Prior to the acquisition by Vulcan Materials Company,
Rappahannock Concrete Corporation was a family owned and operated business for over 55 years. John L. “Zeke” Finney, a VMI graduate, founded the company in 1961. Following his military service, Zeke worked as an engineer for the Virginia Department of Highways and then was plant supervisor for a Roanoke concrete business. He realized his dream of owning his own business when he purchased a small ready-mix concrete operation located in Saluda, Virginia. In 1963, he expanded the business to Gloucester, Virginia, its present-day headquarters.
Rappahannock Concrete’s family commitment was evident from the start; Zeke drove a concrete mixer and his wife Sarah kept the books. Their eldest son, Scott Finney, took an early interest in concrete and worked for the company throughout his teen years. After graduating from Hampden-Sydney College, Scott worked for Ferguson Enterprises in Lexington, Kentucky. He returned to Gloucester in 1987 to assume control of the company. Under Scott’s leadership as President, Rappahannock Concrete has expanded to include seven plants located in New Kent, White Stone, Newport News, Hampton and Williamsburg. Cara Finney Randolph, Zeke’s daughter, joined the company in 1988 as Secretary/Treasurer and is now Vice President.
Scott and Cara strive to continue the legacy of their father and the company he founded on outstanding service and superior quality. Their dedication to customer service has built their reputation as a leader in the ready-mix business.