Fourth-Generation Family-Owned Since 1924

Peckham’s century of experience has equipped us with the expertise, mastery, and loyalty to know precisely how to deliver results that matter.

  • March 17, 1924 - 

    With a starting capital of $12,500 and working out of William H. Peckham’s tiny apartment in White Plains, NY, Bill and two friends entered the road paving business. Peckham Road Corp. was born.

  • 1927 - 

    The company continued to obtain work and this growth led to a need for new offices. In 1927, the offices moved to 47 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains, NY, where they would remain for the next 24 years.

  • 1929 - 

    Westchester Asphalt Distributing Corp. was created. The company’s major account at this time was Peckham Road Corp.

  • 1932 - 

    Peckham Road was the successful bidder on a concrete paving job between Leeds and Cairo, NY. Since aggregate was required for the concrete, the Greene County Crushed Stone Corp. was formed and a new quarry opened. By this time, the Peckham organization consisted of three operating companies and sales had reached almost $1 million.

  • 1934 - 

    The company celebrated its 10th anniversary with a simple dinner of about 10 employees who gathered around the family dining room table at Bill Peckham’s home.

  • 1935 - 

    Peckham obtained a Works Progress Administration contract for one of the largest contracting jobs in NY, and the biggest to date for the company. Bill Peckham decided to build a blacktop plant at the Cairo, NY quarry.

  • 1946 - 

    Another blacktop plant was erected in Port Chester, NY. Within two years, the plant went from producing only a cold mix of emulsion and aggregates to also producing hot mix asphalt. At this time, the asphalt companies were headquartered at Water Street in White Plains, while Peckham Road and other affiliates were located at Mamaroneck Avenue.

  • 1949 - 

    A 25th anniversary party was held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. This marked a quarter-century of Peckham’s dedication and commitment to serve.

  • 1950 - 

    Connecticut Distributing Corp. was established in Stamford to distribute and sell liquid asphalt. Simultaneously, the move into Connecticut was also made with blacktop, and a small plant was opened in New Milford. A new company, Cold-Mix Connecticut Corp., was established for this purpose.

  • 1950 - 

    A quarry in Hudson, NY was purchased, and the name of Greene County Crushed Stone Corp. was changed to Catskill Mountain Stone Corp.

  • 1952 - 

    Peckham Road Corp. formed a family company, Cairo Construction Corp., and bought a small “travel batcher” for mixing concrete. For the first time, the Peckham affiliates began a venture into the ready-mix concrete business.

  • 1957 - 

    Cold-Mix Connecticut’s largest and most modern asphalt plant was opened in the spring.

  • 1957 - 

    By this time, the asphalt companies had outgrown their small offices. An addition was made to the offices at 50 Haarlem Ave. in White Plains, NY. Now, for the first time in history, all of the Peckham Family Companies were located under the same roof.

  • 1958 - 

    William H. Peckham purchased the Greenwich/Middle Falls property from Avery L. Bullen.

  • 1958 - 

    As business was growing upstate, a new blacktop plant and ready-mix concrete plant were erected at Brown’s Crossing in Catskill, NY to handle the additional volume.

  • 1958 - 

    Bill Peckham’s sons, Bill Jr. and Jack, had joined the business. Bill Jr. had moved up to the role of Vice President.

  • 1958 - 

    Jack Peckham was tasked with negotiating the purchase of the Defiance Asphalt Corporation and its subsidiaries, New York Materials and Batten Kill Stone Corp. For Peckham, this was a major addition and opened up an entirely new territory.

    In April of 1959, Defiance Asphalt Corp. bought the available 50% of Tri-County Stone Co., Glens Falls Blacktop Corp., and Kingsbury Asphalt Corp.

  • 1959 - 

    A 35th anniversary party was held at the Whippoorwill Club in Armonk, NY.

  • 1959 - 

    A new asphalt terminal located in Athens, NY opened. The terminal, located on the Hudson River, allowed barge deliveries of much of the asphalt requirements in the Catskill area and became a significant factor in holding down material costs. Bill Peckham stands far left on the pier greeting the tanker, Morania Abaco. This terminal opening marked the first time since the days of river steamers that a vessel of any size had docked at Athens.

  • 1961 - 

    15 family companies had grown from the single original company in 1924. These companies included Peckham Road Corp. (1924), Pecksto Holding Corp. (1928), Westchester Asphalt Distributing Corp. (1929), Catskill Mountain Stone Corp. (1932), Cold-Mix Corp. (1934), Connecticut Distributing Corp. (1941), Cairo Redi-Mix Corp. (1949), Cold-Mix Conn. Corp. (1950), Taconic Equipment Corp. (1957), Defiance Asphalt Corp. (1958), New York Materials, Inc. (1958), Batten Kill Stone Co., Inc. (1958), Tri-County Stone Co. (1959), Glens Falls Blacktop Corp. (1959), Kingsbury Asphalt Corp. (1959).

    The parent company, Peckham Industries, Inc., was created to efficiently manage the various family companies and operations.

  • 1962 - 

    Hudson Falls new HMA plant. This blacktop plant was one of the first in the nation to be operated as a combination batch and drum plant.

  • 1965 - 

    Jack Peckham was made president of Peckham Industries, Inc. In the same year, his father, William H. Peckham passed away.

  • 1967 - 

    In the first attempt at diversification, New York Limestone Corp., located in Wingdale, NY, was acquired. This company crushed and then ground into a powder a very white limestone which was used primarily as a filler in floor tile products.

  • 1969 - 

    The Patterson Quarry was purchased from a small company that mined the property to produce agricultural lime.

  • 1969 - 

    The Peckham Industries logo was introduced for the first time.

  • 1971 - 

    Peckham Materials first began operations in Port Chester. The original plant was a 3 ton batch plant manufactured by Stan Steel and emissions were controlled with a wet scrubber. 13 years later, a 5 ton H&B batch plant was installed. The Peckham Road paving division ran its garage in the plant’s yard until 1991.

  • 1971 - 

    Peckham acquired the remaining 50% of the “Tri-County Group.”

  • 1973 - 

    Peckham acquired Connecticut Colprovia Corp., a manufacturer of blacktop near Danbury, CT, and a blacktop and crushing plant of Northern Materials Corp. in Chestertown, NY.

  • 1974 - 

    The company celebrated its 50th anniversary at the Nevele Country Club in Ellenville, NY. This milestone for Peckham Industries was evidence that our word is our bond, and civilizations that last generations are built on promises kept.

  • 1981 - 

    The passing of Jack Peckham left Jim DeForest as President, John R. Peckham as Exec. Vice President, and Janet Peckham as CEO. These individuals conveyed in actions and words a sense of ownership and passion for the company stemming from their unwavering loyalty.

  • 1981 - 

    It was decided that a wholesale asphalt terminal to supply asphalt cement to the blacktop industry was needed to round out the terminal in Athens. This marked the birth of the first Peckham Asphalt Resale Company location. Today, there are three such terminals in New York and Connecticut supplying under the PARCO family company.

  • 1985 - 

    Peckham Industries purchased the current Wingdale Quarry location from Colonial Sand & Gravel.

  • 1986 - 

    PARCO terminals in Bridgeport, CT, and Astoria, NY, opened. This was Peckham’s big push into the liquid asphalt business.

  • 1986 - 

    Peckham Industries bought the Kingston plant from Lansdell Asphalt Corp. servicing southeastern NY from Ulster and Dutchess Counties south.

  • 1987 - 

    Peckham purchased the New Windsor, NY, emulsion plant from Westchester Colprovia.

  • 1988 - 

    The Bedford plant was acquired from O&G Industries. A new plant was erected, towering almost 90 feet tall, and certainly one of the largest batch plants around.

  • 1990 - 

    Peckham Industries purchased the Hitchcock terminal in Bridgeport, CT, and renamed it as Harborview Terminals, Inc. This became Peckham’s venture into the fuel oil thruput business.

  • 1990 - 

    Peckham purchased the blacktop plant in Patterson, NY, from Putnam Asphalt.

  • 1991 - 

    One of the local cement companies, Independent Cement (later St. Lawrence), wanted to get into the aggregate business to remove non-cement stone overburden. A deal was struck, and Peckham built a new crushing plant on Old Schoolhouse Road off Route 9W south of Catskill. New wash screens were added, and Peckham began to learn a little bit about the cement business.

  • 1993 - 

    John R. Peckham, grandson of William H. Peckham, assumed the position of President and CEO of Peckham Industries, Inc.

  • 1994 - 

    This was a banner year for the company with record sales of stone and blacktop, including supplying material for major NYSDOT projects on the Northway and Taconic Parkway. Through decades of experience, Peckham had built a reputation on mastery, integrity, and innovation.

  • 1999 - 

    Over 250 employees and guests gathered for a 75th anniversary celebration at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY. Tragically, on the same day, Janet Peckham lost her battle with cancer. The celebration went on, as Janet would have wanted it to.

  • 2004 - 

    In the spring, the company gathered once again at the Mohonk Mountain House to celebrate its 80th anniversary. Peckham acquired William E. Dailey Company in May, the largest acquisition in the company’s history at that time.

  • 2005 - 

    Addition of a blacktop plant in the Bronx, Peckham’s first blacktop plant located in New York City.

  • 2009 - 

    The company celebrated its 85th anniversary at Gotham Hall in New York City. At this time, there were facilities operating in Athens, Bedford, Bridgeport, Bronx, Carmel, Catskill, Chestertown, Easton, Fort Ann, Greenfield, Greenwich, Hudson Falls, Kingston, Manchester, Montrose, New Windsor, Patterson, Port Chester, Rawsonville, Salem, Shaftsbury, Ticonderoga, Wilmington, and Wingdale.

  • 2009 - 

    Peckham acquired another ready-mix concrete company, Byram Concrete & Supply Co. The company was a major supplier in the Westchester, NY market with a concrete plant in both North Castle and Peekskill. Byram provided an aggregates sales market to the Wingdale quarry’s growing list of customers.

  • 2012 - 

    Acquisition of Dutchess Quarry and Supply Company, Inc., better known now as Peckham Materials Corp. in Pleasant Valley, NY. The Peckham Family of Companies continued to grow.

  • 2013 - 

    Peckham Industries began the conversion of oil-fired burners to environmentally-friendly natural gas. When it comes to the environment, Peckham believes in behaving like you own it.

  • 2013 - 

    Peckham saw another significant acquisition with the purchase of the Route 9W Catskill quarry from Holcim Inc. This acquisition, with 1400 acres of property, a 590-acre quarry, and dock access to the Hudson River strengthened Peckham’s presence in the Hudson Valley and dramatically increased available stone reserves for generations to come.

  • 2014 - 

    The company celebrated its 90th anniversary with over 600 members and friends gathering on Birch Hill in Schodack, NY for a family picnic.

  • 2018 - 

    Peckham Industries, Inc. acquired Palmer Paving Corp., extending its services into Massachusetts. This became the largest acquisition in company history.

  • 2019 - 

    As one of the largest construction material suppliers in the Northeast, while still holding tightly to the values of a family business, Peckham celebrated its 95th anniversary.

    Facilities in operation under the Peckham Family of Companies included Athens, Barre, Bedford, Bridgeport, Bronx, Carmel, Catskill, Chestertown, Easthampton, Easton, Fort Ann, Greenfield, Greenwich, Hoosick, Hudson Falls, Kingston, Manchester, Montrose, Mt. Vernon, New Windsor, North Castle, Palmer, Patterson, Port Chester, Salem, Shaftsbury, Springfield, Ticonderoga, Wilmington, and Wingdale.

  • 2019 - 

    The Peckham Industries headquarters was moved from White Plains to Brewster, NY.

  • 2020 - 

    Peckham Industries, Inc. acquired JSL Materials, Inc., adding additional quarry and asphalt operations in Massachusetts and Connecticut to its network.

  • 2021 - 

    Damian Murphy succeeded John R. Peckham as President and CEO of Peckham Industries. John transitioned to Chairman of the Peckham Industries Board of Directors.

  • 2022 - 

    Peckham Industries, Inc. completed the full acquisition of T. Miozzi, LLC, expanding operations and services into Rhode Island.

  • 2023 - 

    Peckham Industries, Inc. welcomed E. Tetz & Sons, LLC. and its subsidiary, Tetz Asphalt LLC (collectively “Tetz”) into the Peckham Family of Companies. Located in Middletown, NY, Tetz is the leading aggregate, ready-mix concrete, and hot-mix asphalt producer in Orange County.

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