. Blanchard Co.
94 Old Short Hills Road
Livingston, NJ 07039

973.369.7335 (T)
973.369.7338 (F)

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Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Jobsite
Wm. Blanchard Co.
24 Hardenberg Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

732.418.8406 (T)
732.846.1559 (F)

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Clara Maass Medical Center Jobsite
Wm. Blanchard Co.
1 Clara Maass Dr.
Belleville, NJ, 07109
201.437.5500 (T)
201.437.5501 (F)

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Building New Jersey’s Future