29 05, 2018

2018 Summer Hours

2018-05-29T14:12:41+00:00 May 29th, 2018|

Summer 2018 Business Hours

We have now moved to our Summer business hours for the summer of 2018.

We will be open Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm and Saturday 8 am to noon.  We will, as always, be closed Sundays.

25 05, 2018

Closed Memorial Day – Monday May 28th.

2018-05-25T10:02:15+00:00 May 25th, 2018|

We will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday May 28th.

We will re-open Tuesday May 29th.

This will also be the start of of summer business hours.  Our first Saturday of the season will be Saturday June 2nd.

We hope you have a great Memorial Day Weekend. Have fun be safe.

Most importantly remember all those that gave there lives in service to our country.  Appreciate every moment we have with our family and friends in this amazing country we are privileged to call home.

12 04, 2018

2018 Spring Business Hours

2018-04-12T17:14:45+00:00 April 12th, 2018|

As spring approaches we look forward to seeing green again.

Sunrises like this help us get through the long Alaska Winters.

Spring Hours Start Monday April 16, 2018

We will be starting our spring business hours on Monday April 16, 2018.

Starting on 4/16/18 we will be open Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm.

Closed Saturday and Sunday.

We are starting to stock up on our inventory of Landscape Block.  Come on by and take a look and get ready for your summer projects.

We have also refreshed our showroom and have a new display of all 12 of the styles of Cultured Stone that we have in stock and available in our warehouse.

If you are in need of Concrete Finishing or Masonry tools we have the largest selection in the state of Alaska.  We have received our spring order from Bontool, Marshaltown and Kraft.  Come in and check it out, get ready for a busy season.

Seasonal Weight Restriction are still in place but we are already sending out lots of Block and Concrete.

11 04, 2018

Seasonal Weight Restrictions Still in Effect

2018-04-11T15:17:35+00:00 April 11th, 2018|

Looking Forward to a Happy Time without Weight Restrictions

Seasonal Weight Restrictions Still in Effect

The seasonal weight restrictions that went in effect on March 23, 2018 are still in place.

For planning purposes we went back and looked at history over the last 10 years from the State of Alaska DOT.

By applying historical data to the March 23 start date we can make some guesses about when this might end.

Based on that data, the earliest we can expect the State to lift weight restrictions would be May 14th.

The latest would be June 11th (we sure hope not)!

The average would be May 25th.

We all hope that both the State and Borough breaks a record this year for the shortest number of days with Seasonal Weight restrictions in place and they are off before May 14th but….. we shall see.

We are still hauling concrete and block (just in many many many more smaller loads.)  We have to build while we can in our already short building season.  Give us a call if we can help you determine how the weight restrictions might […]

27 03, 2018

Seasonal Weight Restrictions – How Long?

2018-03-30T16:35:49+00:00 March 27th, 2018|


Seasonal Weight Restrictions – How Long Will They Last?

Two government bodies that “own” the roads set seasonal weight restrictions in the area we deliver concrete and block.  They are, the State of Alaska Department of Transportation, and the MatSu Borough.  You can sign up for update from the state by following this link.

Weight Restrictions are now in place from both the State and Borough.  See this link to our last post.

We thought it would be interesting to see what historical data tells us.  We could find no readily accessible information from the Borough, but State DOT has some.

Parks Highway (Central Region):

  • Earliest Start of Seasonal Weight Restrictions (last ten years) – March 21st (2016)
  • Latest Start of Restrictions (last ten years) – April 9th (2014)
  • Longest Number of Days Under Restrictions (last ten years) – 74 Days (2015)
  • Shortest Number of Days Under Restrictions (last ten years) – 32 Days (2010)
  • Average Number of Days Under Restrictions (last ten years) – 54 Days

Glenn Highway (Central Region):

  • Earliest Start of Seasonal Weight Restrictions (last ten years) – March 21st (2016)
  • Latest Start of Restrictions […]
22 03, 2018

2018 Seasonal Weight Restrictions in Effect

2018-03-30T14:53:05+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|


2018 Seasonal Weight Restrictions in Effect

Seasonal weight restrictions are taking effect on state roads Monday March 26th.  Mat-Su Borough road weight restrictions will not be far behind.

This means we are mostly limited to 4 yard loads and 4-5 picks of block per load.

Please see the notice from the State of Alaska DOT posted today, Thursday March 22, 2018.

PUBLIC NOTICE

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC FACILITIES

CENTRAL REGION

SEASONAL WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS

Issue Date: March 22, 2018

Weight restrictions are stated as a percentage of legal allowable weight and shall be applied to the maximum axle loading of 17 AAC 25.013(e).

The Central Region boundaries extend from Homer on the Sterling Highway and Seward on the Seward Highway to Mile 118 on the Glenn Highway and Mile 163 on the Parks Highway. The Dillingham and Bethel road systems are also included within the Central Region.

Effective Monday, March 26 at 8:00 A.M. The following State maintained roads are restricted to the following:

AREA-WIDE WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS

All State maintained paved roads in the Anchorage, Eagle River, and Girdwood areas (south of the Eklutna Interchange and north of Portage Glacier Hwy) […]

22 12, 2017

Closed for Christmas and New Years Weeks

2018-03-27T09:53:33+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|

Closed for Christmas Holiday and will re-open Tuesday January 9th.

We will be closed the weeks of December 25th and January 1st for our Christmas break.

Thank you for your Business in 2017 and we look forward to working with you in 2018.

We pray that you and yours have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New year.

14 11, 2017

Drive Safely Out There

2018-03-30T14:53:36+00:00 November 14th, 2017|

Drive Safely Out There

Yesterday, a young driver ran a stop sign and plowed right into the side of one of our block trucks that was loaded with block and on its way to a customers job site.

The very best news is that neither the young driver nor our truck driver were injured seriously in the accident. We will be without one of our trucks for a while, but everyone got to go home last night. It is easy to fix metal but not people.

Please remember it is winter. Always assume the roads are slick and give yourself plenty of time to stop. Please drive safe out there.

14 11, 2017

Winter Business Hours

2018-03-30T14:53:59+00:00 November 14th, 2017|

Winter Business Hours

Effective November 14, 2017.

We are now in winter business hours.  We will be open Tuesday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.  We will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

20 10, 2017

Winter Business Hours

2018-03-30T14:54:25+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

We are currently on winter business hours.

Open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

Closed Saturday and Sunday.