Thomas DiCenzo Inc. was founded in the early 1930's when Thomas DiCenzo left Providence, RI with a few truck and came to Maine. When he got to Maine he worked on such projects at the naval shipyard in Portland hauling gravel. The first Maine Department of Transportation project for DiCenzo was in Vassalboro in 1938. From there DiCenzo would move complete many MDOT projects in the years to come including several stretches on US Rt 1 and on Interstate 95 from Augusta to Houlton. One of the major Interstate projects was building the approach to the Piscataqua River Bridge connecting Maine and New Hampshire in Kittery. DiCenzo also did a lot of work at the Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, including several Nike (remote missile) sites throughout northern Maine.
In June of 1973 though, tragedy would strike Thomas DiCenzo Inc. On a foggy approach to the Princeton Airport, Thomas DiCenzo's private plane crashed into the woods, killing DiCenzo. Taking over the company were nephews of Tommy's, brothers William, Edmund and Nicholas DelMonaco.
The three brothers took over and continued to build Thomas DiCenzo Inc into one of the largest contractors in the State of Maine. With I-95 now complete, their focus turned to Rt 9 between Calais and Bangor where they have completed over 10 contracts in this stretch. Other jobs include the multi-million dollar boiler house project and landfill closure and expansion projects for the Georgia Pacific Paper Mill in Baileyville.
Now the three brothers have semi-retired and their sons have taken over. They are moving Thomas DiCenzo Inc forward into the new millennium and moving into different aspects of construction. With the addition of bigger cranes, an asphalt plant and stepping into the mechanical construction ring, Thomas DiCenzo Inc is striving to become an all-encompassing construction company for the 21st Century.