1920 – The Beginning
Adolf Jandris and his wife, Rosa, emigrate from Austria to the United States. Adolf founds a construction business focused on demolition and salvage. Soon after, customer requests initiate construction of small-scale commercial projects.
1940 – Early Stages
After construction overtakes demolition and salvage as the bulk of business, Adolf and his 3 sons, Joseph, Edward and Albert, produce concrete masonry blocks called “Dunn Brick” in their garage. Due to local contractors’ increasing demand for Dunn Brick, Jandris Block becomes a full-time concrete brick and block production business.
1960 – The First Plant
The second Jandris generation updates their garage-based business operations by building the first concrete block production plant. The concrete masonry products of Jandris Block thrive in the market of the late sixties.
1969 – Improvements
An automated three-at-a-time concrete block production plant enables architectural concrete masonry product offerings such as colored Smooth Face, Split Face and Split Rib.
1991 – Ground Face Block
A 17,000 square foot grinding plant enables on-site production of “Ground Face by Jandris,” a popular architectural concrete masonry product. The first large scale ground face project produced was the Boston Garden.
1997 – New Technology
Jandris Block updates the original concrete block manufacturing plant (built in 1969) with cutting-edge technology in concrete products equipment.
2002 – Doubled Capabilities
Production capabilities double with a second concrete block production line equipped with the most modern manufacturing technologies. Jandris Block meets the demands of the 21st century with a reputation second to none in New England and beyond as a premier concrete masonry product manufacturer
2010 – Polished CMU
Jandris Block upholds a commitment to innovation in concrete masonry product manufacturing by introducing a polisher to our grinding facility. Jandris Polished CMU Series are processed through several stages of vigorous polishing to retrieve a gloss finish similar to that of polished granite or marble.
2015 – EPDs & HPDs
Continuing in the tradition of innovation, A. Jandris is the first CMU manufacturer on the east coast to have EPDs (Environmental Product Declarations) and HPDs (Health Product Declarations) for all of their products.
2018 – Continuous Improvement
Using their almost 400 EPDs as a baseline, A. Jandris has committed to lowering their environmental impacts by performing continuous improvements to their manufacturing process. Each one of these steps is reflected in their EPDs, providing a road map for the future.