Being honest and striving for quality is what defines Molalla Redi-Mix. Established in 1976, this family-owned operation continues to provide quality ready-mixed concrete, aggregates, crushed rock, soil delivery, excavation, and roadbuilding services. Doug and Mitchell Jorgensen purchased the company’s assets from their father in 1997. Today, President Mitchell Jorgensen is fully engaged with the day-to-day production, while Doug Jorgensen handles the excavation and rock sales.
It’s a small operation, with only eight trucks. “Our dispatch people strive to make a realistic daily delivery schedule, and we notify our customers if we’re running late or if we can help them earlier,” says Doug Jorgensen. That work ethic has paid huge dividends now that construction has dramatically increased the last five months.
Since banks have begun to loan money for housing and commercial work, Molalla is seeing 40%-60% increases in sales over last year. As a result, the producer offers 100% company-paid health insurance to its drivers. “We treat all our employees with respect and patience,” says Doug Jorgensen.
After opening a new dry-batch plant five years ago, the producer now services ODOT highway bridge construction and other commercial work that requires strict performance standards. “We have a great reputation among local testing labs, contractors, and engineers,” Jorgensen says.
As they move forward, one concept at the forefront of their minds is sustainability. “Positioning is everything, and that’s where we’re at,” says Doug Jorgensen.