Rockville Fuel & Feed Co., Inc. was founded in 1926 in Rockville, Maryland. At the time, Rockville was a sleepy agricultural town along the railroad tracks in Montgomery County. The original business model of the company was to deliver wood and coal to Montgomery County residents to heat their homes and sell feed and straw to county farmers for their livestock. That's where the name comes from.
In the mid 1930's the company added the production and distribution of cinder blocks to its business model. During the 1940's the company changed its emphasis away from agriculture-related products and focused on construction related activities. The company halted sales of agricultural feed while retaining its fuel and cinder block lines. Being located in the suburbs of Washington DC, during War War II, the company focused on producing cinder blocks around the clock to supply the federal government in its need to build facilities to support the War effort.
After the war had ended in 1945, the company resumed it
regular block production while continuing to sell fuel. The population of Rockville grew almost 350 percent from 1940
to 1950 so the construction business and the demand for fuel grew. By that time fuel was petroleum more than
It was in 1950 when Rockville Fuel & Feed got into the concrete business through a business arrangement with Contee Sand and Gravel. Contee was looking for a site to put a concrete plant in Rockville to supply concrete to the Rt. 355 road construction job. Rockville was willing to allow Contee to set up a plant at the company location on Hungerford Drive. At the end of the job, Rockville bought the plant from Contee and was in the concrete business.
14901 Southlawn Lane, Rockville, MD, 20850 (301)762-3988 (877)847-7649
Since 1926. Ready Mix Concrete in Maryland.
During the 50's, 60's and 70's the ready mix concrete line of business grew and grew as Montgomery County became more and more populated. By the end of 1970 the county was getting mass transportation in the form of a subway system. The Washington Area Metropolitan Transportation Authority (or Metro) was formed. Plans called for a Rockville station on this Metro subway and the station would be located at the site of Rockville Fuel and Feed on Hungerford Drive. It was time to move.
In 1978, construction began on the new state-of-the-art central mixed concrete plant, oil distribution center and corporate office complex on Southlawn Lane in the heavy industrial zone of Rockville. With the better plant facilities and strong demand for construction materials in Montgomery County, the company continued to grow as a Ready Mixed Concrete Producer.
However, as home heating systems began to change and fewer homes relied on fuel oil to provide heat, the fuel business began to slow. During the mid 1980s the fuel oil part of the business was sold off and another concrete plant was built in its place.
In the mid 1990's the company leased and later acquired the assets of the A.H. Smith Ready Mix company. This gave Rockville Fuel and Feed two new plant locations - College Park in Prince Georges County and Savage in Howard County. With the new location the company pushed into the new locations while retaining a centrally located dispatch center in Rockville. With improvements in technologies, such as GPS truck location systems and electronic ticketing and data communications with remote plants, the company has been able to manage the widespread fleet to provide exceptional service to customers. The company quickly outgrew the Savage location and in 2001 it broke ground on its newest location in Elkridge Maryland. Near BWI Airport, at the intersection of two major highways, Rt. 95 and Rt. 100, the Elkridge plant has proved to be an exceptional location to service the construction needs of Howard County as well as Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties. We look forward to the expansion of nearby Ft. Meade caused by the BRAC legislation.
Rockville Fuel & Feed Co., Inc. is pleased to have been part of the community of this part of United States since 1926 and is looking forward to serving our community in the future.