T. A. 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 a 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
At the age of 26, Taylor Abbit Loving leaves Culpepper, Virginia and settles in Goldsboro, NC to start T. A. Loving Company. He led the expanded variety of projects included bridges, roads, utilities, and buildings.
T. A. Loving Company completes one of their first major projects: a railroad crossing over the Roanoke River in Weldon, N.C.
Amid the Great Depression, the company's Bridge Group completed of the Fifth Street Viaduct for the City of Richmond, VA.
T. A. Loving Company completes its first higher education project with Marshall-Wythe Hall for the College of William and Mary.
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 (now called Fort Liberty), the Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point and Camp Lejeune.
At the height of the war, T. A. Loving has over 20,000 employees working on projects across the Southeast.
Raymond A. Bryan was named President of T. A. Loving Company after Taylor Abbit Loving passed away. He had progressed from estimator to superintendent to General Manager of the Building Department to Secretary-Treasurer. Mr. Bryan remained President from 1947 to 1969.
Throughout the 1960s, T. A. Loving completes several high-profile projects for North Carolina State University, including Dabney Hall, Cox Hall, and Harrelson Hall. Photo of Harrelson courtesy of NC State University Libraries’ Digital Collections: Rare and Unique Materials.
T. A. Loving's Bridge Group completes the West Norfolk Bridge in Portsmouth, VA.
Samuel P. Hunter (Sam) named President of T. A. Loving Company. Mr. Hunter continues to lead our company today as Chairman. (Current photo of Sam Hunter)
T. A. Loving Company completes the Wendell H. Murphy Football Center at Carter-Finley Stadium for the North Carolina State University.
T. A. Loving completes their largest project to date: the $144 million Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, N.C.
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 seven home games between the end zone and the Rams Head parking deck.
David Philyaw and Ty Edmondson are tapped as co-presidents to lead T. A. Loving into the future. David leads the Building or Vertical Construction side of the business and Ty leads the Utilities or Horizontal Construction.
Horry County, SC schools win ENR Magazine Best in the Southeast. These five (5) ENERGY POSITIVE schools were delivered Design-Build. They each produce more energy than they consume on an annual basis.
T. A. Loving wins the opportunity to build the UNC Medical School's new Medical Education Building. This new building is located on the historic Berryhill Hall site. In 1969, T. A. Loving Company constructed Berryhill Hall. As a nearly 100-year-old firm, we find it bittersweet to demolish a building our team constructed over 50 years ago.
T.A. Loving Acquires Pipeline Utilities, Inc. This acquisition allows T.A. Loving to expand its service offering, providing exceptional underground utility services to its clients, further paving the way to operational excellence and surpassing client expectations.