Our beginnings came in 1921, when Standard Bitulithic, a division of Warren Brothers of Boston, built a half-ton batch plant on the site that is now A.E. Stone, Inc. At that time, no one knew of the journey and growth that was to come almost a century later.
Standard Bitulithic transferred A. E. (Ned) Stone, their superintendent on the Merritt Parkway Connecticut project, to Pleasantville, NJ, where he would become their Operations Manager in early 1939.
During World War II, the decision was made to sell the facility. With a strong love for the company, and for serving his community, Ned Stone purchased the plant and land, and called his new company A.E. Stone Contracting. Plant operations were expanded over the next 12 years, and this expansion enabled A.E. Stone Contracting to batch one ton of material.
Ned Stone retired in 1955, and the new owners renamed the business A.E. Stone, Inc., in honor of their founder.
In 1959, the facility was upgrading from a steam-powered belt driven system to a plant powered by electric motors. Additional installations and upgrades came in years following. In 1972, a solid state batch control system manufactured by Libra Systems Corporation was added to the facility, and in 1980, the Libra solid state batch control was updated to a self-contained computerized system. With this, a 300 tons per hour continuous mix drum plant maximized efficiency and allowed our company to best serve our growing customer base.
With the addition of the new drum mix plant, A.E. Stone became the first asphalt pavement recycler in southern New Jersey. In the early 1980’s, we began to crush and recycle concrete rubble, for use as a sub-base material in road construction.
In 2007, A. E. Stone, in a partnership with The H&K Group, purchased and began managing the daily operations for Winslow Hot Mix, LLC. The CMI drum mix asphalt plant located at this facility is capable of producing at a rate of 400 tons per hour and has silo storage capacity of 800 tons.
Today, A.E. Stone manufactures, distributes, and sells construction materials such as hot mix asphalt, virgin and recycled aggregates, high performance cold patch materials, and dry sand products.
We approach each job as a fresh opportunity to provide solutions that encompass uncompromising quality, efficiency and safety. Since our inception, we have worked with the New Jersey Department of Transportation, New Jersey Highway Authority,
and South Jersey Transportation Authority, and have built strong relationships with various government facilities, counties, municipalities, and developers.
Whether we are providing emergency infrastructure repairs or completing work for a scheduled project, our customers see us as a partner: available, responsive, honest and competent.
With a strong commitment to our community, A. E. Stone responds in times of need. We regularly provide emergency infrastructure repair on damage caused by severe storms in the coastal areas, including a prominent role in the relief and restoration efforts following Superstorm Sandy.
We are dedicated to supporting local efforts, and contribute to more than twenty charitable organizations and community events annually. In addition, A. E. Stone urges all team members to get involved in similar activities, both as a representative of our company and in their personal lives.
At A.E. Stone, we believe our team members are the key to our success. During peak paving months, we are one of Atlantic County’s largest employers, providing a dedicated, year-round staff for our customers.
Above all, A.E. Stone is and will remain, committed to, our customers, our team members, and our communities, providing solutions to keep our nation safe, secure, and connected.
Our Team Members
Our knowledgeable team members are committed to providing, improving, and delivering creative solutions, we stand for service and leaving things better than how we found them.
Because the work we perform affects everyone’s quality of life, we focus on unique solutions that deliver exceptional value for our customers and communities.