Who we are

Chandler Concrete Company was originally founded as a concrete contracting firm, just after World War II in 1946, by R.F Kirkpatrick. In 1974, Tom Chandler purchased the ready-mix business from Kirkpatrick and Chandler Concrete Company has continued as family owned and operated for over 50 years. Building off the early success in the Alamance County market, Chandler has steadily grown through acquisitions that have expanded the company’s market across central and western NC as well as south and southwest Virginia and Tennessee. During the acquisitions, the company has grown into more than just ready-mix concrete.

We currently operate over 45 concrete plants in three states, three block plants in VA, and one building supply located in Salisbury, NC. Combined, they give us the flexibility to meet the growing and diverse needs of our customers from residential to commercial. Chandler has built a strong reputation for superior quality and outstanding customer service to focus on exceeding the customers’ expectations each and every time. We look forward to working with you!

Meet the founders

Pictured from left to right, Ted Chandler (President), Tom Chandler (Founder), Bob Chandler (Vice President). With strong family roots, Chandler’s mission and values are prevalent in everyday business.


Our #1 Guiding Principle for our Employees, Customers, and the Communities we serve. Chandler is recognized as a leader in Safety and our Performance backs it up! Each and every year the North Carolina Department of Labor recognizes our plants with gold and silver awards to the plants that achieved zero lost time injuries and/or zero restricted work cases. Our plants have also received safety certificates from the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Carolina Ready Mix Concrete Association, and Virginia Ready Mix Concrete Association.


Our Mission is to be the supplier of choice that provides the highest quality of construction products and services for our valued customers.


Our Vision is to be a well-respected industry leader where our brand contributes to sustainability and improves the communities we serve.


  • Safety without compromise.
  • Fostering an environment of respect, trust and accountability among our employees.
  • Having an empowered workforce that is talented, qualified and highly trained.
  • Partnering with our customers to identify their needs and deliver solutions that exceed their expectations.
  • Profitability so we can re-invest in our people, our company and our community.
  • Environmental excellence through sustainable practices, products and promotion of green-building.
  • Continuous improvement of our quality products and processes.
  • Creating a workplace environment that encourages innovation.
  • Investing in the latest technology to enhance efficiency.


Build with Strength’s mission is to educate the building and design communities and policymakers on the benefits of ready mixed concrete, and encourage its use as the building material of choice for low- to mid-rise structures. No other material can replicate concrete’s advantages in terms of strength, durability, safety and ease of use.