- Top SCHWING Dealer 6 years in a row.
- 40+ years experience in the concrete industry.
Superior Service Since 1991
Redwood Empire began with the dreams of two young people: Eric and Vickie Worden. In 1981, Eric Worden had the opportunity to purchase his first line pump—a Mayco C-30. Eric began running his new pump, repairing it, and establishing his customer base, while Vickie managed everything in the office and ran dispatch. Both of them continued to focus on growing their business.
Sonoma, Napa, and Marin counties were booming in the early nineties, so Eric and Vickie expanded their fleet, hired their first employees, and purchased a SCHWING 28-meter boom pump which Eric ran exclusively. Soon after expanding their business, the Wordens started their family and were blessed with a son and daughter, Corey and Nichole.
Eric and Vickie’s first business had been strictly concrete pumping. It was only in the nineties that Eric, looking to diversify his business, bought a concrete hose repair machine. He called his newly formed company Redwood Empire Hose Repair. As his hose repair business began to take shape, he was introduced to Aaron Dabs, a salesman from SCHWING America. Aaron offered Eric the opportunity to start selling SCHWING concrete pumps as a SCHWING dealer for the area. Shortly thereafter Eric sold his first concrete Pump: a SCHWING P 88. With the sale of that first pump, the name was changed to Redwood Empire Concrete Pumping Equipment.
Since our humble beginnings in 1981, we have come a long way. Our original shop was just a 300 square foot outdoor shed. Today we have a large indoor 3500 square foot facility featuring four service bays, parts department, as well as an office and showroom. Eric and Vickie are still involved in the business today and are actively passing down their knowledge to their children: Nichole and Corey as well as their core employees.
We believe that success requires resilience. Redwood Empire has become the company that it is today because our focus is on great customer service, fair pricing and doing what we say we are going to do. When you work with Redwood, you can know that our customers come first.