Jack Blythe
Jack and Frank Blythe | Founders & Owners

Years of Experience: 48  Education: B.S. Business Administration, UNC-Chapel Hill
Twin brothers, Jack and Frank Blythe, are continuing the family tradition in the construction industry which started in the 1920's. After working in the family business in the late 1960's, 1970's and 1980's, they formed Blythe Development in 1989 to focus on providing first class service in construction infrastructure. High quality work performed in a timely manner and at a competitive price has been the foundation of the company. In 1994, the brothers created Blythe Brothers Asphalt Company to further enhance the capabilities and provide a full service site work package which includes asphalt production. Today the companies annually perform over $230 million of site work and roadway construction, employ over 900 employees and utilize over 350 major pieces of heavy construction equipment. They have been ranked in the top 100 largest privately held corporations in NC for the past 13 years and continues to climb. The Blythe brothers pride themselves in maintaining a family atmosphere within the company and responding to and treating their employees well so they can continue developing the end product in a quality manner.

Frank Blythe
Luke Blythe | President

Years of Experience: 22 Education: B.A. Economics, UNC-Chapel Hill
Since joining the company in 2000 after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Luke has played a large part in the growth and success of the company. He has moved up in the ranks from a Project Engineer, Project Manager, Division Manager, Vice President of Operations, and has recently been named President. His project experience includes everything from large NCDOT & SCDOT Projects, Design Build, Municipal, Airport, and large private site developments. Luke has successfully managed projects of various sizes in NC, SC, and VA ranging from $1 million to over $60 million. Most recently as Vice President of Operations the company has consistently performed over $250 million per year over the past several years. Luke is fourth generation in the construction business and is ready to continue the family legacy in his new role as President.

Joey Dodson
Joey Dodson | Vice President / Chief Financial Officer

Years of Experience: 28  Education: B.S. Business Administration/Accounting
Joey graduated from Winthrop University in 1994 and began his career as an internal auditor for a small community. He worked at several different financial institutions before being named the Chief Financial Officer for Park Meridian Bank. Joey served as CFO for Park Meridian Bank until the bank was acquired in 2002. Joey joined Blythe Development in 2002 as the Chief Financial Officer. He has helped manage the growth of Blythe Development from $65 million to almost $300 million in annual revenue.

Stoney Bumgardner
Stoney Bumgardner | Vice President / Procurement

Years of Experience: 28  Education: Civil Engineering, Gaston College
Military: USMC
Stoney joined Blythe Development in 2007 as an estimator. Stoney began his career in the field at F.T. Williams in 1994. He worked his way up through the ranks from the field into estimating and then to vice president of operation for Dirtworks, Inc. in 1996. Since then Stoney has served as the lead estimator on various commercial, heavy highway, design build and joint venture projects. Stoney became the division manager of the estimating department for Blythe Development Co. in January 2016 and is currently serving as Vice President.

Dave Tolley
David Tolley | Division Manager - Public

Years of Experience: 30  Education: B.S. Business Administration
David began his career in construction in 1992 working for NCDOT. While employed by NCDOT, David worked as a roadway and asphalt inspector on the first segment of I-485 which included the I-485/I-77 Interchange. Shortly afterwards, David was hired by Blythe Development Company in 1994. During his tenure at Blythe Development Company, he has held many positions including Project Assistant, Foreman, Superintendent, and various positions in Project Management. David’s work experience has ranged from residential, commercial, and public work. For the last 15 years most of David’s experience has been on the public side, which would include working with many different public entities including City of Charlotte, NCDOT, SCDOT, Mecklenburg County, York County and CDIA. As Division Manager he is responsible for overseeing projects in the Public Division.

Bart DeVore
Bart DeVore | Division Manager - Private

Years of Experience: 35  Education: BSET Civil Engineering, UNCC
Started in 1986 at Blythe Industries in Charlotte, NC as a Project Engineer and advanced to Project Manager where majority of experience was in the NCDOT heavy-highway public market. In 1997 he moved to Blythe Development as a Project Manager and managed mainly private projects along with several NCDOT and City of Charlotte Projects. In 2002 he moved to Tennessee to take a Vice President position for a small grading contractor and grew business from 6 million to 35 million within six years. In 2012 he returned to Blythe Development Company and is currently Division Manager for Charlotte Area Private Projects.

John Cassell
John Cassell | Division Manager - Residential

Years of Experience: 37  Education: BSLA, Landscape Architecture, WVU
John has worked for Blythe Development Company for a combined tenure of 13+ years serving as a Division Manager from 1991 through 1998 and again from 2010 until now. John began his career practicing Landscape Architecture in North Carolina and has had the opportunity to work in various roles throughout his career as a land planner, golf course designer, real estate development manager, land acquisition manager and construction manager. He has had the great fortune to work on a variety of projects ranging from single family subdivisions, multi-family apartments, commercial and retail developments, golf courses, “mixed use” master planned real estate developments as well as institutional and industrial projects. As a Division Manager, John is responsible for overseeing the overall management of construction projects ranging in value from $500K to $10 million with a total annual volume of +/- $65 million.

Kevin O'Connor
Kevin O'Connor | General Manager - Asphalt

Years of Experience: 22  Education: B.S. Business Administration
Kevin joined Blythe Development Company in 2014 as a Project Manager in our Public Division. He managed multiple NCDOT, SCDOT, CDIA, City of Charlotte and other local municipality work throughout the area for Blythe Development ranging in value from $1 million to $40 million. Kevin was promoted in 2019 to Senior Project Manager of the Public Division and oversaw multiple Project Managers with projects ranging in value from $1 million to $65 million from 2019 till the end of 2022, before being promoted to General Manager of Blythe Brothers Asphalt. Kevin worked for two large highway contractors in the public sector prior to joining the Blythe Development team, working on multiple construction projects ranging from $500K to +/- $150 million in both NCDOT and SCDOT including multiple Design-Build Projects.

Matthew Spencer
Matthew Spencer | Business Development Manager

Years of Experience: 21 Education: The Citadel
Matthew has worked on highway projects for GDOT, SCDOT and NCDOT as well as many project in the commercial and residential sector. Matthew began working for Blythe Brothers Asphalt in 2006 with only one asphalt plant and 3 paving crews. Currently Blythe Brothers has 5 paving crews, 3 milling crews and 2 grading crews and 115 employees. Over the years Blythe Brothers has grown into the premier paving contractor in the Charlotte and surrounding markets. Blythe Brothers are paving major highways and roadways for clients like The City of Charlotte, NCDOT, and SCDOT. Matthew and Blythe Brothers Asphalt looks forward to serving all of our clients with the highest quality paving projects in the area. From asphalt sales to proposals and any quality control questions you may have, please contact Blythe Brothers Asphalt Company.