In 1947, Springfield businessmen Ralph Reed and Tom Baird founded Concrete Company of Springfield to leverage the then-new Ready-Mix concreting process in support of the post-war growth boom. It began as a small company, with just four trucks and seven employees.
Since those humble beginnings, our company has grown at pace with the surrounding areas. Springfield – a city of less than 6,000 at the time – has increased population by almost 800 percent in the 70 years since. And as expected, Conco Companies has expanded right along with it. Today, members of the 3rd and 4th generations of the Baird family continue to manage operations that include four high-capacity Ready-mix permanent plants, an on-site mobile Ready-mix plant, three quarry sites, and a fleet of more than 80 delivery trucks.
Our growth has been marked by a series of strategic expansions to fill growing needs within the construction industry. Some highlights include: