After graduating in 1918 at the top of his engineering class at the University of Arkansas, C.B. Ford moved to Dyersburg, Tennessee and started Ford Paving Company. A few years later Ford Paving Company merged with Forcum James Construction Company, which had been founded in 1911 by Hilt Forcum. Throughout the years, C.B. Ford and his brother, Ralph Ford, continued to acquire additional ownership in Forcum James Construction Company until they owned a 50% interest.
Ford Construction Company has assembled a leadership group with over 100 years of experience in the asphalt paving and heavy civil construction industry. We are experienced in managing self-performing projects and acting as a construction manager on projects with a significant percentage of subcontractors. Ford Construction Company is actively engaged in the training of future leaders and is actively seeking qualified leaders to ensure the future success of our company.
Since 1955, Ford Construction Company has been a leader in asphalt manufacturing, asphalt paving, bridge construction, site preparation, grading, excavating, highway and heavy construction services, and aggregate sales. We have been recognized on the local, state, and national level for quality of work and providing a safe working environment for our employees. None of the accolades would be possible without the commitment to excellence from our leadership and dedicated field personnel. A few of our most recent accolades are listed below that demonstrate Ford Construction Company’s commitment to excellence.
Ford Construction Company makes every effort to be the best at what we do. From our beginnings, we have been actively engaged in industry associations. Serving as presidents, vice presidents, and on boards of directors, our leadership team has sought to actively participate in local, state, and national conversations related to our industry.
As a family owned business, Ford Construction Company is committed to serving those in need and building strong relationships with our community. It is our belief that strong relationships start by making genuine connections with our customers and finding ways to contribute to the communities in which we work and live.