2020 is a big year for Concrete Solutions and our parent company, A. Jandris & Sons. This year marks the 100th birthday of the original company, founded back in 1920 as A. Jandris & Sons by Adolf Jandris, an Austrian emigrant who came to the United States with his wife Rosa to start a new life.
Initially a demolition and salvage company, A. Jandris & Sons of Gardner, Massachusetts quickly moved into construction and by the 1940s was producing concrete masonry blocks to address a growing demand from local masons. Soon, Jandris Block became a full-time concrete brick and block business based in Adolf’s garage.
By 1960 the business had grown so large that it built its first concrete block production plant, adding automation in the late 60’s to accommodate the rapidly expanding production need. A 17,000 square foot grinding plant followed in the early 90’s, producing a highly-popular architectural concrete masonry product that was used in the Boston Garden.
In 2005, a new chapter in the company’s history began with the launch of its retail operation, Concrete Solutions, a division of A. Jandris & Sons, Inc. Operating out of a 14,000 square foot building in Gardner, our company sells a wide range of concrete and masonry products inventoried on over four acres of land. Now in our 15th year, Concrete Solutions is celebrating its success as the retail outlet of Jandris Block and its growing sales of concrete, masonry, and landscape-related products to commercial and consumer builders and landscapers.
Whether you’re a long-time customer or just being introduced to Jandris Block and Concrete Solutions, we invite you to stop by our retail location on East Broadway, Rte. 2A in Gardner. Come see why we’re so excited about the 100th anniversary of A. Jandris & Sons and our 15th anniversary here at Concrete Solutions!