Over 75 Years Of Service


We are not your typical builder by design. Since 1947, we have instilled the value of long term relationships built through our quality construction.

Goodwin Brothers is a closely held family-owned business started by two brothers after returning from Pacific service in World War II. After coming home and still in their early twenties, their entrepreneurial spirit led them to become builders and work for themselves. They saw a need for quality work, fair value and a builder with integrity. Charles and Don primarily performed small residential and commercial projects in the suburbs south of St. Louis. Through their deep roots in the community and continued work with integrity, they kept growing into larger industrial projects, while still staying true to their roots.

Goodwin Brothers’ values remain to this day. Their long-lasting integrity and hard work built not only a successful company, but lasting relationships for the past 7 decades.


In 1947, after his service during World War II, Charles Goodwin started the company with a pickup truck and a toolbox. The second and third generations continue the business under the core values that made us strong. It is part of our culture to regularly visit job sites and closely communicate with clients. For 75 years we’ve continued to serve our clients with Christian principles and unwavering integrity, and they’ve rewarded us with their trust.


Charles undertakes his largest project to date in building the First Baptist Church of Festus/Crystal City.


Past Vice President Don Wall joins Goodwin Brothers for a nearly 50-year career.


Jay Goodwin, Current Vice President and Chief Estimator joins Goodwin Brothers


Current Secretary/Treasurer, Barb Young joins Goodwin Brothers.


Current CEO, Larry Goodwin tackles his first project, Wal-Mart store #69.


Steve Goodwin assumes role of President from his father Charles.


Despite Charles’ apprehension, the second generation constructs their first wastewater treatment plant.


The second generation of Goodwin Brothers expands the company’s reach again to bridge construction that continues today.


New GB logo is introduced.


Larry Goodwin becomes president.


Goodwin Brother begins a nearly 20-year relationship with Jefferson Memorial Hospital to build over 50 projects.


Goodwin Brothers began work at the Bissell Point facility to construct the new Trickling Filters. At the time, one of the largest installations of its type. This project is the first of multiple projects at the facility spanning over 30 years.


Goodwin Brothers builds the Missouri River Phase III Wastewater Treatment Plant. This is the first of 5 major expansions Goodwin Brothers performs at this plant.


Founder Charles Goodwin passes away.


Goodwin Brothers helps save the church built by the founder in 1954 from the Great Flood of 1993.


Current Vice Presidents Brian Vestal and Doug Wachsnicht join Goodwin Brothers.


Current President Charlie Goodwin joins Goodwin Brothers.


As a result of historic 1993 flooding, US Army Corp of Engineers contracts with Goodwin Brothers to construct one of the largest pump stations of its type in North America. This project has since successfully protected the oldest settlement west of the Mississippi River, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.


Goodwin Brothers begins construction of its largest treatment plant project to date with construction of the Lower Meramec Treatment Plant in St. Louis. With this project, the third generation begins to make its mark on the company.


Past Vice President, Nehley Goodwin joins Goodwin Brothers before pursuing next career as a stay at home mom after over a decade of service.


Goodwin Brothers begins focusing on industrial work by taking key roles in construction of several cement plants.


New GB logo coincides with 60th anniversary.


Darin Roth assumes role of the company’s General Superintendent from Don Wall.


Goodwin Brothers takes on their largest project to date at the Missouri River Treatment Plant. This is the culmination of multiple phases at this facility that began over 20 years ago.


Charlie Goodwin transitions to President, and Larry Goodwin takes position of CEO.


The Liberty WWTP is the first SRF financed and largest design build wastewater facility project in Missouri.


The third generation continues to expand Goodwin Brothers’ capabilities by tackling the company’s first 1,000,000 cubic yard earthwork project.


Goodwin Brothers founded by Charles Goodwin after returning from Pacific service in WWII with his brother Howard (Don) Goodwin. They primarily perform small residential and commercial projects in the suburbs south of St. Louis.


Goodwin Brothers forms a joint venture with SAK Construction to construct the 200 foot deep Maline Tunnel and Pump Station project.


Goodwin Brothers’ second and third generation celebrates 70 years of building and relocates to a new 19-acre office, shop, and yard facility.

Goodwin Brothers Construction worked double shifts and weekends to offset weather delays to help meet a challenging construction schedule while maintaining excellent quality of construction. Goodwin exceeded our corporate goal of Diverse Subcontractor involvement. Goodwin’s construction supervisor, safety supervisor, subcontractors, equipment operators and laborers worked together to achieve a very successful project.

Project Manager, Ameren Corporation

Based on the capability, professionalism and integrity shown by your entire staff, I will not hesitate to wholeheartedly recommend Goodwin Brothers to any owner considering your firm as its general contractor, as I have no doubt that your performance on this project reflects your corporate commitment to each and every client.

President, CCS Group

There are several goals that MSD tries to accomplish with each project we undertake. Goodwin Brothers has helped us by staying within the budget of the project and by identifying and implementing significant cost savings. They have also included many MBE and WBE businesses throughout the extensive construction process to get to where we are today.

Executive Director & CEO, Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District

Your efforts are commendable and have shown us that you are truly interested in being a partner with the Federal Highway Administration and MoDOT in our joint efforts to ensure that minority and female owned firms obtain participation…..

External Civil Rights Director, Missouri Dept. of Transportation

The integrity of the Goodwin Brothers’ team, their safety-based decision making and their willingness for constant, informative communication with our engineering, operations and distribution team made possible the successful, on-time completion of this project.

Engineering Manager, American Water

I cannot adequately express the amount of gratitude I have for the Goodwin Brothers team. Their team has been outstanding to work with from day one and has seen the City through all the intricacies of this mammoth project.

Director of Utilities, City of Liberty, Missouri

It is the District’s belief that the quality workmanship and attention to details provided by Goodwin Brother’s staff and the professional manner in which they performed greatly contributed to the success of this project.

Assistant Director of Engineering, Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District

…when so many of us were told to work from home, keep our distance, however still make capital improvements – thankfully the dedicated individuals of Goodwin kept moving right along making these achievements possible.

Engineering Manager, American Water

The contractor had an excellent safety program. The project is approaching two years in duration with zero lost time
injuries/accidents…..contractor far exceeded expectations as far as safety is concerned.

Resident Engineer, US Army Corps of Engineers

….Goodwin’s proactive communication and coordination delivered a successful project with a level of professionalism and workmanship that can be used as the framework for future design-build projects…..

Senior Project Engineer, American Water
Goodwin Brothers planned and executed this project safely, on time, and on budget. TRRA appreciates their attention to a safe working environment for their crews and subcontractors where trains are running through work zones.
This was a complex project to complete… well done!
Chief Engineer, Terminal Railroad