Robert J. Anthony started selling Stay-In-Place Bridge deck in the early 1960ís for A.O. Stillwell Co. in western New York. Don Schmuck of Granco, Inc. introduced the metal bridge deck system to Anthony and A.O. Stillwell Co. He then formed a company with Andrew Stillwell called Stillwell/Anthony Co. that exclusively dealt in bridge deck forms. In 1964, he bought out Stillwell and started multiple corporations that began installing these forms on bridges throughout the Eastern U.S. and even in Puerto Rico. A few of these companies were Bridge Services in Buffalo, Caribbean Bridge Services in San Juan, and Deck Forms Inc. in Florida. These corporations were eventually brought together under one parent corporation called Bridge Services, Div. R.J. Anthony Co. located in Buffalo, NY. William Mailey started working for Bridge Services in 1965 as an estimator. He is still employed today by J.Anthony Equipment Co. as our chief estimator.
Richard C. Anthony, Robertís son, started working for Bridge Services in the spring of 1969 on a rebar crew. Later that year Bridge Services opened a second office in Edison, NJ to accommodate for the upswing of work in the New York Tri-State area. In 1991, he established J. Anthony Equipment Co. as an equipment rental company specializing in stud machine rentals. In 1995 J. Anthony took over the bridge deck operations handled by Bridge Services, as there was no need to keep both companies active. In 1998 Richard moved J. Anthony to its current location in South Plainfield to allow for more growth in a larger building with a larger yard. In 2002 Robert Anthony, Richardís son, was hired as the office and yard manager at J. Anthony.