Custom Precast Company is a family owned manufacturer of precast concrete products based in Cascade, Iowa. The company was founded in 1967 by Carl and Karen Kelchen. The company first produced steps and septic systems. It had one delivery truck and three employees. The company has grown steadily, today employing 50 to 75 people, full and part time. The facilities include more than 100,000 square feet of inside production area on 23 acres, housing 16 bridge cranes, two computerized batch plants and mixers capable of producing more than 500 cubic yards of concrete daily. The company delivers and installs its products in Iowa and surrounding states with a fleet of truck-mounted cranes and semi-tractors, and more than 60 flatbed trailers. The company’s product line includes products for: Home Railroads Cities Coast Guard Farm Business Highway Transportation Utilities Commercial Advertising Today Custom Precast Company is co-owned and operated by its original founders, Carl and Karen Kelchen, and their son and daughter-in-law, Bryon and Carolyn Kelchen.