What we've been up to lately
As we live out our mission to improve our communities through our products, actions and support, we have consistently supported many organizations that impact the health and well-being of those communities. Organizations we support that focus on health and wellness initiatives include the American Heart Association, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Infant Crisis Services, YWCA and the United Way. Each of these organizations address much-needed support for our community in their area of expertise.
In our business, we work diligently to ensure our equipment is running at an optimal level to create efficiency, produce material at a high volume and meet our customers’ needs. We see this as part of the job and we build processes and practices into our day so that it gets done. How often, however, do we think about ourselves and whether we are running at an optimal level?
When Dolese — Oklahoma’s largest supplier of ready-mix concrete, crushed stone, gravel and sand — was looking to give back to the communities it served, it focused on higher education.
The scale house forms the heartbeat of every quarry. It’s a continuous rhythm that delivers the Dolese experience as customers check in and check out, as employees clock in and clock out. A new scale house currently under development at our Richards Spur Quarry will strengthen that heartbeat—with benefits for both our employees and customers.
“My world is about to get much better,” said Donovan McClure, batchman, as he strode into his new office at the soon-to-be-renovated batch house at the Bixby Batch Plant.
Community improvement and stewardship include keeping the areas around our properties clean and litter-free. During April, traditionally known as“Earth Month,” we committed to two large trash clean-up projects.
We select three finalists to compete in our Driver of the Year competition every year. The winner of our competition goes on to compete in the NRMCA (National Ready Mix Concrete Association) Driver of the Year awards.
Every day our quarry employees face safety concerns with customer trucks, delivery drivers and visitors. Because our guiding principle of safety applies to everyone, we decided to take our annual safety reminder one step further this year.
The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) recently recognized Dolese Bros. Co. plants for achievements in safety during its Legislative & Policy Forum held Sept. 20 – 23.
Dolese invites you to attend Rock the Block, a construction industry Touch-A-Truck community event, at our Oklahoma City Services Support Center located at 8300 N Oklahoma Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73114 on Saturday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., with a quiet hour 9-10 a.m. for children with noise sensitivities.
The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) recently named Dolese Bros. Co. Concrete Delivery Professional John Becker as a runner-up in its 2022 Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year Award.
Oklahoma City-based Dolese Bros. Co. recently donated four trucks to rural fire departments, including Canute, Turley, Meeker and Rush Creek. The trucks will aid in the storage of water supply for the fire departments which will also help with the overall wellbeing of the surrounding communities.
The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) recently recognized Dolese Bros. Co. with its Producer Excellence in Quality Award for the company’s commitment to quality initiatives within its Oklahoma City metro and Tulsa Ready Mixed Concrete divisions. This is the 8th year for Dolese to receive this award.
The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) recently recognized Dolese Bros. Co. plants for excellence in environmental stewardship and safety during its Legislative & Policy Forum held Sept. 27 -29.
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma's Food for Kids Programs are an important lifeline to the one in four Oklahoma children who are food insecure. Through Sept. 30, every donation to the Regional Food Bank's Food for Kids Programs is matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $224,000 thanks to the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma, Dolese Bros. Co., New York Life, Marathon Oil, Mark and Beth Brewer, David Gorham and David and Lezlie Hudiburg
Dolese plants from across the state received top honors in two national safety programs: the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s (NMRCA) Think First Safety Contest and the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) and Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) Safety Awards program.
A devastating fire earlier this year destroyed the Twin Lakes Volunteer Fire Department building and equipment, including multiple fire trucks. To help the department rebuild, Dolese Bros. Co. has donated a 2011 Peterbilt ready-mix concrete truck to replace one of the trucks lost in the fire.
With an expansive quarry operation encompassing one square mile, keeping inventory of their enormous aggregate stockpile requires a lot of work. The burdensome and time-consuming task is now a cinch, thanks to the use of drone technology.
Pete Simms joined Dolese Bros. Co. as the Chief Financial Officer on December 14, 2020
The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) has awarded multiple Dolese Bros. Co. locations with Safety Excellence Awards, including Coleman Quarry, White Eagle Sand, Dover Sand and Ponca City’s 7 Mile Mine.
Dolese Bros. Co. recently donated a truck to the Wellston Volunteer Fire Department in Wellston, Oklahoma and the Pecan Creek Volunteer Fire Department in Lawton. The trucks will aid in the fight against structure, wildland and other fires that impact each region. The vehicles will also be used to aid first responders in responding to emergency calls.
The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) announced that Dolese Bros. Co., a long-standing construction materials business, is the 2020 recipient of the Excellence in Quality Award for the seventh consecutive year. This award is presented to a mixed-concrete producer that consistently demonstrates quality within management, production and materials.
Dolese Bros. Co. recently donated a truck to the Mountain View volunteer fire department. Organizers say the truck will help fire crews fight structure, wildland, and other fires in the region. It can also be used to aid first responders during emergency calls.
Dolese Bros. Co. gave back to the Canton, Oklahoma community with a donated truck for the Canton Fire Department. The truck will aid in the fight against structure, wildland and oilfield fires in northwestern parts of Oklahoma, as well as auto accidents and more in the rural community.
The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) has awarded multiple Dolese Bros. Co. locations with Safety Excellence Awards, including Coleman Quarry, Hartshorne Quarry, Ponca City’s 7 Mile Mine, Mustang Sand and OKC East Sand. NSSGA will present the awards at its virtual 2020 Legislative & Policy Forum in September.
On Friday, June 26, Dolese Bros. Co. (Dolese) acquired 100 percent of the stock of The Quapaw Company.
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - Employees from Dolese Bros. Co., a construction materials company, have stepped up to support the community.
The tires on one front-end loader used to scoop up stones of various sizes are approximately 7 feet in diameter. A reservoir at the quarry encompasses several acres and is more than a hundred feet deep.
Dolese Bros. Co. has won the Oklahoma Asphalt Pavement Association’s (OAPA) Community Champion Award for organizing and hosting Rock the Block, a community-focused construction industry Touch-A-Truck event. Dolese received the award at the 2020 OAPA Asphalt Conference on Feb. 24 in Norman.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Other companies with names like Devon and Chesapeake benefit from being identified with some of the most iconic buildings in Oklahoma.
The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) will award Dolese Bros. Co. a Producer Quality in Excellence Award at NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks Conference in Kissimmee, Fla. on Monday, Oct. 7 for concrete produced by Dolese’s Tulsa Division.
The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) will award Dolese Bros. Co. a Producer Quality in Excellence Award at NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks Conference in Kissimmee, Fla. on Monday, Oct. 7 for concrete produced by Dolese’s Oklahoma City Division.
Oklahoma City-based Dolese Bros. Co. recently donated a truck to the Roosevelt Fire Department in Roosevelt, Okla. The truck will aid in the fight against the wildfires in western parts of Oklahoma, as well as general fire response and intervention efforts in the rural community.
Oklahoma City-based Dolese Bros. Co. recently donated a truck to the Tishomingo Fire Department in Tishomingo, Okla. The truck will be painted and outfitted with a water tank to serve as a fire truck for the first responders.
On Friday, Dec. 13, Dolese Bros. Co. acquired Standard Material Group assets including the land, buildings and batch plants in Piedmont, Del City, Newcastle, Cushing and Chandler.
Oklahoma City-based Dolese Bros. Co. was recently recognized by the National Safety Council with an Exemplary distinction award for its efforts to reduce the number of accidents occurring on Oklahoma roads.
Dolese invites you to attend the third-annual Rock The Block, a construction industry Touch-A-Truck community event at our Oklahoma City campus located at 14th and Broadway on Saturday, Aug. 17, 9AM - 1PM, with a quiet hour 9-10AM for children with noise sensitivities.
At our OSHA Safety Refreshers this year, Dolese recognized all of our drivers that did not have a DriveCam coachable event in 2018. Sixty-five drivers were awarded a certificate and Dolese bucks for their commitment to safe driving.
Are you up for the Quarry Challenge? Come join the Soldiers, citizens and families of the Lawton/Ft. Sill community in an exciting and one-of-a-kind outdoor adventure at the Dolese Richard's Spur quarry.
On #GivingTuesday this year, Dolese helped to raise awareness for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) in their fight to beat cancer. Dolese is a proud supporter of LLS!
It wouldn’t be Christmas without the Dolese Christmas Mixer Truck on I-40. This year, Dolese is celebrating the holiday truck's 20th year! When the display started a century ago, it had 28-30,000 incandescent lights but has since switched to more than 68,000 LED lights to conserve energy and allow more lights to be used each year.
Grab a glance while driving I-40 with the truck located on the north side of I-40, east MacArthur Blvd.
The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has announced the winners of its 2018 NRMCA Excellence in Quality Awards. Winning producers have demonstrated that they followed and exceeded quality management principles over a broad range of activities from commitment to quality, materials management, managing production facilities and product quality control while maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction. All winners were honored Oct. 1, 2019 during the Awards Luncheon at NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks in National Harbor, MD.
The Oklahoma State University Horticulture and Landscape Architecture program has named Dolese Bros. Co. Environmental Manager Tom Dupuis and Project Engineer Walter Colijn recipients of its annual Distinguished Service Award for their longtime commitment to education.
Dolese handed the keys to a 2006 Sterling truck chassis to Kildare Fire Department after their only tanker broke during the April 2018 wildfires in northwestern Oklahoma.
Dolese Bros. Co. is delivering to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma by matching donations up to $20,000.
Come join the soldiers, citizens and families of the Lawton/Ft. Sill community on May 13 for an exciting and one-of-a-kind 5K, 8K and Fun Run at the Dolese "Richards Spur" quarry. All proceeds benefit soldier and family programs at Ft. Sill.
Oklahoma City-based Dolese Bros. Co. donated $5,300 to Marland Community Center Friends on Nov. 15. The donation will allow the center to replace broken heat and air units in the facility.
The Tulsa division of Dolese Bros. Co. won the Producer Quality in Excellence Award from the National Ready Mix Concrete Association at the NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks conference in Grapevine, Texas.
The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) named Dolese Ready Mix Operations Manager Gaylan Towle the recipient of its first ever Safety Award at the NRMCA ConcreteWorks Conference in Grapevine, Texas last month.
Join Dolese Bros. Co. for a construction industry touch-a-truck community event on Saturday, Sept. 30! Rock the Block is a family fun event for children of all ages.
Come join the soldiers, citizens and families of the Lawton/Ft. Sill community on April 1 for an exciting and one-of-a-kind 5K, 8K and Fun Run at the Dolese "Richards Spur" quarry. All proceeds benefit soldier and family programs at Ft. Sill.
Through the door or across the equipment yard, current Dolese President Mark Helm didn't get very far when he started with the company before someone started filling him in on the Dolese story.
We are proud of our commitment to our communities. Aggregates Manager magazine asked Tom Dupuis about it last summer.
Did you know that Dolese is one of the top 15 crushed stone producers in the U.S.?
Dolese is proud to once again partner with the Nature Conservancy and other conservationists to protect natural resources.
The National Ready-Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) recently announced the winners of its 2013 Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards. The program is co-sponsored by Concrete Products Magazine and offers producers recognition nationwide for making outstanding contributions to protecting our environment and maintaining sound environmental management practices.
In the Spring of 2011, Dolese added another branch to its operations in Oklahoma, acquiring one of Tulsa's major concrete companies.
Our quarry at Richards Spur has been a reliable and generous source of stone and aggregate materials for nearly a century, but it's also home to a very different natural resource: fossils.
Dolese's Midtown OKC Batch Plant was the first plant in Oklahoma to receive Green-Star Certification. We're proud of this achievement, and feel that it reflects our history and principles in a way that would make Mr. Dolese proud.
Dolese Bros. Co. was among six organizations honored for their collaborative approach to conservation on the Blue River at the 22nd Annual Environmental Excellence Celebration held Nov. 1, 2012, by Keep Oklahoma Beautiful.
2014 Producer Excellence In Quality
Department of Mines 2013 Inspector's Safety Award
2013 Environmental Excellence Awards
Department of Mines 2012 Inspector's Safety Award
2012 Certificate of Achievement in Safety Practices
2012 Environmental Excellence Awards
"It's how we've done it for more than a hundred years. And how we intend to do it for a hundred more."
Read about how we delivered on the massive Hobby Lobby distribution center project, check out the history of mixer trucks and learn about Dolese's new Quality Control Lab.
After the 2013 Moore Tornado, we helped blaze a new trail in fortified home construction. Learn about that, our new Graystone Brick, advances at Richards Spur and more.
Dolese delivered all the concrete for a recent mass expansion at WinStar World Casino and resort in Southern Oklahoma. We also pioneered worksite tool and supply delivery with our warehouse on wheels.
Summer of 2013 brought the celebration of the completion of the Audubon Bridge, and alongside that story you can read about Mixer Driver Max Segue's prison ministry, the prehistoric fossils found in our mines and Family Day in Louisiana.
The first online issue of the Conveyor, with the story of the Devon Tower, photos from Family Day 2012 and an in-depth look at the story of our patriarch, Roger Dolese.