MORE History

Norton/Del Gallo

Company started by David Del Gallo and Chuck Norton. Steve Del Gallo is hired as subcontractor for Norton/Del Gallo in 1978.


Rick Morette Joins Norton Del Gallo

David Del Gallo hires Rick Morette as superintendent in 1979.


Norton/Del Gallo Restructured Into three companies

Rick stays on with David concentrating on commercial construction and Steve begins directing company towards construction management in 1983.


University of South Alabama Chemistry Building

University of South Alabama Chemistry Building_Timeline

Building the University of South Alabama's Chemistry Building in 1983.

On the Job Training

Michael and Nikki Morette with their father, Rick, learning the family trade from a young age in 1986.


The Del Gallo Company

Corporate name changed to The Del Gallo Company in 1986.

Pensacola Police Department Headquarters

Shaking hands with Pensacola Police Department worker after construction was completed between 1987-1988.

1987 - 1988

Del Gallo Morette Construction

Corporate name changed to Del Gallo Morette Construction when Rick Morette became partner and President in 1991.


Homestead Village

Homestead Village built in 1991.

P.K. Younge School Renovation

Renovation of historic P.K. Younge School into FDLE finished in 1994.


Builder/Architect - Gulf Coast Edition

Steve Del Gallo & Rick Morette_Timeline
Rick Morette and Steve Del Gallo on the cover of Builder/Architect - Gulf Coast Edition December 1994.

M.C. Blanchard Judicial Building

Joint venture with Brown & Root Construction; first Construction Manager at Risk project delivery in Escambia County with the completed MC Blanchard Judicial Building in 1998.


Morette Company

Corporate name changed to Morette Company when Rick Morette became sole owner in 2001.


Andrews Institute for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Andrews Institute_Topping Out Party_Timeline

The Morette Co. team poses for a picture at the “topping out” grand opening party for Andrews Institute in 2005.


Rick Morette Passes Away

In July 2009, Rick Morette passes away and his son, Michael Morette becomes Morette Co.’s President, supported by Vice President, Sharon Morette (wife), and Comptroller, Nikki Morette Bell (daughter).


Margaritaville Beach Hotel

In 2010, the Margaritaville Beach Hotel became the first completed project under Michael's direction after father Rick Morette passed.


Baptist Health Care West Campus Expansion

In 2011, the Baptist Health Care West Campus Expansion became the first project fully led by Michael from bid to completion.


A.K. Suter Elementary School

The A.K. Suter Elementary School was completed in 2015.


Pensacola Christian College Rice Tower Residence Hall

In 2018, Morette Co. completed the Pensacola Christian College Rice Tower Residence Hall.


Morette Co. Rebrands

Morette Co. rebrands after 20 years with a tagline of Give More. Be More. Morette Co.