Bell & Flynn's History since 1955
John Bell and John Flynn remain much the same as they
were when they first started Bell & Flynn, Inc. Lifelong friends,
they were both born and brought up in Exeter, NH where the company is
based. They graduated from Exeter High and attended the University of
New Hampshire. Both left school to join the service during the Korean
In the Spring of 1955 they started the firm that is now known as Bell
& Flynn, Inc. The company started out doing asphalt driveway paving
and seal-coating airport runways. In 1963, John Flynn saw a picture of
a Hammermill crushing up a stonewall and thought, "if a Hammermill
would breakup a stone wall, it should be able to break up asphalt pavement."
Bell and Flynn ordered a Hammermill that was capable of breaking up asphalt.
As they soon discovered, the heat from the crushing operation broke down
the asphalt, which in turn provided a coating for the fines and when compacted,
solidified the mixture of asphalt and gravel thereby creating a water
proof road base foundation that yielded a greater load bearing strength.
In summary, Bell & Flynn, Inc. pioneered Asphalt Pavement Reclamation
on numerous airports, interstate highways, municipal streets and parking
Today our company is as strong
as ever and we are
continually researching and developing ways to provide
you with the most efficient - cost effective means to rebuild your roadways.