Narragansett Improvement Company was first formed by Edward and John A. Everson from the firm of Everson & Snow, sewer contractors, and was incorporated in 1893, to engage in asphalt paving, a process in its infancy. Kirke B. Everson Sr. joined the company in 1920 after his graduation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and served as a Captain of Infantry in World War I. He became President of the Company in 1928 on the death of Edward and the retirement of John. Narragansett Improvement Company was re-incorporated in Rhode Island in 1937. Kirke B. Everson Jr. joined the Company in 1939 after his graduation from Bryant College. He left the company to serve 10 years in the United States Air Force until his discharge as a Major in 1949. He became Vice President in 1954. In 1972, after the death of Kirke Sr., he became President and Treasurer.
In 1970 John E. Everson became the fourth generation family member to join the Narragansett Improvement Company team. He was elected President in 1992 and has overseen and directed the continued growth and modernization of the manufacturing plant during his tenure.
After graduating from Bryant College in 1997 Dustin J. Everson, a fifth generation family member joined Narragansett Improvement Company full time. He now serves as corporate Treasurer and Secretary. Dustin spearheaded the company’s retrofit into the recycling of bituminous asphalt products.
Today Narragansett Improvement Company has become one of Southern New England’s premier asphalt paving contractors. Narragansett attributes its success to quality craftsmanship, customer service and good old fashion hard work.
Narragansett’s commitment from generation to generation also extends from the owners to its employees and is proud to have many second generation employees in its ranks in our third century of serving Rhode Island and Southern New England.