Why Choose

Columbia Precast Products?

Are you looking for a precast concrete manufacturer for your public or private project? We’re a Portland-area company that understands construction in the Pacific Northwest.

Not every precast concrete company in Portland are created equal. You will want to find a manufacturer that’s right for your job.

Columbia Precast Products
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Quality Products

We produce manholes, catch basins, box culverts, vault structures and custom designs. Precast results in a durable product for both above- and below- ground structures. It has nearly endless design possibilities.

Concrete produced in a mold is different from poured-in-place concrete. We manufacture our precast manholes, catch basins, boxes, vaults and custom designs in the controlled environment of our facility.

Precast concrete has been around at since the time of the ancient Romans. Manufacturing techniques and practices continue to evolve, and today there’s a big emphasis on quality control, green manufacturing and cost-effective production.

Our products offer superior strength and versatility, but they can also reduce construction costs and delays. For example, a finished catch basin or box culvert is quick to install. The items are produced off-site in our factory. Contractors need only prepare the site before fitting the products in place.

Commitment to Sustainability

Concrete consists of natural materials. CPP is committed to using sustainable practices and looking for locally sourced raw materials. We recycle process water and waste concrete. We’re striving to produce a clean product that’s healthy for people, plants, animals and the environment.

Low maintenance and longevity are two of precast concrete’s greatest advantages. These benefits are not only good news for the environment, but also for your budget. Precast structures can last for decades with few if any repairs required.

Experience and Expertise

The CPP management and production team have more than 140 years of combined experience in the precast industry. Our company is young, but our knowledge goes deep. We opened for business in 2013, and have grown steadily since then.

Our team is motivated to produce the highest quality precast products available. We get a sense of satisfaction knowing that our work results in a lasting contribution to Washington and Oregon infrastructure.

From roads and parking lots, tunnels and drainage trenches, our people take pride in completing projects on schedule and on budget. When you call CPP, you’ll speak with a friendly, knowledgeable person ready to help you complete your project safely and efficiently.

Columbia Precast Professional Staff

Management Team

Ron Sparks

General Manager

Ron has spent 24 years in the precast industry, with 11 of those in sales and 13 in management. As the former Vice President/General Manager for Hanson Pipe & Precast, he oversaw nine production facilities across four western states in six markets located across four states.  His responsibilities included overseeing all aspects of sales, engineering, manufacturing, and safety/environmental.

Che Elberfeld

Process Control Manager

Che joined Columbia Precast in the Spring of 2015. He has 20 years’ experience within the industry most notably with Rinker Materials, Hanson Pipe and Precast, and Oldcastle Precast. Che’s experience ranges from general laborer to Regional Production Analyst.

Kevin Hart

Quality Control Manager

Kevin joined Columbia Precast in the Spring of 2014. He has 20 years’ experience within the industry primarily with Wilbert Precast and S.I. Funeral. Kevin maintains numerous Quality Control related certifications and his experience range from field technician to Production Manager.

Spencer Jones

Assistant Plant Manager

With more than 18 years in the precast industry, Spencer has been a batch plant operator, quality control manager, production and plant manager, and general manager. Spencer has worked on numerous large-scale projects, including an artificial bat cave for The Nature Conservatory in Tennessee.

Jason Miles

Plant Manager

Jason has been in the construction industry for 28 years and helped build our current facility. Jason is experienced working on a wide range of projects, from $300,000 jobs all the way up to $25 million. Jason is constantly working on improving safety, quality, and sustainability to help Columbia Precast remain a leader in the field.

Chad Finley

Sales Manager

Joining Columbia Precast in 2017, Chad has been working in the precast industry for 20 years. He has held multiple roles in the production facility before moving to Sales, Transportation Manager, Project Management, and Business Development. He has experienced all aspects of the precast concrete manufacturing process and appreciates the constant development of infrastructure and evolving of the precast business.

Kelly Patterson

Engineer

Kelly has worked throughout the U.S. as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) or director with precast manufacturing and management, including heavy civil projects in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Colorado, and California. As a director of engineering for Oldcastle precast, Kelly was responsible for standardizing quality programs, software, drawings, engineering, and production processes at 80 locations. All told, Kelly has 33 years of experience in the precast industry.

Sales Team

Our sales staff has 55 years of experience in the precast concrete markets.

Lon Tweed – Precast Yoda

Sr. Sales Manager

Lon has 44 years of experience in the precast industry, 20 of those years in sales. His entire career has been in service of customers in Metro Portland area and Clark County, Washington. Lon is well known for his attention to detail and problem-solving abilities.

Peder Gunderson

Sales Representative

Peder has spent 11 years in the industry, all in sales. He has diverse experience, ranging from promotion of precast products to development of new product lines and custom precast products.