Company History & Profile
Since it's founding as a dairy farm in 1943 Simscroft-Echo Farms has played a constructive role in the progress and development of the Farmington Valley, Hartford and surrounding counties.
This Simsbury-based company grew rapidly from its early agrarian origins. During the 1960's, the company's founder Lionel Girard along with his brother Dominique began the transition from agriculture to construction. Their first project was the development of their 150-acre farm into 112 residential building lots while continuing their farming operation. On a part-time basis they constructed 13,000 lineal feet of subdivision road over a seven year period.
In 1970 the farming operation ceased and Simscroft began working for local builders, businesses and homeowners. Lionel retired in 1972 and sold the company to his sons, Michael, David, and Greg and his nephew Daniel.
The Girard Brothers worked together on the family farm and began their venture into construction with the same sense of commitment and vision to the business their fathers had. With experience they accepted new challenges and the company ventured into different types of construction work. During the 70's and 80's a sand and gravel operation, street sweeping company and numerous service utility accounts were established. Simscroft expanded into commercial and industrial markets as the industry-wide changes of the 90's approached. This prompted further diversity in their mix of public and private work leading to the expansion of their services statewide.
Today, Simscroft-Echo Farms, Inc. continues as a leading site excavation, road and utility contractor specializing primarily in private contracts with some select public work. They employ over 100 qualified people and with a fleet of more than 130 pieces of construction equipment and trucks support the demanding schedules of the company's work load.
Simscroft and its principals have been recognized locally, regionally and nationally by various industry associations and civic groups for their leadership and achievements. Simscroft takes safety seriously and is proud of its initiatives and accomplishments in helping provide a safe workplace for its employees, subcontractors and owners.
With an expanding customer base of private, commercial and industrial work this family owned and managed company is committed to quality, service, and providing competitively priced, well-managed construction projects for their customers.