While working as a laborer, then foreman, for a Baltimore concrete company more than three decades ago, Premier Concrete President, Jim Workmeister, quickly shined with his strong work ethic, sense of honesty and creative ability to deliver on every promise made to the company’s customers.
It was during that time that Jim continued to learn while he envisioned owning and operating his own concrete business. He was hopeful that one day his entrepreneurial spirit and resources would align.
Well, Jim’s dream became a reality in 1986 when his father realized his son’s unwavering passion and agreed to co-sign a loan, allowing his son to start Premier Concrete.
The business continued to flourish over the next 8 years and Premier’s residential portfolio quickly turned commercial in 1994. Baltimore area contractors routinely noticed Premier’s high-quality work, dependable people, honest approach and ability to complete jobs “on time and under budget.”
Knowing that he only had so much professional bandwidth, Jim turned to the one person he could depend on to bring sound business infrastructure experience to the company…his brother, Steve.
Immediately, Steve introduced more detailed financial reporting, modern job costing techniques, and strategic forecasting methods, giving Jim the infrastructure support he needed to elevate the business. Together, Jim and Steve formed the perfect team with complimentary skill-sets to continue business growth, both operationally and administratively.
Today, more than 30 years later, family-owned Premier Concrete embraces the same guiding principles that laid the deep foundation for the business on day one – quality, trust, hard work, dependability, creativity and flexibility. Known in the marketplace as high performers who are “easy to work with” and “customer driven,” the Premier Concrete team looks forward to building upon the vision and success of the past quarter century, while remaining strong corporate citizens who support the greater community.