Serving Swanton and the Surrounding Areas
Brick by Brick, Block by Block, We Help You Build Quality
Tri-County Block & Brick, Inc. is a family owned and operated business that has had it's home in Swanton, Ohio since 1953. The owners, Forrest and Roberta Cooley, located their business originally on Airport Highway (at the time known as the Chicago Pike) 1/4 mile east of Main Street on the south side of the highway.
At the time we had a capacity of 2,000 block a day and the help of two employees, In 1957, after the company had established itself. We were able to purchase a new location on Airport Highway west of Swanton. Expanding even more several years later, Mom and Dad acquired a total of thirteen acres of land; the present home of the block plant, storage facilities and the offices. Installation of a block machine that manufactured three blocks at a time increased our production to 5,000 units a day.
In 1969, My parents purchased a ready mix facility from Swanton lumber and operated it at the Airport Highway location. This successful endeavor was later sold to Dielman Supply with the desire to retain the original mission of Tri-County; that of high quality block and expert, personal service.
Due to an expanding market, we decided in 1994 to enlarge our block plant, by increasing the kiln capacity and installing state of the art production machinery. Further expansion in 1996 included an entirely new facility on sight that boosted production to 23,000 units a day.
Our focus today is the same as when my parents founded the company - that is high quality concrete masonry units and expert personal service. We also represent fifteen brick manufacturers and have one of the largest brick inventories in northwest Ohio.
Today, my Company remains a family operation. Involved in the business with myself and my wife Karen, are our sons Donavan and Hans. We currently have twentyfive employees and it is the desire of the Cooley family and employees to continue providing quality service to the masonry industry.
-Roger Cooley, Owner
We're locally owned. We have over 60 years of experience.