A Tradition of Trust Since 1952

Our History

Edmund Morrissey Senior founded Morrissey Construction Company in the basement of his home in 1952 with his wife Trixie by his side. Over the next several decades, Ed built Morrissey Construction on the principles of honesty, hard work and, most of all, TRUST.

As someone who firmly believed in a person’s word and handshake, Ed helped lay the foundation of his community as well as many other communities throughout the State of Illinois. His friends and family described him as a “trailblazer.” Living up to the name, Ed excelled in not only business, but family life and athletics, once trying out for a spot on the St. Louis Cardinal’s Major League Baseball Team.

While building Morrissey Construction, Ed and Trixie were also raising 11 children. Family and his children’s activities were top priority. Being an active presence in their lives, Ed took pride in leading by example and mentoring his children and 27 grandchildren.

Ed’s son Michael M. Morrissey later purchased the company and became President & CEO after working for his father since he was 10 years old. Through the years he worked his way up as a laborer while in college, then as a carpenter, assistant superintendent, superintendent and vice president.

Along with his father, Michael and his wife Linda took great pride in the lives of their three children and nine grandchildren.

Today, Morrissey Construction is headed up by Michael’s two sons, Mike and Ryan Morrissey. Mike serves as President and Ryan serves as Vice President. Each have spent their entire professional lives climbing the ranks at the company and learning from their father and grandfather.

Together, with the rest of the Morrissey Construction staff, the legacy that Ed created and principles with which he built the company, will be carried on and respected by future generations.

1952

Edmund (Ed) Sr. and Therese (Trixie) founded Morrissey Construction Company together in the basement of their home.

1960

An avid hunter, Ed Sr. stressed the importance of having a good balance between work life and personal life.

1968

While building Morrissey Construction, Ed and Trixie had 11 children, which were the center of Ed’s life. Family and his children’s activities were Ed’s top priority.

1974

Founder of Morrissey Construction Company, Edmund Morrissey Senior, presents a key at a ribbon cutting to the Chairman of the Marion County Housing Authority symbolizing the completion of the turn-key elderly housing project in 1974.

1975

Current President and son of Ed Morrissey Sr., Michael M. Morrissey, kicks off development of the Lancaster, MO elderly housing project with Chairman of the Housing Authority K. O. Whitacre and Senator Thomas Eagleton.

1986

Morrissey Construction developed Bridgepoint Condominiums as a continuation of the first condo conversion at the Lake of the Ozarks.

2000

Ed Morrissey Sr. was extremely passionate about the business he built and made sure that each project had his stamp of approval up until he passed in 2011.

Here Ed stands on the structural steel beams of the Math and Science Building Complex on the campus of Lewis and Clark Community College in 2000.

2012

Michael M. Morrissey now owns and runs the company with his sons Michael C. Morrissey and Ryan Morrissey. He looks forward to continued cultivation and pushing the business to new heights.


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