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David Ernst
David Ernst
President & Owner of Ernst Concrete
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David is originally from Troy, OH, David went from chipping concrete out of drums to working as a Concrete Technician and a Batchman before becoming Plant Division Manager.   “I enjoy working with the people of Ernst Concrete,” David says. “We have a lot of great people that work hard for us and that gives me a big sense of responsibility.” David and his wife, Renee, have three sons, D.J., Cory and Dylan and one daughter, Taylor. In addition to his duties at Ernst, David serves on the Concrete & Products Association Board as President
Phil Klenke
Phil Klenke
Director of Sales
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Phil has been in the industry for 30 years. He was born and raised in Dayton, OH, and attended the University of Kentucky and the University of Dayton, where he earned a BS in Business Administration. Phil spent four years as a sales representative for Ernst, Ohio, before moving to Atlanta with the company. He was promoted to Sales Manager of Ernst, GA in 1988 and Director of Sales in 2008. He is DOT Certified and ACI Certified. “The concrete business is a challenge every day,” says Phil. “With ever-changing variables in the product, there are always different day-to-day situations to deal with.” Phil also loves the opportunity his job gives him to enjoy the people around him: “The fact that Ernst is a family-run business creates a casual and enjoyable atmosphere to work in.  And being in sales gives me the chance to meet interesting people every day in an industry I really love.” Phil has been married for 29 years to his wife Ines and has two daughters: Kristin (27) and Megan (23). Phil can be reached at Phil serves the Metro Atlanta area.
Charles Lambert
Charles Lambert
Director of Technical Services
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Charles has spent over 20 years in the concrete industry. Originally from Louisville, KY, Charles started as a Batchman and has worked as a Plant Manager, Quality Control Technician and Lab Manager before becoming Director of Technical Services for Ernst Concrete in the Atlanta market. “I love working in a family owned business with great values,” Charles said. He also enjoys the big-picture role his job gives him: “It’s very satisfying being involved in the projects from start to finished design.” Charles’ industry-related accomplishments include: Certified Concrete Technologist (NRMCA), ACI Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician, ACI Aggregate Testing Technician, ACI Concrete Strength Testing Technician, ACI Concrete Flatwork Technician, ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician, Certified Pervious Concrete Technician (NRMCA), Georgia Department of Transportation Certified Concrete Batcher and Georgia Department of Transportation Certified Concrete Technician.  He is a member of the Georgia ACI Technical Committee and of the ASTM International Technical Committee. Graduated Saint Leo University with BA in Business Management. Charles and his wife of 25 years, Liz, have one daughter, Charlotte, a graduate of Auburn University.
Jeff Briggs
Jeff Briggs
General Manager
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Jeff has over 40 years in the concrete industry, over half of them at Ernst. He began his career at the age of 12, working in a small family-owned ready mix/construction business: “I was taught hands-on as a teenager how to batch concrete and operate any type of heavy equipment. Today, as General Manager, I deal with all aspects of the business. Everything from being responsible for the P&L, to managing day-to-day operations.” Born into a family of seven in Sanford, MI, Jeff prefers the environment of a business that feels like a big family itself. “It’s a blessing working with a family-owned and -operated business. We all work very well together to be the best in the business.”  
David Ernst Jr. “DJ”
David Ernst Jr. “DJ”
General Manager
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DJ is excited to be joining the family business.  His goal is to focus on industry innovation and anticipate its next direction.  Recently appointed General Manger of the Cobb Locations. “I enjoy gathering and tracking our sales information,” he says. “Being able to look at trends that have developed in the past is key in understanding future developments.” DJ lives with his wife, Elizabeth, and their new baby Noah, in Lilburn, GA.
Keith Dunbar
Keith Dunbar
Sales Manager
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Keith has worked in the concrete industry for 18 years, 12 of them with Ernst. He began his career as a Field Technician before coming to work for Ernst, initially as a Sales/QA Representative. Raised in Marietta, GA, Keith likes that Ernst is a company with family values that continuously offers him the chance to meet new people and face new challenges with co-workers he enjoys. Keith attended Southern Polytechnic State University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Kennesaw State University Keith’s professional accomplishments include NRMCA certification; CCSP IV, RMC and Professional Selling training courses; ACI Concrete Field Testing – Grade 1;  GCPA Pervious Concrete Technician; GDOT Batch & Field Tech Certification. He enjoys time with his wife, two step-daughters and a granddaughter. Keith serves Cobb and North Fulton Counties.
Tony Dowdy
Tony Dowdy
Sales Consultant
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Tony has been in the concrete industry for over 25 years. Originally from Palatka, FL, Tony has worked as a Driver, Loader Operator, Dispatcher and Sales Representative. Tony likes that Ernst is a family-owned business and relishes the challenging nature of his work. He values the chance to create relationships with customers: “I enjoy showing customers that there is so much more to look at when choosing a ready-mix supplier than price-per-yard,” he says. Tony and his wife Donna have six children and three grandchildren.  Tony serves Dekalb, Rockdale, Newton and Henry County.
Ted C. Jackson
Ted C. Jackson
Sales Consultant
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Ted has over 20 years in the industry.  Hailing from Lawrenceville, GA, Ted has held a variety of other roles in the concrete industry including Plant Manager and Truck Driver.  The thing Ted enjoys most about family-owned Ernst is “working with customers to build relationships and provide them with excellent service.”
Rick Smith
Rick Smith
Sales Consultant
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Rick has been in the concrete industry for 24 years and with Ernst Concrete for nine years. Originally from Hollywood, FL, Rick has worked as a Driver, Loader Operator, Dispatcher, Quality Control Supervisor and Sales Consultant. Rick is also certified as a GCPA Pervious Concrete Tech, GCPA Concrete Finishing Tech and ACI Field Testing Grade 1. Rick serves Cherokee, N. Forsythe and Dawson County.
Jason West
Jason West
Sales Consultant
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Jason has been in the construction industry since 1993 and with Ernst since 2009. Born and raised in Atlanta, Jason worked in operations before going into sales. “You are treated as one of the family at Ernst Concrete,” Jason says.  “Ernst is also highly respected in the industry and provides a product and service that I strongly believe in.” Jason and his wife, Tonya, have three daughters:  Olivia, Hannah and Mary Katherine.  Jason serves Cobb, Paulding and Bartow Counties. 
Ernie Born
Ernie Born
Sales Consultant
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Ernie serves Gwinnett, North Fulton and South Forsyth Counties.
Chris Padula
Chris Padula
Sales Consultant
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  Chris services Dawson and North Forsyth County
Paula Wentz
Paula Wentz
Sales Coordinator
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Cathy Swanson
Cathy Swanson
Controller
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Cathy Swanson, Controller, has been in the concrete industry for over 25 years, all of them at Ernst in her current position. She is originally from Baltimore, MD. “The biggest reason I enjoy working at Ernst  is that I admire the way David, John and Dan Ernst run the company in the same way they live their lives: with honesty and integrity,” Cathy says.
Tracy Cofer
Tracy Cofer
Credit Manager
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Tracy Cofer, Credit Manager, has been with Ernst for over 20 years.  A Georgia native, Tracy started her career doing collections and was an Accounts Receivable Clerk before becoming Credit Manager. "I like that Ernst Concrete is a family-owned company and that the majority of the staff have been here for many, many years. We all work very well together as a team to provide our customers with the best service possible.”  Tracy is “mother to one beautiful daughter".
Kim Gaines
Kim Gaines
Human Resources Manager
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Kimberly Lennon
Kimberly Lennon
Accounts Receivable Clerk
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Tiffany Warren
Tiffany Warren
Accounts Receivable Clerk
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Tiffany has been with Ernst Concrete for a number of years.  She can answer all your billing/invoicing questions.
Audrey Foster
Audrey Foster
Accounts Payable Clerk
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Jan Price
Jan Price
Front Office Admin
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Ernie
Ernie
Office Cat
 
 
Favorite position: The middle of Jan’s desk

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Ernst Concrete
Ernst Enterprises of GA

PO Box 809
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
770-995-9098 - Phone
770-995-8760 - Fax

Ernst Cobb County, Inc.
PO Box 1506
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
770-422-8003 - Phone
770-425-2720 - Fax

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Seven Locations to Better Serve Georgia

Ernst Enterprises of Georgia, Inc.
Ernst Plant 1 Lawrenceville - Main Office

553 Seaboard Industrial Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30045

Ernst Plant 2 Lithonia
7535 Rock Mountain Road
Lithonia, GA 30058

Ernst Plant 3 Jefferson
220 New Salem Church Road
Jefferson, GA 30549

Ernst Plant 4 Monroe
2006 Leroy Anderson Road
Monroe, GA 30655

Ernst Plant 5 Kennesaw
1475 Lockhart Drive
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Ernst Plant 6 Ball Ground
960 Old Nelson Road
Ball Ground, GA 30107

Ernst Plant 7 Dawsonville
378 West Hightower Drive
Dawsonville, GA 30534

Looking for Help Outside of Georgia?

Louisville, Kentucky Regional Office:
502-241-9441

Northern Kentucky Office:
859-485-4465

Cincinnati, Ohio Office:
513-398-9613

Dayton, Ohio Office:
Corporate Office
937-233-5555

Columbus, Ohio Office:
614-443-9456

Lima, Ohio Office:
419-222-2015

Richmond, Indiana Office:
765-966-8224