Blythe Brothers Company was formed in 1921 by F.J. Blythe and brother Joe and focused on constructing roads & highways and entered the asphalt and concrete ready-mix business.
1930s – Early 40s
After struggling through the Great Depression the company began to grow through the late 30’s and early 40’s.
1940’s the company had formed several joint ventures constructing projects such as Marine Corps Base in Camp Lejeune, NC and Airfields in North Africa.
1940s- Early 1970s
This period included company expansion and growth under the leadership of F.J. Blythe Jr. who took over as President in the 50s.
Notable projects include work on Cape Kennedy in Florida, originally known as Cape Canaveral.
In the early 1970’s the company began to diversify into Real Estate Investments.
1974 Frank and Jack Blythe began working full time for Blythe Brothers Company
Mid 1970s – 80s
In In Blythe Brothers Company was hurt by the Real Estate recession of the mid 1970s.
Company continues work under Blythe Industries, Inc
In the latter part of the 70s through the mid 1980s, Frank and Jack grew Blythe Industries, Inc. to the 1980s to a major highway/heavy contractor in North and South Carolina with more than 900 Employees
In 1986 Blythe Industries, Inc. was sold to Alfred McAlpine Construction – a British Highway/Heavy Contractor due to family ownership issues.
Jack and Frank continued to manage the company until 1989.
1989 Jack and Frank started Blythe Development Co. and have grown it into the company it is today.
1990s – 2000s
Blythe builds numerous golf courses including The Palisades, The Divide, The Tradition, Waterford, Charlotte Golf Links, and Carolina Lakes.
Notable private commercial projects range from Ballantyne to NorthLake Mall and Ikea
First of many greenway projects for Mecklenburg County.
Blythe builds parts of Charlotte’s original Blue Line linking Uptown to Pineville.
2010s - Present
Blythe expands its public heavy civil work including interchanges, bridges and roads including major projects in the Triad, Western NC and SC.
Design-build and partner project work expands as does work in the aviation sector with Charlotte Douglas International Airport and other local projects.
Notable private projects include Waverly, Rea Farms, Centene, and Eli Lilly
Blythe partners in construction of Charlotte’s second Blue Line project connecting Uptown to UNC Charlotte.