J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, one of the leading names in the construction business involved with many of the industry’s largest and most interesting projects, is celebrating 85 years of success in 2008.
Founded in 1923 in Fort Lee, N.J., by J. Fletcher Creamer, grandfather of current company CEO J. Fletcher Creamer Jr., the business began life as a mom and pop shop in a storefront on Lemoine Avenue. At that time, the company had only one Ford rack truck, which it used to deliver oil and coal. Creamer & Son really began to make a name for itself three years later when J. Fletcher Creamer Sr., chairman, took charge, purchasing two dump trucks to enable the company to haul rocks from the site where the George Washington Bridge was under construction.
This year, as Creamer celebrates its 85th birthday, the company has six offices — three in New Jersey and one each in Sylmar, Calif., Beltsville, Md., and Atlanta. Creamer’s specialty services are in heavy highway, utility and site development.
The family business, which now employs more than 1,000 people, has expanded in 36 states and diversity of projects since that little storefront. The core values of quality, reliability, productivity, integrity and safety that made the company so successful have not changed in 85 years.
“The completion of all Creamer’s projects and selection of its employees are measured against strong, ethical work standards,” said J. Fletcher Creamer Jr. “We are especially proud of the fact that we are a family business. Our strength comes from the fact that we have worked together throughout all these years.”
Eighty-five years strong, Creamer plans to continue to be family owned and operated, keeping true to the tradition that began in 1923.