As North Shore Aggregate approaches the start of our 27th season I am writing our first blog post. As I am not a writer by trade, I hope you will bear with me. To start I will give a quick back round on myself. My name is Andrew Wiegand and I am one of the owners of North Shore Aggregate. I lived in the Chicago area from age 1 until I was 8. Then work took my family to sunny Palm Desert California. I spent the next ten years of my life growing up in a very loving household. After high school I attended San Diego State University. In 2000 I moved back to the Chicago area to begin my career in the concrete business. My journey in the concrete business began in the mid 1990′s when I used to come visit my family for summer break. To make some extra money I began to labor for my uncles John and Frank Krupp. I was undersized and intimidated by the other workers. Here I am a 15 year old kid trying to keep up with grown men. I did not let it discourage me. I found the work to be very rewarding. Not just for the extra cash that helps any high school kid but I found the feeling of real accomplishment. I continued to work every summer until 2000 when I decided to make it a career. I studied under my uncles to learn the delicate nuances of forming and finishing concrete. They taught me everything they knew. After a while my ambition and persistence got the attention of my uncles. In 2007 I bought in to North Shore Aggregate to become an equal owner with my uncles. Now the three of us continue to run North Shore Aggregate.
In the future of this blog I will do the best to answer all questions that our customers have. Using our collective expertise I will do my best to write on topic informative posts. I hope that you will find this a valuable location for gathering information on your concrete questions.
Thank you for reading,
Andrew Wiegand- Co-owner