McCormick and Sons LLC was founded in Little Rock, Arkansas, in December of 2015 by Jimmy and Carole McCormick and their two sons, Ethan and Justin. Jimmy and Carole are third generation residents of Arkansas. They were prior owners of McCormick Asphalt Paving and Excavating from 1989 until 2005.
Jimmy McCormick was raised in the construction industry. Summer vacations were spent on job sites with his father, Edward McCormick, running equipment from as early as 8 years of age. At fourteen, Jimmy was able to earn a paycheck from R&E Excavation, where Edward was partner. In 1987, Jimmy went to college at Arkansas Tech University to study civil engineering until he, Edward, and his brother, Randall, started McCormick Asphalt Paving and Excavating in 1989. Jimmy left college in the fall of 1990 to help the family run the business.
Jimmy married Carole Sawitsky in 1992. Carole earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Oral Roberts University in 1990. She helped run the family business from 1992 until 2005, when she and Jimmy sold their shares of the family business to Jimmy’s sister, Martha McCormick Moore. From 2005 until 2010, Jimmy and Carole ran the Jim McCormick Insurance Agency in Greenwood, Arkansas. In 2010 they sold the agency and moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, where Jimmy managed other agencies until 2015, when the family decided to return to their roots.
Construction runs deep in Jimmy’s heritage, as his grandfather, Jack McCormick, worked for the WPA building Highway 64 through Arkansas. His father, Edward McCormick, had worked for Ben Hogan Contruction and Jack Woods Construction from the early 1960’s until 1979, when Edward was made partner in R&E Excavation/Southwest Paving in 1980 until the sale of the business in 1989.
Jimmy has various experience in the field, including multiple technical certifications, QC/QA certification, soils/cement/aggregate/asphalt certified technician, 30 years of on-the-job management, and understanding. With over 30 years experience, over 800 projects completed, more than one million tons of asphalt laid, multiple projects installing drainage and excavation, 20,000 yards of concrete laid, and multiple commercial parking lot striping jobs, McCormick and Sons LLC can handle your project with the skill and expertise you’d expect.