Since 1924

 
 

HISTORY

Capitol Concrete Products was founded in 1924. Ray Browning purchased Capitol Concrete Products in 1952 and served as Chairman of the Board until 2008. Ray was extremely active within the masonry industry serving as Chairman of the Board for the National Concrete Masonry Association in 1973. He was also the driving force for creating the Kansas Masonry Industries Council (KMIC) which promotes masonry throughout the state of Kansas. Terry Spriggs currently serves as the general manager for the Topeka and Lawrence locations.

Capitol Concrete Products has proven to be an industry leader in innovation since its inception. In 1956, Capitol Concrete was the first block producer in the area to begin curing their block in autoclave kilns. In 1984, Capitol Concrete experimented with using solar power to produce the steam needed for curing block. The drive to produce top quality masonry units is still further evidenced by the new state of the art production plant which began production in Topeka in 2003.

Willie Peterman serves as the production superintendent and has over 27 years of experience working for Capitol Concrete Products. Willie earned his Besser Master Block Producer certification in 1995.

In 1998 Capitol Concrete purchased Morton Building Materials in Lawrence Kansas. The Lawrence location now serves as a sales office and distribution yard, with production done exclusively in our Topeka location.


 





 
 
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