Century Asphalt was founded on humble beginnings, family values and a determination to add value to the Angel Family Construction Enterprise and its most valuable asset, our Employees. Below is a timeline depicting our humble beginnings and the incredible growth of the Angel Family material business known as Century Asphalt.
Glenn, Greg and Gary Angel of Baytown, Texas purchase their first Astec Asphalt Plant and locate it in Baytown, Texas just 30 miles East of Downtown Houston, Texas. The plant resides in close proximity to the Angel Brother’s family owned and operated construction company, Angel Brothers Enterprises, and was established to establish a dedicated and reliable supply of asphalt paving materials to its paving operations in East Harris County and the surrounding cities and municipalities. The Asphalt plant sits on CEMEX USA’s Baytown aggregate terminal on the Cedar Bayou waterway.
The Angel Brothers expanded Baytown Asphalt Material’s production capacity and geographic supply capability in 2001 by agreeing to purchase CEMEX USA’s Navigation asphalt facility in Downtown Houston, Texas. This centrally located production facility allowed the Angels to bring all asphalt paving material purchases in-house and provided a reliable and dedicated supply source to the growing family construction business throughout Harris County and the City of Houston. This location sits just 2 miles East of downtown Houston and aggregates are delivered via unit train on the Union Pacific Railroad. Aggregates are sourced out of CEMEX’s Balcones limestone quarry situated in New Braunfels, Texas.
The acquisition of Martin Marietta’s Houston Asphalt business took the Century hot mix supply capabilities in the greater Houston market to an impressive network of 8 asphalt plants. Century establishes itself as the premier supplier of asphalt products on the Gulf Coast. The Martin assets included 5 Hot Mix plants in and around the Houston, TX MSA and aggregates supplied to these facilities are via Union Pacific Rail Road with material sourcing from Martin Marietta’s Medina Limestone Quarry on the western outskirts of San Antonio, TX.
Century Asphalt continued its growth West to the Hill Country of Texas with its 2008 acquisition of Ryan Materials. Ryan Materials operated an 80 TPH BDM asphalt plant inside CEMEX USA’s Balcones Limestone Quarry. Immediately upon closing, Century re-located an idle 400 TPH Astec Double Barrel to the quarry plant site. This location allowed the Angel’s construction arm Angel Brothers Enterprises, to pursue and contract with TxDOT and other agencies in the greater San Antonio, TX market.