Quin Edmondson Flowers was born in Jakin, Georgia, on January 27, 1905.
His father moved from Rolling, Alabama, where they were in the lumber business, to Jakin, a South Georgia village on the Chattahoochee River, to cut a large tract of timber in Early County.
He attended early school there and later in Eufaula, Alabama, where he resided with his grandparents. He attended high school in Montgomery at the Stark Military Academy. From Stark he enrolled at Georgia Tech where he finished with a Bachelor of Science degree in l926.
Following graduation he returned to Dothan, Alabama, where he married Clara Sanders in 1930 and joined Couch Construction Company as accountant and Office Manager. Couch, established in 1908, was primarily a concrete paving contractor in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and Texas. Old records indicate Flowers was also the estimator.
In the early thirties Couch expanded into Surface Treatment Pavements in the southeastern United States. Flowers met the IRS early – in a letter dated September 7, 1934, Flowers wrote, “We note on the report for Couch Construction Company that you disallowed $180 for loss on a pair of mules stating this was deducted as it was carried in depreciation of equipment. These particular mules are some that we bought and sold and were never carried in our equipment account at all.”
In the late thirties Flowers became a partner along with Stirton Oman of Oman Construction Company in Nashville, Tennessee. Oman and Couch worked together for the next twenty-five years.
In 1941 Flowers moved to Milan, Tennessee, with Couch as the managing partner in construction of Wolf Creek Ordinance Depot. During the war Flowers constructed numerous government contracts.
After the war Flowers, a trailblazer, expanded Couch in the south Alabama area and continued to operate in surrounding states. Under Flowers’ leadership Couch continued to grow and expand into hot mix asphalt paving and ready-mix concrete production.
Flowers was elected President of the Alabama Road Builders Association in 1949 and was active in The American Road Builders during this same period. He was chairman of the Alabama Licensing Board during the Folsom Administrations.
Flowers was a Rotarian and a member of First United Methodist Church. In 1959, Quin Flowers died in an untimely automobile accident when he was only 54 years old. A great loss for his family and the construction industry.