Some info from the website:
With their dairy farm suffering from the effects of the Great Depression, the father-and-son team of Allan A. Myers and Allan C. Myers of rural Worcester, PA, sold six dairy cows to fund the down payment on a new 1939 Ford dump truck.
with the purchase of a five-ton dump truck to deliver rocks, dirt, and lime to local farmers. The truck was black, as all Myers trucks would be, with the number three painted on the side, though there was no truck number one or two. Allan A. and Allan C. Myers are pictured here in truck number three and four, respectively.
When the U.S. entered World War II, Allan C. Myers joined the navy and was assigned to the construction battalion (known as the “Seabees”) building airfields and other infrastructure support projects in the South Pacific. CEO, Ross Myers, has said “If my father had not gone to World War II, we would not be in the construction business today.”
Allan C. Myers joins the US Navy, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the start of WWII. Assigned to the Seabees (construction battalion), Allan C. learned to operate heavy equipment while building airports in Hawaii. Bringing his skills and experience home after the war, the “Can Do!” motto of the Seabees stuck with A.C. when he returned home and became a foundation of the company.
Entry into the Road Business was signaled by the purchase of the first roadway roller, expanding the company’s capabilities beyond the mainstays of hauling and excavation.
The 1950s brought growth and expansion to the company, which included the addition of its first permanent free-standing office building at the Myers farm. The truck and equipment fleet was growing quickly, providing an opportunity for new and larger projects.
Myers’ was Awarded its First Contract over $100,000 for grading and site improvements at the 500-acre Camp Laughing Waters girl scout camp. Despite the excitement around the project, Myers was never paid for most of its subcontracted work. However, the project provided valuable lessons for Allan C., which he later shared with his son Ross, teaching him that “You can’t do good business with bad people.”