National Concrete Cutting
Aug 20, 2020 11:56PM
By T S
National Concrete Cutting, Inc.
Wendell Brandt learned his trade after high school in the mid-1960s, eventually partnering with his brother to run a concrete-cutting business in California. But in the 1980s, the Iowa native was drawn back home to farm.
“It was more of a normal life than in California,” his son Chris said. “He always wanted to be back in the Midwest.”
In 1990, Wendell started cutting concrete again, founding National Concrete Cutting as something to do before phasing into retirement. “It wasn’t his plan to build a big company, but shortly into it he was calling me and telling me he needed help,” Chris said. Then 21, Chris already had experience, working for his father and uncle in the summers. “I was basically born in the business,” he said.
Chris has run the company with his father since the first year. Thirty years after founding the company, Wendell is past retirement age. Although he isn’t as involved in the day-to-day operations, he remains a big part of things and “still wants to know what’s going on,” his son said.
The experienced team can handle jobs as big as building demolitions, Chris said. We strive to provide the best equipment available, and earlier this year, the company moved to a new building that accommodates a great family team of 75 employees and provides indoor storage for the equipment and vehicles.
“It’s year-round,” Chris said. “It’s a supply-and-demand business and we do all we can to meet demand. We try to be that ‘yes company,’ and I think that’s what’s really made us grow.”
4875 E. Manawa Drive
Council Bluffs, IA 51501