Always alert to the technology edge, SCCI employees use a cell phone app to place ready-mix orders, a Segway, and a drone to create videos from a different perspective.
Credit: SCCI Always alert to the technology edge, SCCI employees use a cell phone app to place ready-mix orders, a Segway, and a drone to create videos from a different perspective.
 

When Len and Patti Swederski started their business in 1985 they set up a construction yard on a local farm. Eight years later they incorporated as Swederski Concrete Construction Inc. (SCCI), and today the company looks to sons Joe and Scott to take the business to the next level.

SCCI performs industrial, commercial, and retail flatwork and foundations in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. SCCI often teams with concrete contractors that otherwise could not offer large flatwork capabilities, expanding the project pool for both firms.

The company has led the charge in promoting concrete for parking lots and streets, developing relationships with engineering firms. By providing design recommendations, expected savings, jointing plans, and anticipated life-cycle costing, SCCI focuses on converting flexible pavement designs to concrete. This marketing effort carries through to educating owners and users on the benefits of concrete. To further promote concrete pavement, SCCI was among the first non-suppliers to join the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association.

SCCI converts an asphalt proposal to a concrete reality by demonstrating the advantages of rigid paving for the parking lot at Hawks View Golf Club in Lake Geneva, Wis.