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Our legacy on display – one building at a time.

Advance serves every commercial and municipal need — including retail centers, water and wastewater-treatment plants, health-care facilities, office buildings, road work and countless other projects. The fact is, commercial and industrial customers rely on Advance when quality ready mix is needed with a level of service that guarantees success. Advance is equipped for even the biggest challenges. For the Ford Truck Plant, Advance poured over 2,500 yards of concrete in a single night.

We also completed projects like the KFC YUM! Center with over 80,000 yards of concrete, Omni Hotel with 45,000 yards of concrete and the Ohio River Bridges Project with just over 250,000 yards in it. Small jobs receive no less attention. Banks, restaurants, sidewalks or parking lots – Advance supplies concrete to smaller commercial jobs every day. While we are proud of our large job accomplishments, we still take time to show the small guy he’s important.

KFC Yum! Center

Contractor:
FA Wilhelm Construction
Type of Project:
Entertainment
Construction Method:
Cast-in-Place Concrete
Yardage:
70,000 yards

In addition to the large quantity of concrete on this project, the KFC Yum! Center gave Advance additional experience working on a challenging project regarding both schedule and mix designs.

The concrete for the Yum! Center, despite the mass amounts, was all poured in just over a year. In addition to the fast-paced schedule, the mixes on the project were far from basic.

The construction of the KFC Yum! Center was a catalyst for downtown Louisville when construction began in 2008. This project served the same purpose for Advance Ready Mix. The 70,000 yards provided much-needed work through the recession and was the largest project the company had ever done at that time. In addition to the large quantity of concrete on this project, it gave Advance additional experience working on a challenging project both with regards to schedule and mix designs.   

The concrete on the Yum! Center, despite the mass amounts, was all poured in just over a year. In addition to the fast-paced schedule, the mixes on the project were far from basic. Some of the highlights of this project were:  

  • 6000 psi auger-cast grout  

  • High-strength self-consolidating concrete 

  • 8000 psi concrete 

  • Mixes that required 4000 psi at 24 hours 

  • 3 gallons of corrosion inhibitor  

  • High fly-ash LEED mixes 

Despite the aggressive schedule and complicated mixes, Advance Ready Mix successfully completed the project and put itself in a position to tackle even more challenging projects like the Ohio River Bridges and Omni Hotel. 

The Rowing Center & Community Boathouse

Waterfront Park and Skate Park

One thing that has been constant throughout all of the phases of Waterfront Park is the use of Advance Ready Mix concrete.

Contractor:
Various
Type of Project:
Municipal
Construction Method:
Bridge Construction/Cast-in-Place Concrete
Yardage:
20,000 yards

Not that long ago the waterfront in downtown Louisville was the joke of drivers passing through town. Populated with industrial businesses and scrapyards, the waterfront was an eyesore for all who rode through the heart of Louisville. In the early 90s, this all started to change, as Waterfront Park was announced and construction began later that decade. Since that time there have been numerous phases, including a pedestrian bridge, great lawn, numerous fountains, restaurants and a nearby skate park.

One thing that has been constant throughout all the phases of Waterfront Park is the use of Advance Ready Mix Concrete. Throughout the many years of construction, Advance has produced a wide variety of mixes, including self-consolidating concrete (SCC), integrally waterproofed concrete, shotcrete and colored concrete. Advance’s location in downtown Louisville, along with being a woman-owned business, made it the logical choice for the many contractors who’ve worked on the park over its nearly two decades of construction.

University of Louisville - Belknap Campus

The University of Louisville has experienced a construction renaissance over the past decade and Advance Ready Mix has been an integral part of this building boom.

While Advance hasn’t been the only supplier on campus, we have done the lion’s share of the work.

Contractor:
Various
Type of Project:
Education
Construction Method:
Cast-In-Place Concrete
Yardage:
175,000 yards

The University of Louisville has experienced a construction renaissance over the past decade, and Advance Ready Mix has been an integral part of this building boom.  With this growth at the university, there has been a drastic increase in dormitories, classroom buildings, recreational facilities and sports complexes.  While Advance hasn’t been the only supplier on campus, we have done the lion’s share of the work, including the New Student Recreation Center, the YUM! Practice Facility, numerous new dorms including the ACC , Cardinal Towne, Community Park, The Nine and the science classroom building.

Along with the increase in students and athletics, the University of Louisville has taken great strides to lose its commuter school image of the 80s and become a beautiful and inviting campus. Advance has been a part of this beautification process by supplying concrete to some of the major streetscapes and enhancement projects on campus. In addition to this work on Belknap Campus, Advance has also supplied concrete to many of the buildings on the Shelby, Health Sciences and Nucleus campuses. 

Let Us Supply Your Next Job

Let Advance put our almost 40 years of experience to work for you on your next job. As a local WBE business we can give you the quality and service to exceed the big guys, while helping you meet your local and woman-owned business goals. In addition, every level of management is in town and accessible, so you can rest assured we stand behind our work. Want to know more? Send us an email.

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