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

Chief Executive Officer

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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 Financial 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. 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.

Dave DeFeo

Chief Operating Officer

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Dave DeFeo, COO

Dave’s construction industry experience spans 3 decades, with a strong concentration in concrete industry management. He worked in upper management for several prominent Midwest Ready mix companies from 1986–1998.In time, he opened his own ready mix concrete business in the Kansas City area where his truck fleet grew along with his reputation for producing quality concrete and providing excellent customer service.

After selling his concrete business, he joined an equipment manufacturer in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There, he served as Director of Sales & Marketing and was instrumental in the development of an innovative batch plant design capable of remarkable consistency and producing extremely high quality, high strength concrete. Capital Ready Mix Concrete purchased the first of these plants to be installed on the east coast. Over the years, Dave has developed a strong reputation for dedication to his customers and their success. This led to Dave joining the team at Capital Ready Mix Concrete, where he brings the same passion, work ethic and dedication to our customers here in the greater Raleigh area.

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.

Claire Celeste

Purchasing Manager

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Claire Celeste, Purchasing Manager

Hello World! I’m Claire, and I’m here to help. I was born and raised in New York, but in 2018 my husband Joe and I (and our dog Miles!) moved to Durham. I received my bachelor’s degree in Sociology from SUNY Albany, and followed up my education by becoming a Nationally Registered Paramedic.  I have gained extensive experience in a multitude of industries including Trauma 1 Medical Assistance, Military Training Teaching Assistance, Construction, Accounting, Sales, and Retail. My hobbies include Trap and Skeet Shooting, Archery, Reading, Cooking, and Cross Stitch Embroidery. A relentless supporter of charities, Joe and I hand-make a line of soaps, candles, and fire starters; of which proceeds go to benefit the Honeybee Conservancy, The Ray Pfeifer Foundation, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Real Men Wear Pink, and others.  I am excited to be a part of the (Capital Ready Mix Concrete / Lochren Foundation team and look forward to making your experience with us as pleasant as possible.

Jason Holland

Vice President of Customer Relations and Quality Control

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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.

Joe Kisselburg

Vice President of Operations

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Joe Kisselburg, Vice President of Operations

Joe began his career as a concrete delivery driver in the Atlanta, Ga market in 1995. Over the following 14 years, he advanced through the ranks learning and working in multiple positions in operations. In 2010 he and his family made a move to Raleigh, NC, continuing to work in the ready mix concrete industry. Joe joined Capital Ready Mix Concrete in January 2017. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, hunting, college football and spending time with his family. He has three children and five grandchildren.

Michael Cox

Vice President of Sales

David Moss

Technical Sales Representative

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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

Batchman

Sean DeFeo

Technical Field Representative

Michael Henard

Technical Field Representative

Camila DeFeo

Customer Service Representative

Josh McCroy

Maintenance Manager

Anthony Letterman

Batchman