Louisville Paving and Construction Company is a family-owned business with a rich history born from modest beginnings. Our story begins nearly a century ago, in 1919, when Joseph Michael Dougherty, a second-generation descendant of Irish immigrants, formed the Dougherty Coal Company. Joseph Michael's son, Joseph Thomas, joined the company soon after and continued to grow the business after his father's death in 1927. The Dougherty Coal Company flourished for decades until the availability of natural gas began replacing coal as the preferred method of heating homes.

In 1949, Joe's son, Jack Dougherty, joined the business. Using their current fleet of coal delivery trucks and a skilled work force, they invested in paving equipment, and Louisville Paving Company was born. The business focused on providing coal during the winter months and asphalt paving during the summer. The company continued to grow and in 1959 Jack's brother, Bill came on board. The Doughertys stopped delivering coal in 1967 to focus their full attention on the asphalt paving business.
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Louisville Paving and Construction Company is now managed by John and Joe Dougherty, fourth-generation family members in the business. And the future looks bright as the next generation of family members are already in management positions. Although the foundation of Louisville Paving was built by the Dougherty family, we owe a great deal of credit to our family of employees. The dedication and professionalism they exhibit on the job every day continue the core values set forth four generations ago.

Today, Louisville Paving and Construction Company is a full service contractor involved in both highway and heavy construction. We own a modern fleet of paving and site equipment and we utilize the latest technologies for design, layout and GPS machine control to assure maximum quality and safety on the job.

Pace Contracting, a subsidiary, performs heavy construction services from water and sewage treatment plant construction to pump stations and structures.

Wescott Construction, a subsidiary, is Louisville's premier design-build construction team providing services including residential and commercial construction and remodeling, luxury pools and spas, synthetic golf greens, design solutions, and commercial concrete services.

Another subsidiary, Material Transfer Company, operates a fleet of dump and specialty trucks to service all our divisions. This allows us to self-perform all phases of a construction project from grade and drain work, sewers and utilities, to base and asphalt surfacing.

You can trust Louisville Paving and Construction Company, celebrating 70 years of experience, to handle all of your highway and heavy construction jobs!