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A little more than a year since breaking ground, the Brecksville Health & Surgery Center opened last week. We are honored to serve as the Construction Manager on the new facility which is the MetroHealth System's fourth Emergency Department in Cuyahoga County, joining emergency facilities in Cleveland Heights, Parma Heights and the Level I Adult Trauma Center at the West 25th Street main campus.  The facility includes medical office space, lab space, a retail pharmacy, compounding pharmacy, imaging center, emergency department and an ambulatory surgery center.  


Donley's Concrete Group will be starting its work on the Dillon Supply Tower on August 1. The project is a new cast-in-place parking structure and multifamily tower in downtown Raleigh. DCG will provide $18M worth of turnkey concrete construction services for Barnhill Construction Co.


At the end of the month, we will be launching our work on the East Carolina University Student Union. DCG will be working for Barnhill and T.A. Loving on the $10M cast in place concrete structure.


We have been hired by RW Allen to work on the Nakanishi project in Athens, Georgia. The $1M concrete foundations, walls, press pit and slab on grade will be DCG’s second project in Georgia.

Donley’s was pleased to recently accept the 2016 Ohio AGC Construction Safety Excellence Award, Building Division Over 1 Million Hours.  This is the industry’s elite safety excellence award.

The award recognizes those construction companies that excel at safety and health performance, examining each candidate’s commitment to safety and occupational health management and risk control. The selection process is comprehensive, closely examining each candidate’s commitment to safety and occupational health management and risk control. It includes: the review of a company’s commitment to management, active employee participation, safety training, work site hazard identification and control, and safety program innovation.
The new Hilton Hotel located in downtown Cleveland opened at the beginning of this month, two years and two months after the groundbreaking. Donley's is proud to have provided concrete services on this amazing new hotel on the historic downtown Cleveland Mall.  Our team along with Cuyahoga County, Hilton Hotels, Turner Construction, Cooper Cary, VOA Associates and Van Aukin Akins Architects are extremely proud of the work done for the hotel.

“More than 2,100 workers, cranking at almost record speed to be ready in time for the Republican National Convention,” reports (view full article along with more pictures here).  The hotel along with many other Cleveland projects such as Public Square are all helping to revitalize downtown! 

Last week Donley's was honored by the Cleveland Rotary with the 4-Way Test Award. "This award has only been presented three times since 2006 (Lubrizol, KeyBank and Parker Hannifin are previous winners) and the fourth recipient to be honored is Donley’s. The award is given in recognition of the high ethical standards Donley’s has maintained in the conduct of its’ business, dedication to its clients, and the respect for and commitment to their employees. Donley’s shared vision for and belief in the potential the City of Cleveland and its people has not gone unnoticed." Pictured below are Terry Donley and Don Dreier along with members of the Rotary Board.

The Rotary's 4-Way Test

  • Is it the TRUTH?
  • Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  • Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Donley’s is proud of their ethical heritage and to quote chairman Terry Donley, “My grandfather truly valued integrity, reliability, and service and we’ve never strayed from that. We expect people at Donley’s to be authentic and genuine in all their dealings. Our success is rooted in honest business principles, uncompromised ethical standards, and care for our clients, employees, colleagues, subcontractors, suppliers, and projects.”
Cleveland Clinic's new 105th Street parking deck is a 9 level, 3,000 space deck and will serve as an icon and introduction to the Clinic's main campus at its southern portal. 


Donley's Concrete crews, along with the entire team, including the Clinic studied the book, The Toyota Way to learn how Toyota integrates lean principles as they strive for continuous improvement.  In addition, Morning Huddles with all crew foremen from all trades take place each day prior to the start of work.  Safety issues and concerns are discussed first, then expected deliveries, crane usage, individual crew activities, and finally, any information required from the management or design team.  

First Run Studies have been conducted by Donley's Concrete team members prior to building major elements such as decks decks or core walls.  It is in these studies that the crew foremen, superintendent, project manager, project engineers, and suppliers and other subs discuss safety and equipment requirements, review the formwork drawings, reinforcing drawings, and discuss means and methods of construction.  This session flushes out many questions and concerns prior to work commencing. 

The project is on schedule for completion in the 4th quarter of 2016.

February 14, was not only Valentine’s Day, it also marked our 75th anniversary.  

Happy Anniversary to everyone at Donley’s and to all of our clients and team partners!  Thank you for being such important part of our history and future.  

Ernest F.  Donley’s  Sons was founded on February 14, 1941.  The Founders started the business in February, 1941 by purchasing the Construction Department of Donley Brothers . Donley's started as a formwork contractor and jobbers of contractor 's hand tool s. At the time, there was a small lathing for plaster business, mainly residential and light commercial. The formwork business was mainly pans and open centering, plus beams and columns. For pan or one-way, joist jobs, Donley's was very competitive and was the only local source for metal pan forms. World War II started just after Donley's was incorporated and very quickly the emphasis changed from construction to industrial mill supplies, including saw sales and sharpening. The basic tool lines being distributed to contractors also had industrial application. The saw sharpening and hand tool business expanded and various lines were added that broaden the scope to include automotive tool jobber lines. 

Today marks the beginning of our anniversary celebrations.  You will notice that our new anniversary logo has been integrated into our website, email signature and letterhead.  We will also creating job site banners that will be put in place in March.  There will be many different ways that we celebrate this year, so stay tuned.