Brothers Ralph and Harry Lampus opened the R.I. Lampus Company in Springdale, Pa., in 1924, producing and selling cinder block to the growing community around Pittsburgh. Despite the depression, Ralph kept the company operational through the late 1930’s and as the company entered the 1940’s, new high-capacity machinery enabled R.I. Lampus Company to produce more block at a lower cost per unit, launching a rapid growth phase through its incorporation in 1952.
By the time Raph’s son Donald joined in 1962, R.I. Lampus Company was the largest producer of concrete masonry units in the Tri-State area, and soon would expand its manufacturing expertise into other untapped markets, like hardscape products.
Donald’s son Don Jr. joined the company full time in 2007 after a career in Top Fuel Drag Racing and running the Doren Inc. hardscape plant. With his degree in Industrial Engineering Don has helped take R.I. Lampus Company to the next level.
The R.I. Lampus Company is proud that through a combination of determination, high standards and commitment to continuous improvements, it has made a name for itself by providing service and the best products to its customers.