At Preferred Materials, we’re about people serving people. Our employees are the stars. They set us apart from our competition, and they are the reason why customers prefer doing business with us. Their stories help us tell our story. We recognize our “star” employees who exemplify these characteristics:

  • GOOD PEOPLE. Quality, safety, reliability. You can be confident that Preferred will always deliver on that. If there’s ever an issue, we make it right. Period. And if you need something more, we will make it happen with a can-do attitude. Because as our customer, YOU come first.
  • SMART, PROACTIVE PARTNERS. Beyond the products we sell, we’re your partners who want to help you build your business. Sharing national best practices. Taking the time to listen to you. Bringing our team together to strategize with you on a regular basis.
  • COMMUNITY-MINDED. Community is family and that’s what gives meaning to our lives. Working together with each other and with customers, our Preferred team shares their time and talent to make the community where we live a better place.

Super Stars: 2nd Quarter 2015


Jay Hemlall

“At that moment, I thought to myself, today I can save a person’s life. Or, I can do nothing and regret it. So, at the risk of getting hurt, I helped him.”

– Jay Hemlall, Mechanic


John Burnham
Paving Superintendent

“I was so surprised when no one else stopped to help her. I didn’t think I was doing anything above and beyond, I just thought it was the right thing to do.”

– John Burnham, Paving Superintendent


Rickey Jones
Assistant Asphalt Plant Manager

‘’I have never seen anyone first-hand have a heart attack. I did, however, become certified in CPR and First Aid through Preferred Materials last year. Helping this man was second nature for me.”

– Rickey Jones, Asst. Asphalt Plant Mgr.


Adrian Kloepping
Concrete Block Plant Tender

“My co-worker could have really gotten hurt that day. I just wanted to stop him before something terrible happened.”

– Adrian Kloepping, Block Plant Tender


Jared Norman
MOT Supervisor

“This was a great project to have as my first duty as MOT Supervisor. I want to continue making our customers happy in my new role – I really enjoy what I do!”

– Jared Norman, MOT Supervisro


Derrick Minor
Ready Mix Driver

“As soon as I arrived at the customer’s home, I noticed he was left to himself to finish the job. I have plenty years of experience with concrete work, so I stayed to help him out. I couldn’t leave him high and dry.”

– Derrick Minor, Ready Mix Driver