About pioneer concrete & fuel, inc

Pioneer Concrete & Fuel, Inc. has been a part of Butte for over 100 years. Our office, at 825 Maryland Avenue, is in the same location as was the office from the early years, when the company was known as Pioneer Fuel & Brick Company. Coal, brick, and cement were some of the products offered to our customers then. Over the years, Butte and the surrounding communities have relied on our company to provide coal to heat their homes, and building materials to complete projects that make up the communities we live in today. Butte and Anaconda have a rich history in the mining industry; we are proud to have played a vital role in providing quality building products to many projects over the years that are a part of our historic communities.

Pioneer Concrete & Fuel, Inc. has been a part of the Farrow family since the 1950’s, when Ted Farrow began working for and later became manager of the company’s aggregate plant. On September 4th, 1962, Ted was elected as Secretary/Treasurer. At that time, Ted and Shirley Farrow became stockholders in the company as well. The next generation of the Farrow family, Ted and Shirley’s sons, grew up with Pioneer Concrete & Fuel being a substantial part of their lives. Each began working for the company at an early age and became stockholders, one in the early 70’s, and the other in the early 80’s. The company saw many changes over the years as it grew and expanded to meet the ever changing demands of the ready-mix concrete industry. In 2003, Ted and Shirley retired from the company that had been a big part of their lives for over 50 years. Today, the company is owned and operated by their son Rodd Farrow. Together with his wife, son, and daughter, Rodd continues to operate the family business with the same commitment and values he learned from his parents.

Over the years, our company has grown as a leader in ready-mix concrete industry. Contractors have come to rely on Pioneer Concrete & Fuel to supply high quality products which meet the strict specifications required for varied building projects. Our quality control department continually works to ensure our products meet all state and local specifications.

As long standing members of the business community we keep up on local and national issues with our membership in the following organizations:

  • Butte & Anaconda Chamber of Commerce
  • Montana Contractors Association
  • National Ready Mix Concrete Association
  • American Concrete Pumping Association
  • Better Business Bureau