J.D. Donovan, Inc. was established in 1989. J.D. Donovan’s owner, Joan Donovan, got her passion for the business from her father who was an asphalt contractor. She learned the business first hand by being out at the job sites. By doing this, she could ensure timely deliveries and accurate paperwork on each job. She even worked on trailer maintenance when necessary.
Her dedication and efforts got her the reputation for having timely deliveries by providing enough trucks per job while giving top customer service 24/7.
Donovan started the business with 3 tractors and 10 Bellies which now has expanded to 12 tractors and 20 trailers along with leased equipment to manage the business when necessary.
In 1991, J.D. Donovan Inc. was the first Minnesota Woman-owned business to haul asphalt products.
1998 received the Blue Chip Enterprise Award which is sponsored by US Chamber of Commerce, Nation’s Business, First Business, and MassMutual.