The words below were written in 1958 by Roger Corbetta, known in our industry as “Mr. Concrete!” They still ring true today for everyone at the Belarde Company!

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Concrete is my business.  –  My future welfare and the well-being of my family depend on the quality of the work I do. I have chosen concrete out of all the construction materials of the earth as the one in which to specialize. I have done this because I feel that concrete is a material of integrity. Mixed and placed with understanding hands, concrete will not fail. Therefore, the work I do well now will survive and serve long after I am gone. Concrete walls impound billions of gallons of water for relief of a thirsty desert, and concrete bridges and broadest rivers and hold back devouring floods from cities and towns. Concrete builds a safe pathway for the darting miracles of steel which link our cities and towns. For my customers, a concrete home will protect and safeguard their loved ones from the dragons of fire or storm and for the architect whom I serve, concrete is a design medium with which they can create structures of beauty. Future generations will enjoy the things we of today have wrought of concrete for it is a material of integrity and will endure. Concrete is my business. I am proud of it. – R. Corbetta