ABOUT

Providing Precast Concrete Products since 1957

In the summer of 1957 our founder, Charles M. Knox, saw an opportunity to earn extra money and start his own business. At the time he was installing aluminum awnings for a company in Pittsburgh and saw many jobs that needed railing. With the Hampton Concrete Delivery Service truck, he started selling and manufacturing ornamental iron railing in the basement of his still unfinished new house he was building. Finding this railing business was not sufficient to keep his family, he bought a small concrete patio stone business, Hampton Concrete Products, in 1960. In January of 1970, a building was rented at 5361 Route 8 for an office and showroom. Within months this building was to be sold and he felt he was forced to buy it. Then in the next few months Charles managed to find a farm for sale as well as an office on property zoned for precast concrete. With all the facilties in line, production started immediately and Hampton Concrete Products as it is today was founded.

Hampton Concrete Products, Inc Main Showroom

TRUSTED FOR OVER HALF A CENTURY

Our Promise

With over 60 years of excellence, Hampton Concrete Products is dedicated to provide unsurpassed service. We raise ourselves to a higher standard from our competitors which is shown through the satisfaction of our customers.

Our Vendors

Many of our products and services are featured in other local companies and vice versa. Our business affialtes are important to our operation and deserve mention.

National Precast, Steelway Cellar Doors, Bilco, Specialty Precast, Superior Walls of PA, Superior Walls, Gordon, Egress, Collier, Basement Entry Systems

1957

Company Founded

While working installing aluminum awnings for a company in Pittsburgh, Charles M. Knox realized many clients were in desparate need of new railing as well. Seeing an oportunity, he founded a company selling and manufacturing ornamental iron railing running out of the basement of his home.

1960

Asset Acquisition

With ornamental iron railing alone not being sufficient, Charles M. Knox acquisitioned a patio stone company, Hampton Concrete Products, and merged the two companies. Expanding into it's first production facility on Peckham Farm.

1962

First Part-Timer

The first regular part-time employee, Paul H. Fulmer, was hired.

1964

First Full-Timer

The first regular full-time employee, John G. Loeffert, was hired.

1964

Asset Acquisition

Unit Step Forms were purchased and added to the growing list of services provided at Hampton Concrete, with the first unit being poured in 1965.

1965

Production Centralized

Moving out of doing production out of home, Hampton Concrete Products moves its railing shop out of Charles M. Knox's basement.

1973

Purcahsed First Crane Truck (International)

To help fascilitate their installs, the first crane truck was purchased.

1970

Rented First Office & Showroom

Hampton Concrete Products expands into it's first retail showroom located along route 8, officially moving the office and showroom out of Charles M. Knox's house.

1970

Purchased First Property

Due to the landlord listing their showroom up for sale, Charles M. Knox felt forced to buy the property to avoid relocating so quickly after opening. After brief discussion, Hampton Concrete purcahsed the lot.

1970

Business Expansion

With the sale of their original manufacturing facility, Charles M. Knox found himself a deal on a property inside Butler County already zoned for precast concrete production. After financing the 5 acre lot, Hampton Concrete moved in and production on precast products began immediately. All of this laid together perfectly as a gift from God and a witness of God's goodness.

1973

Purcahsed Second Crane Truck (Diamond Reo)

To meet their expanding needs, the second crane truck was purchased.

1974

Purcahsed Steel Building

Expanded the company to include a manufacturing area for steel goods.

1974

Incorporated Business

Hampton Concrete Products was established as Hampton Concrete Products, inc.

1976

Purchased Batch Plant

The first batch plant was purchased to increase productivity.

1976

PermEntry Production Begins

PermEntry was added to the growing list of products provided by Hampton Concrete.

1978

Trench Production Begins

Precast Trenches were added to the growing list of products provided by Hampton Concrete.

1979

Expanded Products

After a deal between the perspective companies, Milwaukee tools started to be displayed and sold inside of the showroom floor.

1981

Aluminum Railing Production Begins

In addition to the iron ornamental railing, Aluminum railing begins to be created and installed.

1984

Wire Cutter and Airlift Invented

Hampton Concrete invented a wire cutter and air lift to help production on patio stones.

1985

Forms Purchased

Hampton Concrete expanded it's products to include Basement Entrances and Wafflecrete after investing into the perspective forms for each product.

1988

Charles M. Knox Retires

In March of 1988, Charles M. Knox retired as president of Hampton Concrete Products, inc. After successfully running the business for 33 years, he went to be with the Lord in December of 1988.

1988

Virgil L. Knox Purchases Hampton Concrete Products, inc

After Charles M. Knox retired, he sold the business to his son, Virgil L. Knox, who took over the position of President and currently runs the company today.

1988

Concrete Shop Addition Built

With the expansion of the business, Hampton Concrete finished construction of an addition.

1989

First Computer System Installed

After moving into the new showroom, Hampton Concrete Products' office is equipped with it's first computer system.

1994

Office Additions

At the end of a years worth of construction, the newly remodeled showroom and office was expanded.

2001

Batch Plant Installed

Over the course of a year, a new batch plant was purchased, installed, and enclosed with a new building on Hampton Concrete's property.

2002

First Website Created

With expanding technology, Hampton Concrete Products aquires their first digital presence through their first website.

2010

Cleargress Products Developed

After seeing a opportunity to expand the market of cellar doors to include more attractive construction, Hampton Concrete Products invented Cleargress Doors. Using their decades of experience they created the only clear basement door on the market, later refined over the years to optimize appearance as well as light transparency.

2018

Underwent Website Modernization

Due to increased traffic, the website was modernized to accent the nationwide service provided with Cleargress products. Hamptonconcrete.com was modified and expanded to meet demands of mobile devices.