History

Laying the Foundation

΢Ƶ got its start in a small house in Ohio, built on grit and grounded in solid values. Our story is proof that courage, determination, integrity, and a commitment to excellence are catalysts for achieving big dreams.

A LEAP OF FAITH

The roots of ΢Ƶ can be traced to the early 1960s, when 15-year-old Dan Baker began learning the concrete finisher’s trade from his grandfather, Elmer. Dan continued working as a concrete finisher to fund his college education until, at the age of 20, he decided to strike out on his own. He convinced his brothers, Jim and Ken, to make the leap with him.

GROWING THE BUSINESS

In 1968, the brothers started Baker Cement Contractors, Inc., in a small house in Oxford, Ohio. Their commitment to doing the job right earned the fledgling company a reputation for quality work and customer satisfaction.

HITTING THE BIG LEAGUES

Baker Cement initially focused on residential work, but growth came fast. In 1972, the company was awarded its first commercial job. Just six years later, they won their first contract for more than 1 million square feet, putting Baker on the map. In 1980, the company opened its first regional office — in Houston, Texas — and changed its name to Baker Concrete Construction, Inc.

BUILDING A POWERHOUSE

By the late-2010s, Baker Concrete Construction was the largest of nearly a dozen companies under the ΢Ƶ Enterprises umbrella. In February 2024, Baker Concrete united with several of its sister companies to form one team: ΢Ƶ. The consolidation expanded Baker’s portfolio of solutions, providing clients with a powerhouse of capabilities, technologies, and expertise to tackle their challenges.

Leading Through Innovation

The drive to find safer, better, and smarter ways to work has always animated Baker. From setting numerous records for continuous mat pours to earning recognition as the industry leader, Baker is proud of many of the practices and programs that help set us apart.

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Safety

We were the first concrete contractor to implement a national safety program. Our Incident and Injury Free philosophy still guides us today.

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Technology

From the beginning, we invested in innovation to enhance quality. To this day, we lead the industry in adopting emerging technologies that drive superior results.

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Sustainability

We are working to leave a legacy that speaks to our values and improves the health of the communities where we live and work.

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EPIC BUILDS AND ICONIC STRUCTURES

From football stadiums to rock-star hotels, our co-workers have helped build some of the most iconic structures across the U.S. Our commitment to operate in a way that is honorable and good for our people, our clients, and the global community has even earned White House recognition. Through it all, we have stayed true to the principles we were founded on: excellence, hard work, service, and integrity.