Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Marion Brown, known as Mr. and Mrs. Joe Brown, were married in 1917. They had 13 children: seven boys and five girls. Joe first started his business with Shallow Oil and Water Wells in Carter, Garvin and Murray Counties. During this time they drilled the Vendome artesian mineral well in Sulphur, which produced 3,500 gallons of water per minute. His family engaged in farming, ranching and custom farming from 1922 through 1939. Their first dump truck was made from a Nash automobile and a Model T truck in 1927. The year 1929 saw them make their first dump truck purchase. The Joe Brown Company was officially founded in 1952. It was first called Joe Brown and Sons, but not all of the boys were in the business, so they settled on the name Joe Brown Company. To read more, click here.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe D. Brown were married July 17, 1949. They had a daughter, Teresa Jo Brown. At the time of their marriage, Joe, a World War II veteran, worked with his father drilling water wells and hauling cattle. Leta was the youngest civil servant working at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Joe was instrumental in developing the Joe Brown Co. and served as President until 1986. He served on the board of directors at First National Bank, was a deacon at First Baptist Church as well as a civil leader in the community, serving with the Chamber of Commerce, Ardmore Development Authority, United Way and Rotary. To read more, click here.
Teresa Jo Brown's first job was in 1967 at Joe Brown Company, the family business. She graduated from Ardmore High School and attended Oklahoma Baptist University in 1973, where she graduated cum laude with a B.A. and taught at Moore High School. She then attended the University of Oklahoma Law School. In 1978 she received her Juris Doctorate degree and practiced law for 15 years. In 1993 she became president of Joe Brown Company. The dedication to the job that she had when she practiced law, she took to her new vocation in the trucking and construction industry. In an industy where few women succeed, Teresa, as President of Joe Brown Company, is leading her company into the 21st century with new equipment and technology. She is the third generation of the Brown family to sit at its helm. To read more, click here.