Donley's 80 years of business

Donley’s Celebrates Our 80th Anniversary

By Jeff Anderle | February 15, 2021

Friday, February 14, 1941, started out as a normal day for Bill and Philip Donley. They were lathing a house near Harvard Avenue and Lee Road for Donley Brothers Co. But after lunch, the brothers would make history. As the story goes, their father, Ernest F. Donley, lent them and their brother Don $25,000 to purchase the construction division of Donley Brothers. The United States was gearing…