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.

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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.

PNPCA Committee Members

Comprised of companies, firms, and individuals from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest Precast Concrete Association (PNPCA) works towards improving the marketplace. This is done through communicating new ideas and information, discussing new efficiencies in the production of precast concrete, and improving cooperation between governmental agencies, engineers, and precasters.

Columbia Precast Products are members of the PNPCA and sit on many of their committees. We do this to keep our fingers on the pulse of the industry as well as share our knowledge with other precast companies. These committees include:

ODOT – Oregon Department of Transportation: This committee meets to discuss ways to improve communication with the state and improving specifications of concrete products.
WSDOT – Washington State Department of Transportation: Similar to ODOT, Washington members meet to consider ways to improve the industry in the state to help each other grow.
Safety: When dealing with pieces of precast concrete that can weigh thousands of pounds, it’s important that safety protocols are put in place. This committee explores ways of improving safety, both in handling concrete as well as the machinery.
Manhole: The cornerstone of almost any sewage system, manholes allow access to the lines and help divert the sewage to treatment plants or other locations. Here we work to improve safety, production, and installation processes.
Marketing: Being able to communicate the benefits of a product is important for any industry. Finding better ways to get the word out is the main concern for this committee.

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PNPCA Committee Members

Comprised of companies, firms, and individuals from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest Precast Concrete Association (PNPCA) works towards improving the marketplace. This is done through communicating new ideas and information, discussing new efficiencies in the production of precast concrete, and improving cooperation between governmental agencies, engineers, and precasters.

Columbia Precast Products are members of the PNPCA and sit on many of their committees. We do this to keep our fingers on the pulse of the industry as well as share our knowledge with other precast companies. These committees include:

ODOT – Oregon Department of Transportation: This committee meets to discuss ways to improve communication with the state and improving specifications of concrete products.
WSDOT – Washington State Department of Transportation: Similar to ODOT, Washington members meet to consider ways to improve the industry in the state to help each other grow.
Safety: When dealing with pieces of precast concrete that can weigh thousands of pounds, it’s important that safety protocols are put in place. This committee explores ways of improving safety, both in handling concrete as well as the machinery.
Manhole: The cornerstone of almost any sewage system, manholes allow access to the lines and help divert the sewage to treatment plants or other locations. Here we work to improve safety, production, and installation processes.
Marketing: Being able to communicate the benefits of a product is important for any industry. Finding better ways to get the word out is the main concern for this committee.

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.

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Management Team

Chad Finley

VP/GM

Joining Columbia Precast in 2017, Chad has been working in the precast industry for 23 years. He has held multiple roles in the production facility as well as Project Management, Sales, Transportation Manager, and Business Development before moving to his current role of VP/GM. He has experienced all aspects of the precast concrete manufacturing process and appreciates the constant development of infrastructure and evolving of the precast business.

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.

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.

Ryan McDaniel

Engineer

Ryan McDaniel is a structural design engineer. He has been a member of the precast concrete community for nearly 20 years. Ryan has P.E. stamps in 18 states including the states surrounding our region. He is ready to assist you with your next project.

Gregg Gjerswold

Controller

Gregg joined CPP in 2016 and brings over 25 years of construction related financial experience. Gregg is a results-driven financial manager with proven track record in accounting, financial management and credit management.

Sales Team

Phillip Bringhurst

Sales Manager

Philip joined Columbia Precast products in 2020 after working in the Precast Concrete Industry for over 16 Years. He has held multiple roles in the industry including General Manager, Plant Manager, Sales Manager and Sales Representative. He is an expert in all aspects of Precast Concrete Sales with an emphasis on Vaults, Three Sided Bridge and Box Culverts. Providing excellent Customer Service and Team Building are his specialties.