S J Groves & Sons CO
965 Highway 169 North
By Joe C from Rivesville, WV
Posted Aug 11, 2015
My first real job only lasted the summer of 1967. Groves built a section of Interstate 79 from Marion County to Harrison County, WV. I declined an offer to follow Groves to southern WV for work on I-64 near Huntington, WV. This was the first "big" money job I ever had and the offer to go full time with the company was hard to turn down but I stayed home to finish college. I was impressed by Dick Hull who was my immediate boss and an old dude( his name escapes me) who was an engineer and an alum of Ga. Tech. I often felt maybe I should have stayed with the construction game 'cause Groves was a good company to work for.
By Erick Suarez from La Paz, Bolivia, MN
Posted Nov 9, 2013
My mother worked for Groves, when the company was in Bolivia - South America, building a 32 miles Road here in La Paz. It was a nice time.
By franklin b from Rural Retreat, va
Posted Apr 6, 2013
I worked 26 yrs. for them and have been gone for 23 yrs and have never worked any where that the co. was ran as well as it was. last job I did for them green ridge mt. maryland finished july 1990. I retired from W&L const. 3 yrs ago as their gen. supt. and never felt like I had ever left S.J. groves. thats the way you feel when you were truly part of something.
By Jim Piedmont from Ca. & Wa st., MN
Posted Feb 7, 2012
It was more then just a Construction Company:
A way of life like no other:
To work for Groves was to be building America:
It was a standard above all others in the work that one could get
accomplished like no other:
Although I'm well past my prime as a HRD/W, if I had to do it all
over again & Groves was in the business of moving big dirt I would be there:
Started with Groves out of Syracuse to Texas, to WA, state to
Bolivia back to CA, to Idaho; back to CA where I stayed a little over thirty years & to raise our kids: I'm retired now:
Everything was moving so fast with in every aspect of the business with machinery & all; it was always having to be on top
of things with the learning curve just to Keep pace or ahead of the game where ever one could:
S J Groves had some of the best imaginary earth moving
architects ever working for them:
Moving Big dirt as I like to call it with the big iron rolling'
keeping people in the seats is what I was about:
I knew a little about the insider issue a few years before it went in the way it had: I was sorry to see it close it's doors:
Jim Piedmont /
By Steve B from Minneapolis, Mn., MN
Posted Mar 4, 2011
S. J Groves and Sons Company was one of the finest construction companies in the business. I was proud to be on their team of loyal Groves personnel. Groves was a first class organization.
By paul b. from cape gir. , Mo
Posted Aug 8, 2010
this was the best i ever worked for bar none.
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