Much of the story of America is written in concrete and steel, for it is a story of a nation building.
T. A. Loving Company has certainly been part of that story.
T. A. Loving Company began in business in 1925 as a small bridge contractor, growing into one of the most highly regarded building, utility, and bridge-heavy contractors in the region.
T.A. Loving and Company started by Taylor Abbitt Loving
John S. Loving & C.B. McNairy join the company
1925 - 1932
Primarily highway & bridge/heavy construction
Raymond A. Bryan joins T.A. Loving and Company as an estimator and superintendent
Expansion into institutional, industrial, educational & housing construction
Raymond A. Bryan was named General Manager of the Building Construction department
T.A. Loving and Company became incorporated as T.A. Loving Company. T.A. Loving, John S. Loving, C.B. McNairy, and Raymond A. Bryan were original stockholders in the company.
Raymond A. Bryan, Sr. was named President of Carolinas AGC
Awarded contract for the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Bridge became very famous in 1965 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led over 4,000 people across the bridge in a freedom march.
A Call to Arms - T.A. Loving Company was summoned to Washington, DC to begin construction of Fort Bragg Army Base. Due to the immediate need of armed force bases, construction was fast-tracked. T.A. Loving Company employed over 23,000 people, making us one of the largest employers in the state. This contract led to work constructing the Marine Corp Air Station at Cherry Point, Pope Air Force Base, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Camp Butner, US Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, FL, Bomber Command Base in Wilmington, Camp Davis, and Camp Lejeune.
T.A. Loving died of illness and Raymond A. Bryan took over as President
Raymond A. Bryan, Sr. retired as President and became Chairman of the Board and Raymond A. Bryan, Jr. became President.
"The longest span on a continuous beam bridge in North Carolina" was constructed on US 70 in LaGrange, NC.
Company Headquarters moved from Wachovia Building in downtown Goldsboro, to our current location on Patetown Road.
Raymond A. Bryan Jr. retired as President and became Chairman of the Board and Samuel P. Hunter became President.
Corps of Engineers - South Atlantic Division - Contractor of the Year Award and Wilmington District Contractor of the Year Award for Rail Road Trestle, Sunny Point, NC.
Carolinas AGC Pinnacle Award - Best General Contractor.
White Oak River Bridge wins NPHQ Achievement Award for the NCDOT.
Samuel P. Hunter elected President of AGC of America.
T. A. Loving Company revenues top $200 million.
T. A. Loving Company completes its largest project $114 million, the East Carolina Heart Institute at Pitt Memorial Hospital (now Vidant Health), Greenville, NC.
Utility and Bridge Divisions merged and became the Utility/Heavy Civil Division under the leadership of Ty Edmondson.