PIERCETON—The Pierceton Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate John T. Camden Construction Co. as they have been chosen as the February 2018 Business of the Month. A family owned and operated business, it was started in 1948 by the grandfather of the current president, Bernadene Boggs. Around 1963, John B. Camden returned from war and began the second generation’s involvement in the company. The company was gradually taken over and ran for many years by Bernadene’s parents, Mary Beth and John B. Camden. Bernadene came to work for the company in 1988, and has been handling the day-to-day operations since 2009. Now, the fourth generation is involved in managing the company, as John P. Camden is the current lead estimator for them.
John T. Camden Construction Co. has the capability to completely disassemble a variety of historical iron and steel truss type bridges. They then repair and straighten any members that need attention, or replace those that are beyond repair. They have the experience and skill to conduct the work with a high degree of historical accuracy. Once the restoration work is completed, they will reassemble and place the bridge.
In the early 1990s, John T. Camden Construction Co. began specializing in Magnum Piering, where they use hydraulic jacks to elevate homes or buildings to the proper elevation. They also participate in pile driving and helical piling for new construction and boardwalks.
This year John T. Camden Construction Co. will celebrate its seventieth anniversary. Much of this time has been spent successfully preserving our Hoosier heritage while improving our transportation infrastructure. Their eight-employee company has participated in several redevelopment projects in the surrounding area. Such projects include the Kosciusko County Applebee’s, formerly Ponderosa, Bob Evans, and the former Marsh’s Supermarket building. They also have helped restore the Groninger Bridge on the Warsaw Greenway. They have also participated in preserving our Hoosier heritage through other projects like Hamilton County Park and Hoosier Heartland Highway.
The Hamilton County park project saw the restoration and bringing together of two different bridges of different truss types. One was a Pratt through truss originally from Wayne County and the second was a rare Triple Intersection Warren through truss from Washington County. Unfortunately, the bridges were not quite long enough to span the river, so John T. Camden Construction Co. fabricated, from the original plans, a replica of a long-demolished Hamilton County girder type bridge.
The Hoosier Heartland Highway project in Delphi saw the restoration and relocation of a Pennsylvania through truss bridge originally located in Freedom, Indiana. The Hoosier Heartland Highway project in Delphi had severed the Monon Trail there. The bridge was originally set to be reassembled at Connor Prairie, but when that project changed the bridge went to Delphi to reconnect the Monon Trail.
For questions or to schedule your quote, please contact John T. Camden Construction at (574) 594-2497 or via e-mail at [email protected]. You can also find them on the web at www.camdenfoundations.com or via Facebook at John T. Camden Construction.