Letter from the CEO

I am very proud of the organization that Capital Ready Mix Concrete has become since we started in 2009. We have had tremendous growth, built many personal relationships with our customers and created a team that is part of the family. When you work with us, we promise to deliver professionalism, quality, and exceptional service with every load we pour. I’m confident the leadership driving Capital into the future will continue to provide a safe, positive and fulfilling place of employment as well as an exceptional purchasing experience for our customers. We are proud to offer state of the art technology when it comes to our concrete plants and equipment as well as experienced, intelligent, concrete professionals who are there for our customers every step of the way. When you buy from Capital, you are supporting a family owned and operated organization who goes above and beyond to support our team and our community. Thank you for supporting us and our mission. Our partnership with our customers is the most important aspect of our business, we look forward to working with you and helping each other succeed.

Sincerely,
James F Lochren
CEO

James Lochren

Chairman of the Board

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James Lochren, CEO

James grew up on Long Island, NY where he found his passion for entrepreneurship. In 1989, James founded Jenco Ready Mix Concrete in Bay Shore, NY. After building a very successful operation, James moved to Raleigh, NC in 2006 to open his second concrete plant in Knightdale, followed by a third, located in Moncure, in 2017. James is still heavily involved in the operations of Capital Ready Mix, where he serves as CEO. In his free time, he loves to travel and spend time with his wife, four daughters and six grandchildren.

Sara Lochren Pittman

Chief Executive Officer

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Sara Lochren, CFO

Sara grew up on Long Island, NY where she attended Stony Brook University to pursue a BA in Psychology. After college, Sara lived in Florence, Italy for two years where she studied culinary arts and hospitality management. After returning to the US, she moved to Raleigh, NC to work for her family concrete business, Capital Ready Mix Concrete, where she still serves as Chief Financial Officer. In 2017, Sara founded Capital Dumpster Service alongside her father, James. Since 2017 she has served as CEO of Capital Dumpster Service and has been responsible for Capital’s growth, operations and long term strategy. Capital Dumpster was acquired by Meridian Waste in June 2022, so Sara could serve as CEO as her father retired. Sara recently earned her MBA from Duke University in December of 2020. Sara also recently founded The Lochren Foundation, in an effort to support other small businesses and entrepreneurs in North Carolina, please click here to learn more about the foundation.

Steve Reel

Chief Operating Officer

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Steve grew up in the Charlotte area and found an interest in the construction industry at an early age. His first summer job was working for a local contractor in Concord, NC. He attended NC State University where he received a B.S. in Business Administration.

After college he pursued a career with Martin Marietta Materials, joining their management training program and holding various roles of increasing responsibility throughout the southeast. While at Martin Marietta he attended Campbell University and graduated in 2008 with a Master’s in Business Administration.

He then joined the S.T. Wooten organization and moved back to North Carolina with the opportunity to lead their ready-mix division. Steve then took a role with a Goldman Sachs company and entered the Private Equity world as the Regional Vice President for the Southeast. Coming back to concrete and a local North Carolina-based company was his goal. He joined the Capital family in October 2022. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his three kids, being outdoors and coaching youth sports.

Art Kennedy

Vice President of Human Resources and Safety

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Art Kennedy, Vice President of Human Resources and Safety

I have been with Capital Ready Mix Concrete since July of 2019 as Vice President of HR and safety. I have been a Human Resources and Safety manager for 25 years, I take great pride in my work and love working with our team here at Capital who has become like family to me. I was born and raised in North Carolina and attended UNC-Wilmington where I earned a BA Degree in Sociology. Before CRMC I worked in the concrete industry for 18 years. I am married, have 2 boys and 2 grandchildren. In my spare time I like to fish, attend baseball games, and help coach my grandchildren’s baseball teams.

Michael Cox

Vice President of Sales

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Mike Cox, Vice President of Sales

Michael joined the Capital team in 2019. He is a proud East Carolina University Graduate with a BS in Industrial Technology. He began his career in the concrete industry in 2004 as a technical sales representative in the Raleigh Durham area. As he gained experience in the industry, he worked his way up to Sales Manager and on to Division Manager. He is a NRMCA Level 3 Certified Concrete Technologist. Michael has been married since 2000 and has 3 boys. He spends his free time coaching his boys in baseball and basketball and loves to play golf when he can.

Jason Holland

Vice President of Operations

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Jason Holland, Vice President of Customer Relations and Quality Control

Jason has been in the concrete business since 1999, and has worked in the Eastern North Carolina and Raleigh market throughout his career. He has spent most of his career in concrete technical services and materials testing and evaluation. He specializes in concrete mix design, aggregates, and production logistics of concrete for quality and reliability, along with years of experience managing technical specifications, customer service, logistics, and employees for concrete production.

Jason is a NRMCA Level 4 Certified Concrete Technologist along with certifications from NCDOT and ACI.

Outside of work Jason enjoys fishing, sporting events, and spending time with family.

David Moss

Vice President of Technical Services

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David Moss, Technical Sales Representative

David has been in the concrete industry in both Raleigh and Charlotte since 1996. He started in the ready-mix industry and spent most of his time in quality control eventually managing his department. He sold chemical admixtures for 2 years and most recently worked at Titan America selling flyash for over 13 years. David has designed mixes that include high performance mixes for parking decks and high strength precast bridge beams in Charlotte. David is a NRMCA Level 3 Certified Concrete Technologist along with certifications from NCDOT and ACI. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor sporting events and watching his daughter play competitive soccer.

Denise Wynne

Office Manager

Johnny Wynne

Master Mechanic

Steven Perry

Plant Manager, Pittsboro

Sean DeFeo

Technical Field Representative

Michael Henard

Technical Field Representative

Steve Ross

Vice President of Training, Development and Safety

Stephen Apple

Senior Technical Sales

Bear Perone

Fleet Maintenance Manager