Our Rich History
Since 1892, Geiger has been a humble family business grounded in pride and hard work. Starting as a small construction contracting business in Leavenworth, we’ve since grown in many ways, taking our business all around the Kansas City area. But that doesn’t mean everything has changed.
Among other things, our core values have remained the same. We work hard day in and day out, and we show respect for our community as we work to build a better Kansas City. As much as our Geiger family has grown, our commitment to each other has been set in stone since day one. We’re forever thankful for all our past and current employees for helping make Geiger into what it is today, and we’re always looking for new team members to help bring us forward into the future.
1950’s & 1960’s
1970’s & 1980’s
1990’s & 2000’s
2010’s & 2020’s
1892Our company’s history dates back to the 1860s, 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.
1949In 1949, E.W. Geiger, Jr. founded Geiger Ready-Mix with his wife Lura S. Geiger. Lura served as the company’s first batch person and secretary. That same year, the A.M. Geiger Cement Company relocated from downtown Leavenworth to South 2nd Street next to the ready-mix plant. The building material yard and concrete plant have operated side-by-side ever since.
1970's & 1980'sIn 1976, we built our Kansas City, Kansas plant at 42nd & Speaker Road. Four years later, we purchased Mr. Denny’s half of Denny Concrete, becoming sole owner and establishing Geiger Ready-Mix in Liberty, Missouri. In 1986 we established a presence in Johnson County when we set up a portable plant within a quarry.
1990's & 2000'sAfter celebrating our 50 year anniversary in the ready-mix business in 1999, we were able to complete our centric circle of the Kansas City Metropolitan area when we built the Lee’s Summit, Missouri plant in 2003. During this time, the 5th generation of Geiger’s joined the team, with son William (Todd) Geiger joining the company in 1996, his sister Julie Geiger joining in 2004, and their cousin Michael Reuter coming on board in 2005.
Are You Geiger Ready?
If you’re a hard worker who won’t quit until a job’s done right, you might be ready to start a career at Geiger Ready-Mix.
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