In 1986, Pete Molloy and his business partner Tom Hotwagner set out to change the way concrete contractors received their supplies. Molloy wasn’t satisfied with only providing the tools and materials necessary for the job. He wanted to push it a step further. His goal has been to provide a Total Job Solution, which Molloy’s company still stands by to this day.
“We have built our reputation contractor by contractor – project by project – by carrying innovative products, providing fast service and delivery, and keeping our promises,” says Molloy. “Our sales counters and phone lines are staffed with experienced professionals who are continually trained to offer in-house expertise on the best and newest methods and technology available.”
Fast-forward 32 years later, and Jobsite Supply’s innovation and concrete knowledge can be seen all throughout the state of Indiana. As a constant reminder of their impact throughout the state, Lucas Oil Stadium – a massive stadium that has become one of the defining features of the Indianapolis skyline – is directly across the street from their headquarters. And that’s only one of the hundreds of projects Jobsite Supply has been proud to be a part of.
Their 4-acre lot in the heart of downtown Indianapolis’ Babe Denny district is a flurry of activity as vans filled with concrete supplies run daily to construction sites in the Indianapolis region to fill contractors’ needs, semi-trailers hauling bulk supplies around the state, and rental equipment coming in for maintenance and repair and going out to the jobsite.
Forming and Shoring
Heavy concrete structure forming and shoring systems is an integral part of the Jobsite Supply business. They have a separate building fully dedicated to providing contractors with everything necessary to get the job done, including design, fabrication, field services and inventory control.
After a contractor has gone through the sale process, Molloy makes sure his team is on hand to provide personal in-field service and technical support. Putting his promise into practice, Molloy’s team of sales people and engineers are on hand at any point throughout the project to answer any questions a contractor might have.
The bulk of Jobsite Supply’s heavy concrete structure forming and shoring projects have been water treatment plants and mix-used apartments. For these types of jobs, the EZ-Radius and EZ-Gang forming systems are used as Jobsite Supply's exclusive pre-assembled systems.
Jobsite Supply uses their own proprietary techniques in a controlled environment to control quality and accuracy in a way that is nearly impossible to match in the field. Pre-assembled forming systems allow contractors to reduce labor by controlling unknown jobsite conditions, which makes a given project more profitable and generally speeds up the process.
EZ-Radius offers many benefits: It’s one of the most complete pre-assembled form systems on the market and arrives "ready-to-use" via wide load carriers. Panels are fabricated to any desired widths up to 24 feet and heights up to 36 feet. Jobsite Supply keeps the design simple with fewer components to make placement fast and easy.
Jobsite Supply also uses aluminum beam construction for lighter weight and greater dimensional accuracy. Because of their in-house team of engineers using the latest CAD technology and years of experience to custom design each project, their forming systems are able to create greater weight-to-strength ratio than other forming systems.
Jobsite Supply’s strategic alliances with multiple forming and shoring manufacturers allow them to choose the perfect system for any contractor’s application.
Training is Key
A major factor that sets Jobsite Supply apart from other suppliers is the training and knowledge that Molloy and his employees provide to contractors.
“We break down the job and go through it with contractors step-by-step. We want [contractors] to be fully prepared when they hit the jobsite whether it be supplies-wise or OSHA compliant.”
A major buzzword that has recently made waves through the concrete industry is silica dust. It’s a basic component of soil, sand, granite, and many other minerals commonly found in concrete. Quartz is the most common form of crystalline silica. Cristobalite and tridymite are two other forms of crystalline silica. All three forms may become respirable size particles when workers chip, cut, drill, or grind objects that contain crystalline silica.
Inhaling silica dust can lead to silicosis, an incurable lung disease that can be fatal if severe enough. Those with too much silica exposure can also develop lung cancer, kidney disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
This isn't the first time OSHA has attempted to limit exposure to breathable silica. The standard slated to go into effect next month will take over for OSHA's first silica standard, which was issued in 1971 when the Department of Labor first established the agency. The Department of Labor has been studying silica dust and its relationship to worker deaths since the 1930s.
The existing standard requires that silica dust particles, which are 100 times smaller than sand granules, be limited to 250 micrograms per cubic meter of air over an average of eight hours – the hours of a typical work shift. The new standard reduces that to 50 micrograms over the same time period.
OSHA set the Repsirable Crystalline Silica construction standard into effect on September 23, 2017. Jobsite Supply made sure to be trained and ready to provide contractors with any information and equipment needed to meet those standards.
In order to set his company apart from other suppliers, Pete Molloy has made it his goal to provide contractors with a peace of mind that they will be provided with the correct supplies and know how to get the job done quickly and efficiently.
Giving Back to the Community
It’s not all concrete and work for Jobsite Supply. Molloy has made sure his company has become an integral part of the Indianapolis community. With the same dedication and passion that Molloy and his company put into their work, they pour into the Jobsite Supply Community Fund. The purpose of this fund is to give back to help organize and fundraise worthwhile causes and bring awareness to those who need it most.
“Since its inception, we have recognized that our commitment to community goes hand-in-hand with our commitment to excellence in customer service, relationship building, and community citizenship,” says Molloy. “This philosophy has served us well for more than a decade but as times have changed and our community is faced with more struggles and opportunities we have recognized the need to increase our presence in the community.”
An integral part of the Jobsite Supply Community Fund is Anna's Celebration of Life Foundation, named after Molloy’s daughter who passed away in 2008 at the age of 12. The Foundation, based in the Stringtown area near-west side Indianapolis, began life in 2006 as an expansion to the Lord’s Pantry, run by Lucious Newsom. Lucious, Anna, and the Molloys teamed up to provide food, training services, basic needs, and more specialized supplies for the poor communities of Indianapolis.
To raise funds to help supply The Lord’s Pantry at Anna’s House, the Community Fund would host events like Anna’s 18-Hole Challenge, which raised $45,000 for Indiana children with special needs. They have also provided “souper bowl” bags for families who wouldn’t be able to celebrate the big game. Julie Molloy, Executive Director of Anna’s House, teamed up with Colts offensive tackle Joe Reitz to create bags with items like hot dogs, cookies, and chips to give to needy families so they could have some fun and enjoy the game as well. The event began in 2012 and has been an annual tradition since.
The Molloys are currently setting up a permanent space at their Oliver Avenue location where they will curate and hand out items for families with special needs children who would not be able to afford those items. Anna had a vibrant, charitable view on life and helping others who needed it most and the Molloys are continuing her dream by giving back to the Indy community day-in and day-out.
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