GREENVILLE, S.C. – What started as a dream to pave a new way of life for his family, has turned into a business that recently celebrated its fifth anniversary as one of the fastest-growing transportation companies in the region.
“Sometimes, it seems like the fastest five years of my life,” said Justin Jenkins, owner and president of Greenville-based Paveway Express. “Other days, it seems like a lifetime when I bought my first truck and started Paveway.”
Jenkins originally wanted to get into waste hauling, but after doing his due diligence, he decided that transportation with an emphasis on the automotive industry was more in line with his skills and abilities. Since its start in February 2017, the company has grown to 25 trucks, 42 employees, and running routes in six states: South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Indiana, and Georgia.
Customers include BMW, Volvo, and Volkswagen, and Paveway Express is the current Greenville Chamber of Commerce 2020 Minority Business of the Year. Jenkins said the Paveway name comes from his goal to build a company to “pave my way to the future.”
“We’ve seen a tremendous amount of support and that has helped lead to our growth,” Jenkins said.