Our Company

Bittenbender Construction, LP is a commercial general contractor that specializes in cultural, academic, health care, corporate and retail projects. We provide construction management and general contracting services as well as self-perform carpentry subcontracts as a signatory union contractor.

Bittenbender is 100% woman-owned and operated with WBENC certification and WBE certification with the City of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey.

Our team of seasoned professionals has helped us become one of the fastest growing companies in the industry. Our growth and success is the result of the fact that our focus is on our client. Our culture is built upon an environment of trust, respect and caring for our client and the project team. We develop a collaborative environment with architects, engineers and, most importantly, with our owners. We inspire confidence in the team by developing, nurturing and building relationships with all of our partners so that at the end of the day everyone involved can share a sense of pride in the project.

Bittenbender invites you to work with a new generation of contractor who, first and foremost, maintains the highest standards of quality and ethics. In exchange, we promise you that when it’s built by Bittenbender it is built right.

Founder and owner of Bittenbender Construction,  Emily Bittenbender, established the company  to bring a highly qualified, woman-owned general construction company to the region. Her career focus has been the design, construction and renovation of buildings and public spaces and she has taken the lead on many projects that have contributed to the renaissance of Philadelphia. During Mayor Edward G. Rendell’s administration, Emily served as Director of the City’s Capital Program Office where she was charged with bringing a private-sector approach to project and budget management within the city structure. Next, Emily served as the Vice President of Design and Construction for the National Constitution Center where she was responsible for leading the Center’s team of architects, engineers, archeologists, exhibit designers and fabricators, and construction managers through the design and construction of a new $137 million museum on Independence Mall. The project was delivered on-time and on-budget to great reviews from both the public and critics.

Emily continues to contribute to the growth and strength of the region and today serves as Co-chair of the Mayor’s Commission on Construction Diversity and as a board member of the General Building Contractors Association (GBCA), the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Design Collaborative, and The Arts & Business Council.