Colony Construction, Inc. is proud to be a family owned business and will continue to operate with fiscal responsibility and efficiency for our customers and employees to the standards we set when it was formed.
29 Years in Business
Colony Construction, Inc. was founded in Powhatan County in 1989 by Earl and Carol Pryor.
Colony Construction, Inc. was formed in 1989 by Earl and Carol Pryor. Colony started as a grading contractor and moved into the paving business in 1994. Colony Construction continued to grow as VDOT maintenance paving in addition to commercial and residential paving. At the turn of the century, Earl and Carol’s daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Scott Claud, returned to Powhatan from Atlanta and began running the family business operations. That same year, our current Vice President, Harry King, Jr. left Golder Associates and returned to Colony Construction as a project manager.
In 2001, Colony Construction procured its first million dollar contract. We updated our trucks and equipment to keep up with growth. Between 2003 and 2007 the company increased annual revenue by 20% per year. During this time, our work shifted to larger commercial and municipal projects and was no longer exclusively reliant on residential paving projects.
In 2008, Colony Construction purchased a brand new Astec 300 ton per hour asphalt plant located in Powhatan, VA. Operations began in March of that year. In our first year in production, during a national recession, we produced 168,000 tons. Throughout the recession, Colony Construction continued to grow and add more employees and equipment. Since the first year of operation, asphalt plant production has grown by a rate of 20% per year.
As an asphalt producer, we are currently working on and have completed several VDOT schedule paving contracts in the Richmond and Lynchburg districts. In March 2012, to keep up with company growth, Colony Construction purchased another brand new Astec asphalt plant at the LuckStone quarry in Burkeville, VA. Combined asphalt plant production for 2012 will exceed 400,000 tons.