The company had its beginnings in Buffalo, New York following World War II when the Pfohl Brothers entered the sand and gravel business. Over the years this family-run operation expanded throughout western New York as a premier producer of crushed stone, sand and gravel and hot mix asphalt products. Under the leadership of Bryan Pfohl, second generation, the company expanded into North Carolina in 1985 and has continued steady growth in North Carolina ever since. Please browse our company timeline to learn more about Sunrock’s history.
The Butner quarry introduces its rapid rail load-out system. The innovative system allows the quarry to service a 50 – 60 unit car train in three hours. This advance load-out system, along with access to the Norfolk Southern rail lines, allows Sunrock to delivery crushed stone products and industrial materials to customers east of the Mississippi.
The New York operations (Lancaster Stone Products Corporation) are sold and plans for continued growth are concentrated in the Southeast.
Sunrock enters the Raleigh market by acquiring certain assets of Blalock Paving Company near the RDU airport. Sunrock constructs new hot mix asphalt and ready-mixed concrete plants on site.
Sunrock looked towards Canada and Europe to improve safety, performance, and load capacity of our mixer fleet and introduced the twin steer concrete mixer to the United States. With two turning axles on the truck, this vehicle is able to transport up to a 10-yard load of concrete across any roadway.
Sunrock celebrates its 60th anniversary.
The City of Raleigh commissioned Carolina Sunrock to complete the Rehabilitation of Sandy Forks Road, a 1.5 mile long road originally built in the 1970s encompassing several homes and businesses. This project was successfully completed and received the highest international score of any Greenroads project to date, and received a Quality in Construction Award from the National Asphalt Paving Association.
December 2019 – Sunrock moves into the Canada market by acquiring an existing quarry with 1,400 acres of high quality aggregate reserves located in Burnt River, Ontario, Canada. This expansion into the Ontario, Canada construction materials market will expand the company’s footprint in North America and further grow the company’s position as a major producer of construction materials.