History & Values


C. Erickson and Sons, Inc. was founded by Charles G. Erickson, Jr. in 1954, and continued under the family stewardship of brothers, Charles G. Erickson III (President Emeritus) and Michael G. Erickson (President). Since 1986, Charlie and Mike continued to lead the company under its founding principles and a corporate philosophy based on integrity, strong client relationships, and customer service.  Following Charlie’s retirement in early 2019 Mike assumed the role of President and long-term employees Michael Carullo and Dan McNichol were appointed as Principals of the firm. The following year, in 2020, Dennis Sutton was also named Principal.

Charles G. Erickson, Jr – Founder
Erickson Philadelphia Headquarters Lobby

Our Values

At Erickson we strive to  apply these time-tested principles to every aspect of our corporate culture:

By extending our role beyond basic business courtesies, we establish a core trust on which we build strong client relationships.

We see our clients as teammates, and thus strive to establish strong communication and build a team with a shared focus.

We provide a reliable project approach which obtains the maximum value for our customer’s construction dollar.



Erickson is consistently recognized as one of Philadelphia Business Journal’s Top Contractors. We serve clients across market sectors including corporate, law, educational, institutional, healthcare, hospitality, restaurant & food service, and utilities.


Erickson prides itself on its long-standing history of employing skilled laborers and craftsmen. By utilizing Erickson labor on projects our field operations seamlessly control schedule and guarantee the high level of quality Erickson is renowned for. Subcontractors recognize the efficiency of Erickson run projects resulting in favorable pricing, which translates to lower costs for our clients.


Erickson values and is committed to diversity and minority participation in our own employment practices as well as in our subcontracting methods. We consistently strive to exceed owner project minority participation goals. Our in-house Diversity Manager and our certified minority firm mentorship partner assist in conducting outreach to the subcontractor MWBE community.


Erickson is a member of the National Safety Council and maintains strict compliance to federal, state, and local safety regulations. As a labor business, we are proud to have an exceptional EMR rate and have established an impeccable  safety record over hundreds of thousands of labor hours.


Erickson has consistently been recognized with over 25 industry awards for Construction Excellence, Historic Preservation and Safety. We have received recognition from professional organizations such as GBCA, CREW Philadelphia, Preservation Alliance, Green Building Council, and Philadelphia Business Journal.


Erickson’s commitment to sustainability extends from our own internal “working green” practices, to sustainable building and LEED certified projects in the field. Our staff includes LEED Accredited and Green Advantage Certified Professionals that have managed LEED projects for clients including PNC, Aramark, and PECO.


Erickson is known for our award-winning historic preservation expertise. We are a multi-year recipient of the “Grand Jury” Award from the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia as well as “Best Historic Preservation” Awards from GBCA for our work in preserving and restoring Historic icons throughout Philadelphia.