In the late 1940’s, Daniel Zimmerman founded a small barn framing company in Farmersville, PA. The company changed little during the next decade until Addison Martin, an employee, took over the company in 1958. By the early 1960’s, the company became involved in the construction of broiler houses, which, at the time, was a new idea in the poultry industry; the confinement and controlled environment of broilers.
In 1964, Addision Martin incorporated and added two shareholders. Then, in 1968, the corporation changed its name to Agri, Inc., added four more shareholders, and started in the commercial construction field.