Who We Are

Utilizing comprehensive construction knowledge and industry expertise, CORE provides exceptional building services in 13 markets, including the K-12, Higher Education, Municipal, Public Safety, and Senior Living sectors.

Five construction workers with safety vests and white hard hats walking down concrete steps.

85

years in business

$1.3B+

in annual revenue

25

offices in 10 states

1,200+

employees

What We Stand For

Our Mission and CORE Values

Our Mission is to earn the trust of our employees, building partners, and clients. Achieving this mission begins by building teams with members who have unwavering, comprehensive trust in one another. Integrity, Fairness, Continuous Improvement, and Results are not just our CORE Values; they are the foundational elements of trust itself. 

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A History of Trust

CORE Construction’s rich history started with one key moment in 1937, when our founder, Otto Baum, applied for a loan to start a masonry company. He had nothing to use as collateral except for his proven character and exemplary reputation. When the bank manager asked the loan officer why they should consider Otto’s request, the officer simply replied, “I trust him.” This event sparked the beginning of CORE, which has grown to multiple locations across the U.S., supported by over 1,200 employees and a strong culture built on the same trust Otto started our company with in 1937.

Excellence is Our Standard