Healy Tibbitts Builders, Inc.’s roots date back to 1886 when two San Francisco waterfront workers decided to start their own construction company. Twenty years later, Healy was tasked to clear rubble and helped rebuild San Francisco after the disastrous 1906 earth quake. Healy continued to grow through the 1900's as a marine and foundation contractor both domestically and internationally. It was in 1963 that Healy first came to Hawaii to take on several challenging projects including Hawaii Kai Development's Sandy Beach Ocean outfall Pipeline and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Kahului Harbor Breakwater Repair. A permanent office was established in Hawaii to handle both Hawaii and Pacific Rim projects. In the late 60's, Healy became a subsidiary to Raymond International, a billion dollar mega construction company. Raymond ran into financial difficulty in the late 80's and as a result, Healy was sold to its current parent company Weeks Marine, an Engineering News Record top 100 contractor specializing in marine construction, dredging, tunneling, and deep foundations. With Weeks Marine's strong financial support and abundant equipment resources, Healy's Hawaii office experienced significant growth over the last 22 years and now achieves annual revenue in the $40 to $60 million range.
Healy continues to pursue projects throughout the Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific Rim. Its primary client in Hawaii is the US Navy. Because of Healy's outstanding reputation and past performance, it has successfully competed on Navy Best Value contracts over the past 12 years including being awarded back-to-back 5-year Design-Build Waterfront Multiple Award Construction Contracts in 2004 and 2009. Healy's success on Best value procurements is due in great part to its successful subcontracting and safety program. In recent years, Healy has received the prestigious Dwight D. Eisenhower Award from the Small Business Association and the Willis Safety Award from the Associated General Contractors of America. This success continues today as Healy and its joint venture partners were awarded the Navy's $86 million Apra Harbor Improvements at Uniform Tango Wharves, Guam.