Carolinas AGC 2015 Key Member Blythe Development, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is a licensed general contractor specializing in site work, road construction and golf course construction in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The company, founded by twin brothers and Charlotte natives Jack and Frank Blythe in 1989, performs nearly $230 million in site work per year and is currently ranked among the 100 largest privately held corporations in North Carolina.

Blythe Development's operations include clearing, grading, storm drainage, sanitary sewer, waterline, curb and gutter, sidewalk, concrete paving, retaining walls, culverts, bridges, stone base and asphalt paving. Blythe Brothers Asphalt Company provides the asphalt services for Blythe Development Co. Blythe Development employs over 900 employees. This large, experienced workforce enables Blythe Development to self-perform 80% of site groundwork, which gives them greater control than competitors who must subcontract the bulk of the job. Both Blythe Development and Blythe Brothers Asphalt are owned and operated by the Blythe brothers who collectively have over 80 years experience in site work construction.

Awards & Recognitions

CAGC Pinnacle Award Winner 2015

Blythe Development and Macy Grove Road Honored with CAGC 2015 Pinnacle Award

On January 30, 2016, Carolinas AGC (CAGC) bestowed a 2015 Pinnacle Award for Best Highway-Heavy Project $5 Million and Over to Blythe Development Company, based in Charlotte, NC, for its work on Macy Grove Road in Kernersville, NC.

This $39.3 million dollar project consisted of widening and extending nearly a mile of Macy Grove Road to a multi-lane roadway and installing a new interchange with I-40 Business. In addition to the new compressed diamond interchange at Macy Grove and I-40 Business, 1.8 miles of I-40 Business were widened and improved to more safely accommodate 55,000 vehicles each day. This project also included three bridges, including one over I-40 Business, Norfolk Southern Railroad, and East Mountain Street.

The project’s goal—to create a much safer access to the new FedEx distribution center, Kernersville Medical Center, and the new VA hospital—was successfully completed four months ahead of schedule. And, more importantly, the safety record while performing with such an aggressive schedule resulted in 181,068 man hours with no lost time accidents, including the multiple subcontractors who performed asphalt paving, concrete, pipe, erosion control, striping, and signals.

A North Carolina Department of Transportation representative commented that Macy Grove Road was “a great project and partnership all the way around—a very positive experience.”

Pinnacle entries are judged on unique aspects and challenges; special values; project management; budget and schedule; and safety performance. The Pinnacle presentation was made at CAGC's 95th Annual Convention in Charleston, SC.

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