The Leadership Behind T.A. Loving

Raymond A. Bryan, Jr.Raymond A. Bryan, Jr.

Chairman of the Board

Raymond followed his father into the construction business and became President of T.A. Loving Company in 1969 and Chairman in 1988.

B.S. Degree in Construction from N.C. State College, 1953
2 years service with the U. S. Army, First Lieutenent, in Korea, 1954-55


  • Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees - Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC
  • Past Chairman, Board of Trustees, Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC
  • Recipient of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Citizen's Award for contributions and improvements in the quality of life in civic, business, religious undertakings and service to Campbell University
  • Past Director, First Union National Bank - Southeast
  • Past President, Wayne County Boys' Club, Goldsboro, North Carolina and recipient of the Boys' Club Medallion for Outstanding Service
  • Past Member Board of Trustees, Independent College Fund of North Carolina
  • Past President, N.C. State Student Aid Association
  • Past Chairman, Salvation Army Advisory Board, Goldsboro, North Carolina

Sam HunterSam Hunter


T. A. Loving Company’s strong desire to develop and build relationships through a team approach to construction is a direct reflection of the values and philosophy of its President, Sam Hunter: We do not think there has to be a winner and a loser on construction projects, and the only truly successful projects are ones that are win-win for the interested parties.

B. S. In Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech, 1965 M.S. In Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech, 1967

Professional Engineer
Certified Professional Constructor
Professional Land Surveyor

1990-Present T. A. Loving Company President & CEO
1971-1990 T.A. Loving Company responsibilities included:
President – Management of Building, Bridge and Utilities Divisions
Vice President – Bridge and Utilities Division
Vice President – Municipal Utilities Division
Project Manager – Municipal Utilities, Pipe and Plant Construction
Superintendent – Bridge Construction
1968-1971 U. S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps & Seabees
Management of construction, maintenance & contract administration
Vietnam and Norfolk, VA

2005 President Associated General Contractors of America

1987 President Carolinas AGC

Other National Industry Service: National Center for Construction Education & Research, Industry Image Steering Committee

Other Industry Service: East Carolina University Construction Management Advisory Committee: 13 years as Chairman

Professional Affiliations: Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers, Society of American Military Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers

Present Civic & Community Involvement: Wayne Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, Wayne Community College Board of Trustees, North Carolina State Community College Foundation Board, First Presbyterian Church

Michael RichterMichael Richter


Mike started with us in 1977, part time while in school, and has spent his entire professional career at T. A. Loving Company. His experience is quite diverse within the industry, but has extensive healthcare experience. He has been the lead on many of our healthcare projects having constructed over 1,000,000 square feet of healthcare facilities.

Mike directs the entire team in accomplishing goals by providing organization, communications, plan execution and leadership designed to further establish long-term relationships with owners and architects. Mike has enjoyed success at all levels of the construction industry. He adheres to core values of performance, accountability, integrity and client satisfaction. Through Mike’s experience and leadership, the owner is assured a satisfactory project.

Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with Construction Option from N. C. State University, 1982

Steve BryanSteve Bryan

Vice President

He followed both his grandfather and father in the business by starting work as a field engineer. Steve currently serves on the Company's Board of Directors, the Salvation Army Advisory Board, and is the Past President of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County.

B. S. Degree in Engineering from N. C. State University, 1982

J. Jerry SmithJ. Jerry Smith

Senior Vice President

Jerry started his career with T. A. Loving Company in September of 1967 as a rod man on a survey crew. He worked his way to superintendent and then project manager and became Utility Division Co-Manager in 1988. He is currently a Vice President and member of the Company's Board of Directors. Jerry's special expertise is in the area of pipe work and his responsibilities include bidding projects, purchasing and subcontracting. He is the 2012 Carolinas AGC Chair.

Ty EdmondsonTy Edmondson

Senior Vice President

Ty is a Senior Vice President with the responsibilities of Division Manager for the Utility/Heavy Civil Division. Ty started with us in 1989 and has spent his entire professional career at T. A. Loving Company. Ty's special expertise is in the area of water and wastewater treatment plants.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering with Construction Option from NC State University, 1989

Professional Engineer

Al GrisetteAl Grisette

Chief Financial Officer

Al joined T. A. Loving Company as CFO in March of 2001 after serving in a similar capacity for Franklin Baking Company of Goldsboro, NC and Carolina Turkeys of Mt. Olive, NC. Al is a CPA and holds Masters degrees in Civil Engineering, Business Administration, and City and Regional Planning.

Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with Construction Option from N. C. State University, 1971

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