Jim bought his first dump truck in 1985, and began hauling asphalt to various
paving companies. Jim would take the time to talk to the pavers who did the best work, and discuss their techniques,
and he discovered that the science of the industry intrigued and excitted him. Jim bought his own paving equipment and
started C & J Paving, he used the basic techniques he had learned from others pavers, and added some of his own advances
along the way. The name C & J came from the initial "C" for his wifes name (Cathy) and the initial
"J" for Jim.