In honor of Veterans Day, Layton Construction offers a heart-felt thank you to veterans and all those currently serving in the U.S. armed forces.
Our company was founded by a veteran, Alan W. Layton, who left behind a young wife and daughter as he served his country in Europe during WWII.
As an artillery officer, Alan saw intense fighting at the Battle of the Bulge. He was seriously wounded by a land mine in 1945 and was awarded the Purple Heart.
In his autobiography, Alan talked about the challenge of moving forward after serving in the war. “When I was retired from the service, the doctor said, ‘Here are your medical records – you're totally disabled. The retirement board recommends that you never engage in physical or strenuous exercise, that you take it easy and be careful, and maybe you'll be able to live for a few more years.’ I told myself that I was going to get better, I was going to try to get physically strong and do something productive.”
Eight years later, in 1953, Alan organized Layton Construction Company which he and his sons grew into a nationally-ranked commercial construction company with offices in 7 states. Alan passed away in 2009, having lived an active life full of service to country and community as well as building a vibrant company that impacts thousands each day.