About Us

We are passionate about building our communities and investing in our people by providing exceptional products and service.

Built on a Bedrock of Quality and Service

With roots tracing back to 1882, King’s Material is proud of its foundation. Built solidly on the values of quality and service, we have the experience needed to offer the highest standards in concrete, masonry and landscaping.

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Dedicated to Living Our Values

As a family-owned company, we have developed a family-centric culture that promotes integrity and empowerment. We hold our responsibility as industry-leaders in high regard and continue to pass that responsibility down generation to generation.

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1882

William King founded King’s Crown Plaster Co. with the company’s operations focused on dredging sand out of the Cedar River to make plaster.

1930s

The company entered the “new” ready-mix concrete industry.

1935

The first known sale of ready-mix concrete was made in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. At $6.50 a cubic yard, the price was considered outrageous.

Early 1970s

King’s and Builder’s Material, a masonry supply and ready-mix company, merged to create Kings-Builder’s Material Inc.

1978

Kings-Builder’s Material Inc. was purchased by Charles P. Rohde (C.P. Rohde).

1978

Company name changed to King’s Concrete Inc.

1979

C.P. Rohde purchased multiple concrete block companies while continuing in the ready-mix industry.

1981

C.P. Rohde acquired Iowa and Illinois Concrete Products and renamed the company in its entirety to King’s Material, as it’s known today.

1988

Charles A. Rohde (son of Charles P. Rohde) was named president of King’s Material and continues in that role today.

1994

Constructed a state-of-the-art ready-mix plant at 355 50th Ave. SW in Cedar Rapids.

2000

King’s Material moved Iowa/Illinois Concrete to a new location in Eldridge, Iowa.

2017

King’s Material celebrated 135 years in business.

Our Management Team

Tim Martin

Coralville Manager

Mike Swartzendruber

Cedar Rapids Ready Mix Manager

Dennis Rigby

Cedar Rapids Manager

Jesse Borcher

Eldridge Manager

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