Carl and Karen Kelchen founded Custom Precast Company in 1967 with only a single truck and three employees. Since those days of modestly producing high-quality concrete steps and septic systems, Custom Precast has expanded its product line and workforce as a way to better serve the people who matter most – the customers.
With 50-75 full and part-time workers across their 100,000 square foot production area in Cascade, Iowa, custom precast now houses 16 bridges cranes, two computerized batch plants and mixers capable of producing more than 500 cubic yards of concrete daily.
A fleet of truck-mounted cranes, semi-tractors and flatbed trailers deliver and install Custom Precast products around the Midwest.
Today, the company is co-owned and operated by Carl and Karen’s son and daughter-in-law, Bryon and Carolyn Kelchen. Their son, Andy Kelchen, joined the company in 2011.
Three generations of precast concrete knowledge add up to a promise of precision, quality and long-lasting dedication to customer needs