Construction Sector Summary
Since the pioneer days, Wayne County has developed a multi-faceted construction industry. The limitations and expense of transportation forced early residents to find local, homegrown solutions to building materials and methods, creating iron factories, lumber mills, brick kilns, and other industries in the early to mid-1800s in order to meet the demands of a growing population.
One of the oldest construction companies in Wayne County is D. C. Curry Lumber Company, started in 1853 by James Curry and still operating today. Other well-known construction companies include: Walter Jones Construction, Incorporated, Bogner Construction Company, and Campbell Construction.
The years since have seen a growth in additional aspects of construction: heating and air conditioning, drywall, electrical contractors, plumbing, highway and bridge construction, and much more.