First and foremost, Pole Base® is a family-owned and-operated business that values hard work and the entrepreneurial spirit. Pole Base is owned and operated by the Manthei family, with the 2nd and 3rd generation of the family managing the day to day operations with the same passion and integrity they learned from their forerunners.
Pole Base® launched in 2012 as a division of Redi-Rock International. As the leader in the large block retaining wall industry, Redi-Rock saw a need for a better solution for site lighting and outdoor lighting projects--thus Pole Base was formed. Leaning on the expertise Redi-Rock has built in the architectural precast industry since 2000, Pole Base is poised to change the outdoor lighting industry.
With almost a century of business experience behind this family, a constant drive to innovate and improve is a core principal that drives this family of companies. When you choose Pole Base®, you know that the product has been tested and proven as a quality product. Read on to learn more about how innovation has helped shape this family's business ventures for almost a century.
This family has business roots going all the way back to the 1920s, and producing consistently high quality products is a top priority and hallmark of the Manthei Group of Companies.
In the early 1940s, two brothers, Ted and Ernie Manthei (above at left), were strawberry farmers who wanted to make their own berry baskets. However, after buying a veneer lathe by mistake, the brothers began manufacturing and selling veneer instead.
Pole Base® launched in 2012 to provide aesthetic precast foundations for light poles that can be installed more quickly and easily than conventional options.
Pole Base is a great option for site lighting, parking lot solutions, streetscape lighting, flag pole foundations, and much more. Watch this site for more applications as Pole Base expands. Learn more about the available textures and colors here, or find your Pole Base retailer here.
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05481 US 31 South
Charlevoix, MI 49720