Who are we?
What is A-Core? A big family of people who make an effort to do the very best of their capabilities. The people are what make A-Core what it is today and is why if you think we can't...we can! A-Core’s clients benefit from the advantage of a reputable industry leader with a personalized client-centric approach. Along with an accomplished team of managers, project foremen, estimators, administrative staff, and mechanics; A-Core employs the concrete cutting industry's most highly skilled and safety conscious operators. This experience and commitment to safety leaves a lasting impression on clients and partners. Our high level of expertise in a variety of concrete cutting applications make us the ideal choice for any sort of project, be it large-scale or small.
Where it all started...
Founded in 1974, A-Core Concrete Cutting, Inc. got its start from humble beginnings as the entire operation was ran from the back of a yellow station wagon, known as “Old Yeller”. Rooted in integrity, hard work, honesty, and a determination to succeed, the original founders of A-Core relied on superior customer service and a dedication to quality work. This steadfast commitment helped the company to earn a strong and well-respected reputation in the concrete cutting and specialty contractor industries. A-Core honors that ambition and dedication has improved the quality of life for countless individuals. We greatly value that for decades our team has demonstrated the only limits on achievement are those that we place on ourselves.
Our organization is built to respond to any of our customers’ needs, providing vast flexible solutions and outstanding value to owners and contractors no matter what industry or region. This is accomplished by constantly providing exceptional expertise, technical knowledge, and tailoring our services to any type of project. While continuing to grow, A-Core strives to prove and protect every day, on every job the solidified reputation it has earned in the United States. A-Core continues to embrace and invest in emerging technologies that add value to our clients' projects. Although we possess the resources and capabilities to take on any size contract, we remain deeply rooted in our commitment that there is no job too specialized or too small for our personalized attention. It is our closely held value that every project deserves our utmost attention to detail and commitment to customer satisfaction.
Over the past 45 years, A-Core has steadily grown and evolved from a small-time operation into one of the largest companies in the industry with 11 office locations, over 350 employees, and the ability to mobilize for any job across the United States within a 24-hour period. Currently, A-Core is licensed, bonded, and insured to operate in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, and is willing and able to pursue licensing in any state needed.
Founded in 1974 in the back of a station wagon
11 office locations and over 350 employees
Core Values: Integrity, Quality, Customer Service, Communication
Founded by Jack & Ruth Johnson
Opened office location in Idaho Falls, Idaho
Established A-Core Concrete Cutting of Idaho Falls, and open office in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Opened office location in Boise, Idaho
Boise, Idaho office opened
Salt Lake City & County Building
Jacobsen Construction tasked A-Core with cutting this historic building off its foundation to help retrofit it for seismic upgrade. Seen here, Jay Arnold operates one of our wire saws.
Launch Highway & Airport Division
Highway& Airport Division started sawing and sealing
Opened office location in Bozeman, Montana
Bozeman, Montana office opened
Opened office location in Kennewick, Washington
Kennewick, Washington office opened
Opened office location in Twin Falls, Idaho
Twin Falls, Idaho office opened
Opened office location in Missoula, Montana
Core Drilling on John Day Dam
John Day Dam spillway and modification
Launch Grinding Division
Grinding Division was opened in Murray, Utah
Fairchild AFB runway repairs
Opened office location in Mesa, Arizona
Specializing in highway saw and seal work. We now offer a full suit of services including: flat sawing, core drilling, GPR scanning, wall sawing, wire sawing, demolition, curb sawing, grinding, and grooving.
Wire Saw Pier in San Francisco Bay
San Francisco Bay under water wire sawing
Fish Ladder Bypass Project on Bonneville Dam
Bonneville Dam Fish ladder bybass
Launched Demolition Division
We first launch with a dump trailer and mini-ex. We now offer a full service demolition division capable of tackling any sized project. Our fleet includes electric excavators, robotic hammers, track hoes, fleet of dump trucks, and of course multiple mini-excavators.
Opened office location in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Specializing in airport and airbase saw and seal work, slab panel replacements, and joint rehabilitation. We now offer a full suit of services including: flat sawing, wall sawing, core drilling, wire sawing, demolition, curb sawing, GPR scanning, grinding, and grooving.
Acquire New Mexico Concrete Cutting
A-Core acquires New Mexico Concrete Cutting and the Nelson team to further expand its offering to the state of New Mexico and its surrounding areas.
Opened office location in Forth Worth, Texas
Specializing in grinding and grooving. We now offer a full suit of services including: flat sawing, wall sawing, core drilling, wire sawing, demolition, curb sawing, GPR scanning, joint rehabilitation, slab panel replacement, grinding, and grooving.
Launched Concrete Pouring Division
After listening to our customers need, we launched our concrete pouring division based out of our Idaho Falls location. We are now offering this service at our Salt Lake City location also.
Launched GPR Division
GPR Division is launched in all locations.
Opened office location in Denver, Colorado
Specializing in service work and GPR. We now offer a full suit of services including: flat sawing, wall sawing, core drilling, wire sawing, demolition, curb sawing, GPR scanning, joint rehabilitation, slab panel replacement, grinding, and grooving.
Our Commitment to SafetyThe commitment to safety exercised by all A-Core employees ensures the welfare of all jobsite personnel and members of the communities where we work. On any project, from the very simple to the very complex, safety is the number one priority for A-Core Inc. employees. A-Core prides itself on a spectacular safety record and policies that provide safe working conditions for each and every employee. As time goes on, A-Core will continually make safety a top priority on every job site. Our excellence in safety is a reflection of dedicated employees and fulltime safety officers. These officers train and direct all employees on A-Core’s safety policies, procedures, and government regulations. Through these efforts A-Core has maintained an Experience Modifier Rating that is consistently higher than industry standards.
Safety is more than a Priority, it's a Value.
1,000,000 miles without an incident
0 lost time incidents
Consistently above industry standard E-Mod rate
Our A-CORE safe initiative helps every employee to think before they act. ACORE stands as a personal and organizational commitment to creating safety and injury free work environments. It stands as a reminder to our personal dedication to safety, encouraging mutual responsibility and accountability for the safety and well-being of everyone we come in contact with.