Experiencing first hand what it took to get the job done right in the field, then Ironworkers Charles Mayer and Barry Cooper came to the conclusion that they could assemble a team of experienced individuals to address what they perceived to be a void in the construction market, which was the lack of companies who specialized exclusively in the erection of precast concrete products.
Sure, there were plenty of companies out there who erected precast, but other companies primary focus seemed to be steel erection, and if the project happened to involve precast concrete, then they would erect that too, without really understanding the complexities involved.
With the backing, knowledge, and expertise of fellow Ironworker, friend and businessman, Mr. Jim Mirgliotta, they were ready to assemble a team of hand picked individuals who, like them, had the knowledge, experience, and commitment to provide customers with superior service, and top notch quality work.
What began as a small team of individuals working hard, spending many of nights each year away from home and their families, has evolved into one of the largest, well renown, and respected independent precast erectors in the United States.
Our tradition of hard work to achieve customer satisfaction by providing quality workmanship and service continues to be our mission to this day.
Barry L. Cooper (Deceased) - Founder - Precast Services, Inc.
Upon discharge from Military Service, Mr. Cooper's construction experience commenced again in 1969 as an experienced Ironworker. He was responsible for the erection of structural steel on numerous high-rise structures. In 1982, Mr. Cooper expanded his erection experience by serving as a General Superintendent for a reputable erection company, responsible for the installation of Precast Concrete and Natural Stone Products.
Charles N. Mayer (Retired) - Founder - Precast Services, Inc.
Since 1956, Mr. Mayer has been directly involved with the installation of Precast concrete and Natural Stone Products. He began his career as an Ironworker Apprentice, Journeyman, Foreman and General Superintendent. The valuable knowledge gained from actual field experience has attributed to Mr. Mayer's successful advancement to positions of total managerial responsibility as Precast Division Manager and Vice President for a reputable erection company.
James Mirgliotta - Founder - Precast Services, Inc.
Mr. Mirgliotta served his apprenticeship with Ironworkers Local 17 starting in 1951 working for American Bridge Company on such projects as steel mills, power houses, bridges, and general steel erection projects. Five years following he was a foreman, general foreman and superintendent for various companies in the Cleveland area both in the steel erection and general contractor field.
Jonathan Smith Executive Vice President (Retired)
Mr. Smith's construction experience began in 1968 as a Project Coordinator for a major precast operation. His construction experience has been well diversified, serving in many functions including estimating, design, delivering and erecting Masonry, Natural Stone and Precast concrete products for many commercial projects. Mr. Smith has also served as Vice President and Operations Manager for an area specialty subcontractor.
Paul Entres - CFO (Deceased)
Glen W. Winterfield - Vice President of Field Operations (Deceased)
Mr. Winterfield worked in the construction industry since becoming an apprentice Ironworker in 1966. His experience was exceptionally diverse encompassing Structural Steel, Precast and Natural Stone Erection. Mr. Winterfield had performed in the roles of Journeyman, Gang Leader, Area Foreman, General Foreman and General Superintendent.