Innovative builder to upgrade domestic gates, boarding bridges, baggage handling systems, jet fueling systems, ticketing, security checkpoints, concessions and interior finishes

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Suffolk, one of the largest and most innovative construction enterprises in the country, was awarded the Terminal C renovation project at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). The extensive renovation represents a continued commitment from DFW as a transformational leader in the aviation industry.

The 850,000-square-foot phased project will include upgrades to interior finishes at 18 domestic gates, reconfigurations and expansion to the ticketing and security checkpoints, upgrades to concessions and restroom areas, replacement and installation of energy efficient glazing and HVAC systems, rework of passenger boarding bridges and preconditioned air units, ramp marking and guidance systems, jet fuel lines and new baggage handling areas, among other improvements.

“Suffolk is thrilled and humbled to partner with the world-class DFW team on this extensive airport renovation of Terminal C,” said Mark Penny, General Manager of Suffolk’s Dallas operations. “This project will allow us to demonstrate our sophisticated planning and construction processes while also strengthening our partnerships in the Dallas/Fort Worth region. We are honored DFW has trusted us with this important project for the airport and surrounding community.”

Suffolk was selected for the project in partnership with 3i Contracting.

“The 3i Contracting team is very excited to partner with Suffolk and renovate Terminal C at DFW Airport,” said Michael Williams, President of 3i Contracting based in Dallas. “Our company participated in the Airport’s capacity building program over 15 years ago and this is great example of DFW’s commitment to growing MBE firms. Our “ONE TEAM” approach between Suffolk and 3i will set a great example for our community and other firms to follow.”

Preconstruction on the project has already begun and will include detailed micro-phasing and sequencing planning to ensure customer service continuity throughout the later construction phases. Full construction and renovation work is slated to start in 2024, with project completion expected in 2026.

About Suffolk

Suffolk is a national enterprise that invests, innovates, and builds. Suffolk is an end-to-end business that provides value throughout the entire project lifecycle by leveraging its core construction management services with vertical service lines that include real estate capital investment, design, self-perform construction services, technology start-up investment and innovation research/development.

Suffolk is a national company with $4.2 billion in annual revenue, 2,500 employees and main offices in Dallas, Boston, New York, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Estero, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. Suffolk serves clients in every major industry sector, including healthcare, science and technology, education, gaming, transportation/aviation, and commercial. Suffolk is privately held and is led by founder, chairman and CEO John Fish. Suffolk is ranked #23 on the Engineering News Record list of “Top 400 Contractors.” For more information, visit and follow Suffolk on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.


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