Streb 2015

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Celebrating 50 Years!

Celebrating

Streb

Construction Company Inc.

IOWA CITY, IA

A publication of the Corridor Business Journal, May 25, 2015


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E & F Paving 1964 - 2015 3

Celebrating 50 years!

Congratulations

from your friends at

MidCountry Machinery

Streb Construction

18 Commercial Drive

Iowa City

(319) 338-3498

StrebConstruction.com

E & F Paving

714 31st Avenue SW

Cedar Rapids

(319) 364-6821

efpaving.com

May 25, 2015

A product of the

Corridor Business Journal

Writer: Cindy Hadish

Designer: Julia Druckmiller

Photography: submitted

MidCountry Machinery

800-206-5936

www.midcountrymachinery.com


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In 1965, Al Streb incorporated Streb Construction

Co., Inc., the Iowa City company he founded after

returning from the Korean War. Around the same

time, former Cedar Rapids Streets Commissioner,

Jack Eggleston, joined forces with Ed and Leo

Fitzpatrick to form E & F Paving Company in Cedar

Rapids. As both businesses mark 50 years, now under the

same umbrella of Streb Construction, family members

and employees continue the tradition of customer service

started a half-century ago.

Rexcon Mobile Central

Mix Plant

customer service

We Are Proud To Support Streb

Construction And E&F Paving…

Congrats Streb Construction

Congratulations

On 50 Years!

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Congratulations on 50 years!

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E & F Pavement 1964 - 2015 5

Star Equipment congratulates Streb Construction Company, Inc. on

their 50th Anniversary! We’re proud to partner with Streb Construction

and look forward to working with you for many more years.

Cedar Rapids

Des Moines

Waterloo

Ames

Construction Equipment

& Supplies

Congratulations E & F Paving Company, LLC

on your 50th Anniversary!

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STREB CONSTRUCTION

“We just basically grew the business,” co-owner and vice president,

Steve Streb, said of he and his brother, Dave Streb, who serves as

president and co-owner of Streb Construction.

Their father, Al Streb, started out building houses before developing

commercial buildings and residential subdivisions during the 1970s

in the North Liberty and Iowa City area.

His dad wasn’t necessarily considered “handy,” Steve said with a

smile, but provided the organization

and leadership needed to operate a

successful business.

leadership

Around the time his brother returned

from Oklahoma State University and began working full-time for the

company in the early 1980s, the farm crisis had hit.

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Steve Streb, Vice President

& Co-owner and Dave Streb,

President & Co-owner

Hard work, dedication and

doing the right thing for

Generations. Congratulations

Streb Construction!!

Shelly Streb-Alberts,

REALTOR ®

Licensed Real Estate Broker in Iowa

319.331.2654

www.shellystreb.com

Streb

Construction

Congratulations

on 50 Years of

Success!

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E & F Paving 1964 - 2015 7

Rexcon Mobile Plant set

up on site at the Eastern

Iowa Airport

4 FROM PAGE 6

“In 1983, there were only 13 building

permits taken out in all of Iowa City,”

said Steve, who received a business degree

from Loras College. “Needless to

say, there wasn’t a whole lot going on in

the building industry.”

adjust to the

times

Needing to adjust to the

times, Streb Construction

began focusing on concrete

work, beginning

with paving jobs in subdivisions.

The economic

recession of 2008 also forced a change,

but this time in the types of jobs Streb

Construction pursued.

In the past decades, they haven’t looked

back, with the business now firmly dedicated

to concrete paving, primarily in

the Corridor as well as other Eastern

GO TO PAGE 8 4

From our Family to Yours…

It’s been great

working with you

the past 50 years!

Congratulations

and to many more!


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4 FROM PAGE 7

Iowa communities, working on commercial parking lots, city

streets, interstates, county roads, airports and subdivisions.

The ability to adapt has continued, with the addition of GPS

technology in recent years to provide more accurate work.

The technology replaces a previous method of guiding paving

machines with string, Steve said.

Rather than buy a new machine, the GPS system was retrofitted

on a slipform concrete paver, he noted, allowing the machine

to continue its use, but with more accuracy and costsavings.

Plaques recognizing numerous honors the company has been

awarded line the walls of the office in Iowa City, including excellence

awards from the Iowa Concrete Paving Association and

Iowa Department of Transportation.

Plant Managers, Steve Donovan

and Jeffrey Mohr

Streb Construction is a member of the Associated General

Contractors of Iowa, the Associated General Contractors of

America, the Iowa Concrete Paving Association, in which

Steve served as president in 2009 and 2012, the American

Concrete Paving Association and the Iowa City Area Chamber

of Commerce.

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Streb Construction and E & F Paving

on 50 Years of Success!

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50

Congratulations to

STREB CONSTRUCTION COMPANY INC.

on celebrating 50 years of

outstanding business!

From everyone at Altorfer Inc.


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Motor Grader

equipped with GPS

Congratulations,

Streb Construction!

BEST WISHES STREB CONSTRUCTION ON YOUR CONTINUED SUCCESS

Wishing you continued success during your next 50!

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Best Wishes

Streb Construction

On Another

50 Years!

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E & F Paving 1964 - 2015 11

4 FROM PAGE 8

Many of Streb Construction’s 75 employees have been with

the company for numerous years, including recent retiree,

Gary Evans. “He remembers me being born,” said Steve, who

is now 44.

During its anniversary year, the company is moving to a new

location just outside of Coralville, with the goal to be in the

new office and shop building before the end of 2015.

Iowa’s new 10 cents

per gallon gas tax

increase, to be used

for roads and bridges,

bodes well for the

industry in general.

As for the future,

Iowa’s new

10 cents per

gallon gas tax

increase, to be

used for roads

and bridges,

bodes well for

the industry in

general, Steve

said.

“It’s strong in

our market right now,” he said. “We’re growing as we can and

trying to make the smartest decisions possible.”

Office ladies: (left to right) Chrissy Middle, Office Manager,

Jenna Wolfe, Bookkeeper and Susan Lee, Bookkeeper

50 Years!

Congratulations!

Congratulations and Continued Success!

630 51st Street, Marion • (319) 377-5064 • hardscapesolutions.net

Residential • Commercial • Grading • Excavation

Underground Utilities • Heavy Hauling • Trucking

305 44th St, Marion, Iowa 52302

(319) 377-3179

www.rathjeconstruction.com

Congratulations To

Streb Construction

On Celebrating Your

50th Anniversary


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STREB CONSTRUCTION

TIMELINE

1983:

Dave Streb joins full-time

as vice president; focus

switched to concrete

“In 1983, there were only 13

building permits taken out in

all of Iowa City.”

Left to right: Dave Streb, Theresa

Clifton, Jim Stockman and Al Streb

1965

1965:

Incorporated

1990:

Bought first

slipform paver

Congratulations

on 50 years!

congrats

streb

construction

on 50

great

years!

1967 Baker Ave, West Branch

319-643-7135

www.lynchsexcavating.com

Congratulations to Streb for

50 years of outstanding service!

For all your commercial and residential needs

www.seydelconstruction.com

319-354-2999

Gierke Robinson Company

CONSTRUCTION AND INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT SINCE 1919

Gierke Robinson Specializes in:

• Concrete equipment and supplies to prepare, place, finish, saw and cure concrete

• Pumps and generators • Hydraulics

1107 South Riverside Drive Iowa City, IA 52246 319-358-5860


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1992:

Steve Streb joins

full-time

2008:

Flood; President Bush

visits the Streb office

Flood of 2008, visit by President Bush to

Streb Office and Shop

2005:

Bought first central

mix concrete plant

Pictured in the background

is the floodwall built by

Streb employees and many,

many volunteers.

2015:

50-year

anniversary

YEARS!

1993:

Flood

2010:

Bought E & F Paving

in Cedar Rapids

2015

2012:

Added second central mix

mobile concrete plant; added

GPS technology

Proud to have served

Streb Construction Company

since 1995 and Eastern Iowa

clients since 1912.

- Bob Hammerberg

Congratulations

Streb Construction

On An Exceptional

50 Years in Business

“We think of you First.”

www.continentalcement.com

4101 Glass Rd. NE Cedar Rapids

(319) 393-5262 www.firstiowa.com


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E & F PAVING COMPANY

E & F Paving Company, LLC, started out as E & F Cement and

Asphaltic Concrete Inc., in 1964, making it slightly older than

Streb’s, but navigating a similar pathway of a family business

adapting to the times.

family business

In this case, three families and two

generations have been a part of the

company’s continuity.

General Manager Jim Fitzpatrick, the son of co-founder Leo

Fitzpatrick, just retired this year after 50 years in the business.

His cousin, Mike Fitzpatrick, son of co-founder Ed Fitzpatrick,

had previously retired, and Rick Eggleston, son of co-founder

Jack Eggleston, remains with the company as a hands-on field

superintendent after buying out the other co-owners in 2000.

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Ed Fitzpatrick, one of

the original owners

Congratulations

on 50 years

of serving the Corridor!

Congratulations

on 50 years…

Streb Construction and E&F Paving

351-6452

1233 Gilbert Court | Iowa City

www.advancedelectrical.com

CONSTRUCTION CO. INC.

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

(319) 365-8669

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Streb Construction and E & F Paving

...on celebrating 50 years of success!

We look forward to

many more years

of working together!


E & F Paving 1964 - 2015 15

Paving Ushers Ridge, 2015

1.5 million cubic yards of concrete

has been poured since E & F began, growing from 4,000

cubic yards annually to more than 50,000 per year

Congratulations,

E&F Paving Company on 50 years.

From your friends at Skogman Carlson Insurance and Skogman Homes.

411 1st Avenue SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

www.SkogmanHomes.com

3700 1st Ave NE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

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Paving in Robins, 2013

4 FROM PAGE 14

While Rick Eggleston sold the company to Streb’s

in 2010, E & F Paving continues with 25 employees

in its Cedar Rapids office, performing similar

types of work as Streb’s, but with a focus on Linn

County.

Rick said his father originally joined forces with

the Fitzpatrick brothers, who were streets department

employees knowledgeable about concrete.

Ed and Leo, along with their brothers, Irving,

Tom and Don, owned Fitzpatrick Concrete in the

1950s.

Both of the Fitzpatrick brothers had fought in

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50 Years!

Congratulations!

Congratulations and Continued Success!

630 51st Street, Marion • (319) 377-5064 • hardscapesolutions.net

Residential • Commercial • Grading • Excavation

Underground Utilities • Heavy Hauling • Trucking

305 44th St, Marion, Iowa 52302

(319) 377-3179

www.rathjeconstruction.com

Congratulations To

Streb Construction

On Celebrating Your

50th Anniversary


E & F Paving 1964 - 2015 17

Streb

Construction

4 FROM PAGE 16

World War II and Jack Eggleston joined the Marines at age 17,

just as the war was ending. He later served as Streets Commissioner

in Cedar Rapids in the early 1960s.

Don Fitzpatrick was Assistant Vice President and office manager

for the company.

Times have changed since the labor-intensive work that Rick recalls

when starting with the company as a high school junior.

“My first job was throwing a pile of dirt into a dump truck with a

shovel,” he vividly recalls.

The work still involves physical labor, but is more efficient, so it

can be done with fewer workers. Still, several employees made

a career with E & F. Bob Knake was one of the first employees,

who was with the company from its inception. “He was a very

valuable employee for over 30 years,” Rick said.

So many good people

we have worked with.

Long-time employees,

Marilyn Mittan and

Tom Meyer

Others, such as

Harvey Hop, were

teachers who

worked summers

with the company,

and many people to this day tell his father, now living in Hiawatha,

that they were able to pay their way through college by working for

the paving company.

Those workers have gone on to become lawyers, doctors, teachers

and more, Rick said. The company’s relationship with developers

and others in the city has been equally exceptional, he added.

“There are so many good people we have worked with,” he said.

While it’s impossible to calculate how many jobs the company has

completed in the past 50 years, Rick said more than 1.5 million cubic

yards of concrete has been poured since E & F began, growing

from 4,000 cubic yards annually to more than 50,000 per year.

While some of the technology has changed and the land around

the company’s office in southwest Cedar Rapids has developed

dramatically from 1970, when they first moved to the site, they are

proud that their name has carried on.

Congratulations

on 50 years in

business!

We appreciate your

loyalty and trust

throughout the

years.

MidWestOne.com

(319) 356-5800

Coralville • Iowa City • North Liberty

Member FDIC


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E & F PAVING COMPANY LLC

TIMELINE

Leo Fitzpatrick,

one of the

original owners

1976:

First $1,000,000

contract

1964

1964:

April 1st, first day

of business

Became member

of Iowa Concrete

Paving

Association

Early days grading

for paving

Updated front of

building in the 1980’s

Congratulations on

your 50th Anniversary!

High Properties is proud to have partnered with Streb Construction

Company on projects in Linn, Johnson & Black Hawk counties.

Congratulations and Thank You

FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION

TO EASTERN IOWA

Eastern Iowa’s Premier Design Build Contractor

www.highpm.com 319.363.3900

Proudly serving Eastern Iowa’s housing needs since 1988

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“My first job was throwing

a pile of dirt into a dump

truck with a shovel.”

2000:

Rick Eggleston buys E & F

from the co-owners

1984:

Parking lot and apron

paving on new Cedar

Rapids Airport

1988:

Reconstruction of

Williams Boulevard

and 16th Avenue

Former owners,

Rick Eggleston and

Jim Fitzpatrick

YEARS!

1985:

First slipform

paver

2010:

E & F Paving is sold

2015

40

years

1975-2015

We congratulate

Streb Construction and E&F Paving

on 50 successful years.

MMS Consultants, Inc.

Civil engineering | Surveying

319.351.8282 | mmsconsultants.net

Best Wishes

For Your

Continued Success!

Thanks

for all your support!

from your friends at

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Company, Inc.

P O Box 2120

Iowa City, IA 52244-2120

(319) 338-1184

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Company, LLC

P O Box 5716

Coralville, IA 52241-0716

(319) 351-6498

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P O Box 5185

Coralville, IA 52241-0185

(319)354-6969

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IOWA CITY, IA

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Coralville, IA 52241

(319) 338-5475


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Congratulations to E&F Paving!

We are proud to be your supplier of choice.

1340 Hawkeye Dr | Hiawatha | 319-395-7061

309 1 st Ave | Coralville | 319-354-5440

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