About Us & Our Company History in Albany Capital Region, NY

 

Our Mission

Growth For The Second Hundred Years

To be a cost competitive, high quality producer of construction materials and services providing customer satisfaction through a motivated work force empowered to meet customers needs, safely.
 

About Us

 
Currently, Callanan Industries and its affiliated companies consist of approximately 40 locations. We supply quality New York State approved aggregate, hot mix asphalt and ready mix concrete for infrastructure, building and home projects. We serve businesses and homes from the Orange/Sullivan County region in the south, northward to the Glens Falls/Warren County area and westward from the Capital District to the Utica/Syracuse region of the Empire State. With the acquisition of County Concrete and Pittsfield Sand & Gravel, we were able to extend our service area to “north & south counties” throughout the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts.
 

History of Callanan Industries

One of the most experienced paving materials suppliers in the country, Callanan Industries was founded by Peter Callanan in 1883 in South Bethlehem, New York, as an aggregate mining company. A forward thinking farmer and entrepreneur, Callanan pioneered the concept of a state highway system, and in 1895 won the first road building contract in New York State.
 
Callanan, Founders —  Construction Services in Schenectady, NY
 
 
Over a century later, Callanan Industries continues to be a major supplier of construction materials and services to the New York State Department of Transportation as well as a long list of other customers, both large and small. Callanan Industries was purchased by Oldcastle, Inc. in 1985. Oldcastle, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the multi-national Dublin, Ireland based CRH-PLC.
As part of Oldcastle, successes and growth have continued with acquisitions of the following companies:
 
Callanan History —  Construction Services in Schenectady, NY
 

Timeline of Callanan Industries

 
  • 1883 - Callanan Road Improvement Company
  • 1929 - Acquires Albany Crushed Stone
  • 1937 - Opened new quarry in Kingston
  • 1940-1950 - Grows to include 3 crushed stone & 5 blacktop plants
  • 1960 - Pen Dixie Cement acquires company from Callanan family; name changes to Callanan Industries, Inc.
 
  • 1970-1984 - Callanan acquired by partnership led by AJ “Doc” Marcelle
  • 1985 - Callanan acquired by CRH of Dublin, Ireland through its subsidiary Oldcastle, Inc.
  • 1986 - Acquires King Road Materials
  • 1993 - Acquires Clemente Latham Concrete
  • 1994 - Acquires Sullivan Materials
 
  • 1995 - Acquires Fane Concrete & Fane Asphalt
  • 1996 - Acquires Ritangela Construction & Maybrook Materials
  • 2004 - Acquires Amenia Sand & Gravel
  • 2007 - Acquires TJ Madden Ready Mix
  • 2008 - Acquires County Concrete
  • 2015 - Acquires Albany Asphalt & Hudson River Construction
 

 

Affiliations

 
  • Member of Many Local Chamber of Commerce
  • Associated General Contractors
  • National Asphalt Pavement Association
  • New York Construction Materials Association
 
  • National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
  • New York State Business Council
  • National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
 

Industry Awards

 
  • National Asphalt Pavement Association Quality in Construction Award
  • National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association About Face Program Outstanding Achievement Award
 
  • National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association About Face Program First Step Award
  • American Road and Transportation Builders Association Globe Award
 

Safety Awards

 
  • Northeastern Subcontractors Association Gold Safety Award
  • National Stone Associations Sterling Award
  • The Associated General Contractor of America's Certificate of Commendation for Safety Excellence
 
  • Liberty Mutual's Excellence Award
  • Liberty Mutual's Gold Award
  • National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Excellence in Safety Award
  • National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Accident Free Year Award