Chuck Ehlers founded the company, then named West Rock, in November of 1997.
Chuck grew up enthralled by entrepreneurship and construction, often working alongside his grandfather who was a plumber. He founded his first company when he was 14 years old, making wooden toys and selling them to local retailers. He started a lawn mowing business when he was 15 years old, enabling him to save and pay for his school – earning his B.A. in Civil Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and his J.D. in Law, with honors, from The Ohio State University.
Having prototyped his first product, a patented retaining wall system, in his apartment, Chuck’s entrepreneurial spirit and strong work ethic shaped and continue to imprint Encore Precast today. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Chuck serves as Ohio Contractors Association’s Chair of the Southwest Chapter Executive Committee. In his free time, Chuck enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. You might also find him reading, cycling, running, or skiing.