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Carolinas AGC Honors Construction Leaders

Taylor Abbit Loving
Taylor Abbit Loving
John Sadrach Loving
John Sadrach Loving
Ron Brown
Ron Brown
Robert Lewis Burchette
Robert Lewis Burchette
Richard Jackson
Richard Jackson
Drew Johnson
Drew Johnson
Paul Mashburn
Paul Mashburn
CHARLOTTE, NC — Carolinas AGC announces the CAGC 2023 Hall of Fame and Hall of Fame Legacy winners. The awards honor individuals, including those who have passed, who are making or made extraordinary contributions over their careers to Carolinas AGC, the construction industry, and the community they serve.
CAGC Hall of Fame Legacy Award Winners
Taylor Abbit Loving, T.A. Loving Company
Taylor Abbit "T.A." Loving was born in Culpeper, Virginia, in 1899. At 10 years old, the 1910 census listed his occupation as “laborer” on his family’s farm; at 19 he listed “farming” as his occupation on his WWI draft registration card. Early on, T.A. worked his way south by building houses and barns, which led him to Goldsboro, North Carolina, where in his mid-20s he started T.A. Loving & Company. Building bridges for railroads and small crossings across rural North Carolina, T.A.’s projects were scattered across three states. His life was cut short in 1947 — just after his 48th birthday — by a bone marrow disorder.
John Shadrach Loving, T.A. Loving Company
John Shadrach Loving, T.A.’s younger brother, was born in 1907 and joined his brother in business at the age of 19. Bridge building became John’s specialty, which he focused his time and energy on until this retirement from the company in 1969 as Vice President. John was known throughout the industry as an expert in his field, and during his 50-year career he was responsible for the procurement and execution of numerous major crossings in the Southeast. John passed away in 1992 at the age of 85.
CAGC Hall of Fame Award Winners
Ron Brown, State Utility
Ron Brown of State Utility in Monroe, North Carolina, came from humble beginnings, growing up on a farm in rural Virginia. As the first in his family to earn a college degree, Brown graduated from UNC Charlotte in 1986 with a degree in mechanical engineering technology. He began his career with State Utility that same year as an Assistant Superintendent. Taking on various roles over the years, Brown became President of State Utility in 2016. Brown has served Carolinas AGC and its members for over 30 years on several committees, and he served as the CAGC Board of Directors Chair in 2019 after being on the board since 2008.
Bob Burchette, Johnston, Allison & Hord, PA
Robert "Bob" Lewis Burchette of Johnston, Allison & Hord, PA began his practice of law in 1976 after receiving his degree from Wake Forest School of Law. For more than 47 years he has counseled clients on a variety of projects, including bridges on interstates, skyscrapers, schools, hospitals, and more. Burchette has been active in Carolinas AGC for years and has served on the NC Bar Association/CAGC Joint Committee for over 20 years. He also received a 2022 CAGC Committee Chair of the Year award.
Richard Jackson, C.R. Jackson, Inc.
Upon graduating from the University of Tennessee in 1966, Richard Jackson was commissioned as an Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. In 1972, he moved to Columbia, South Carolina, where he began his landscaping and light grading company. Initially focusing on clearing, grading, and utility work, in 1989 Jackson purchased an asphalt plant and then went on to acquire Satterfield Construction and the South Carolina assets of APAC. Jackson grew his company, C.R. Jackson, Inc., into the largest asphalt producer in South Carolina with 12 plants across the state. Jackson is involved in a variety of associations and organizations, including Carolinas AGC.
Drew Johnson, Branch Civil
Drew Johnson began his career with the North Carolina Department of Transportation in 1982. Johnson moved into the construction industry by joining Barnhill Contracting in 1988 as a Project Manager/Estimator and later became the Vice President of the Highway-Heavy Division. In 2016, Johnson moved to Zachary Construction as the Area Operations Manager until going to Branch Civil in 2020, where he serves as the Director of Operations. Johnson has dedicated more 30 years of service to his industry and Carolinas AGC.
Paul Mashburn, Mashburn Construction
Paul Mashburn is the Chief Executive Officer of Mashburn Construction. With over three decades of experience, Mashburn provides strategic vision for the company’s long and short-term goals and ensures that the company's culture is built upon and disseminated throughout the organization. Mashburn received a Bachelor of Science in construction management from Clemson University and was recently honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the university. In addition to serving on numerous CAGC committees, he chaired the CAGC Board of Directors in 2018 and is a past Chair of the Industry Liaison Committee of the Building Division Leadership of the Associated General Contractors of America.
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