Our History

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1947

RAWSON MATERIALS IS FOUNDED BY RICHARD RAWSON

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PLANT #1

Original location on Munyan Road in Putnam, CT.

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1971

Richard’s son, Allan, graduated from Nichols College in Dudley, MA and began his full-time employment with the company.

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1980

Plant #2

Rawson Materials opened its second location on Town Farm Road in Putnam, CT.

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1986

Added a fleet of trucks (Rawson Trucking).

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1997

PLANT #4

Rawson opened yet another location on Black Hill Road in Plainfield, CT.

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2001

3rd GENERATION AND COUNTING

Allan’s son, Jeffrey, graduated from Assumption College in Worcester, MA and began his full-time employment with the company, becoming the 3rd generation to manage Rawson Materials.

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2005

PLANT #5

New location on Norwich Road in Plainfield, CT.

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2012

PLANT #3 & PLANT #6

New locations on Wauregan Road in Canterbury, CT and Reardon Road in Thompson, CT.

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2018

Plant #7

Purchased the assets of Cherenzia Excavation on Old Hopkinton Road in Westerly, RI.

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2021

New Office

Moved into our new Main Office location at the Lofts at Cargill Falls Mill in Putnam, CT.

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2022

75th Anniversary

This year we celebrate a milestone: It is our 75th Anniversary!