The original company was incorporated on February 1, 1979 as Concrete Specialties Inc., a local specialty concrete formwork contractor, by Kenneth Hicks, who was a graduate of Clemson University in the spring of 1974. The first year was limited, with only two full time employees and gross revenue of $82,000. Quality growth was achieved through long hours, hard work and customer satisfaction. The company doubled in size each of the next three years working as a sub/civil contractor for the oil industry and various general contractors.
By the early part of 1983 the company had outgrown its name and a search had begun for a new identity that would permanently represent the company as a General Contractor. LAZER, spelled with a Z, was chosen for its uniqueness and ability to be its own logo. The name change allowed for continued growth into several states and all areas of construction.
Major industrial clients pushed the company’s expansion and building of the corporate headquarters in 1987. The first communications job was completed in March of 1988, one building foundation, and a two decade relationship which lead to the commercial and bridge work for SCDOT during the 90’s , the format which exists today.
LAZER does in one day, what it took all year to do in 1979, maintains many of the same clients, relationships and business partners that has made it a “Dream come True”.