About Us

Trustworthy. Resilient. Stable.

Cretex Companies has been privately owned by the same family for over 100 years. We are guided by a common management system, shared set of values and focus on operational excellence.

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Customer Experience

Operational Excellence

A Pervasive Focus on Achieving Excellence

We constantly evaluate and invest in the latest technologies to support continued growth. As a customer, you can count on the highest possible quality and the flexibility to match your changing needs.

We have the assets to support our unwavering spirit of innovation and invest in leading-edge technologies and talent, giving you a distinct competitive advantage in today’s global markets. In every industry we serve, we help our customers find the best way forward.

When you partner with us, you receive unparalleled responsiveness and an exceptional customer experience. We take great pride in our work and utilize critical problem-solving and teamwork to find the best solutions for our customers.

The ideals of our founders continue to drive how we manage our companies. By consistently focusing on operational excellence and reinvesting in our businesses, we continue to support the long-term vision of our owners and the needs of our customers, and positively impact the communities in which we operate.

Meeting Big Challenges with New Solutions

In 1917, L.D. Bailey and D.W. Longfellow envisioned the need for a comprehensive, reliable transportation system as the foundation for economic development. From this vision, Cretex Companies, Inc. was born with the mission to supply quality concrete drainage products to advance the expanding infrastructure needs of a growing nation.

Through prudent investment decisions and strategic acquisitions, Cretex has grown into a large company with an excellent financial capacity. Although much has changed over the last 100 years, our commitment to providing quality service remains unchanged.

Committed to Our Founding Ideals

  • Quality products and services at an equitable price
  • Unparalleled customer experience
  • Innovative and creative problem-solving
  • Meaningful work and opportunities for career growth
  • Positive work culture
  • Long-term industry partnerships

Providing Meaningful Work

Our employees take great pride in their work and the level of service they offer our customers. Because of this, our businesses continue to earn the highest level of confidence and loyalty from our customers, suppliers, employees, owners and stakeholders.

We understand that great companies are built by great people, which is why Cretex Companies has a lasting commitment to the growth and success of our team members.