The Indiana Ready Mixed Concrete Association (IRMCA) presented Ken Mulzer Sr., Mulzer Crushed Stone Inc., with its prestigious 2018 E.B. Rayburn Jr. Award. The award was established to recognize outstanding leadership and innovation in marketing efforts in the ready mixed concrete industry in Indiana and was presented during the recent 2018 IRMCA Short Course Program.
Ken Mulzer Sr. is a retired construction materials executive who, alongside his four siblings, helped grow the family aggregate business into an industry powerhouse in the production of crushed stone, sand and gravel, including concrete and asphalt services. The family business got its start in 1935 when his father Arnold and uncles Edgar and Roland formed Mulzer Brothers, a small construction firm. In 1978, the company, led by Arnold, transformed into what is known today as Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc.
Mulzer Sr. began his career at a young age doing odd jobs around the quarries and concrete plant. He went on to graduate from Valparaiso University with a degree in business administration and a minor in geology before returning home to join the family business.
Over the years, Mulzer Sr. has been a staunch advocate for the construction materials industry on the local, state and national levels, he has served as chairman of the board of the National Sand, Stone and Gravel Association, been a past president of the Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association, and has held numerous leadership roles in industry and community organizations near and far from his home in Santa Claus, Ind., which he shares with his wife of 50 years, Andrea (Dee).
“The company and I are extremely proud of my father and the role that he has played in moving the concrete industry forward over the years,” commented Ken Mulzer Jr., president of Mulzer Crushed Stone Inc. “His intuition and foresight of the ever-changing business landscape proved invaluable to our firm and countless others throughout the state.”
Congratulations Ken, you are a Rock Star!