Nello L. Teer, Jr (1973)

A native of Durham, NC, Teer’s route to the construction business was semi-circuitous – after briefly studying engineering at the University of North Carolina, he left school and entered the ranks of the working class – first selling cars, then operating a successful gas station before joining his father’s firm as a field superintendent. The junior Teer, however, had a strong work ethic, eventually climbing the ladder to the presidency. In addition to his term in the AGC president’s chair, he also held the highest offices within the American Road Builders Association and the International Road Federation.

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