At the dawn of the twentieth century, Fred Weber, Sr. bought his first piece of mechanized equipment: a solid-tire, 5-ton dumpster truck. Combining talented people and the right tools, his company began to grow.
After the death of his father, Fred Weber, Jr. faced tough trials and competition in order to expand the company. He constantly pushed the company to be the best in all our endeavors, keeping one of his goals always in mind: "Get the mostest with the leastest."
Starting with the quarrying operations then developing the asphalt and sand operations and others, Fred, Jr. pushed each area to make it the best producer with the lowest possible cost. He was also responsible for making materials a major part of the company.
In 1974 John Weber bought the company from Fred Weber, Jr. and became president and chairman of the board. In 1986 John decided it was in the best interest of his family to sell the assets of the company. Prior to the sale, a management group came together to propose a sale of the company to the employees instead of an outside entity. As a result, an ESOP and the management group purchased the company in December of 1986.
In 1988 we celebrated the 60th anniversary of the company and Headquarters moved to its current location in Maryland Heights, Missouri. During the late 80's, the "We" in Weber was established by four core principles:
- Our People: The best in the industry
- Our Equipment: The latest and best technology available
- Our Resources: Excellent and comprehensive from our customers to our support areas of banking, insurance, bonding, and others
- Our Image: Internal and external from our people to the clients and customers with whom we do business
Thomas P. Dunne, Sr.
The thing that makes Fred Weber excellent is our people.
Former Chairman & CEO (1986- 2012)
Today our philosophy remains the same: Bring professionals together and give them the tools to get the job done. Our subsidiary companies support each other to ensure the success of your project.