• 24/7 Commitment

    Kirkpatrick has a 24/7 commitment to keeping its workplace, jobsites, and transportation component safe.
  • Driver Training

    Kirkpatrick drivers receive regular driver safety training to ensure company’s vehicles stay as safe as possible.
  • Safety: All The Time

    Kirkpatrick maintains a strong safety culture across all plants, on the road, and on the jobsite.

About Kirkpatrick

Kirkpatrick Concrete, Inc. began operations in 1892 and is one of the oldest concrete companies operating in Alabama.

Kirkpatrick is headquartered in Birmingham and serves both private and public sectors. With 23 ready-mix concrete plants in Alabama, facilities are located from the northeast corner of the state to the metro Montgomery area.

In addition to ready-mix concrete, Kirkpatrick offers concrete technical services including concrete mix design and verification services, project support and field troubleshooting. All sales and operations management personnel are ACI certified technicians.

Kirkpatrick also operates one block manufacturing plant in Guntersville, Alabama and has a Building Materials Division which offers a wide array of masonry cement, both in standard gray and custom colors, and a line of masonry-associated construction products and materials.


Central Dispatch: Shelby, Jefferson, St. Clair, and Talladega Counties

In central Alabama, Kirkpatrick Concrete uses a Central Dispatch to manage delivery of ready mix product with a fleet of 39 Mixer trucks and Operators. We have two full time dispatch personnel who have experience at delivering ready mix product and running plants. Both our dispatchers are ACI & ALDOT certified to further enhance their ability to service our customer base.

With this expertise they understand the challenges to both the customer and delivery personnel. We strive to deliver ready mix products with the best quality, by professional mixer operators in a timely manner. Central dispatch gives us the opportunity to manage the fleet more efficiently with access to a larger pool of operators and trucks. For any of your Ready Mix needs in the Central Alabama area contact Central Dispatch at 205-323-8394.

History Timeline

  • 1892

    1892

    When the company was founded on June 24, 1892 as Kirkpatrick & Company, mule teams were used to made deliveries from a Morris Avenue warehouse.

  • 1920s

    1920s

    The pride of Kirkpatrick's fleet in the roaring 20's, a 1920 model Federal truck ready for downtown Birmingham deliveries.

    A modern vehicle for its day, the delivery truck boasted solid rubber tires, hand crank and carbide lights. The Federal Motor Truck Company was an American truck manufacturer headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.

  • 1930s

    1930s

    In the 1930 Birmingham City Directory, Kirkpatrick listed 43 different products.

    Ironically, none of them were ready-mix concrete. In those days, the aggregates and cloth bags of cement were delivered for on-site mixing.

  • 1940s

    1940s

    Until the end of World War II, Kirkpatrick used four 2-cubic yard horizontal mixer trucks still loading them from cloth bags.

    To prepare for the building boom that was predicted after the war, the company first installed an overhead cement bin to eliminate the handling of cloth bags.

  • 1950s

    1950s

    Pictured, one of the first concrete plants located in downtown Birmingham.

    This Kirkpatrick plant built in 1945 was operated until the 1950's and was fed by bucket conveyor.

  • 1960s

    1960s

    In 1966, Kirkpatrick installed a semi-automatic C.S. Johnson ready-mix plant with a four yard mixer.

    At the same time, the company established two dry-batch satellite plants.

  • 1970s

    1970s

    By the 1970's, Kirkpatrick operated a Rexnord ten-yard capacity mix plant with fully automatic batching controlled by punch cards.

    During this era of time, the company began centralizing its operations utilizing the region's newly completed major highways.

  • 1980s

    1980s

    Kirkpatrick was in high demand during Birmingham's building boom of the 1980s.

    Major projects included the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center, UAB, new shopping malls, hospitals, highways and interstates.

  • 1990s

    1990s

    In 1992, Kirkpatrick marked its 100th year of service to central Alabama.

    Reflecting on its 100-year history, company leaders noted that Kirkpatrick's service was just as important as its concrete.

  • 2000s

    2000s

    During the dawn of the 21st century, Kirkpatrick continued its long record of service.

  • 2016

    2016

    In 2016, Kirkpatrick enhanced its long-term communication goals via ConcreteSouth.

    The growth of customer relationships is more important that short term growth projections to everyone in our company.

Kirkpatrick Plant Locations

Alabaster

Albertville

Alton Rd

Anniston

Arab

Bessemer

QC LAB

Downtown

Ft. Payne

Gadsden

DIVISION OFFICE

Guntersville

Harpersville

Moody

Mt. Olive

Oneonta

Pell City

Rainsville

Scottsboro

Vinemont

Hodgson Plant Locations

DIVISION OFFICE

Montgomery

Mt. Meigs

Prattville

Wetumpka



    Hodgson
    Concrete

  • Office: (334) 281-5141
  • Dispatch: (334) 281-0730
  • Fax: (334) 281-1911

    Walker
    Concrete

  • Office: (770) 506-7125
  • Dispatch: (770) 506-7125
  • Fax: (770) 507-9340