Letter from our Founder and Chairman of the Board

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, Chairman of the Board

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, CEO

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 Reel, COO

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.

Zeke Bridges

EVP of Human Resources and General Counsel

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Executive Vice President of Human Resources and General Counsel

Zeke attended the University of Georgia earning two B.A. degrees. After college, Zeke pursued his J.D. degree at Campbell Law School. Following graduation, he founded Bridges Law Firm in Cary and for a decade focused his legal practice on real estate, corporate law, and estate planning. During his time in private practice, Zeke was awarded a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rating of AV Preeminent distinction of 5 out of 5. For the last ten and half years he has served as Vice Dean at Campbell Law School. Zeke joined the Capital team in May of 2023, and brings with him two decades of professional and legal experience.
Zeke is active in the legal profession, holding memberships in the Raleigh Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel and the North Carolina Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section. He is also a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).
Zeke is also immensely active in his local community having served in leadership positions for Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, among others. He resides in Wake County with his wife and their two daughters. As a former amateur boxer, Zeke enjoys lifting and watching Showtime boxing.

David Moss

Vice President of Technical Services

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David Moss, VP of Technical Services

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.

Steve Ross

Vice President of Operations

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Steve Ross, VP of Operations

Steven Ross began working in the concrete industry the summer of 1986 and worked part-time with several different concrete companies over the next three decades.

He spent 31 years in public education as a teacher, coach, athletic director and as an administrator.  Prior to his retirement he spent the last four years of his educational career as the principal of a high school in the central region of North Carolina.

Steven joined Capital Ready Mix Concrete in the spring of 2021 and thoroughly enjoys working with a team of dedicated and hard-working professionals.

He holds a BA in from North Carolina Central University, and an MSA from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

He is married and has three adult daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys working on the family farm, building furniture, and watching college football.

Adam White

Pittsboro Plant Manager

Johnny Wynne

Master Mechanic

Brandon OBriant

Plant Manager, Knightdale

Jamie Matthews

Director of Logistics and Customer Relations

Michael Henard

Senior Technical Field Representative

Stephen Apple

Senior Technical Sales

Alan Cox

Fleet Manager