Findlay Blasting, Inc. began operations in November, 1998. It was formerly owned by Serge Beck and known as Findlay Blasting Company, which had been in business since 1986. Prior to 1986, it had been Prater Blasting and Davis Blasting.

When his brother Serge died in 1998, Jim and his wife Delma Beck took over the operation of the company. In 2006, Jim passed the reigns to his son-in-law, Jason Fort, who had begun working with the company in 1994. At one point, Jason was the youngest licensed blaster in Ohio and brings over a decade of experience to blasting projects. Jim passed away in June 2008. His dedication, persistance and hard work will be greatly missed.