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James H Drew Corp. established in 1947
James H Drew Corporation is your premiere contractor for the transportation industry.

Incorporated in 1947 in Indianapolis, the company traces its beginnings back to 1931, when James H. Drew established the company. Back then, the primary service was installing and maintaining the overhead electrical systems used by streetcar transit systems. With the decline of the streetcar, the company branched into other areas. During World War II, the company installed fencing around defense industry plants across the country.  After the war, the company capitalized on the rural electrification projects financed by the federal government. The company strung lines and set electrical poles throughout Wisconsin, Indiana and Missouri. In 1946, the Sedalia, Missouri office was opened.

The advent of the interstate highway system provided additional opportunities as the company entered the guardrail business. Throughout the 1950s, the company built and installed guardrail and fence on the Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana toll roads. During the 1960s, the James H Drew Corporation grew to be the leader and dominant force in the guardrail and fence business for the development of the federal interstate highway systems throughout the states of Missouri and Indiana.

During the 1960s, the James H Drew Corporation expanded its services by adding sign installation, concentrating then on the Indiana and Missouri markets. In the 1970s, our management created a new division within the company to more accurately track the performance of various business segments. Today the James H Drew Corporation manages its business by product lines which include Guardrail/Fence, Lighting and Traffic Technologies, and Structural Steel and Decorative/Ornamental Structures.

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Mission Statement

To be industry leaders in each of our business sectors, defining our success through the success of our customers, our employees, and our communities, now and for future generations.

Perform at a level that surpasses expectations of customers, shareholders, and ourselves and Achieve success by having the highest standards in safety, customer service, quality and value.

Service Map

James H Drew, Corp.'s services cover a wide area throughout the mid-west united states. We have main offices in Indianapolis, IN, Sedalia, MO, and Knoxville, TN. Our strategic locations allow us to maintain our reputation of high-quality installation and customer service.

James H Drew Service Coverage Map: Midwest


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