When Jack Euratte and Richard Bedwell built an asphalt plant adjacent to a stone quarry in Muncie, Indiana in 1967, they likely weren’t thinking of their new company, E&B Paving, as a provider of world-class solutions. They simply delivered outstanding asphalt paving services to customers throughout Northeast Indiana.
From this humble beginning, E&B Paving has enjoyed a rich corporate history. Some historical highlights:
1967: Incorporated by Jack Euratte and Richard Bedwell (the E&B of E&B Paving) as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stony Creek Stone Co., with one plant located at Irving Brothers’ stone quarry in Muncie, Ind. Bill Irving was appointed President and Oren West a Vice President.
1978: E&B’s second plant becomes operational at Stony Creek Stone on State Road 38, east of Noblesville, Ind. Current E&B President Gary Stebbins was appointed as the plant’s Vice President and General Manager.
1984: Two additional asphalt plants are purchased from Kokomo, Ind.-based Mohr Construction. E&B also assumes administration of a Bluffton, Ind. asphalt plant owned by Erie Stone, an Irving Brothers subsidiary.
1986: E&B purchases its first portable plant for an $8.4 million resurfacing project on U.S. 30 in Whitley County, Ind. – the single largest contract in the company’s history to that point. We also acquire Anderson, Ind.-based Acme Paving Co. and its five asphalt plants.
1987: E&B’s corporate office and main repair shop facility are relocated from Muncie to their present location in Anderson.
1988: Indianapolis office and plant opened on South Harding Street.
1992: We acquire the assets of McMahan-O’Connor Construction Co. of Rochester, Ind., expanding our capabilities to include concrete paving, bridge construction and earthmoving expertise. Rochester becomes an E&B area office location.
1993: Irving Brothers and E&B Paving became part of Irving Materials, Inc. headquartered in Greenfield, Ind.
1994: We acquire Marion Paving in Marion, Ind.
1997: Evansville, Ind. plant and office opened.
2002: E&B acquires the Indiana assets of S.E. Johnson, Inc., including an office and plants in Fort Wayne, Ind., and a plant in Angola, Ind.
2003: We acquire the balance of Kokomo’s Mohr Construction Co., which operates today as a division of E&B Paving.
2005: Newly constructed Noblesville office opens on Middletown Road.
2009: E&B launches the next phase of its brand development with the introduction of our World-Class Solutions at a Local LevelSM marketing campaign.
2010: E&B introduces roller-compacted concrete and thin asphalt overlay pavement solutions to its customers.
2013: We secure the largest contract in our corporate history: the $141 million reconstruction of US 31 in southern Hamilton County.
2014: E&B acquires the assets of Gohmann Construction which broadens our geographical footprint in southern Indiana and northern Kentucky, and expands our solutions to bridge, grade and drain contracting services.
2014: We launch our inaugural public-private partnership as a member of the I-69 Development Partners team building 21 miles of new pavement, interchanges and bridges on I-69 between Bloomington, Ind. and Martinsville, Ind.
2015: E&B acquires the Bloomington, Ind.-area assets of Dave O’Mara Contractor, Inc., including its Bloomington office and plants in Bloomington, Switz City, Washington and Bedford, thus expanding our world-class solutions throughout southeastern Indiana.