104-year-old Deering Construction to close in Norwalk, leaving behind a legacy

Deering Construction lasted for five generations. One of the company's first projects was the construction of the Merritt Parkway.

Mark Sudol

Mar 8, 2023, 10:33 PM

Updated 443 days ago

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Norwalk's Deering Construction is calling it quits after 104 years in business.
The family-run business at one time had over 40 employees but is now down to Mike Deering and his brother Dan.
"Dan's 65 and I'm 60, so again to try and start all over again ... it becomes very difficult, and you're never going to find anyone to watch your business like you will," said Mike Deering.
Deering Construction lasted for five generations. One of the company's first projects was the construction of the Merritt Parkway.
Deering did the bridges from Greenwich to Fairfield, and even the Cloverleaf Interchange in Norwalk.
The company did 70% of the projects in Norwalk in the last 15 years.
"From West Avenue to the Brien McMahon ballfields to the Norwalk High ballfields to school additions, city paving, sidewalk work," said Deering.
This Saturday, Deering Construction is auctioning off all its outdoor machinery and all of its smaller gear inside that has already been tagged by auctioneers.
"I'd just like to thank all the people that entrusted their jobs to us municipally, commercially, privately. We do appreciate everything," said Deering.
Deering Construction says it's not going to sell the business. It's going to dissolve and keep the property. It expects to officially close its doors sometime this spring.
Click here to get a closer look at some of the auction items.


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