About Reliable Contracting

Reliable Contracting Truck

One of Reliable Contracting’s famous red, white and green colored dump truck – circa 1990’s.

Since 1928, our family business has earned its reputation as a leading commercial and residential development contractor by providing service and quality that is second to none. Reliable Contracting Company, Inc. is now one of Maryland’s largest site-work contractor, boasting more than 400 employees, 100 trucks and 250 pieces of earthmoving equipment.

We offer a wide variety of services for site development and property maintenance needs including:

We are also one of Central Maryland’s leading asphalt manufactures with a NAPA recognized location in the heart of Anne Arundel County. We carry a variety of aggregate materials for various construction and pavement needs. Reliable Contracting also provides quality trucking needs with a wide service area including: Millersville, Gambrills, Fort Meade, Odenton, Crofton, Baltimore, Bowie, Waldorf, White Plains, La Plata, Kent Island, Laurel and Severna Park. We also serve the following counties: Anne Arundel County, Prince George’s County, St. Mary’s County, Charles County, Montgomery County, Baltimore County, Kent County, Queen Anne’s County and Howard County.

Today, Reliable Contracting is managed by the third generation of the Baldwin family: Jay Baldwin was elected as our corporate President in 2002 when his father, Tom Baldwin retired as President after 52 years of service to the company. John T. Baldwin, Jr., who has been with the company nearly four decades, now serves as COO and executive vice president. Patricia Baldwin has served as Reliable’s Secretary/Treasurer for the last two decades. In fact, over a third of our employees have been with the firm for 10 years or more, and many represent their family’s second or third generation of Reliable employees. However, Reliable Contracting beginnings were much more humble.


In 1928, brothers Bill and Frank Baldwin purchased a $200 used dump truck and entered the hauling business. It wasn’t until 1938 that their first State contract was awarded – for backfilling the bulkheads at St. George Island. With a few more dump trucks, a bulldozer and a handful of employees, the company incorporated in 1942, but the brothers returned to farming after World War II and all but abandoned the construction business. Frank Baldwin’s son Tom, a recent college graduate, purchased his father’s share of the company in 1950, sought out new business in road construction and excavating, and built the company into a strong and dynamic industry leader.

Our Mission

To have a positive and significant impact on the construction industry by setting the standard for excellence in construction services. Reliable is dedicated to delivering quality products, displaying professionalism within the firm, seeking new opportunities for expansion and profitability, and providing an environment for individual success.


Management Team

Collectively, our management team has over 260 years at Reliable Contracting. As an Executive Committee, they have been leading Reliable since 1990 and have expanded into the counties of southern MD, more than doubled the number of employees and reached $100 million in sales. Here is the team that has the skills and expertise to get your job done right:

Joseph G. Baldwin (Jay) – President

Joseph G. Baldwin

  • Graduate of University of Maryland, 1986
  • Full time employee for Reliable since 1986
  • Named President/CEO in 2002 and represents the company’s third generation of family leadership
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2007 Award in the Construction and Contracting Services category in Maryland
  • Past President of Maryland Highway Contractors Assoc.
  • Past President of the Associated Builders and Contractors (Chesapeake Chapter)
  • Past President of the Anne Arundel County Utility Contractors Assoc.
  • Board of Directors of the Maryland Asphalt Association
  • Board of Directors of Anne Arundel Health Systems Foundation
  • Appointed to The Governor’s Commission on Regulatory Reform in 2015


Patricia M. Baldwin – Treasurer

Patricia M Baldwin

  • Secretary/Treasurer of Reliable Contracting since 1999
  • Master of Business Administration Degree, Loyola College, Baltimore MD
  • 28 years experience in development of commercial and residential subdivisions and property management
  • MD General Assembly Unemployment Insurance Oversight Committee, NFIB Representative
  • Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation, Corporate Board, Past Chairman
  • Truist Advisory Board Member
  • NFIB Leadership Council Chairman
  • Associated Builders and Contractors – Chesapeake Chapter: Past Chairman of
    the Board


John T. Baldwin, Jr. – C.O.O. and Executive Vice President of Operations

John T. Baldwin, Jr.

  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Elon College, N.C
  • Became part Owner in 2003 as a member of the company’s third generation
  • Over 30 years at Reliable Contracting working as an Operator, Foreman, Superintendent, General Superintendent and Operations Manager for the Grading and Utility Divisions
  • Promoted to Vice President of the Grading and Utility Divisions in 2016
  • Member of Mid-Atlantic Equipment Managers Association

Robert K. Scrivener – C.O.O. and Executive Vice President of Asphalt and Paving

Robert K. Scrivener

  • Liberal Arts Degree from Christendom College, Front Royal, VA
  • Over 30 years with Reliable Contracting Company, Inc. beginning as a Quality Control Director. Moved onto Plant Manager, Project Manager and Asphalt Division Manager
  • Promoted to Vice President of Plants and Asphalt Division in 2016
  • MD Asphalt Association Board of Directors since 1995 and Past Chairman
  • MD Transportation Builders and Materials Association – Member of the Board of Directors
  • Former MD Aggregates Association – Board of Directors and Chairman of the Technical Committee
  • National Asphalt Pavement Association –Quality in Construction subcommittee member
  • Arundel High School Business Advisory Board member
  • Christendom College – Board of Directors


Mike Sturdevant – Vice President of Estimating

Mike Sturdevant

  • Over 34 years overall construction experience, including surveying, field layout, grading, utility work and paving construction. Also managed hot mix asphalt plant construction and production
  • Joined Reliable Contracting in 1989 as a project manager and working through 1997. Returned as plant foreman in 2012, and transitioned back to project management in 2014
  • Promoted to Senior Project Manager in 2016
  • MD Asphalt Association Board of Directors from 2001 to 2004.

Bob Carrier – Risk and Safety Manager

Bob Carrier

  • Over 20 years experience overseeing safety training and regulations in the construction and manufacturing industries
  • Started at Reliable in 2004 as a Safety Officer
  • North East Technical Services Certified Radiation Safety Officer
  • MTBMA Safety Committee Member
  • Willis Insurance Heavy Highway Safety Committee Member



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