Block USA staff in Theodore Alabama Top Row Left to Right: Mike Robbins and Kevin Vogler, General Manager Gulf Coast Division. Bottom Row, Left to Right: David Holcomb, Dan Pruett, Bob Mestre, Scott Beech, Yvette Dykes, Michael Milling, Montez Tolbert, Joanne McMillan, Vicki Robinson, James Camp, Steven Tomaszewski, Theo Harris

Block USA: L&M Partners growing rapidly in the Southeast
-Jim Vlcek, Editor

"We looked a long time for a concrete chemicals supplier for all of our company locations. We needed to find someone who would consistently deliver competitive pricing, quality of product and reliable delivery; someone who would take care of our customers needs and basically do what they say they'll do. We found one in L&M," commented Bill Holden, president, Block USA. "The people at L&M are good folks and we have enjoyed a good relationship with them over the years. I am especially impressed by how L&M invests its time and energies with us in its educational seminars. L&M has really helped our staff gain a valuable knowledge base and competitive edge when dealing with our customers. Their technical service folks are always available to answer our questions relating to product and application...Our customers appreciate that!"

Vicki Robinson, Construction Products manager for Block USA, Gulf Coast Division, commented, "I have worked with L&M for over 20 years, previously with long-time Mobile (Alabama) area construction products supply companies, including Underwood Builders Supply and Bayou Block & Specialty, which was later sold to Block USA.

Vicki continued, "L&M really helps us help our customers. I remember a couple of years ago I had a contractor in trouble on a large parking deck. Due to some uncontrollable weather (wind and temperature) circumstances, the deck joints had moved away from each other, causing the floor drains to shift. I worked with my customer and L&M to plan a project saving repair. We selected DURACRETE, L&M's popular, polymer modified repair product, to salvage and repair the job. Once the product was selected, L&M quickly came to the rescue for the contractor, with the jobsite delivery of a large quantity of product. The contractor successfully repaired the problem with DURACRETE and saved the job! Based on that experience we now recommend DURACRETE as our standard concrete repair product for all types of distressed or deteriorated concrete surface repairs. Some of our customers won't use anything else. They love it."

"All of us here at Block USA enjoy working with the people at L&M-it's a great relationship!" concluded Vicki.

Over 2,500 employees make up the USA Group, which consists of Block USA, and Ready Mix USA. Its current locations are found throughout six states in the southeastern USA: Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Georgia. In addition to L&M products, Block USA features a full line of concrete construction products, masonry products, concrete pavers and segmented retaining wall blocks. The USA Group also includes seven aggregate plants and a precast concrete plant.

L&M products are currently stocked at the following locations:
Mobile, Birmingham, Dothan, Phenix City, Alabama, (Columbus, GA); Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia (5 locations); Jackson, Mississippi, and Panama City, DeFuniak Springs and Pensacola, Florida.
To contact Block USA and Vickie Robinson, call Vicki direct in Mobile at 251-443-2049.
You can also visit their website at
L&M's regional sales representatives supporting Block USA are
Lowndes Whatley (GA) • 770-777-9879
Derek Simon • 601-668-4074

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