About Us - Our History

Early Days - A Strong Foundation

Chandler Concrete Company was originally founded as a concrete contracting firm, just after World War II in 1946, by R.F Kirkpatrick. In 1973, Tom Chandler purchased the ready mix business from Kirkpatrick and Chandler Concrete Company has continued as family owned and operated for over 40 years. Chandler Concrete has built a strong reputation for superior quality and outstanding customer service to focus on exceeding the customers' expectations each and every time.

Pic of Tom Chandler

Tom Chandler, Founder of Chandler Concrete

Building Supply Storefront with Concrete Plant in Salisbury, NC

Expansion - Additional Product Lines

Chandler Concrete supplies ready-mixed concrete, masonry and hardscape concrete products. In our Salisbury and Biscoe, NC locations, we have incorporated a building supply center called, Chandler Building Supply Company. This location carries various building supplies for the builder or individual. You can also find a large hardscape display from our Grotto Hardscape line.

More Than Concrete - Don't Let Our Name Fool You

In June 2006, Chandler Concrete Company acquired Marshall Concrete Products. This acquisition extended our service areas into Virginia and the southern part of West Virginia. This partnership provides the manufacturing of our new hardscapes division, Grotto Hardscapes. We complete hardscape options for builders and homeowners throughout North Carolina, Virginia, Southern West Virginia and Eastern Tennessee.

Block Delivery and Ready Mix Trucks in Christiansburg, VA

Ted and Bob Chandler

Chandler Concrete - Your Full Service Provider

The unique mix of Chandler Concrete's products and services greatly benefits our customers. We offer exceptional customer service before, during and after construction. We look forward to partnering with you on your next construction project.


Since 1974, Chandler has expanded from one plant in Burlington, NC to 40 plants throughout North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee.

Our growth and commitment to excellence has resulted in us becoming a highly respected concrete producer capable of scaling our services from the smallest project to the largest commercial high specification project. We provide each engagement with the highest level of quality and service.

Our concrete plants are computerized to ensure every mix we produce will be consistent and of the highest quality. Since your project is important to you, it is important to us.

Call on us for your next project and find out first hand why we are better than the others. For more information on our concrete division, visit our Concrete home page.

Grotto Hardscapes

Chandler Concrete's block plants in Danville and Christiansburg, VA have been producing hardscape products since 1988 when we became a licensed manufacturer of VERSA-LOK Retaining Wall. Over the years we've increased our product offerings with the ability to "tumble" or "weather" our hardscape products as well as additional product offerings such as concrete pavers, our do it yourself hardscape kits, and the RidgeRock Retaining Wall line.

We continue to try to stay on the cutting edge by developing new products, styles, and colors. We've enjoyed servicing our markets which include Virginia, North and South Carolina, West Virginia and Tennessee and pledge to continue to produce the highest quality hardscape products hand in hand with excellent customer service.

For more information on our Grotto Hardscapes division, visit our Grotto Hardscapes home page.

Building Supply

Home Oil and Coal Company was first established in the 1940's and their main product was residential use coal. In 1968, a subsidiary named Home Concrete Products Company was founded and began selling ready mix concrete and some building materials. The name of the parent company was changed in 1974 to become Home Concrete and Supply Company after acquiring Crowder-Hartman Supply Company; the largest supplier of bag cement and sheetrock in Rowan County. By 1985, all types of building materials had been added to their inventory; making it a 'One Stop' shop for builders of residential homes.

On August 30, 1999, Chandler Concrete Company acquired Home Concrete and Supply, Chandler's first venture into the building supply business, and changed the name to Chandler Building Supply.

Chandler Building Supply offers ready-mixed concrete, masonry, hardscapes, doors, windows, lumber and building accessories for the builder or individual. This location at 400 North Long Street in Salisbury incorporates a product display and hardware showroom, as well as a large hardscape display, showcasing our Grotto Hardscape line.

For more information on our Building Supply division, visit our Building Supply home page.


Chandler has two concrete block manufacturing facilities in Christiansburg and Danville, Virginia. These are full service plants that are capable of producing over six million concrete masonry units (CMU's) per year for use in both commercial and residential applications.

We produce gray CMU's, Architectural CMU's, Concrete Pavers and a full line of segmental retaining wall (SRW) products for use in landscape, commercial, and residential applications. In addition we also manufacture a full line of concrete masonry lintels.

For more information on our Masonry division, visit our Masonry home page.