J. Fletcher "Fletch" Creamer Sr., who grew his father's coal-hauling business, J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, into a road and utility contracting giant in New Jersey and nearby states, died on March 30 at age 85. The Hackensack firm says he died of natural causes. Creamer was president and CEO from 1970 to 2006, when he became chairman. Named to the Utility and Transportation Contractors Association Hall of Fame in 1997, he "always set the benchmark for first-class road and bridge construction," says Phillip Parratt, a former carpenters' union business rep in New Jersey. The firm ranks at No. 174 on ENR's Top 400 Contractors list, with $316 million in 2010 revenue.