The Merritt Beginning
A Graduate of Brownsburg High School, Tom Merritt got his introduction to the industry how most do, by being a laborer. The company began as what would today be considered a side hustle, with Tom keeping his then full-time job and working nights and weekends to get the business off the ground.
Tom started small, doing grading work with nothing more than a pick-up truck, trailer, and grading tractor. Today, a short twenty-some years later, Merritt has grown into a multi-million dollar company capable of completing mass earthwork and concrete projects with incredible detail, all while employing over 60 people. Tom is still a very active part of the organization and it is not uncommon to find him checking over a job site, going over the details of an upcoming bid, or even getting in a bulldozer from time to time.
Merritt Contracting would be nothing without the people that make up the company. People like Tom's brother George who, while the company was in its early stages would work part-time while keeping his full-time job working at Ford. Or people like Jesus Barrios or Brian Wiley, whose dedication and work ethic are unmatched. Without them, Merritt would without a doubt not be where it is today, and that should not go without mention.