Waites Concrete

Waites Concrete Company

Waites Concrete located in Talladega, Al. is pleased to have the opportunity to service your redi-mix needs. Please allow us to take this chance to introduce our company to you.

Waites Concrete was opened in 1986 by brothers John and Dan Waites. The Waites Bros. had already been in the construction business including heavy grading and concrete finishing work on Wal-Mart's, Kmart's and other large shopping centers since 1975. John Waites prior to entering into construction partnership with his brother had worked in several redi-mix plants for Alabama Power on dam projects such as Harris dam in nearby Wedowee. Dan had also been involved in concrete prior to joining John; however he had been doing flat work on Kmart shopping centers.

In 1986 after 11 years of traveling the southeast doing grading and flat work, the two decided to retire from flatwork and open a redi-mix operation in their hometown of Talladega. Since it's open in 1986 Waites Concrete has grown steadily every year. Some of their larger local redi-mix jobs have included Redman Homes, Talladega Wal-Mart Super Center, Lincoln High School Football Stadium, Munford High School Football Stadium, Scot Industries, Tyson feed towers which consisted of several large pours including a non stop 24 hour pour that lasted for 14 days straight as the towers rose from the ground, and the ever continuing growth of Talladega Super Speedway.

Also we operate a state of the art totally computerized McNellius Concrete Plant also certified by ALDOT and ACI. Material bins that are separated and on poured concrete floors safeguarding from any containments that could be picked up off of the bare ground is also not only one of our other quality assurances but one that we are sure the customer will not find at any of our competitors plants.

Thank you, for your time and interest in Waites Concrete and let me also extend a personal invitation to any customer who wishes to have a tour of our operations.

In Memory of James E. Waites
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle Autumn rain.
When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circle flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
I am the song that will never end.
I am the love of family and friend.
I am the child who has come to rest in
the arms of the Father who knows him best.
When you see the sunset fair,
I am the scented evening air.
I am the joy of a task well done.
I am the glow of the setting sun.
So do not stand at my grave and cry...
I am not there, I did not die.

In Loving Memory of
Jim Waites
January 18, 1954 - October 15, 2009

Jim passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2009 at Citizens Baptist Medical Center. He was laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery in Talladega, AL on October 18, 2009.

Jim was a Alabama State Certified Concrete Batchman, Concrete Plant Manager, PADI Diving Instructor and a certified and licensed Gunsmith. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, but most of all, he was a wonderful husband, father, brother and friend. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Jim was a vital part of our business on a daily basis. He served as general manager for the concrete company and equipment manager for the construction. He was a very knowledgeable person in many different aspects of life. His wife Wanda is still with the company. He is remembered and greatly missed by all that knew him. But, we must thank God that Jim is in a better place in which I hope all are making their plans to be there and see once again, "Big Jimmy."

Waites Construction Co.
210 Stephen J. White Memorial Blvd.
Talladega, Alabama 35160
Phone: (256) 362-2318
Waites Concrete Co. Inc.
210 Stephen J. White Memorial Blvd.
Talladega, Alabama 35160
Phone: (256) 362-2318