Shope Concrete Products is a Pacific Northwest manufacturer and wholesale distributor of concrete pipe, manholes, catch basins, and other related concrete products. We provide local, state, federal, and regional contractors products and solutions for underground infrastructures in residential and urban communities, businesses, streets, roads, and freeways.
Shope Concrete Products is located in Puyallup, Washington and currently employs 60-65 people on a 14.5 acre facility. We're a privately held and family-owned company which became incorporated in 1965 by John Henry Pattee, co-founder. The company was originally Shope Brick established in 1920.
Standing the Test of Time
It's true, we're not monstrously huge like one of our competitors, but we've been around for a long time. Many would say we've stood the test of time. In fact, documentation shows we've been around as early as 1926. Back then, it was all about offering the best quality product and receiving a handshake of satisfaction from every customer that walked through our door.
Many of the same principles practiced in our business nearly 80 years ago still hold true today. The results are evident when you look closely at our company growth during the last 7 years. At the end of fiscal year 9/1997 to the end of fiscal year 9/2006, Shope Concrete Products Company grew an impressive 320%. We believe this figure reveals a lot about our customer service, the quality of our products, and our ability to compete in any economic environment.
Collecting Our Past
We're currently retrieving old photographs, documentation, and various artifacts, revealing an historical view of Shope Concrete Products successful past. All information will eventually be displayed on this web site. Think of it as a "Shope Museum" of sorts. You'll see how Shope went from a small block shack next to a dirt road, to today's 14 acre yard & production facility.
If you have some knowledge about our history prior to 1964, a story to tell, or some facts to correct or share, please contact us. We'd love to hear your story.
A Snippet of History
On a cool and rainy fall day in 1964, founder John Henry Pattee stumbled upon an old and tattered file folder. Inside, John found an invoice showing a brick sale to a local customer and in the upper left corner, a year date of 1917. That's just six years after postal home mail started being delivered in Puyallup for the first time. The company name is missing from the invoice, but many speculate the company name on the invoice never printed until the following decade. The earliest invoice document we've been able to find in print displays a date of January 30th, 1920.
Back then, Shope was known to Western Washington as "Puyallup Shope Brick" which carried this name until the mid 1960's. In 1964, Shope was purchased by John Henry Pattee, and later incorporated in 1965 as Shope Enterprises, and still doing business today as Shope Concrete Products Company.