Using a family loan, Donald A. Collins (D.A.) started the D.A. Collins Construction Company Co., Inc. in Mechanicville, N.Y., in an office behind his mother’s kitchen. Eleven years later, Mr. Collins’ company earned the prestigious contract to build a bridge that would formally connect Albany County to Saratoga County in upstate New York. Now universally known as the Twin Bridges, it has become a renowned landmark in the historic landscape of the Capital Region, as well as a symbol of true craftsmanship, hard work, and unparalleled passion.

With D.A.'s success in the early '80s, growth and new opportunities followed. The acquisition of Pallette Stone Corp., Kubricky Construction Corp., and Jointa Galusha, LLC. allowed Collins to formally expand into new markets and strengthen the quality of his services. In 2002, D.A. Collins Environmental Services, LLC. became another member of the D.A. Collins family, formally expanding its expertise into the environmental remediation sector.