1970 & 1980’s
1990 & 2000’s
2010 & 2020’s
1892Our company’s history dates back to the 1860’s when Gottlieb Geiger started a small construction contracting business performing odd jobs in Leavenworth, Kansas. In 1892, his son, Adam Geiger, started a building material business named A.M. Geiger Cement Company and sold coal, lime, sack cement, grain, and sewer pipe among a sundry of construction products.
Early 1900'sAdam’s son, E.W. (Ed) Geiger started a construction company in 1910 that eventually became one of the largest in Kansas during the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. The E.W. Geiger Construction Company built roads throughout the state of Kansas with an emphasis in western Kansas.In 1918, E.W. Geiger formed a partnership with his secretary, C.C. Rutherford to form Geiger and Rutherford Construction and continued to build roads across Kansas. A.M. Geiger still kept growing his building material business in Leavenworth during this time.
1949In 1949, tragedy struck when E.W. Geiger died in an automobile accident and his wife immediately sold the company. His son, E.W. (Bill) Geiger Jr., went to his father-in-law to borrow money to start a ready-mix company along 2nd St in Leavenworth, KS called Geiger Ready-Mix. His wife Lura was the 1st batch person and also painted and lettered the trucks.
1960'sAs the 1960s began, we also became a 50/50 partner with Mr. Denny in a ready-mix operation in Liberty, MO called Denny Concrete. We were strictly the financial backing for the 1st few years. Some of the key jobs during this time include the Hallmark Plant and the US Penitentiary Wall. E.W. (Bill) Geiger III joined the company in 1968.
1970 & 1980's
In 1976, ground was purchased and our 2nd plant was erected at 42nd & Speaker Rd in Kansas City, KS. In the early 1980s, we bought the remaining half of Mr. Denny’s shares out and was able to form an effective triangle of using our equipment between Leavenworth, KS to Kansas City, KS to Liberty, MO.
Also during this time we had a portable plant that was very active in Platte and Clay Counties pouring bridges and mainline paving on the construction of Interstate 435 as it was finishing its loop around the metropolitan area. The plant also moved to KCI where we poured runway expansions and Terminal A & B Parking garage. Steve McDonald joined the company in 1984.
1990 & 2000's
As we continued to grow north of I-70, our Kansas City, KS customers were taking us farther south. We had a portable plant in a rock quarry at K-10 & Ridgeview that we set-up in 1986 and finally moved it to our permanent location in Olathe, KS in 1993. During this time we started to position ourselves to focus more on relationships and service and put ourselves in great position to handle the home construction boom of Johnson County.
After celebrating our 50 yr anniversary in the ready-mix business in 1999, we were finally able to complete our centric circle of the Kansas City Metropolitan area when we built the Lee’s Summit, Missouri plant in 2003. Also during this time, the 5th generation of Geiger’s joined the team. William Todd Geiger joined the company in 1996. His sister Julie Geiger joined the team in 2004 and their cousin Michael Reuter joined the team a year later.
2010 & 2020'sThe Great Recession was in prime form to kick-off the 2010s, but we positioned ourselves with a couple plant upgrades and purchasing trucks to be ready when we were able to climb out of it. That led to a lot of growth while still trying to focus on the quality relationships and service that we provide.
With every delivery, our mission is your success.
Our Core Values
- We will be “on time and hustle.”
- Honesty and integrity will guide us in all we do.
- We will seek continuous improvement.
- We will compete for profits that are necessary to reach our goals.
- We will show respect for our community and environment.