Marlborough – Now celebrating 32 years in the business, CMS (Construction Material Service Inc.) remains committed to maintaining its reputation for providing high quality products. CMS caters to the local residential market with a host of retail landscaping products and is also a leader in the commercial industrial sector as a lead site developer with contracts throughout the commonwealth.
CMS President Patrick Mauro explained that his father, Dave Mauro, first founded the company in 1956 as a trucking business. Growing from a oneman company, CMS's home on 379 South St. now employees 30-plus people, has contracts statewide with companies like National Grid and features a complete in-house supply of landscaping supply products.
Adding landscape supplies to the existing commercial site development business was an easy transition, Patrick explained.
"We have been trucking the dirt out of our sites and bringing them back to Marlborough to be screened for nearly 30 years now," he said. "We are one of the only companies locally that still screens all of our dirt in-house."
CMS resells the screened dirt locally as topsoil, Patrick explained, and many of his customers who were purchasing topsoil from him were also looking for other landscape supply products. With an established customer base of both landscapers and residents purchasing topsoil, Patrick said, he knew that the customers would benefit if he added additional landscaping products to give them one-stop shopping.
"I knew my customers were loyal and liked our topsoil," Patrick said. "By adding products such as crushed and decorative rocks, mulch, sandbox sand and fill, I could continue to give them convenience and high quality products."
Purchasing landscaping products from distributors across New England, Patrick's personal commitment to quality coupled with a dedicated crew of employees has led to years of customer satisfaction.
"I have been in this business a long time and I look for quality products," he said. "They are not always the lowest prices … We try to be competitive, but what I can buy at the lowest price is not always a product that I would buy for my home, so I will not sell it to myself or my customers."
Patrick has recently noticed a shift in purchasing trends. Homeowners and landscapers are turning to decorating trends like using decorative colored rocks in flowerbeds in lieu of mulch.
"Crushed lavender stone may cost more up front, but you only have to do it once, as opposed to yearly mulching," he said.
Dedicated to serving the needs of both the professional and amateur gardeners, CMS welcomes everyone, from homeowners who need a five-gallon container of compost to those needing a same-day delivery of 18 yards of black pine mulch.
Having grown up in Marlborough, Patrick explained that the company has always been committed to its customers and the community.
"Many of our customers are families and friends that both my employees and I have grown up with," he said. "We not only have a responsibility to give them good service and products but we also feel a sense of responsibility as a local business to support city activities like youth sports."
For more information or to order material to be delivered, call 508-481-0011.
Editor's Note: the preceding is not an endorsement and is presented for informational purposes only.
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