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Milestone Contractors to Expand Statewide

Milestone Contractors to Expand Statewide

INDIANAPOLIS – January 7, 2021 – Today, Milestone Contractors, LP announced the merger of three Indiana-based construction companies. Walsh & Kelly Inc based in Griffith, IN and Wabash Valley Asphalt located in Terre Haute, IN, will now be known as Milestone Contractors and be headquartered in Indianapolis, IN.

This consolidation is effective today and will benefit the group by allowing the company’s Indiana construction businesses to better share resources and serve local communities. The same dedication to relationships, quality, and customer service will continue. The personnel, office locations, and asphalt plant locations will remain the same. The company will continue to be privately held by the familyowned parent company, The Heritage Group.

“We are three very reputable companies coming together as one. We are better together. Going forward as we provide safe and high quality services and products across the state, we will make lives better one road and bridge at a time.“ – CJ Potts, COO.

Milestone Contractors provides contracting work to the entire state of Indiana – and employs upwards of 2,000 benefitted and craft employees. Combined, the company will service the entire state of Indiana and beyond. The company is a top INDOT and public sector contractor, also providing high quality services in local private and commercial markets.

About Milestone Contractors

Milestone Contractors is a fully integrated highway, heavy construction, asphalt paving, concrete paving, and site-development general contractor. The company provides construction services primarily in the state of Indiana. Milestone Contractors is a part of The Heritage Group’s family of businesses. Learn more at www.thgrp.com.

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Asphalt Materials, Inc. Expands Capabilities by Acquiring Three Midwest Terminals

Asphalt Materials, Inc. Expands Capabilities by Acquiring Three Midwest Terminals

INDIANAPOLIS – November 13, 2020 – Asphalt Materials, Inc. (AMI) announced today that on November 12th it completed the acquisition of three asphalt terminals from a subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corporation. The purchase of these facilities further expands AMI’s capabilities in the Indiana and Illinois markets and its footprint in the Midwest. AMI plans to retain the current leadership team and employees at all three terminals and will continue to invest in and grow the product suite and capabilities at those sites.

“We are excited about the addition of our new teammates in St Elmo, ILBenton, IL; and Mt. Vernon, IN.,” said Chip Ray, Asphalt Materials, President. “Their proven track record of safety, quality, and service will mesh well with the values of Asphalt Materials. These facilities are a tremendous strategic fit for our business and will enhance our commitment to support our core customer base.”

 

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Milestone Contractors: $5 Million Saved on Highway Project

Milestone Contractors: $5 Million Saved on Highway Project

Milestone Contractors: $5 Million Saved on Highway Project

Indianapolis, April 14, 2020Milestone Contractors: $5 Million Saved on Highway Project 

 

Project Manager Ed Wilson of the Indiana Department of Transportation goes to work every day on Indiana’s interstates.

“This is kind of like our office, and we invite people to come out and sit in our office and you’ll see how bad it is at times, the traffic just goes by so fast,” he said.

Wilson said there’s a lot less traffic flowing through his “office” ever since Governor Holcomb ordered Hoosiers to stay home to fight the coronavirus.

“There’s no doubt about that the traffic’s a lot less,” he said. “I would say it’s forty to fifty percent off.”

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Heritage Construction and Materials Announces John Peisker Will Lead Walsh and Kelly Into the Future

Heritage Construction and Materials Announces John Peisker Will Lead Walsh and Kelly Into the Future

Heritage Construction and Materials Announces John Peisker Will Lead Walsh and Kelly Into the Future

Indianapolis, January 28, 2020 – Heritage Construction and Materials (HC&M), a diverse and innovative collection of infrastructure related businesses, announced today that as part of a year-long succession plan, Kevin Kelly will transition from his role as President of Walsh & Kelly to serving as Chairman of the Board.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to lead this company,” said Kevin Kelly. “I am incredibly proud of all we have done together, but I also look forward to stepping away from day to day responsibilities.”

With over 35 years of industry experience, John Peisker, P.E., was chosen to assume day to day leadership of the company. Peisker, who has been with Walsh & Kelly since 2015, received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois. His deep expertise in road construction and personal knowledge of the business make Peisker the ideal candidate to lead the organization into the future.

 

“W&K has a strong, long-standing, and proud history of providing customers quality construction for their roadways, runways, and parking lots,” said John Peisker.  “We are a family business, and our co-workers are our extended family.   We will continue to uphold these values and our reputation for safety, integrity, quality, and relationships.”

“Kevin has successfully led the business for 20 years and will remain available to us for continued advice, counsel and friendship. We wish him continued health and prosperity”, said HC&M CEO, Greg Kelly. “John is well regarded by colleagues, respected as an industry leader, and has the full support of the entire HC&M group as he assumes this new leadership role.”

Heritage Construction and Materials is a customer-focused, innovative provider of high-quality road construction materials and services. For more than 50 years, the HC&M family of companies has offered expertise in asphalt products, aggregate supply, and construction services. HC&M companies are industry-leading innovators, due in large part to the capabilities afforded by the Heritage Research Group. The improvements in construction and materials technology developed in the lab allow HC&M companies to produce some of the best roadbuilding products in the world. Learn more at www.thgrp.com

 

Walsh & Kelly, Inc., a Heritage Construction and Materials company, is one of the largest civil contractors in northern Indiana with offices in Griffith and South Bend. The company operates asphalt plants in Griffith, South Bend, La Porte, Valparaiso, and Lowell, Indiana.  Learn more at http://walshkelly.com/

 

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HERITAGE CONSTRUCTION & MATERIALS ANNOUNCES GREG KELLY AS NEW CEO

HERITAGE CONSTRUCTION & MATERIALS ANNOUNCES GREG KELLY AS NEW CEO

HERITAGE CONSTRUCTION & MATERIALS ANNOUNCES GREG KELLY AS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Indianapolis, IN – October 07, 2019:The Heritage Group welcomes Greg Kelly as chief executive officer of its Heritage Construction & Materials division (HC&M).  Kelly joins The Heritage Group from WSP, a premier global engineering professional services firm based in Canada, where he served as President and CEO of WSP in the USA.

As President and CEO WSP USA, Kelly led a team of close to 10,000 planners, engineers, scientists, and construction and program managers shaping today’s communities. His teams planned, designed and managed construction of major infrastructure projects across the US and around the globe for some of the world’s largest companies, utilities and governments.

Kelly’s career includes several designations and leadership roles in the infrastructure industry, including election to the National Academy of Construction, The Moles, and as a member of the Construction & Industry Round Table.  He is passionate about the future of infrastructure and the impact it has in building communities worldwide.

“We are thrilled Greg will be joining our strong Heritage Construction & Materials business. He brings deep global experience in infrastructure and a passion for talent development and high performing teams,” said Amy Schumacher, President of The Heritage Group. “Greg shares the values on which we have built our business over the last 90 years, and we are confident he will build upon our client-focused, innovative approach and continue to expand our HC&M business.”

Kelly joins Heritage Construction & Materials at a terrific time as safety and innovation in infrastructure development are focus areas around the country. HC&M companies provide expertise in asphalt products, aggregate supply, and road and bridge construction services, primarily in the Midwest, West Coast and China. The group has designed Critical Commerce Corridors to separate cars and trucks to increase safety and improve traffic flow on the nation’s major roadways.

“I am excited to join the Heritage Construction & Materials family and work closely with this group of impressive leaders, core customers and suppliers who share my interest in community-building through creative, efficient and safe infrastructure,” Kelly said.

Kelly started with Heritage Construction & Materials on October 1, 2019, succeeding Jim Fehsenfeld who remains a member of the board of directors of Heritage Construction & Materials and the board of trustees of The Heritage Group.

 

About The Heritage Group

The Heritage Group is a privately held portfolio of companies focused on creating enduring value by building world-class businesses. Since 1930, it has managed a diverse set of business units involved in construction and materials, environmental services, specialty chemicals, and energy and refining. With operations in North America, Europe and Asia, and a client network that spans the globe, The Heritage Group’s focus is on innovation, quality and service. At the core of this focus is the Heritage Research Group, the world-class research and development facility operating at the cutting edge of new technology to provide new products, processes and training aimed at improving the way The Heritage Group companies serve their clients.

 

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US Aggregates Acquires North American Limestone Company

US Aggregates Acquires North American Limestone Company

US Aggregates expands its aggregates footprint and fine grind capabilities by acquiring NALC and a controlling interest in Midwest calcium carbonates.

US Aggregates announced today it has acquired North American Limestone Company (NALC)’s operations based near Cloverdale, IN. The acquisition includes NALC’s two quarry locations, 243 and Deer Creek, as well as their interest in a Fine Grind business currently operating under Midwest Calcium Carbonates (MCC). The acquisition allows US Aggregates to expand its Indiana aggregates footprint and add additional Fine Grind processing capabilities.

“We are very pleased to be adding both the NALC and MCC teams to our group. They are a great fit for both our current aggregates and fine grind businesses. We gain a strong team that shares the same values related to safe and environmentally responsible production of quality materials while creating value for our customers.” said John Schmidt President of US Aggregates. “We look forward to working with the new team, servicing the customers and engaging in the communities in these markets”

NALC has a proven reputation as a flexible, innovative supplier of aggregates materials serving the local markets, which US Aggregates looks to continue and grow. US Aggregates culture of excellence, in safe and environmentally responsible production and innovation coupled with strong customer and vendor relationships have allowed it to expand to include 20 aggregates locations and 2 Fine Grind facilities in Indiana.