Company History

Team Elmer's construction crew along US-31

Family-owned for over 60 years 

In 1956, Elmer Schaub—the Elmer part of Team Elmer’s—and his wife, Edna, opened for business digging conservation ponds with a dragline crane. Elmer Schaub ran the business until 1977 when he decided to retire and offered Russell “Butch” Broad the chance to buy the business.

Since 1977, the company has continued to expand across northern Michigan while maintaining its dedication to a high-quality product and customer satisfaction. Today, the name Team Elmer’s encompasses Elmer’s Crane & Dozer, Inc., Elmer’s Esphalt, and Elmer’s Concrete, among others. We continue to build better communities through our commitment to service. Service to our clients, service to our coworkers, and service to our communities. 


1980

Added hydroseeder and hired our first engineer, Gary Holcombe, who later became a part-owner in the business


1982

Bought first excavator and began doing underground construction for water and sewer


1983

Purchased first crusher and started the aggregate division


1987

Purchased asphalt plant and set it up at our new Cass Street location


1988

Expanded our engineering department and purchased an excavation company from Ambrose Schaub, Elmer’s brother


1990

Bought a concrete plant and added our ready-mix concrete division


1994

Purchased Traverse Asphalt and moved to the Rennie School Road location in Traverse City


1998

Acquired Manistee location


2000

Acquired Big Rapids location


2001

Ludington and White Cloud plants come on board


2002

Cadillac plant built


2004

Houghton Lake, Beaverton, Omer, West Branch, East Tawas, and Oscoda plants joined the team


2005

Added Kalkaska crane operation and heavy haul trucking


2006

Built concrete plants in Kalkaska and the Tri-Cities/Midland area


2009

Troy Broad, Todd Broad, and Tonya Wildfong, Butch's three adult children, purchase the company


2010

Acquired Drenth Brothers pit properties in Ellsworth, MI
Acquired Concrete Designs, Inc, a concrete cutting and piling company that services the entire state of Michigan


2011

Purchased Mohawk Transport


2012

Purchased Cordes Excavating in Hillman, Michigan


2019

Expanded Petoskey location

Team Elmer's Advertisement in 1960

Elmer's Crane and Dozer advertisement in 1960

Elmer's crew in 1979

Team Elmer's crew in 1979

Insley Crane at the Coast Guard Station

Insley Crane at the Coast Guard Station in Michigan

Team Elmer's lifts Santa's House in 1981

Team Elmer's Crane lifting Santa's House in 1981

Team Elmer's Crew on a demolition jobsite

Team Elmer's Crew on a demolition jobsite

Old Elmer's Red Tandem 

Old Team Elmer's Red Tandem

Home Office:
 

1.800.3ELMERS
231.943.3443
231.943.8975  Fax

P.O. Box 6150
3600 Rennie School Rd.
Traverse City, MI   49685