Our History

Kemp Quarries has been in business over 50 years, it was founded in 1967 by W.L. “Bill” Kemp, Jr. along with his late father, W. L. “Les” Kemp, Sr. as Pryor Stone Inc. Bill’s son, James and daughter-in-law, Melinda have since taken over the day to day activities, serving as CEO and CFO respectively. As the company continues to grow, Kemp Quarries has been and still is a locally owned, family ran business.

Over the years, Kemp Quarries is proud to have been involved in many of the larger projects across the region. Our products have been a key element in the development of many of the areas we serve including projects within the Mid America Industrial Park, the Oklahoma Turnpike System, International and Regional Airports, State / Local Highways, Power Plants, Schools and Universities, Hospitals as well as multiple other projects.  Through the past 50 plus years, this type of success has allowed us the opportunity to expand from the original operation in Pryor to include the following companies.

  • Kemp Stone Co., Inc., with quarries in Fairland and Hulbert, Oklahoma, and Neosho Missouri allowing us to cover NE Oklahoma, SW Missouri and SE Kansas.

  • Benton County Stone Co., Inc., with a quarry in Gravette, Arkansas allowing us to cover NW Arkansas and portions of NE Oklahoma.

  • Muskogee Sand Company, Inc., with a dredging operation located on the Arkansas River just north of Muskogee, Oklahoma. Serving all of NE Oklahoma and NW Arkansas.

  • Pryor Stone Inc., with a quarry and corporate offices located in Pryor, Oklahoma serving NE Oklahoma.

  • River Valley Quarries with locations in Ozark, Lavaca, and Midland, allowing us to cover all of Ft. Smith and the River Valley Area.

  • River Valley Materials with locations in Arkoma, OK.

With the companies shown, we are able to produce most any type of aggregate or sand, required to meet the most stringent of specifications. From State approved concrete aggregates, to rip rap or base materials we can meet your needs. Kemp Quarries is committed “To Deliver” quality aggregate products to the communities we serve, with focus on the health and safety of our employees. All the while keeping the preservation of our environment a primary commitment.