J.S. Cornell & Son, Inc. Builders & Construction Managers

J.S. Cornell & Son, Inc. is a General Contractor, Construction Management firm that specializes in Industrial, Commercial and Residential construction in the Philadelphia 5 County area and PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA. Our expertise is in office fit-out, historic restoration, adaptive restoration in, but not limited to, libraries, museums, schools, churches, LEED construction, office buildings and government agencies.

Up until the year 2000, the firm was continuously owned and managed by members of the Cornell family. In 2000, Allen and Bill Cornell (fourth generation Cornell’s) sold the company to two of their long time company executives, who had been with the company for over 24 years. The company has continued to prosper under the new ownership and has experienced continuous growth.

The goal of our company, as it always has been, is to provide high quality personalized construction services with many repeat customers.

  Featured Project  

Chemical Heritage Foundation
Conference and Exhibit Center
GBCA 2009
Excellence Award
Best Adaptive Re-Use Project

Major structural alterations to construct Archival Library, Exhibit and Conference Center in an existing 1865 bank building.  Work required substantial structural demolition in an occupied building and the installation of a new structural system to hang a new steel and glass mezzanine with curved steel glass and curved glass walls. 


  Featured Work  

APS – Library Building

The Rosenbach Museum & Library

The Johnson House


1528 Cherry Street - Philadelphia, Pa. 19102 - Telephone: 215-563-3157 Fax: 215-563-0342