Cleary Construction Inc. was established in Tompkinsville, Kentucky by founder, Ronnie H. Cleary in 1985. Ronnie began his company by offering services for paving, chip sealing, dozer, and end loader work with his wife Shirley taking care of the office. Shortly after the company’s founding, Ronnie’s son, Darren Cleary, came on board with the company as an equipment operator and crew superintendent and expanded Cleary’s repertoire.