About Carroll Construction Supply
Carroll Distributing & Construction Supply, Inc. is one of those success stories that was never planned. A chance encounter back in 1954 set in motion the start of a new company selling concrete form ties in the Midwest. While in Colorado, Royce Carroll (who owned a lumberyard with his brother Dick in Ottumwa, IA) happened to come into contact with Gates & Sons, a new manufacturer of concrete form ties in Denver. Gates was looking for distributors across the country to represent them and help sell their new invention. Upon returning to Iowa, Royce discussed the opportunity with Dick and the two of them decided to give it a try.
Rapid success by Carroll in the state of Iowa led to the company's first branch location in Aurora, Illinois. Chicago contractors began using Gates forming systems provided by Carroll to construct many of the high rise buildings that make up the Chicago skyline.
In 1984 an office was opened in Des Moines in order to better service the new State of Iowa Historical Building with forming materials and supplies. Continued growth led to further expansion in the Midwest. The 90's saw locations established in Frankfort and Hopedale, Illinois; as well as St. Paul, Minnesota. In 1997 the operations of Mallak Form & Supply in New Ulm, Minnesota was added to the company. The new millennium saw a new store established in Marion, Iowa.
Representation of Wall-Ties & Forms led to Carroll's expansion into the states of Nebraska, Ohio and Michigan. Further growth in the Midwest has been accomplished by adding the operations of Allied Construction Specialties, Spencer Building Products, Foundation Forms & Supplies, United Construction Products, Construx Supply and Concrete Clinic. Carroll Distributing currently has 24 locations in 9 states.
Today the product lines represented by Carroll Distributing & Construction Supply are as diverse as the project needs of its contractor customers. Residential forming systems by Gates, Wall-Ties and Duraform. Commercial forms and supplies from Dayton Superior, Gates and EMI. Construction Equipment by Wacker, Multiquip, Amida, Spectra Physics, AGL, Husqvarna, Allen and others. Specialty products in waterproofing, drainage, paving, precast, tilt-up etc. Chemical and repair materials from Nox-Crete, L&M, Conspec, Dayton, W.R. Meadows and Euclid to name a few. They also carry a full line of job site supplies, hand tools and safety equipment. From virtually one location and one product line, the company has grown to become a major supplier of concrete forming and construction products throughout the Midwest.
Company president Steve Carroll attributes the success of Carroll Distributing & Construction Supply to its people. "We have been extremely fortunate to have attracted and kept the quality of people that we have. The things that we have accomplished would not have been possible without them."