St. Henry Tile Co., Inc. started in business on April 1, 1960. Al Homan, Robert Boeckman, and Ray Kremer joined together as they realized the need for drain tile in the area. St. Henry Tile Company started out by manufacturing 4"-15" concrete tile. At that time we also sold coal, bagged cement and mortar, and aggregate.
In 1966, we expanded into the ready-mix concrete business.
In 1969, we became a brick dealer. At that time, there were 5 dealers in Mercer County and now we are the only one.
In 1974, Robert Boeckman, one of the original owners sold out to Louis Stahl, who worked for the company from 1972 to 2004.
In 1974, we purchased Berne Ready Mix. This company was similar to St. Henry Tile., by selling ready-mix concrete, making concrete tile, and selling brick, block, etc...
In 1981, we purchased a sand and gravel pit located east of Geneva, Indiana, which we named Limberlost Sand and Gravel. This quarry supplied us with our concrete sand and natural stone for our ready-mix operation. We also had mason sand and pea gravel at this location. We eventually closed this quarry as the aggregate supply has been depleted.
In 1985, we purchased the Heckler Electric building located along 703 east of Celina. We named this store Grand Lake Builders Supply. A few years later, the UPS building located on S. Mill St. became available in Celina, Ohio. So, we purchased this site due to the increased sales in that area.
As our business expanded into the Celina area, we also set up a satellite ready-mix batch plant at the Stoneco Quarry on Karch Road west of Celina, Ohio. we load ready-mix trucks at this plant for jobs in that area to reduce the delivery time and expense.
In 1991, we expanded to Greenville, Ohio by purchasing Greenville Concrete Products. We gave it a new name as Wayne Builders Supply. We manufacture our own masonry block at this plant. At Greenville, we sell brick, block, and many other products related to our business.
In 1994, we purchased the Block Yard in St. Marys, Ohio which we operated under the Grand Lake Builders Supply name. We manufactured patio stones and other small concrete precast items there.
In 1997, a new building was built on Riley Road between Celina and St. Marys for Grand Lake Builders Supply. With this central location, the offices in Celina and St. Marys were closed. We stock and display many items for the concrete, masonry, and drainage industry as well as pavers, flagstone, and other landscaping products.
In 1998, land was purchased near Pennville, Indiana which is another source of our sand and gravel for our ready-mix as well as mason sand and pea gravel. This quarry is known as Pennville Sand and Gravel. The following year a satellite ready-mix plant was erected on that site to enable expansion of service in that area.
In 1998, we also bought Minster Supply to provide us with a larger customer base east of St. Henry. We stock and display items for the concrete, masonry, and drainage industry as well as landscaping products.
Progressively, the business grew as new products were introduced and other locations were purchased. Ready-mix concrete is now our primary business.
We are currently manufacturing masonry block and concrete precast items for agricultural and residential use. We also have a large resale business as you will find our most popular items listed in the Products and Services page as you browse our website.
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