King’s Material celebrates 140 years!
Added a location in Waukee, Iowa
King’s Material moved Iowa/Illinois Concrete to a new location in Eldridge, Iowa.
Constructed a state-of-the-art ready-mix plant at 355 50th Ave. SW in Cedar Rapids.
Charles A. Rohde (son of Charles P. Rohde) was named president of King’s Material and continues in that role today.
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.
C.P. Rohde purchased multiple concrete block companies while continuing in the ready-mix industry.
Company name changed to King’s Concrete Inc.
Kings-Builder’s Material Inc. was purchased by Charles P. Rohde (C.P. Rohde).
King’s and Builder’s Material, a masonry supply and ready-mix company, merged to create Kings-Builder’s Material Inc.
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.
The company entered the “new” ready-mix concrete industry.