To make a difference in the lives of our people, customers and community by delivering the highest quality construction solutions
Safety – We care for each other. We will do everything in our power to ensure our employees are safe.
Teamwork – We work better together. Collectively we thrive when we include, respect and empower one another.
Integrity – We do what is right. Trust and accountability define our character.
Quality – We provide the highest quality product in the industry.
Innovation –We strive to identify better means and methods to provide quality construction.
Weaver-Bailey Contractors, Inc. originated in 1960 when brothers-in-law, Voyne Weaver and Joe Bailey, began contracting subdivision work in Little Rock, Arkansas. The company’s first milestones came in 1967 when the young business incorporated, Voyne’s youngest brother Fred Weaver joined the company to serve as President, and middle brother Charlie Weaver purchased an interest in the business.
In 1969, in order to meet the increasing demand for a quality concrete product, the Weaver brothers and Bailey bought into L&S Concrete; a small, not yet operating, ready-mix concrete business which had one location and six concrete trucks, of which Charlie immediately began growing by increasing the equipment fleet, personnel, and placing plants at centralized locations throughout central Arkansas.
1970S AND 1980S
In 1971, with the ready-mix operation fully functional and expanding, Charlie Weaver introduced the state of Arkansas to slip-form concrete paving methodology with the purchase of the first slip-form curb and gutter machine. With this method, Weaver-Bailey was instrumental in bringing this innovative methodology to residential developers throughout the region; as it offered both increased productivity and a higher quality product.
In 1986, Charlie acquired the outstanding shares in Weaver-Bailey as well as purchased Gilliam Brothers Ready Mix to compliment the already thriving ready mix operation. With the acquisition, the group of family businesses were soon able to provide a variety of products and services including ready mix concrete, earthwork, underground utilities, and concrete paving for residential developments and businesses. Throughout the 1980’s Charlie continued to manage the ready-mix operations while Don Weaver assumed the role of Vice President / Chief Estimator and turned the company’s attention toward major infrastructure projects.
1990S AND 2000S
During the early 1990s, Weaver-Bailey continued to provide quality earthwork, subsurface drainage, and curb and gutter products across the state of Arkansas. However, with the shift in focus to major infrastructure, in 1997, the company was awarded the contract to build 4 miles of I-49 (formerly known as I-540) near Fayetteville, Arkansas, as well as the 7-mile Pine Bluff Bypass. These projects set the stage for the company’s emergence in the Highway Construction industry.
In 1998, after 31 years, Charlie sold his interest in the ready-mix operation. The following year, he opened a quarry on his ranch near El Paso, Arkansas and founded Webco Mining. The quarry produced tons of quality crushed stone critical to a variety of aspects of infrastructure advancement in Arkansas through 2016.
In 2002 Weaver-Bailey was awarded the largest contract to date in the history of the Arkansas Department of Transportation, the $57 million rehabilitation and expansion of Interstate 40 between Interstates 30 and 430, one of the busiest intersections for trailer trucks in the nation.
In 2010 Weaver-Bailey took on their most ambitious project yet, the $100 million flyover project at the intersection of Interstates 430 and 630 known as the “Big Rock Interchange”. The five-year project was completed ahead of schedule and stands as a testament to Weaver-Bailey’s capabilities.
Charlie is now Chairman of the business while maintaining an active role in management. Don is President and manages the day to day operations. Together, they have over 50 years of civil construction experience.
Weaver-Bailey Contractors currently employs over 100 people and is recognized as the largest main-line concrete paving company in the state of Arkansas. The company continues to deliver a quality product to the Department of Transportation, FAA, and multiple cities and municipalities.