History

TA Loving Company’s story is one of innovation and transformation. From office buildings and medical centers to athletic facilities, waste water treatment plants and bridges, we’ve completed projects for customers across a range of industries for nearly 100 years. We’re an award-winning contractor with a deep portfolio and reputation for success.

But success doesn’t happen overnight. Our story begins with a small, family-owned construction company’s knack for building railroad bridges. Take a look:

Our History Timeline

1925
At the age of 26, Taylor Abbit Loving leaves Culpepper, Virginia and settles in Goldsboro, North Carolina to start his own company.
1928
T.A. Loving Company completes one of their first major projects: a railroad crossing over the Roanoke River in Weldon, N.C.
1931
Amid the Great Depression, the company enters the world of vertical construction with the completion of the Fifth Street Viaduct for the City of Richmond, VA.
1935
T.A. Loving Company completes its first higher-education project with Marshall-Wythe Hall for the College of William and Mary.
1940
The world marches to war, and the U.S. Government awards T.A. Loving contracts to build major military installations across the Southeast, including Fort Bragg, the Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point and Camp Lejeune.
1942
At the height of the war, T.A. Loving has over 20,000 employees working on projects across the Southeast.
1950
T.A. Loving Company expands operations to 10 states, including Pennsylvania, Florida and Utah.
1960
Throughout the 1960s, T.A. Loving completes several high-profile projects in Raleigh, N.C, including the Hillsborough Street YMCA, and Bowen, Metcalf and Carroll residence Halls for North Carolina State University.
1979
The Utilities Division completes the West Norfolk Bridge in Portsmouth, VA.
2003
T.A. Loving Company completes the Wendell H. Murphy Football Center at Carter Finley Stadium for the North Carolina State University.
2008
T.A. Loving completes their largest project to date: the $144 million Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, N.C.
2011
T.A. Loving completes the Loudermilk Center for Excellence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The 200,000 square foot, 6-story structure was built during 7 home games between the end zone and the Rams Head parking deck.
2014
Mike Richter is promoted to President of T.A. Loving Company. Sam Hunter moves to Chairman and Steve Bryan is named Vice Chairman.
2018
Horry County, SC schools win ENR Magazine Best in the Southeast. The five (5) schools were a Design Build delivery method in conjunction with Metcon, First Floor, and SfL+a Architects. The schools were built as Energy Positive. Producing more energy than consuming on an annual basis.
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