• Generations of Progress

    With family business roots running all the way back to farming in the 1930s, Redi-Rock has built a solid reputation for proven solutions that will stand the test of time. 

  • A Strong Foundation

    Brothers Jim, Ben and Mark Manthei (left to right) had launched MDC Contracting in 1968 with the help of their father. With more than 30 years experience in the construction industry, the brothers knew they were on to something big when they completed that first Redi-Rock wall in the 2000.

  • A Need

    Redi-Rock Residential Wall The very first Redi-Rock wall was built in the Bay Harbor development in 2000. The wall was met with outstanding reviews! Ben Manthei stepped up as Managing Partner of Redi-Rock in 2000, and the company began setting up Redi-Rock manufacturers first regionally and eventually across North America. 

  • A Decade of Growth

    Ledgestone Texture By the time Redi-Rock reached it’s 10th anniversary, more than 120 manufacturers covered nearly every major market in the United States and Canada, with additional manufacturers in Great Britain, Ireland, Spain, Italy, the Middle East, and Korea. To find your local manufacturer, enter your zip code at the top of this page! 

  • The Future

    In the next decade, Redi-Rock is committed to continued innovation—with exciting developments coming from the R&D Department. Stay tuned as Redi-Rock continues to lead the large block retaining wall industry in creating large block wall systems with "The Essence of Natural Rock" look!

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Redi-Rock History and Timeline

Rooted In Innovation

The year was 2000. Three brothers managing a Michigan contracting firm needed an aesthetic, structural wall solution for an upscale development they were doing site work for. The problem? No products fit the bill. 

So the brothers set to work—and invented the wall solution themselves. The first Redi-Rock wall was built in the Bay Harbor development in 2000 and was met with outstanding reviews!

Brothers Mark, Jim and Ben Manthei had launched MDC Contracting in 1968 with the help of their father. With more than 30 years experience in the construction industry, the brothers knew they were on to something big when they completed that first Redi-Rock wall.

Poised for Growth

Ben Manthei stepped up as Managing Partner of Redi-Rock, and the company began setting up Redi-Rock manufacturers first regionally and eventually across North America. By the time Redi-Rock reached it’s 10th anniversary, more than 120 manufacturers covered nearly every major market in the United States and Canada, with additional manufacturers in Great Britain, Ireland, Spain, Italy, the Middle East, and Korea. To find your local manufacturer, enter your zip code at the top of this page!

As the market for Redi-Rock expanded through the years, Redi-Rock developed a complete line of coordinating products that includes gravity walls, reinforced wallsFreestanding walls, Columns, Caps, Steps, and Pavers. Three distinct stone textures have been released since 2000 and include Ledgestone, Cobblestone and Limestone. In addition, Redi-Rock has developed an on-staff engineering department and extensive engineering resources to support designers.

Prepared for the Future

In the next decade, Redi-Rock is committed to continued innovation—with exciting developments coming from the R&D Department. Stay tuned as Redi-Rock continues to lead the large block retaining wall industry in creating large block wall systems with "The Essence of Natural Rock" look!

Contact us:

Redi-Rock International
05481 US 31 South
Charlevoix MI 49720

Phone: (866) 222-8400
Fax: (231) 237-9521
Info@redi-rock.com

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