A Midwest materials supplier servicing Central Iowa, Southeast Iowa, and West Central Illinois.
Cessford Construction Company aims to provide its customers with the highest quality construction products and services while encouraging the use of reliable products that adhere to high standard in the construction industry. This is exactly what we offer.
Family owned Cessford Construction Company first started providing quality service in Toledo, Iowa in the 1950s. An opportunity for growth in the asphalt paving business presented itself with the construction of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways in 1956. Shortly after, the company purchased the still operating quarry, Le Grand Quarry, to supply aggregate to local paving projects.
The company was able to expand its operations through acquisitions to serve more customers and communities with products and services from Southeast, Iowa and West Central, Illinois. In 2007, Cessford Construction Company joined the CRH team.
Together, we are made up of industry leaders that are committed to safety and customer service. In addition, we take our role as a neighbor seriously.
At Cessford Construction Company, safety always comes first. Safe production is the most important aspect of our jobs and we are committed to working safely every day so that our employees and the general public can return safely to their families each night. Through education and encouragement, our employees constantly strive to improve our company wide incident record. Our safety training program proves successful as our safety record has received multiple achievement awards. All Midwest Region employees hold themselves responsible for their own safety, as well as the safety of others.
Cessford Construction Company is an involved, engaged civic partner in the communities where we live and work to make a difference. We strive to safeguard the health, the safety, and the environmental well-being of the neighborhoods and communities. As a result, our employees have close personal ties with local schools, nonprofit organizations, and businesses.
As a building materials company, we have the privilege of using natural resources to provide beneficial products - like aggregate and asphalt - to the world. We conduct our business with a sense of appreciation and responsibility to renew, recycle, and reuse in order to operate more efficiently, and improve the environment wherever possible. We strive to be an industry leader in policies that enable us to provide quality products more efficiently while being aware of the impacts our operations have on the environment.
The products that we make are not only necessary for roads, bridges, and other infrastructure, but they also have many applications for improving the environment such as hydro-electric dams, wind farms, soil stabilization, and water purification. We offer LEED certified asphalt for paving needs.
When it comes to recycling, we are leaders across Iowa in the use of recycled products to manufacture asphalt. As much as 30% of a new asphalt road can be made up of Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP). Most of our asphalt plants are able to utilize Recycled Asphalt Shingles (RAS), which allows the preservation of natural resources and the reuse of products that may otherwise become waste and fill up landfills.
Combined, our aggregate sites recycle more than 5 billion gallons of water every year, ensuring continued resource preservation for the areas in which we operate. In areas we have an abundance of water, we seek partners in need of water for specific processes, so that water is not wasted and ground water is preserved.
Most of our asphalt plants are Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) capable, which means less fuel consumption, lower emissions, and reduced fumes for the plant. We work with energy providers that are committed to providing and producing more renewable energy. We have engaged in several energy savings initiatives throughout the company utilizing more energy-efficient LED lighting, converting aggregate locations to line power from generator usage, and incorporating variable frequency drives on electric motors for pumps and other plant equipment to reduce power demand and electrical usage whenever possible.