SYAR INDUSTRIES HISTORY
Over seventy years of achievement began in 1938 when C.M. “Tony” Syar started his construction business in California with his new contractor’s license and a 1932 International dump truck. Always looking to the future and working to provide the best for his customers, in the 1940’s Tony began supplying readymix concrete to the construction industry with plants in Vallejo and Fairfield in Solano County. These plants provided high quality building materials for Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Travis Air Force Base and other critical military needs during the war years in addition to various commercial uses.
In the early 1950’s Syar Industries added a major sand and gravel operation and readymix plant in Madison, Yolo County, which provided much of the building material for Monticello Dam and Interstate Highway 80 and served a rapidly expanding construction industry market. During the next two decades, Syar Industries continued to add aggregate production facilities, including the Lake Herman Quarry near Vallejo, to serve its growing base of satisfied customers.
Also during this time, Tony turned his hand towards developing his own projects. The Leisure Town retirement and golf community in Vacaville was planned and developed by Syar in the early 1960’s and is now home to over 2,500 residents. The adjoining Green Tree Golf Club is a 27-hole public golf course and driving range owned and operated by the company.
Syar’s largest commitment to growth came in March 1986, when the company acquired the assets and property of Basalt Rock Company, a division of Dillingham Heavy Construction, Inc. With the addition of the Napa quarry and barge loading facility and a major sand and gravel operation in Healdsburg, Syar’s service area expanded overnight within Napa and Sonoma counties. This acquisition established the company as one of the largest aggregate producers in Northern California.
In more recent years, Syar has continued its growth through the acquisition of the Sacramento area locations for Syar Concrete LLC, a subsidiary of Syar Industries, Inc., that substantially increased the market for Syar’s readymix operations.