Who would have thought that a thumb and an airport would be the reason behind the start of a new business? In 1946, while farming, Earl Jones lost a thumb to a buzz-saw and decided a new career was needed. At that time the federal government was busy expropriating farms for the new Wiarton airport. Earl could see the necessity for equipment and trucks for such a big project, so he sold the farm to the airport and bought a new 1946 Chevy Maple Leaf truck, and with that purchase Jones Contracting was established.
We Handle Road Building, Commercial, Sewer and Waterline Projects
Jones Contracting has been trucking ever since. In the early years, cable-operated swing shovels and single axle trucks were the order of the day, today it’s excavators and tandem trucks. Over the years Jones Contracting has been involved in many different projects including road building, commercial projects, sewer and waterlines and countless septics. Earl was involved with the business for many years and in 1982 his son, Paul, joined the business. Earl retired at the young age of 89.
Jones Contracting continues today and Paul attributes their success to hard work, good luck, many loyal customers and also many excellent employees over the years. Jones Contracting has supplied quality excavating and septic services for 70 years and is the oldest family-run business in the area.