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OUR HISTORY

1960  Alfred Homan, Robert Boeckman, and Raymond Kremer purchased St. Henry Cement Products and St. Henry Tile Co., Inc. was established in St. Henry, OH as a manufacturer of concrete field tile for drainage.

1966  The former Frank Meiring Welding Shop was purchased in St. Henry and is now the site where the office is located.  Also, a ready-mix concrete batching system was added, which became Plant  #1 for our company and we began as a ready-mix producer.

1974  Berne Ready Mix, located in Berne, Indiana, was purchased from Frank Nussbaum.  This ready-mix operation became Plant #2 and was the first acquisition for the company.   

1981  The old Lybarger Stone quarry just east of Geneva, Indiana was purchased and renamed Limberlost Sand & Gravel.  This quarry supplied both Berne and St. Henry with concrete sand and natural stone for ready-mix production.  This quarry was eventually closed in 2004 as the aggregate supply was depleted and was sold in 2011. 

1985  The old Heckler Electric building located along SR 703 east of Celina was purchased and named Grand Lake Builders Supply.  A few years later, when the old UPS building became available on South Mill Street in Celina, the company purchased it as part of the Grand Lake Builders Supply business.

1989  A satellite ready-mix batch plant was set up at the Stoneco, Inc. site, west of Celina to expand our service area to the northeast.  The facility was named Plant #3.

1991  Greenville Concrete Products in Greenville, OH came onto the market and the company purchased the facility to enable expansion into the manufacturing of masonry block for all of our locations. 

1994  The Block Yard in St. Marys, Ohio, was purchased as a part of Grand Lake Builders, which expanded into the manufacturing of patio stones and other precast items.

1997  A new building was built for Grand Lake Builders located on Riley Road between Celina and St. Marys.  With the opening of this new store, the company was able to sell the other locations in Celina and St. Marys and consolidate into one central location.

1998  The company purchased a farm in rural Jay County near the town of Pennville and named it Pennville Sand & Gravel.  A sand and gravel quarry was established on this site to provide material for use in all of our ready-mix production locations and for resale to our customers. 

1998  The company purchased Minster Supply, located in Minster, Ohio.  The Minster Supply name was kept and this location allowed us to provide better customer service with our building supplies to clients in our eastern delivery area as well as expand our landscaping product lines.

1999  A satellite ready-mix batch plant was set up at Pennville Sand & Gravel.  This satellite plant was named Plant #4.

2010  A satellite ready-mix plant was set up at the Rockcreek Materials stone quarry site, near Markle in Wells County, Indiana, to expand our service area to the northwest.  This satellite plant was named Plant #5.

2011  Richmond Builders Supply was established after the company purchased the former Barkers, Inc. /The Fireplace Shop.  The location sells hard building supplies and also expanded our company into fireplace sales and supplies.

2014  The company purchased the old Jay Products building in Portland, Indiana in December of 2014.  In 2015 a major remodeling project started so that a large part of the company’s ever expanding precast concrete business could be moved to this facility.

2016  The Portland facility added a new ready-mix satellite plant, named Plant #6. 

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