About APAC Shears

APAC Shears has been Building the Heartland from the Ground Up for over a century. From the supply of aggregate materials, hot mix asphalt, and concrete to the construction of roads and bridges, we do it all. We offer a wide variety of services, products and materials to serve your building needs. Our customers include contractors, businesses, municipalities, government agencies, and homeowners across Kansas.

Our extensive reach and reputation is a direct result of our solid commitment to quality and safety. We will work together every day to deliver products and projects of the highest quality and safety. In the end, we run the safest and most efficient building sites in the industry, guaranteed.

Environmental

The asphalt industry reuses and recycles nearly 100 million tons of its own product every year, making it America’s number one recycler. Reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) actually reduces the amount of virgin asphalt cement needed for constructing new roadways. Other materials – including rubber from used tires, glass, and asphalt roofing shingles – are recycled into asphalt pavements.

Awards

APAC Shears has consistently won the top awards in our industry. These range from the National Asphalt Paving Association Quality in Construction award to the Associated General Contractors safety awards. We have also been awarded the Oldcastle Materials Innovation Award for designing and developing our equipment to improve construction efficiency.

Our History

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1887

George Shears’ son Henry joined the business and the name was changed to Shears and Son

1900

Shears and Sons laid the first concrete sidewalk in Hutchinson.

1909

Henry’s sons joined the business and the name was changed to J.H. Shears and Sons and the company purchased their first gas-powered mixer.

1922

J.H. Shears and Sons purchased their first asphalt plant.

1964

Contracted to construct the world’s largest asphalt paving project: I-70 from Salina through Lincoln and Ellsworth Counties. A staggering 1,518,132 tons of asphalt mix and 24,600,000 gallons of liquid asphalt were mixed and laid.

1984-1988

J.H. Shears and Sons acquired companies in Lincoln, Salina, and Emporia.

1989

J.H. Shears and Sons is acquired by Superfos.

1990 - 1999

J.H. Shears and Sons acquired companies in Newton, Wichita, Augusta, Hays, and Dodge City. The company also changed their name to Shears Construction L.P.

1999

Shears Construction L.P. is purchased by Ashland Oil and renamed APAC Kansas, Inc., Shears Division, which remains the name today.

2006

Oldcastle Materials Group based in Atlanta, GA purchased all APAC companies from Ashland Oil including APAC Kansas, Inc., Shears Division. Oldcastle Materials Group is owned by CRH plc out of Dublin, Ireland.