Gillespie and Sons  Concrete Products Lasts for Generations
   

History

Gillespie & Son has deep roots. The company began in 1922 on the farm of the great-great grandfather of the current management, brothers Jim and Todd Gillespie. The firm operated out of the original Dudley's Corner location in Sudlersville for 60 years.

In 1963 concrete block and ready mix operations were seated in Chestertown, Maryland and in 1971 all operations were consolidated in Chestertown when the company invested in a new precast plant.

Continued growth in the precast market ultimately led to the establishment of Gillespie Precast in 2005, operating out of a seperate facility in Chestertown, Maryland and servicing clients in the broader mid Atlantic area.

Chronology:

1922 George Edward Gillespie starts making concrete blocks on his farm; teams with his son, Victor Gillespie to form Gillespie & Son, Inc.
1945 Third generation Edward Gillespie, George Edward’s grandson, joins the company
1950 Gillespie & Son enters the ready-mix concrete market
1963 Chestertown facility purchased from Kent Concrete
1971 All operations consolidated at Chestertown, MD plant on Dixon Drive site (Plant 1); plant operations in Sudlersville, MD cease
1983 Builder's Supply Store started and fourth-generation Jim Gillespie (Gillespie & Son CEO) joins the company
1993 Fourth-generation Todd Gillespie (Gillespie & Son President) joins the company
2004 Gillespie Precast LLC established and a new precast plant (Plant 2) at the Brickyard site in Chestertown and the Titan Precast Management System is implemented into operation
2005 Gillespie plants/facilities receive NPCA Certification
2007 Gillespie & Son is awarded to the Kent County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award
2008 Delmarva Castings & Supply (DCS) and partnership with the Neenah Foundry established
2013 Gillespie Precast acquired National Concrete Products (NCP) in Greenwood, DE (Plant 3) and fifth-generation Gillespie, Andrew, joins the team
2015 Gillespie Precast awarded the 2015 Pinnacle Award for the Pocket Pull tool
2016 Gillespie companies achieve record sales
2017 Fifth-generation Gillespie, Patrick, joins the team

Archives:

1976 Article_Concrete Products Magazine.pdf
1994 Article_KentCountyNews.pdf
1998 Article_Chesapeake Business Ledger.pdf
2008 Article_ChesapeakeBusinessLedger.pdf

Gillespie 85 year seal