While Patriarch Contracting LLC was formed as recent as 2012, the seeds for this company were planted back in 1924 with the birth of the man providing the inspiration for our name.
Marvin Drury, patriarch of the Drury Family, grew up in a small, rural town in southeast Missouri. This humble setting proved to be fertile ground for the hard-working and industrious young man who began in construction upon the returning home from serving his country in World War II.
Marvin’s early projects mostly consisted of excavating gravel from nearby creeks and delivering it to local farmers. Once word of mouth spread and his business became more established, Marvin’s younger brother Ralph joined this endeavor and together they followed opportunities, purchased new machinery and hired loyal employees who understood and shared their work ethic.
As the years went by, the second generation joined the family business and continued the theme of growth and prosperity. This phase of expansion led to new regions and new services involving general contracting, sitework, highway construction, and successful completion of a wide variety of residential, commercial, industrial and public projects. As the second generation transitions to the third, it became inevitable that the Drury construction-related interests were destined for further advancement.
This manifested itself with the formation of Patriarch Contracting LLC as a new and permanent company based in Searcy, Arkansas in August of 2012. While Marvin never could have envisioned his original undertaking sprouting roots in Arkansas 66 years later, his leadership, guiding principles, and entrepreneurial spirit knows no boundaries and is applicable in the time and place of his generation, as well as those that follow. His life journey, with wife Ethlyn, share all that has been accomplished and influences all that is yet to come.
Today, Patriarch Contracting believes the success of all relationships is based on honesty, integrity and mutual respect. We continue to be “hard-working” and strive to maintain a work environment that provides all customers, employees and subcontractors, an opportunity to be successful and to prosper. The greatest rewards come from hard-work that is well delivered. Contracting excellence is our goal. At the end of the day, we are judged by the value we deliver based on our client’s needs. We continue to build upon our proven track record by innovating and employing the latest tools and techniques to do what is necessary to deliver maximum value and an excellent finished product.
Patriarch Contracting LLC believes every single employee is responsible for accident prevention. Safety is not just a corporate goal, it is a requirement and a vital part of everything we do. Safety is our way of life. As a family-owned business, we operate with a strong sense of shared responsibility to protect each other.
Our ability to maximize productivity relies on a solid
commitment to top-of-the-line equipment and extensive
equipment maintenance. We maintain a diverse fleet of construction equipment and utilize the latest grade control technology. This enables us to complete your project on time and within budget.