She may have carried pink business cards, but don’t be fooled. Carolyn Stradley, founder and CEO of C & S Paving in Marietta, Georgia, can smooth out the roughest of roads with the big boys.
In 1979 Carolyn Stradley started C & S Paving as a means to provide for her young daughter. Widowed and lacking even a high school diploma, Carolyn started filling pot holes on the streets of Atlanta in order to put food on the table. Thanks to her hard work and perseverance, it wasn’t long before the one-woman operation grew to become one of the most successful woman-owned construction companies in the southeastern United States.
Our founder stepped down from her active role in the company in 2009 and handed the reins over to her daughter, Tina.