Timeline and Past Projects

1956-1984:  Eldon (ZEKE) Chamberlain, 

Returning home to Nebraska in 1946 after serving in the Navy on one of the picket ships in the Battle of Saipan in the Mariana Islands during World War II, Eldon moved from Beatrice, Nebraska to Kearney, Nebraska, and ultimately founded Kearney Concrete in 1956. He provided high quality ready-mix concrete products to several locations including many residential and commercial jobs. Some of the projects he supplied concrete to include:

    • Rockwell International
    • Baldwin Filters
    • Kearney’s original waste water treatment plant
    • Centennial Towers East and West and Football Parking Lot at Kearney State College (Now University of Nebraska–Kearney)
    • Hinky Dinky Grocery Store (Now Hastings Video/Hobby Lobby)
    • The original First United Methodist Church on Linden Drive
    • The original reconstruction on the Platte River Bridge on Highway 44 south
    • The original Builders Warehouse on 2nd Avenue

1984 – Present:  Stan Poff

Stan Poff became a partner in 1984 and at the present time Phil Werner Jr. and Stan Poff are partners in Kearney Concrete Co. and its equipment to continue providing the local area with high quality ready-mix concrete. Kearney Concrete Co. provides ready-mix concrete for both residential and commercial projects. Some of the completed jobs include…

  • Delivered high quality ready-mix concrete  to:
    • 2nd Avenue/Highway 10 paving
    • 1st Major addition to Builders Warehouse on 2nd  Avenue
    • The Great Platte River Archway Monument Access Road
    • Kearney’s waste water treatment plant on Cherry Avenue
    • Cash-Wa Distributing under 2nd Avenue Overpass
    • Buffalo County Fairgrounds Parking
    • Pleasanton, Nebraska river bridge projects on Highway 10
    • State Highway 10 North Paving to Glenwood Corners, east on 78th Street to Avenue N
    • Bosselman Pump and Pantry on 56th Street and N Avenue
    • First and only upgrade to 2nd Avenue Overpass over Union Pacific Railroad
    • Avenue M/N Overpass
    • Hundreds of residential housing basements, driveways, and sidewalks
    • The Buckle’s new warehouse on 30th Avenue.
    • Numerous sewer and water projects
    • KAAPA Ethanol Plant Minden, Nebraska
    • Kearney Family YMCA
    • Menards footings, floors, and curbs
    • Improvements to Interstate 80 between Elm Creek and Shelton
    • Stone Ridge Apartments & Business Center
    • Faith Christian School
    • Buzz’s Marine (new addition)
    • Nebraska Firefighters Museum and Education Center
    • Newly designed Ravenna Viaduct

This is just a sample of what Kearney Concrete Co. has completed in the Kearney Community and the surrounding area’s since 1956!

 

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