Our family has grown in ways we never could have imagined- together, we’re transforming landscapes across Greater Boston.

About ONYX Corporation

Onyx Corporation was started by John and Stacey Durkin in 1980, with early beginnings as a trucking company under the name Onyx Transportation. The name “Onyx” came from their first truck, painted Onyx black. In the 90s, the company grew to include a 30-acre sand and gravel pit and quarry in Leominster, Massachusetts- which is roughly the same time they branched out into excavation. These private, local jobs soon turned into larger public infrastructure work.

In 2011, our name was changed from Onyx Transportation to what it is now: ONYX CORPORATION. The name and logo were changed to better represent us and combine the three divisions: Materials/Trucking, Excavation, and Landscape Construction. While our current logo is similar to the original, this newer version was designed to show off who we are at our roots: a family business. The X at the end of Onyx has three additional X’s after it, symbolizing John and Stacey’s three children, John Jr., Cale, and Harleigh.

Our Founders

John Sr. and Stacey Durkin, along with their sons, continue to play an active part in the day-to-day operations of Onyx. Currently, we employ 100+ team members, many of whom have been with the company for over 15 years. They’ve become family. This is reflected in the pride and dedication evident in their everyday work, and we couldn’t be prouder of where we’ve grown to after 40 years.

The ONYX Team

Our team is family. We know a lot of companies say that, but we mean it.

The men and women on our team have grown with us: they’ve built their careers and expertise here, started in entry-level positions, and climbed their way up. They’ve watched their family members do the work and followed in their footsteps. Even if they came in knowing little about the industry, they are glad to be here, and we’re proud to be a part of their transformation.

If you’re looking for a fulfilling career, a close-knit culture, and a place where you’ll retire, we’d love to hear from you. We’re hiring for a variety of roles- and if you see yourself in one, send us an application today.

Our Second Generation Leadership

After receiving his degree in Landscape Construction from Penn State University, John and Stacey’s oldest son, John Jr., rejoined Onyx full-time and brought his talents into branching out our high-end Landscape Construction services. John and Stacey’s younger son, Cale, also joined the company full-time, playing an important role in the excavation division.

Team Appreciation

Sometimes the best work is done off the job site. For ONYX, our team’s ability to work together and get the job done for our clients is because of the trust, understanding, and friendship they have built over the years. Sometimes that means celebrating outside of the office or a job and spending days to get to know each other and enjoy a job well done. We recently brought our whole team and their families to Kimball Farm to celebrate a year’s worth of growth and accomplishment.


We’re seeking professionals to help us continue our legacy of eco-centered expertise and building long-lasting relationships. Apply today/check out our available positions!
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