In 1946, hard-working fellows began a business with just a few manual one-at-a-time block-making presses, eager to build a life after war. With a progressive approach – notably early adopters of an amazing automated block machine – we were on our way. Seven decades and three generations of leadership later, Angelus Block is a tremendous success story. Owned by its founding family and privately held, Angelus Block has become the largest such business in the West with the greatest production capacity in the region. Of course, the manual presses and nascent automated machines have been replaced by modern technology and robotics, yet the guiding ethics and principles that built a business from scratch have remained and continue to inform management in today’s complex business environment.
With strategic investments in new facilities and acquisitions, Angelus Block is uniquely positioned to provide its products to the entire Southern California region, from the Central California Coast and Southern San Joaquin Valley to the Low Deserts and San Diego. Project-specific material is efficiently manufactured by utilizing our unequaled capacity available from multiple locations.
Angelus Block’s product offerings evolved along with the sophistication of Southern California’s architecture and the progression of seismic structural design. Concrete masonry had always been a hard-working structural system, but visionary designers recognized concrete masonry as a design material in addition to its utility. And since, we have developed a designers’ palette of shape, texture, and color options worthy of the numerous award winning projects built with our material.