James Manafort started New Britain House Wrecking


Carl, Tony, Frank Sr., Paul Sr., and John (not pictured) took over the business and changed the name to Manafort Brothers.


Jim Sr., Frank Jr., and Jon took the reins and begin to diversify into other areas of heavy construction


Hartford Civic Center Roof Collapse


Madison Hotel. First Implosion in Boston, MA


MBI Starts work on Foxwoods


Mohegan Sun Casino


Fourth generation of Manafort's - Jim Jr., David, Jason, and Justin took control of the family business.


Wickford Junction Rail Station - First RIDOT Design/Build Project.


First CTDOT Design/Build Project - Route 8 Bridge Replacement.


MBI Performs Civil & Utility for the new Fed Ex Ground Hub Facility in Middletown, CT.


Zion Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning

In 1919, Manafort Brothers Incorporated began its journey to become the construction and demolition services leader it is today. Founded by James Manafort as the New Britain House Wrecking Company, we were known primarily for demolition in those early days.

As the decades passed, the company established a superior reputation and great success in the industry. In 1946 the company was renamed Manafort Brothers Incorporated and was managed by James Manafort’s five sons; Carl, Anthony, Frank, Sr., John, and Paul, Sr. During the years to follow, the firm came to be the region’s premier demolition company including being recognized year after year by Engineering News Record as a top Demolition Contractor nationwide.

As two more decades passed, Manafort evolved, choosing to expand into excavation and concrete foundation work. A third generation of the Manafort family, Jim Sr., Frank Jr., and Jon, led the firm to even further widen its focus to concrete, civil and utility, demolition, abatement and remediation, highway and bridge, nuclear decommissioning, rail and mass transit construction. Like before, Manafort became a leader in these market sectors within the region while also being recognized nationally as a top 10 firm by Engineering News Record in certain specialty market sectors and even achieving a #1 ranking in the Excavation and Foundation category in 2000.

Headquartered in Plainville, Connecticut, we now have locations in the New England area, Worcester, Massachusetts and Cumberland, Rhode Island, and service clients primarily in the northeast United States, but also at selective projects nationwide. Through all our endeavors, we do not forget where have been. We take an active part in giving back to local communities to show our appreciation for their support and the success we have been afforded.

At 100 years old and the oldest demolition company in the Northeast, clients have come to trust our skill, commitment and ability to getting the job done safely and effectively. We have earned a reputation for outstanding specialty, general, and design build contracting abilities, expertise, service, commitment and timely completion of projects. We are steadfastly dedicated to applying our distinctive engineering knowledge and dynamic approach to a new generation of challenges in the construction and demolition contracting industry.

Today, we are still led by the strong ethics and established reputation of the Manafort family. As a 4th generation family-led business, Jim Jr., David, Justin and Jason continue to lead and evolve the firm as an integrated, dynamic construction and demolition contractor.

Watch Our 100 Year Anniversary Video

On November 9th, 2018 we kicked off our 100th anniversary celebration to thank those who have helped us build one of the top construction conglomerates in the Northeast. President James Manafort Jr. shared plans for the company’s future growth. Other speakers included, Gary Giulietti from Lockton Companies, Attorney Louis Pepe of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP and Marty Tubbs, a long-time Manafort Brothers employee. Watch now!