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Our History

Our history, over 100 years of service
The Dutra family’s involvement in the construction industry started with sidedraft clamshell dredging, more than a century ago. Antone Dutra, grandfather of the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Bill T. Dutra, began the Dutra companies’ historic association with the construction and maintenance of the California Delta levee system in 1904. Since then, members of the family have been continuously engaged in this highly specialized branch of dredging science and beyond. Today’s company presence boasts an expansion into various types of dredging, marine construction, and the production, sale and placement of rock products.

Bill T. Dutra has been making a difference in the dredging and marine construction industry for over 40 years. In 1972, at the age of 26, Bill formed Dutra Construction Company, Inc. based in Rio Vista, California. Over the years, the company expanded to include a dredging and materials division, incorporating multiple locations in the San Francisco Bay Area and servicing clients nationally. Bill has grown his group of companies from Delta levee builder and rock distributor to an imposing, diverse and nationwide competitor. Through great success and hardships, Bill has always remembered his roots that have given him his vision and passion for his work and this industry.

Antone Dutra | Dutra Group
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