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Acadiana Shell & Limestone: Navigating Change in Material Supply

History of Evolution: From Clam Shells to Limestone

The name Acadiana Shell & Limestone harks back to a time when clam shells, sourced from the Gulf of Mexico, served as the primary fill and road base material in southern Louisiana. President Eddie Young recalls, “My brother Kim and I established the company in 1984 as Coastal Shell, evolving it into Acadiana Shell later.” By the late 1980s, environmental concerns steered the company towards limestone, leading to the addition of ‘limestone’ in the name.

Strategically Positioned for Affordability and Accessibility

With headquarters in Abbeville, Acadiana Shell & Limestone boasts five yards in south-central Louisiana, including Lafayette, New Iberia, Krotz Springs, and Forked Island. Each yard’s proximity to water bodies facilitates cost-effective barge transportation of limestone, optimizing affordability.

Diverse Offerings and Customer Focus

Primarily catering to contractors, municipalities, individuals, and oil fields, Acadiana Shell & Limestone emphasizes limestone. The company extends its scope to include supplementary products like sand, dirt, drainage pipe, and supplies, all designed to streamline customer experience.

Steering Growth through Commitment to Excellence

Ownership and Expertise: A Solid Foundation

Co-owners Eddie and Kim Young are the driving force behind Acadiana Shell & Limestone‘s success. Eddie spearheads sales, mechanics, trucks, and the Abbeville location with the assistance of his son Clay Young and longstanding employee Sonny Gros. Kim, on the other hand, oversees financial aspects and manages the Lafayette yard, alongside his son Everett Young and stepson Douglas “Biff” Koonce.

Adept Workforce and Dedicated Service

At the core of the company’s operations lies a comprehensive workforce, including dispatchers and loader operators at each location, alongside roughly 20 truck drivers and a eight-member office team. An additional service/construction division reinforces their commitment to comprehensive solutions.

Steering Growth through Commitment to Excellence

Ownership and Expertise: A Solid Foundation

Co-owners Eddie and Kim Young are the driving force behind Acadiana Shell & Limestone‘s success. Eddie spearheads sales, mechanics, trucks, and the Abbeville location with the assistance of his son Clay Young and longstanding employee Sonny Gros. Kim, on the other hand, oversees financial aspects and manages the Lafayette yard, alongside his son Everett Young and stepson Douglas “Biff” Koonce.

Adept Workforce and Dedicated Service

At the core of the company’s operations lies a comprehensive workforce, including dispatchers and loader operators at each location, alongside roughly 20 truck drivers and a six-member office team. An additional service/construction division reinforces their commitment to comprehensive solutions.

Crafting Excellence through Service Commitment

Elevated Customer Service as a Competitive Edge

In a competitive landscape, Acadiana Shell & Limestone stands out through its unwavering commitment to customer service. President Eddie Young notes, “We open gates earlier and close them later than competitors. We’re here even on Saturdays and Sundays upon prior notice.” Kim adds, “Service excellence defines us. Our fleet of 25 trucks caters to our service territory, and we readily hire extra trucks to uphold standards.”

Future Vision: Continued Expansion and Excellence

Both Kim and Eddie foresee Acadiana Shell & Limestone‘s growth trajectory. As regulatory considerations emerge, their steadfast commitment to superior service remains unshaken.

As Acadiana Shell & Limestone strides into the future, their legacy of excellence remains steadfast. Eddie underscores, “Our growth philosophy hinges on our ability to provide superior service.” This journey from humble beginnings to a thriving enterprise resonates, culminating in a legacy of exceptional quality. As the path forward unfurls, Acadiana Shell & Limestone‘s commitment to excellence continues to echo: “WE ROCK THE COAST!”

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