Dunham Price has been supplying the highest quality ready-mixed concrete to Southwest Louisiana since Rowland Price batched the first load in 1939. Now in its fourth generation of Price family management, we’re poised to continue our leadership position for generations to come. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished, and grateful for the support of our community. We think our track record of fairness, quality, knowledge, and service speaks the loudest.
Dunham Price is not only the technological leader, but is also called upon time and time again to handle the largest projects in Southwest Louisiana. Over the many years of producing ready mixed concrete, we have gained valuable experience in dealing with projects of all types, allowing us to better assist our customers in achieving quality and success. Doing what we say we can do is a major plank of our business platform. Nothing could be more detrimental to a project’s cost than a concrete supplier who can’t perform. That’s why we’re also the largest volume supplier in the market. Click here to view our Past and Current Job History.
Please allow me to elaborate on why we’re accomplishing so much for Southwest Louisiana.
Our infrastructure. Dunham Price maintains seven (7) computer-controlled batch plants strategically located in Westlake, South Lake Charles, Kinder, Lacassine, and Vinton. We also have a roaming batch plant that can be quickly and easily moved to service the largest jobs. Two of the batch plants are equipped with water chillers for concrete temperature control. A modern fleet of approximately 50, 2-way radio equipped, mixer trucks is used to deliver ready mixed concrete through out our market area. We also have two new state-of-the-art quality control laboratories. All batch plants, laboratories, and mixer trucks are certified by the Louisiana D.O.T.D. Our location on the Calcasieu Ship Channel is critical to our reliability in that it allows us to obtain raw materials by ship or barge from anywhere in the world.
Our products. All materials that go into our ready-mixed concrete are listed in the Louisiana D.O.T.D.’s Qualified Products List (approved for use in State construction). Not all concrete is the same: I urge you to investigate the quality of the mix designs used for your project. We go above and beyond what is required because we want ours to be the most durable and reliable out there. We only use the most reputable raw material suppliers in the industry. From Canada to Kentucky to Honduras to The Bahamas, we are able to look worldwide for the best ingredients.
Whether it’s a pump mix, paving mix, foundation mix, precast mix, HPC or lightweight mix, control backfill, stabilized sand, or grout, Dunham Price has the knowledge and experience to design a full range of mixes to meet your project’s demands. We also stock a full range of additive products including accelerators, retarders, integral colors, and fibers.
Our services. Go ahead and throw the most complicated project you can at us, because chances are we’ve already done it. If you have questions on preparing and installing a slab, on jobsite access and logistics, on pumping services and going vertical with concrete, on temperature or slump control, on permeability or corrosiveness issues, on special finishing issues, or if your job requires specialized quality control services, Dunham Price is where you need to begin when you start your project. We can supply all the correct logistical support that you need for your job the first time, saving you time and money. We are a fully integrated concrete supplier.
Our people. One of the reasons corporations elect to install and invest in major capital infrastructure is because of the skills of the local people. Whether it’s an LNG facility or a casino, one of the first things the investors look at is the availability of reliable suppliers for their projects. And the reason the companies that invest in Southwest Louisiana turn to Dunham Price time and time again is because of its people. When it comes to the technical side of concrete, you will find the staff of Dunham Price to be the most knowledgeable in the industry. With hundreds of years of combined experience, from our veterans to our newest hires, you will find our commitment to product knowledge and know-how of jobsite logistics to be superior.
The combination of all these elements will ensure you receive the finest product with the most reliable service at a competitive price—every time. I think our longevity speaks for itself. I can assure you of our consistency and our commitment to the community. The Price family is dedicated to Southwest Louisiana for generations to come. You have my word on that. Please call or come by with any questions you may have. Thanks.
Ryan W. Price
Chief Operations Officer