The L. Keeley Paving team is where L. Keeley Construction's story begins. In 1975, Larry Keeley took a risk. He left the comfort and stability of working with his brothers and went out to start a company on his own in Sauget, Illinois. That company, Larry Keeley Construction, grew into what is known today as the Keeley Companies and the Paving team is still very much at the heart of the company.
When Larry started his business, he knew failure wasn't an option. He had a family to support and had to put his three children, Scarlett, Rusty, and Tracey through school. With his dump truck and $20,000, Larry knew that he had to get in front of the right people, and that's exactly what he did.
"He was an entrepreneur," Rusty says. "He worked a lot of hours. If that meant