Our Story

Our Story

Advancing an industry. Bridging its people.

Technology and innovation is what advances industries—the building materials industry is no exception. Since our founding in 1989, the SPEC MIX® organization initiated the charge to revolutionize the cement-based construction products segment of the commercial construction industry by utilizing computer batching systems and material delivery systems that is now the standard for quality assurance and performance. Traditional jobsite material mixing methods had their place—but that was many years ago when no one had a better strategy—until SPEC MIX, Inc. took the reins. Today we’re still leading the preblended cementitious products industry and wear the heavyweight belt proudly.

Think back 25 years more when construction job sites across North America were littered with pallets of bagged cement, lime in certain regions, and sacks of pigment awaiting the scoop of a “Big Gulp” cup. These raw materials were dropped around massive piles of pit sand and rock which sat idle, exposed to the elements, waiting for a laborer (or two) to shovel and lift them all into a mixer to rustle up a batch of masonry mortar, grout, or stucco. There’s no question the life of a laborer wasn’t easy—the work was hard and their jobsite product quality control support team was non-existent. To the dismay of project owners, designers, engineers, including the contractors who are directly responsible for constructing buildings steep in structural integrity and aesthetic value, this was the extent of quality assurance and job site efficiencies available to all these people working with cementitious building materials.

Today and in the future, whenever there is a need or challenge in the construction industry, the SPEC MIX team is the first to accept the call for action. We constantly collaborate with architects, engineers and contractors of all types and sizes to create and implement project solutions. With over 40 production facilities in the U.S. and Canada as well as 80-plus market representatives that are all backed by our technical department support specialists, we’re highly motivated and qualified to help you get the job done right with the best materials, productivity and safety. Our mantra: KEEP GOING, KEEP MOVING, KEEP WORKING has real meaning to us because it’s our mission for our customers and the reason they rely on our partnership.