Honesty, integrity, and quality workmanship

Since 1979 

About Us

Who are we?

Garland Construction Corp. is a family owned and operated commercial construction company that has been in business for nearly four decades.  We specialize in government & municipal renovations and remodeling. We are experts in wood or steel construction and maintenance based projects.

Mission Statement

Our commitment allows Garland Construction Corporation to be the premier construction company in Western Massachusetts, Central Massachusetts and for the State of Connecticut.

Our mission is to perform for our customers the highest level of quality construction services at fair market competitive prices. To ensure the longevity of our company through repeat and referral business achieved by customer satisfaction in all areas including timeliness, attention to detail and service-minded attitudes. To maintain the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, honesty and fairness in our relationships with our suppliers, subcontractors, professional associates and customers.


Arriving to the USA in 1912, Joseph Orwat, sole proprietor began doing miscellaneous small remodeling projects as a carpenter, and chimney repairs, etc. during the great depression.  He had built the Zagranski House, a three story homestead the old fashioned way but was unable to keep this due to the inability to make mortgage payments because of the depression. 

Joseph Orwat and Sons, Inc. Incorporated in 1949 (second generation) and was managed by his four sons, Edwin Orwat, Henry Orwat, Fred Orwat, and Edward E. Orwat until 1980.  Joseph Orwat & Sons Inc. Peak volume was approximately $2,000,000.00.

Garland Construction Corporation started as a family business in 1979 by Edward Orwat (third generation) after working over 15 years of construction with Joseph Orwat & Sons, Inc.  Edward brought with him strong management skills and in depth knowledge of all phases of the construction industry including, excavation, masonry, demolition, laboring, carpentry, painting, and contract administration.  Edward earned an exceptional reputation within the city of Chicopee, MA. and all his affliates. 

In 2012 Edward retired and granted control of Garland Construction Corporation to his son Daniel J. Orwat (fourth generation).  A carpenter by trade, Daniel has over 25 years working and understanding all phases of contruction and leadership qualities.  Daniel's proven skills, demeanor, knowledge, integrity and trust made Edwards decision confident.  Daniel's goal is to continue the mission of Garland Construction Corporation and bring Garland Construction Corporation to the next levels of commercial, governement & municiple contruction.

For over 100 years, The Orwat's have held a reputable name as General Constractors.  Since established in 1979, Garland Construction Corporation has merged a wealth of experience and skill into a company that would create a remarkable reputation as a competative contracting company. Dan Orwat -President, Ed Orwat - Treasurer, Michael Avis - Project Manager, Jilliane Orwat - Contract Administrator, combined their strengths to create an unbeatable force in construction. Their promise is that they will always operate on a quality foundation of unwavering ethics and quality workmanship.