The Cemstone companies, leaders in the ready-mixed concrete and construction materials industry are pleased to announce the addition of Stephen Ringquist as General Counsel. Stephen will be responsible for legal and compliance matters and will be a member of the senior leadership team for each company.
Ringquist brings more than 16 years of legal experience and leadership, spanning both the government and private sector. Prior to this new role, Ringquist served as outside General Counsel for several companies and institutions in the financial and real estate sectors. Ringquist’s prior employment includes working in the areas of corporate, banking, and securities for Winthrop & Weinstine in Minneapolis, Minnesota and as an in-house attorney for Fidelity Investments in Westlake, Texas. Ringquist also previously served as Senior Vice President of MHS Companies and was a member of two boutique law firms in Minnesota.
Tim Becken, Senior Vice President, said, “Stephen’s proven leadership and significant experience in corporate, banking, real estate and contract law across industries will be a critical asset as our companies continue to grow and evolve.”
Ringquist currently serves on the Corporate Counsel Section Council for the Minnesota State Bar Association where he previously was Chair and Treasurer. He also serves on the St. John’s Alumni Board. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from St. John’s University and received his law degree from Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
The Cemstone and TCC Materials companies have been led by the Becken family for five generations and are based in Minnesota. Cemstone, best known for its blue ready-mix trucks, operates ready-mixed concrete operations across Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. In addition to concrete, Cemstone offers a complete line of construction materials including concrete related products, concrete pumping capabilities, aggregates, engineering services, concrete block, and masonry products. TCC Materials is a leading manufacturer of cementitious packaged products and architectural block with operating facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, and Pennsylvania. TCC Materials produces products under multiple brands including Spec Mix®, Quikrete®, Akona®, Sakrete®, Tenon®, NorthRock®, Keystone®, and Allan Block®.