LG “Jack” Joyner started working full-time in the construction business in 1955 for W.O. Kilgore in Carrollton, Georgia. In 1966 he went on to work at Key Construction Company in Atlanta, Georgia. Shortly after, in 1968, Jack and Joe Guy started Joe N. Guy Co. in Atlanta. Jack traveled frequently while he was employed at Joe N. Guy and often dreamed of working close to home. After 31 years at Joe N. Guy he decided to make his dream a reality by selling his part of the company to Joe Guy and open J&R Construction & Development. He enlisted his brother, Lynn Joyner, along with a small group of superintendents to start the business.
On September 25th, 1986 J&R Construction & Development, Inc received its first business license. J&R’s new office was a 12×20 office trailer in Carrollton, Georgia. Jack, Lynn, and the team of superintendents started on their first of many construction projects. Within a few short years J&R Construction had not only grown in revenue, numbers and space, but as a well known and respected general contractor in their community.