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What is Block?

Jul 27 2020

We often use the "term" block in our world but what does that really mean? When we say block, in the simplest terms, we mean a large, solid piece of hard material made of concrete. What are concrete blocks, AKA concrete masonry units (CMUs), and how are they used?

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DIY With King’s Material

Jun 29 2020

Are you working on a project in your backyard? Looking for a little guidance? Here are three ways we can help on your next DIY project.

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Why Is There a Car In the Air?

Jun 18 2020

If you’ve ever driven by the King’s Material location on 12th Avenue in Cedar Rapids, you’ve surely noticed the car propped in the air. Maybe you’ve even been confused as to why a concrete, masonry and landscaping product supplier hoists a car in the air. The short answer to “why the car?” is that we aren’t exactly sure!

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Meet Charlie Rohde

May 28 2020

With over 40 years of experience with King’s Material, the work we do is in Charlie’s blood. Learn more about some of his favorite projects, and how he’s always looking forward to the next one.

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Concrete and Sustainability

May 27 2020

There are many misconceptions when it comes to the sustainability of concrete. So, we’ve rounded up three reasons you should consider concrete when building.

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5 Steps to a Backyard Fire Pit

May 21 2020

A backyard fire pit offers your friends and family a place to gather and enjoy your evenings. We recommend using one of our fire pit kits for a quality and beautiful product. Here’s how to get the fire started in five easy steps. Chose a location for your fire pit:Before

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Working With Us During the Pandemic

Apr 14 2020

Like everyone, we are keeping our employees’ and customers’ health at the forefront of our thoughts and actions. It’s because of this, we want to give you a few quick tips to work with us during this time. Give us a call. We are still available by phone to consult

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How to Work With King’s

Feb 7 2020

Want to work with us but don’t know where to start? The first thing you should know is we are known for our quality products, industry experience, and knowledge of products. So, you can just reach out to us today to put that experience to use on the project you

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Meet Jesse Borcher

Feb 3 2020

Jesse Borcher has been with the company for over 27 years. As the location manager in our Eldridge location, he oversees sales and production operations. In fact, the construction of the plant in Eldridge is still a favorite project of his.

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Meet Tim Martin

Feb 3 2020

It’s hard to forget meeting Tim Martin, our Coralville location manager. Tim brings incredible energy to our team as well as logistics and sales support. He is quick to lend a helping hand to any project we have in the company and brings with him more than enough sarcasm.

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Why Should You Work with King’s?

Jan 28 2020

When it comes to building your outdoor living space, the ideas and options can be overwhelming. At King’s, we understand that. Our professionals know stone and landscaping products, how to use them, and have the experience needed to help you achieve the exact look you want. Here are a few

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Meet Monica Hahn

Jan 17 2020

You might recognize Monica’s chipper hello and bright smile as she is the Director of First Impressions for our Cedar Rapids Ready Mix location. She has brought her positive energy to our office for over eleven years. Learn more about what she loves about her job, and how that coincides with Thunderstruck by AC/DC.

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