Important Announcement

Holiday Notice - Christmas

Buddy Rhodes Concrete Products will be closed Friday, December 24th in observance of Christmas. Resuming normal operations on Monday, December 27th.

Holiday Notice - New Year's

Buddy Rhodes Concrete Products will be closed Friday, December 31st in observance of New Year's Day. Resuming normal operations Monday, January 3rd.

Holiday Notice - President's Day

Buddy Rhodes Concrete Products will be closed Monday, February 21st in observance of President's Day. Resuming normal operations on Tuesday, February 22nd.

Holiday Notice - Easter

Buddy Rhodes Concrete Products will be closed Friday, April 15th in observance of Easter Weekend. Resuming normal operations on Monday, April 18th.

Holiday Notice - Memorial Day

Buddy Rhodes Concrete Products will be closed Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day. Resuming normal operations on Tuesday, May 31st.

Holiday Notice - Independence Day

Buddy Rhodes Concrete Products will be closed Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Resuming normal operations on Tuesday, July 5th.

Holiday Notice - Labor Day

Buddy Rhodes Concrete Products will be closed Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day. Resuming normal operations on Tuesday, September 6th.

Holiday Notice - Thanksgiving

Buddy Rhodes Concrete Products will be closed Thursday & Friday, November 24th - 25th in observance of Thanksgiving. Resuming normal operations on Monday, November 28th.

Holiday Notice - Christmas

Buddy Rhodes Concrete Products will be closed Monday, December 26th in observance of Christmas. Resuming normal operations on Tuesday, December 27th.

Holiday Notice - New Year's

Buddy Rhodes Concrete Products will be closed Monday, January 2nd in observance of New Year's Day. Resuming normal operations Tuesday, January 3rd.

The Buddy Rhodes Story

 

The History of Buddy's Mix

As a young man, Buddy Rhodes was consumed by clay. It was all he could think about, night and day. More important than the material itself, Buddy was compelled by the creative process. Eventually that creative process pushed his desire beyond the capacity of the material he was creating with. His ideas were too big for a kiln.

Rather than let this limit his ability to create, Buddy struck out to find something different to quench his desire as a maker. Buddy was after a material that would behave like clay, but that could develop strength and durability without the need of a kiln. Buddy was after a self-hardening clay.

Buddy found his solution in concrete, but not concrete in the way the world had come to know, as a workhorse in the development of modern civilization— cold and utilitarian. Buddy was investigating the material through his own lens, as a moldable and infinite material, and from that process, a whole new material came to life. Buddy created a material that behaved like both clay and concrete, and from that moment an evolution began.

Buddy sought to create and to share with other makers who wished to do the same. Over the decades of this collaboration, a whole new language has been born. A language in the tradition of the craftsman movement, and a set of materials that would allow the maker community to create their vision.