Bob Sr.’s brother, Norman McComb, also served in the US Army during the Korean War and was discharged in 1953. Upon his return home, he began work at McComb Construction as a brick layer’s apprentice. The brothers worked very well together, so Bob Sr. sold half the business to Norman for a cost of $1 in 1960, which began their lifelong business partnership.
In 1975, McComb Construction became design and build general contractors, allowing them to take projects from conception to completion. A fortunate meeting between Bob Sr. and young architect, Art Kalajian, in 1981, formed a life long alliance between McComb Construction and Kalajian Architure & Design. The two met while designing and building Zion Evangelistic Temple in Troy, MI. They would go on to design and build many churches and commercial buildings together. Today, the main office for McComb Construction still houses the company of Kalajian Architure, a bonus to any of our customers looking for a quality design company.
Bob McComb Jr., the company’s current president, tells how he started with the company, “I think I was already working for my dad when I was about 10. My mom would pick me up from summer school and drive me to the jobsite and I’d work a half a day with my dad. He paid me 50 cents an hour back then. I still remember the first job I worked with him on, it was a building in back of Oakland Mall called Industrial Panels.”
Bob Jr. took over the majority of the responsibility when Bob Sr. retired around 1987. Norm and Bob Jr. continued collaborating on projects until Norm’s death in 2008. Since that time, Bob Jr. has been successfully leading and developing McComb Construction, continuing in the excellent reputation his dad and uncle established, building beautiful, quality homes and superior remodeling projects.