Creating A Legacy

We are proud of our past and excited about our future. For nearly 90 years Harrison has been guided by the conviction that hard work, superior service and quality product can make or break a company. Our pride is in our people who strive every day to continue the legacy rooted so many years ago.


A Timeline Of Our History:

Harrison Construction was incorporated by E.J. Harrison of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Max Harrison, E.J.’s son, established the Maryville Asphalt Plant and Concrete Plant in Alcoa, TN to move transformers for the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA).

Bob Jackson and Carl Davis purchased the Maryville Asphalt Plant and Concrete Plant and the company continued in East Tennessee.

Harrison was acquired by Ashland, Inc. and became an APAC operating company, but the trade name of “Harrison, Inc.” was retained.

The Harrison Division became a part of Appalachian Materials Group (AMG) of A CRH Company.

Harrison moved its main office to Knoxville, TN, and began a new office in Asheville, North Carolina, where it remains part of A CRH Company.

To this day, with 13 ready mix concrete plants, 19 hot mix asphalt plants, 9 quarries and 1 industrial minerals site, our values of safety, quality and integrity have remained steadfast.


CRH is a leading global diversified building materials group, employing c.87,000 people at c.3,800 operating locations in 31 countries worldwide. CRH is the largest building materials company in North America and the second largest worldwide. The Group has leadership positions in Europe as well as established strategic positions in the emerging economic regions of Asia (India, China, Philippines, Malaysia) and South America (Brazil).

CRH is committed to improving the built environment through the delivery of superior materials and products for the construction and maintenance of infrastructure, housing and commercial projects. CRH is recognised as a Fortune 500, a FTSE 100 and a EURO STOXX 50 company, and by leading sustainability rating agencies such as Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe.

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