Helping Bureau Concrete tackle the big jobs.
Service, consistent quality, and know-how are the keys to jobs done right.
When Bureau Concrete of Perrysburg got its first major commercial job in 1992 to install 240,000 square feet of concrete floor at the Meijer’s store in Maumee, Kuhlman Corporation provided technical support and high-quality concrete with special aggregate and steel-fiber reinforcing.
“The tolerances were extremely close, which made it a difficult job,” recalls Mike Bureau, adding that working together with Kuhlman brought success. “When Dad and I joined forces in 1982, we mainly did driveways and patios. Ever since the Meijer project—which put Bureau Concrete on the map with area contractors—almost all our business has been commercial or industrial. They learned to trust us with the large jobs because we strive for excellence.
“Bureau Concrete guarantees its projects. In the long run, it costs less to use top-quality material, such as Kuhlman concrete. What we buy from Kuhlman is consistent quality, know-how, and service—concrete delivered right when we need it,” he explains. “I don’t want to pay a crew to sit around and wait.
“We’ve tried other suppliers. Now we buy most of our material from Kuhlman because we rely on the company’s expertise, problem-solving abilities, and excellent dispatching. Kuhlman taught us about the Symons’ forming systems, which are easy to use and have increased our productivity by at least 50 percent.”
Bureau adds, “Our goal is to be the area’s premier concrete contractor. Kuhlman is helping us get there.”