Our History

Celebrating more than 70 years of business

Since its humble beginning in 1947, Berkeley Cement, Inc. has evolved from a small residential concrete company into a large commercial concrete contractor, now celebrating over 70 years. BCI combines history, experience, and quality craftsmanship to provide the level of expertise needed in the ever-changing construction industry. BCI continues to maintain the attributes and characteristics held by it’s founder and past leaders well into the third generation.  Beginning in 1947, BCI founder Alfred Fadelli, concentrated his cement mason skills on residential concrete work such as; driveways, sidewalks, and patios. Through a reputation of hard work, perseverance and Italian flare, BCI was able to establish key relationships with the City of Berkeley and its local customers. This rapport would prove to stand the test of time and build the foundation of Berkeley Cement, Inc.

You pick the best, we do the rest

In 1960, Al's two sons, Andy and Ron joined Berkeley Cement, Inc. The two brothers teamed up to transition the modest residential company into a thriving commercial concrete contractor. Structural concrete and pump, place & finish work posed new tests for the young duo. The work ethic embedded in Andy & Ron was essential to tackle and conquer new challenges. From cement masons to Owners, Andy & Ron embodied the company model, "You picked the best, we do the rest".

Building relationships with concrete

In the 1980’s, Andy’s sons Scott and Steven, and Ron’s son Ron Jr. joined the family business. Each of them started in the field which is what they’d previously done during summers. Scott has proven to be valuable with contracts and the legal side of the business; while Steven’s skills have played an important role in operations. Ron Jr. progressed and is currently the President and CEO of BCI. The company genetics centered on hard work and respect, the third generation used these to develop the brand of “building relationships with concrete.” These relationships are focused towards customers, but equally as important, BCI employees are valued and respected. BCI has created a genuine atmosphere in which each employee works diligently to keep the company successful.

Concrete construction, four generations strong

Berkeley Cement, Inc. attributes their success to the hard work and relationships built by past and present employees and clients. A delicate balance between old-school principals and new-age innovations has proven vital in the current competitive California construction market. With BCI’s brand thriving and the fourth generation now joining the future looks bright.

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