Date: September 11, 2012
Video: Chaney's 50th Anniversary!
Happy 50th Annversary! Chaney Enterprises Celebrates 50 Fabulous Years
Many of Chaney Enterprises’ employees and partners came together August 25 to celebrate our 50th Anniversary, hosted by the Chaney family at Chaney’s Promise in Lothian, MD. Guests spanned generations, enjoying fresh, homestyle food and lots of entertainment—from carnival games and rides to ziplines. Dancing and grooving to the John Luskey Band, guests also participated in limbo and pie eating contests. As the evening wound down, folks tossed out their blankets, a token of thanks from the company and participated in a memorabilia contest. Then everyone watched the premiere of our 50th Anniversary Celebration commemorative film. As the day went by, the rain cleared for a brilliant fireworks display that topped off the day.
Chaney Enterprises is a family business, begun in the spirit of entrepreneurship, and dates to the early 1940’s with Eugene “Babe” Chaney, Sr., who began with a small contracting firm supplying gravel for Prince George’s County roads. Eventually, the company expanded into construction and project as varies as hotels and farm ponds.
On January 29, 1962, Babe Chaney founded Charles County Sand and Gravel Company in Waldorf. Later that year, Babe and his son Richard “Dickey” Chaney founded Charles County Concrete Company. These two businesses are the foundation of Chaney Enterprises. Just a handful of drivers, plant workers and administrative staffers were the first employees.
Today Chaney Enterprises employs 287 staffers across several divisions, operates seven ready-mixed concrete plants and four sand and gravel facilities. Chaney also owns The Concrete Store (TCS), a 19,000-square-foot, contractor-grade construction materials supply store. It serves Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s, Montgomery, and St. Mary’s counties; as well as Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Virginia’s Northern Neck and Fredericksburg.
While we look back on 50 years, we are just getting started into our next 50 years. As we are today, we will continue to be the best we can be in the industry—for our customers, our neighbors, our team members and the environment into our next 50 years.