Ted Kienstra Sr. started in business in the early 1940’s as a material supply company in Ferguson, Missouri as Kienstra Supply Company. He began ready mix concrete production in 1947 with a business practice of delivering a quality product at a fair price along with excellent service. From that one plant in North County, Kienstra has grown into multiple companies and locations today.
Ted Kienstra Jr. started working full time with his father in 1965. Ted Jr. was the driving force in growing our company into what is now referred to as Kienstra Enterprises, Inc. which was formed in 1986. He is currently the Chairman and CEO of Kienstra Enterprises and is still active in the business. Ted has always had a relentless insistence on “doing things the right way” for the benefit of the concrete industry and our companies. His reputation is based on his consistent adherence to the following core values: competence, fairness, honesty, loyalty and quality.
Dan Bruns, Ted’s son-in-law, joined Kienstra Enterprises in 1994. His career path has covered multiple aspects of the organization and today he currently holds the title of President. Dan’s belief is that attitude, ability and work ethic define the character of the Kienstra Team. He has adopted the core values that Ted Jr. has instilled as core values of our company and he insists that they are a constant in our past, present and will be a constant in the future of Kienstra Enterprises as we continue to grow into the future.
The Kienstra companies currently have 20+ plants serving 7 counties in the St. Louis Bi-State area. Kienstra and its affiliates currently supply concrete in both Missouri and Illinois and have the largest presence in the markets we serve. Our plants deliver ready mixed concrete in St. Louis City and County: Jefferson, St. Charles, Warren and Lincoln Counties in Missouri as well as Madison and St. Clair Counties in Illinois. All of our plants are fully automated and operated by state of the art computer technology. Our plants are regularly calibrated and verified by MoDOT / IDOT for batch accuracy. We operate a fleet of 100+ ready mix trucks in Missouri and 65+ ready mix trucks in Illinois. Our fleet is maintained to the highest standards by our in-house mechanics and shops. All of our trucks have satellite tracking as well as back-up radio communication.
Kienstra consistently supports and have been long time members of the following organizations that promote and support concrete and construction in the St. Louis Bi-State region: Concrete Council, Missouri Concrete Association, Illinois Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Southern Illinois Builders Association, St. Louis Home Builders Association, SITE Improvement Association, Associated General Contractors, National Ready Mix Concrete Association and the American Concrete Institute. We ensure that the employees of Kienstra are leaders and active participants in the above associations.
Kienstra thrives in the areas of technical expertise, quality and delivery. We consistently succeed in meeting our customer’s needs whether it is for a 100,000 cubic yard project or a 5 cubic yard patio.
No job is too big or too small – we do it all