Ivan Rice & Sons Inc. was founded in 1949 by Ivan K. Rice. The company primarily focused on excavating in Janesville and the surrounding areas. In the early 1960’s Ivan saw the need for someone to put in concrete foundations, in lieu of block which was the norm at the time. Ivan purchased a set of concrete forms and started placing concrete foundations. He was of the first in the area to do this. The business grew to become one of the most respected businesses in the Janesville area. 

In 1971 and 1973 Ivan’s two sons, Jim and Randy, joined the business. At that time, they sensed the need to incorporate concrete flatwork with foundation work, becoming very successful at both. In 1975 they sold the foundation forms and focused primarily on residential flatwork. 

In the early 1980’s the company included commercial and industrial flatwork. In the mid 1980’s Jim and Randy bought the business from their father Ivan. By 1990, they had become one of the leading flooring contractors in Wisconsin.

In 2001, Jim passed away. At that time Randy continued the ownership, with his wife Jackie. As the economy slowed in 2001, Randy decided to reduce the volume of work and slowly integrate his two sons, Ryan and Lance into all aspects of the business. In 2020, their granddaughter, Mia joined the office staff. 

Currently the company has two laser screeds which enable the company to complete any size project of concrete flooring and paving. Work has been performed all over the state of Wisconsin, and also in Arizona, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Nebraska. 

Our customer base has been well established since we began our commercial based company and we continue to do business with these same general contractors to this day.