The History of Colwell Construction:
Colwell Construction Company, Inc. was started in 1948 by three brothers of the Colwell family in Blairsville, Georgia. Carlton Colwell, the President of the company today, along with brothers Bob Colwell, and Pat Colwell, Jr. started what was originally known as Colwell Grading Company. Colwell Grading Co. successfully bid on their first Georgia DOT project in the 1960’s and because of the success of the job, the project set an excellent precedent for future GA DOT projects.
In 1964, Colwell Grading Co. entered the aggregate business by purchasing a Universal Jaw Crusher and a Cedar Rapids Commander Plant. In 1968, Colwell Grading Co. purchased property on Wellborn Mountain in Blairsville. This was the first site that the company solely utilized to crush granite stone. This permanent site allowed Colwell Grading Co. to produce various sizes of aggregates for the use of asphalt, surface treatment paving, road base, residential driveways, filtration, and erosion control.
In 1972, Colwell Grading Company incorporated and became Colwell Construction Company, Inc., which it is known as today. As the company kept growing, it expanded and established a crushing plant in Dahlonega, Georgia and in 1982, a quarry in Ellijay, Georgia. They later began asphalt plants at the Blairsville and Ellijay locations.
To date, Colwell Construction is still doing grading, paving, concrete, building bridges, and selling asphalt mix all over Northeast Georgia and Western North Carolina. The company’s longevity and experience enables Colwell Construction to provide first class work in all phases of the horizontal construction industry. After more than 60 years of business, Colwell Construction is still family owned and continues to serve the Blue Ridge Mountain region, just as it did when it all began in 1948.
Recently completed projects:
-2010-present: Widening and paving on US64 in Hayesville, NC. NCDOT
-2010: Bridge over Pine Creek in Madison County, NC. NCDOT
-2010: Widening and Paving on NC69 in Hayesville, NC. NCDOT
-2010: Brasstown Creek Bridge in Brasstown, NC. NCDOT
-2010: Grading & Paving on Low Gap Road in Clarksville, GA. USDA Forest Service
-2009: Owl Creek Bridge in Murphy, NC. NCDOT
-2009: Andrews-Murphy Airport taxi-lane expansion. Cherokee County Board of Commissioners(NC).
-2009: Junaluska Creek Bridge in Andrews, NC. NCDOT
-2008: Constructed all the turning lanes on Hwy 515 from the Fannin County, GA state line to Blairsville, GA city limits. GADOT
-2007: Worm Creek Bridge Culvert expansion in Andrews, NC. NCDOT
-2000: Constructed 43 turning lanes on GA Highway 515 from Fannin County, GA to Cherokee County, GA. GADOT