St. Cloud Aggregate
We are a leading provider of ready-mix concrete and aggregates (sand and gravel, and limestone) in St. Cloud, Minnesota. We have been providing products and services for homes, commercial and public buildings, roads and bridges and more for more than 50 years. Our employees are experts in manufacturing concrete mixtures and in mining aggregates and have college degrees and advanced training in engineering, geology, safety, environmental management, and LEED certifications.
St. Cloud Concrete – Residential
Concrete is perfect for driveways, patios, steps, fire pits, garage floors and more in St. Cloud. You can choose traditional grey concrete or jazz things up with the addition of color, texture and curves. Either way, choosing concrete for your home adds a touch of class you can take pride in! It is very difficult to tell the difference between decorative concrete and a mason laying stone or brick. Although they look similar, a mason laying stone or brick costs significantly more than concrete.
When you choose concrete for your driveway, patio, etc., you are making a wise investment! Did you know that concrete driveways last as long as 30 years and requires minimal maintenance? Blacktop (asphalt), on the other hand, requires more maintenance and major repairs or replacement can be required within 10 years of installation!
Our concrete products for contractors are consistent from plant to plant and our people are always willing to serve your needs. We offer our Emerald Series concrete in St. Cloud thats tough, durable and cost-effective. Most of all, it possesses excellent thermal-mass characteristics. Emerald Series can ensure that your project gains vital points needed for LEED certification by using concrete’s multitude of green properties – from low carbon to high percentages of recycled content.
You can count on Aggregate Industries value for your project needs in the following sectors:
- Streets and highways
- New home construction
St. Cloud MN Community Profile
Aggregate MN is proud to be serving the good people of St. Cloud, Minnesota and we’re happy that you’re interested in this remarkable city. We thought you might like to know a bit more about this fascinating and vibrant community.
History of St. Cloud, Minnesota
When Minnesota was established as a territory, the area where St. Cloud stands was opened to settlers in 1851. A Maine native by the name of John Wilson named the settlement as St. Cloud in reference to the Paris suburb where Napoleon had a favorite residence. M. Incorporated in 1856, the city is divided into 3 known settlements namely: Upper Town, Middle and Lower Town. Middle Town was composed mostly of German catholic immigrants. New England settlers and people from the Mid-Atlantic States founded lower Town. Arcadia or the Upper Town was platted by a slave-owner by the name of General Sylvanus Lowry. Many steamboats docked at the city for the fur trade and other business interests. In the 1880s, the establishment of granite quarries gave the city the nickname, “The Granite City.”
St. Cloud Demographics
|Population density (sq mi)||1,649||67||91|
|Married (15yrs & older)||42%||58%||55%|
- The average age in the city is 23% lower than Minnesota
- 73% of the population is Caucasian
- 52% of the population is African-American
- 63% of the population is Asian
Cost of Living in St. Cloud, Minnesota
|Cost of living index||96||102||100|
|Goods & Services index||103||106||100|
|Health care index||113||110||100|
- The cost of living in St. Cloud is 6% lower than the Minnesota average
- Cost of living in the city is 4% lower than the national average
- Cost of housing is 19% lower than the national average
In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
Schools in St. Cloud
The city is served by the St. Cloud school district. They serve not only St. Cloud but also adjacent areas like Augusta, Clearwater, Waite Par, St. Joseph and lastly the Haven Township. There are eight elementary schools, a K-8 school and 2 High Schools.
- Cloud University
- Cloud Technical and Community College
- Rasmussen College
- Globe University/Minnesota School of Business
- College of St. Scholastica
- College of St. Benedict
- John’s University
St. Cloud Places of Worship
Here are some of the places of worship in St. Cloud MN:
- Atonement Lutheran Church
- Bethlehem Lutheran Church
- Calvary Community Church
- Diocese of St. Cloud
- Faith Lutheran Church
- First Assembly of God
- First Baptist Church
- First Presbyterian Church
- First United Methodist Church of Saint Cloud
- Good News Assembly of God Church
- Granite City Baptist Church
Businesses Based in St. Cloud
Based on the latest Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, here is the list of the top employers in the city:
- CentraCare Health System/ St. Cloud Hospital
- State of Minnesota/St. Cloud State University
- Cloud VA Medical Center
- Cloud Home District
- New Flyer Industries
- Wolters Kluwer Industries
- Capital One
- Bluestem Fulfillment
- City of St. Cloud
Restaurants & Nightlife of St. Cloud
Val’s Rapid SVC Restaurant – the most popular restaurant in the city, they serve great burgers, fries and shakes. The burgers are fresh and the fries are well seasoned and served in generous portions. Plenty of diners but worth the wait.
Granite City Food & Brewery Restaurant – Nice restaurant to go-to if Val’s is full. Service is fast and friendly and the portions are generous. Do try the Better Cheddar Burger with waffle fries and special sauce. Definitely a keeper. The beers are excellent.
Coyote Moon Grille Restaurant — Superb food, amazing service with a romantic atmosphere. The restaurant is perfect for dates, business meetings or plain bonding with the family. The scallops and walleye are both terrific.
Fun Things to Do in St. Cloud
There are a total of 95 parks encompassing 1,400 acres in and around the city. Whitney Memorial Park for instance rests on a former airport location and is considered the biggest in the city. The park has a dog park, senior citizens recreational area, and soccer and softball fields.
There are also many sites that you can visit such as:
Cathedral of Saint Mary – oldest and biggest church in the community.
Quarry Park – The site offers 20 granite quarries and lots of space for hiking, ski trails and biking.
Munsinger and Clemens Gardens — it offers an extensive flower garden collection going back to the 1930s.
St. Cloud Minnesota indeed is truly a great place to live. If you’d like to talk to us about your concrete requirements in St. Cloud give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.