Posted on April 18, 2017 by Jorie Helms

Acme Brick Company is celebrating the company’s 126th year in business.  Acme was founded on April 17, 1891, just 26 years after the end of the civil war and the same year that James Naismith invented the game of basketball.  In 1891 Benjamin Harrison was President of the U.S. and Thomas Edison patented the “transmission of signals electrically” otherwise known as radio!

     Acme had its humble beginnings on the banks of Rock Creek, near the town of Millsap, about 30 miles west of Fort Worth, Texas.  

The company has grown to become the largest U.S. brick company in the world. Acme residential and commercial masonry products are available throughout the U.S., and southern Canada.  Acme’s core market is Texas and the surrounding states of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, and portions of Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Colorado and Mississippi. The company has produced brick for well over two million homes during its history and many thousands of commercial, civic and educational buildings.    

     Acme currently has nearly 2,400 employees and owns brick plants in seven south-central states. Acme has 69 sales offices in 14 states and a nationwide network of independent distributors. 

     Acme has consistently ranked at the top in opinion surveys of the nation’s largest homebuilders concerning product quality and product awareness and is the only brick manufacturer that stamps its logo into residential brick products.  All residential brick products are supported by Acme’s Homebuyer’s 100 Year Limited Guarantee.

Each Acme plant and sales office will celebrate the company birthday on Monday, April 17th with a large birthday cake, and commemorative gifts for employees. 

     Commenting on the 126th birthday, Acme President and CEO Dennis Knautz said, “Once again we are happy to be celebrating another milestone in the amazing 126 year history of Acme Brick Company.  We owe our continued success to the many millions of Acme customers whose confidence in us and in our products built and sustains Acme Brick Company.”


Acme Brick Company, founded in 1891, is the nation’s largest brickmaker. Acme owns 25 brick plants and has 69 company-owned sales offices across 14 states, plus a nationwide network of independent distributors. Other Acme operations include American Tile & Stone; Featherlite Building Products; Innovative Building Products; and Texas Quarries. Acme Brick Company has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. since 2000.  For more information visit

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