Our History

Building the foundation for life for NEARLY 100 years.

J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc. originated in Fort Lee, New Jersey in 1923. The company evolved from a small Ford rack truck running deliveries and performing miscellaneous chores to one of the country’s, leading contractors. We continue to offer a wide array of services for our many long-standing partners and new clients.

To learn more about our company’s rich history and our construction capabilities, contact us today!

Original J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc. Logo
J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc. office in 1923

1923

J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc., was founded by J. Fletcher Creamer, II, with one Ford rack truck and a dream.

J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc. truck circa 1930s

1930’s

The George Washington Bridge was under construction and Creamer was there at the beginning ready to help haul rock away as the site for the great bridge was being excavated.

J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc. fuel truck circa 1940s

1940’s

Creamer persevered through World War II and was able to ride out the tough times. With the end of the war and a new fuel truck at the ready, J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc., was once again on the move.

air conditioning installation in 1950s

1950’s

Creamer saw an opportunity and once again moved into new areas of business as air conditioning installation became a revenue stream for the company. A new generation of the Creamer family were being born — part of the Baby Boomer Generation.

heavy highway work in 1960s

1960’s

Creamer continued to expand and saw many firsts — heavy highway work, the beginning of a long-term relationship with Hackensack Water and profit sharing for the Creamer employees. The company was definitely growing and making its mark.

new Creamer logo circa 1970s

1970’s

Fletch Creamer, Sr., took the reins as president of Creamer, the company acquired Babe’s Taxi near the Bridge Plaza and the Creamer logo was born through a contest amongst the employees.

pipe cleaning and lining business circa 1980s

1980’s

Creamer continued its steady growth. It entered the pipe cleaning and lining business, purchased a helicopter, laid down synthetic turf in Giants Stadium and moved into its new corporate headquarters in Hackensack, from where they still run the business today. They were ranked #250 on the list of largest construction firms in the US by Engineering News Record by the end of the 80’s.

Creamer expands throughout USA in 1990s

1990’s

Creamer was awarded larger and more comprehensive projects, opened a California office, was named New Jersey’s 43rd largest privately-owned firm and completed the Route 4 & 17 flyover in record time to the delight of shoppers in northern NJ and beyond!

Creamer explores alternative energies circa 2000s

2000’s

Creamer burst into the 21st century continuing to grow and expand its services. The Creamer family proudly ushered in a fifth generation into the business and with energy issues at the forefront of world issues Creamer boldly stepped into alternative energies. While maintaining and increasing the already stellar reputation across the other services, Creamer was able to use this experience to break into solar, wind and other alternative energy producing sources

Creamer was acquired by APi Group, Inc. in 2016

2016

Creamer was acquired by APi Group, Inc., a multi-billion-dollar parent company to more than 40 independently managed life safety, energy, specialty construction and infrastructure companies worldwide.

creamer is a leading contractor today

Today

Today – Creamer remains a nationally recognized top contractor for infrastructure needs of the business community, governmental agencies and utility companies throughout the United States.

J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc. logo

As we all cope with the Coronavirus Pandemic, the leadership of J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc. continues to focus on the safety and well-being of our employees, clients and communities. We are taking all precautions to reduce the risk of exposure and to promote social distancing as we closely follow the latest developments and recommendations from the CDC, local, state and federal governments. Our teams are working to safely navigate through this challenge together and we will continue to communicate and support our clients as they try to serve their customers.

We hope that you and your families stay safe.

Joseph T. Walsh
Chief Operating Officer and President
3/17/2020