Archive by Category: Press Release


Apr 21 2015

Elisa's 5K

From Left to Right: Maria Perez, Andrew Brooks, Paige Prave, Greg Baier, Ryan Van Hall

On April 18, 2015, the employees of Preferred Materials, Inc. participated in the Palm Harbor Spring Fling 5K for Elisa’s Greatest Wishes Foundation, hosted by Nelson Construction. Employees, friends and family members from the Preferred Materials Asphalt division in Tampa, Florida came out to partake in this event. There were over 500 participants and the race alone raised more than $50,000. Proceeds from the Spring Fling went to purchase books for school libraries, funding scholarships and providing financial support to Girl Scouts, youth athletics, animal charities, and organizations that help sick children. …Read more

SE Division Grand Opening

Feb 6 2015


From left to right Jack Mariano, Pasco County Commissioner District 5; Nat Fisher, President, Preferred Materials Asphalt; Rob Duke, President, Oldcastle Materials SE Division; John Hagan, President, Pasco County Economic Development Council; Congressman Gus Bilirakis, US Representative 12th District; Darryl Fales, President, Preferred Materials Concrete; Mike Wells Jr., Pasco County Commissioner District 4; Ryan Patmintra, Regional Director for Senator Marco Rubio; Shahra Anderson, Regional Director for Senator Bill Nelson; Bob Burleson, President, Florida Transportation Builders Association.

Oldcastle Materials SE Division and Preferred Materials held a Grand Opening of their new corporate office in Lutz, Florida on February 6, 2015. The event was hosted by Rob Duke, SE Division President, and was well attended by valued customers, important politicians, prominent business leaders, and our fantastic employees. It was a perfect day and we were able to showcase our company, network with old friends and make new ones. Everyone enjoyed the music and, of course, a great BBQ lunch from local favorite, Hungry Harrys.

Florida’s Rainy Season is No Match for DrainReady™ Concrete

Sep 29 2011

Introducing DrainReady™, a durable and extremely permeable concrete that is ideal for parking lots, drives, walkways, and other areas where water must quickly pass.  Read More about DrainReady …Read more

Preferred Materials, Inc. Helping Build Homes for War Heroes

Sep 24 2011

Preferred Materials Inc. recently partnered with one of its top customers, Southern Crafted Homes, to build a house in Lutz, Fla., for Army Sgt. Austin Burchard, who was permanently injured while serving in Afghanistan.  …Read more

Preferred Materials Adds a Splash of Color to Florida’s Construction Industry

Apr 12 2011

Introducing ColorReady™, an easy-to-apply, durable, decorative concrete in hundreds of colors.  Read More about ColorReady …Read more