When it comes to quality, Cooper Concrete Co. has the philosophy that it never pays to cut corners. Customers know they can depend on Cooper Concrete to exceed specifications for strength, consistency, yield, and durability. Long-term relationships with suppliers insure that the highest quality raw materials are available to Cooper Concrete, even when in short supply to other ready mix firms.
Faith: Jesus Christ is the only hope for a lost world. Human beings are creations of God, made in His image. All human beings are sinners in need of salvation. Jesus Christ is our example and the Holy Spirit is our counselor.
Leadership: Since Cooper Concrete’s founding in 1947 we have striven to follow the values of our founder Randall Cooper in providing the kind of quality and service you expect from a leader. Innovation and advanced concrete technology provide our customers new opportunities to utilize the most versatile building product in the world.. You can rest assured that, working with Cooper Concrete, you will enjoy the latest services, technology and developments in the industry.
Teamwork: Successful concrete construction depends on all parties involved in the project communicating and working together. Our experience helps our customers avoid problems. Cooper Concrete employs the finest drivers and plant personnel in the business. We anticipate obstacles and provide solutions.
Customer Relations: At Cooper Concrete Co., our highest priority is a satisfied customer. You are important to us and you can expect us to go the extra mile for your business. Superior customer service is the hallmark of Cooper Concrete. We are proud to serve the finest municipalities, builders, and contractors in the area and work hard to earn your business.
After World War II, Randall Cooper returned to the house moving business he had been involved in before the war. ln 1947 he founded Cooper Concrete Co. to utilize the concrete skills he had learned in the house moving business. Starting as a concrete contractor, he worked out of his home on 15th Street in Garland until 1952. That year he became one of the first ready mix concrete suppliers in the area with the purchase of three 3 cubic yard mixer trucks. Cooper Concrete also moved to 5th Street, just north of downtown Garland. As the business grew, Randall was joined by several of his brothers and other relatives in the business. In 1964, the concrete contracting business was split off to a separate company, Garland Concrete. Randall was innovative in recognizing several construction trends and filling a niche in the local industry. He was also ahead of his time in hiring and promoting minority employees, including involving them as partners in the companies he founded. His business dealings have always been signified by integrity, fairness, kindness, and loyalty.
In 1980, Tom Cooper joined the business after completing his degree at Texas A & M University and graduate work at the University of Texas Dallas. In 1986, Deborah Cooper Ross joined the company after graduating from Stephen F. Austin University and a teaching career in the Garland ISD. She retired in 2015. Joe Cooper was a vital participant and owner in the business until his death in 2016. Joe also owned Garland Concrete, a concrete construction company, which is now owned by Brian Cooper. John Cooper rejoined Cooper Concrete in 2017 after a career in banking and consulting. He earned bachelors and masters degrees from Texas A & M University.
In 1990 Cooper Concrete installed its first computerized batching system. In 2000, Cooper Concrete was the first concrete company to sell ready mix concrete over the Internet using an on-line shopping cart. Cooper Concrete continues to be innovative in the use of technology to help its customers.
Since 1997 the second generation of Randall's family has owned the business. Cooper Concrete is currently led by Tom Cooper - President and John Cooper - Secretary/Treasurer.