MCE Corporation was founded in 1983 by Maynard Crowther, at the urging of Kinnear Smith and Don Haney. MCE was to be an “open shop” general contractor pursuing concrete and asphalt work with Pacific Gas and Electric Company, primarily in the East Bay region. Over the years MCE has been mistakenly thought of as Maynard Crowther Enterprises, but in fact the initials stand for Maintenance, Construction and Engineering and represent all facets of services we still offer today.
It took several months, but MCE was awarded its first contract in July of 1983, at which time Don’s son, Greg Haney came to work with Maynard on the project. Greg stuck around after the project was completed and was a key player in MCE successfully bidding its first of many PG&E patch paving contracts in the East Bay, in 1984.