Trusted Resource for Construction and Landscape Products
County Materials Corporation is a family-owned, American-based manufacturing organization of companies that is recognized and trusted as a leading manufacturer and prominent industry resource for diverse construction and landscaping products and services.
Backed by skilled and dedicated employees, County Materials is committed to exceeding expectations and enhancing our personalized customer service.
Together, with its affiliate companies, the organization provides a wide range of vertically integrated products and services combined with more than 90 years of experience in the construction industry. The organization operates more than 40 locations across the United States, providing product solutions that are readily available.
In 1929 Swedish immigrant John Halquist purchased a 2-acre curbing quarry just outside of Sussex Wisconsin. With help from his son, Albin “Stoney” Halquist, he grew the small quarry into what is now one of the largest stone companies in Wisconsin by the end of World War II.
Halquist soon realized that Lannon Stone, quarried in the area since the 1850s, had a good reputation for producing high quality lime, curbing, paving, foundation and building stone. This reputation allowed the company to enjoy the postwar building boom, and Lannon Stone became the predominately used material for houses and churches in Milwaukee, Chicago and the northern Midwest. Over the years Halquist Stone became the innovators in the industry with the first to use diamond saws, first to locally market stone from around the country and the first producer to recycle its waste into agricultural lime and crushed stone. This laid the foundation for what is now a successful aggregate business.
Today, whether it’s in our showrooms, quarries or our national distribution channels you’ll find the highest quality building and landscaping stone known to mankind. Because natural stone may be the most versatile product available in building and landscaping, we pay special attention to the details of your plan to ensure that the right stone is specified before the order is placed. Whether you are a homeowner, builder or architect, we encourage you to talk to us very early in the project to discuss the preferred stone for the application you have designed. The team of experts at Halquist can assist you with recommendations that add quality and character throughout the entire project.
As the recognized leader in concrete masonry technology and design, Northfield Block is a proud partner and sponsor of the Wisconsin Masonry Alliance Association. Since 1949, we’ve maintained the confidence of builders, architects and consumers through our innovative technology, quality, committed service and on-time deliveries. Northfield Block is the leading manufacturer of masonry products in the Midwest and is an Oldcastle® company.
Quality and service have long been the hallmarks of our dedicated and creative teams of craftsmen. We continually strive to provide products that will meet and surpass the needs of today’s design community. State-of-the-art-facilities across the Midwest feature automated processes that create a diversity of custom products. Cordova Stone, Franklin Stone, Harvard Brik, Waterford Stone, and Belgard Pavers and segmental retaining walls are among the wide pallet of products Oldcastle APG produces.
You’ve probably seen Oldcastle Masonry before in the places you most enjoy. We manufacture the products used in the interiors and exteriors of buildings across the nation. Join the satisfied customers who have chosen North America’s largest manufacturer of building products, Oldcastle® Architectural. We are the face of masonry.
The Mason Contractors Association represents the area mason contractor interest through participation in collective bargaining, joint labor management committee, apprenticeship and training issues and health, welfare, vacation and pension fund trusteeships. The Association has frequent membership meetings on industry issues and sponsors social events for the members and associates. The Mason Contractors Association contractor members are also members of the Wisconsin Masonry Association and the Mason Contractors Association of America which offers a full range of services and contractor resources. Members also actively participate in IMI and ICE addressing key issues to masonry contractors.
Technology and innovation is what advances industries; the masonry industry is no exception. Since our founding in 1990, the SPEC MIX® organization initiated the charge to increase the integrity of masonry construction by introducing preblended, high performance mortars and grouts in addition to innovative material delivery systems. In particular, SPEC MIX Polymer Modified Stone Veneer Mortar and Integral Water Repellent Mortar as well as Self Consolidating Grout are just a few of our engineered products that when coupled with our efficient silo systems provide mason contractors with resources that increase their productivity, safety and profitability. For over 20 years we’ve partnered with mason contractors across the country to continuously improve the means and methods of masonry construction. From changing architectural product specifications, to optimizing our mortar and grout mix designs to sponsoring masonry training programs, working with mason contractors and supporting the trade is our core mission.
Our QUIKRETE of Wisconsin operation located in Sussex is one of 40 SPEC MIX producing plants located throughout North America. By utilizing its computer batching system, the Sussex facility has supplied high quality SPEC MIX mortars and grouts with silos to thousands of projects ranging from the State Capitol building in Madison to EPIC Systems Corporate Center in Verona to Lambeau Field in Green Bay. Whether the job is large or small, our experienced sales team welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with building owners, designers, engineers and contractors to create and execute innovative project solutions. For more information on our products and how we can help your project plans, please contact your local SPEC MIX representatives listed below: