Architectural Block

Consumers produces the products that define you!
  • Bella Brik
  • Fluted
  • Perma Grind 
  • Scored Color 
  • Solid Color
  • Split Face
  • Sill
  • Striface

Concrete Block

Consumers produces the products that are the foundation of Structural projects

  • Chimney 
  • Scored
  • Special Shape
  • Solid 


Consumers makes the products that bring your outdoors to life.  

  • Pavers
  • Retaining Walls
  • Outdoor Living Spaces
  • Garden Walls 


Architectural Block and CMU's creating lasting beauty and value

Architectural Block and CMU’s(Concrete Masonary Units) are a great way to add strength and beauty to your next project with Architectural Block, every design idea is possible with this one material you can achieve a smooth or textured finish, distinct custom colors and multiple textures like notched or rugged. Dare to stand out!

When Looking for building materials that offer Durability and Customization. Architectural Block has you covered.

  • Durability – Architectural Block is one of our most durable concrete masonry units. You can choose from standard block depths or go deeper for a sturdy foundation wall.
  • Customizable – Play with texture combinations and custom colors to find the right look for any project.
  • Various Colors – We offer a wide range of custom colors so you can choose what best suits your project needs. Custom colors to match any décor
  • Versatile – Great for foundations, veneers, or façades
  • Unique designs – Choose from our wide range of blocks to achieve any look
  • Wide Variety – Choose from textured concrete blocks or smooth ones
  • Durablity – Made from high-quality concrete, blocks are designed to weather outdoor conditions and remain beautiful over time.


  Consumers Concrete manufactures Architectural Block – Concrete Masonry Units(CMU’s) in Southwest Michigan. This allows Consumers to be a reliable source of Architectural Block throughout Michigan as well as Northern Indiana and Ohio.  They deliver from Traverse City to Metro Detriot and Grand Rapids to Ann Arbor and everywhere in between.   Region is made up of many players that may serve multiple roles in making sure the construction engine in Grand Rapids runs efficiently.  Concrete Suppliers that delivery ready-mixed concrete. Construction contractors who utilize concrete on Commercial and Residential projects that are changing the landscape in our region for the benefit of the community. 

Consider Concrete Block for your next project

One of the more common elements in building anything is the standard gray concrete block. You come across this building material all the time because it is so valuable for the temporary or permanent construction of everything from an outdoor chimney next to your sitting area to the interior walls of a new home.


All this versatility means you want to work with a concrete block source that can provide the durability, ingredient mix, and strength needed for your next project.

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Concrete gray blocks can be manufactured in several different sizes and shapes to fit your specific needs. Instead of continually molding or cutting larger pieces, you get the precise measurements for your building needs. Again, this is all about versatility and durability in building projects.

Architectural Concrete Block Manufactured for your next project

Metro Areas We Deliver To:
  • Grand Rapids
  • Kalamazoo
  • Metro Detroit
  • Muskegon
  • South Bend
  • Fort Wayne
  • Traverse City
  • Lansing
  • Saginaw
  • Midland
  • Jackson
  • Ann Arbor


Consumers Concrete has the resources to efficiently deliver block to your project. We deliver materials throughout West Michigan, Metro Detroit and Northern Indiana. We can provide Architectural Block, Hardscapes – landscape pavers and retaining wall block even block for garden walls. If you can think of it we can deliver a block type to meet that need.  

Create a beautiful project that stand the test of time

Architectural Block - Concrete Masonry Units(CMU's)

Architectural blocks come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and textures that fit seamlessly into your overall design and structure. Find a local supplier with the expertise and experience to transform standard gray concrete masonry blocks into architectural CMUs that elevate the appearance of your project.

Architectural Block Project Hope College Stadium Grand Rapids Michigan
Creating beauty one block at a time




The real benefit of using CMUs in block combinations is the limitless capabilities it provides your project end product. Architectural blocks enhance the overall structure and durability of your building while also adding an artistic flavor to the look and feel of the building.


1-800-CONCRETE connects you with local CMU producers offering a versatile, environmentally friendly building product fit to the sizes you need. In some cases, adding architectural CMUs can increase the designation of you owning a “green” building.


Whether you are building a minor accent feature for a private residence or reinforcing a wall on a commercial project, architectural blocks provide the durability, strength, and appearance you need.

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You will get access to various designs created by scoring, splitting, grinding, and polishing the CMU without sacrificing the quality or durability. This is an efficient and affordable way to make your next building look great!


We are happy to provide details on the products from brands like Bella Brik and styles that fit your specific needs. This includes fluted blocks with multiple vertical scores and is often molded with two CMUs attached face to face.


If you are in need of split face blocks, we can connect you with local companies that deal in this leading masonry material. Stop asking what colors do concrete blocks come in and speak with a provider today to hear about the wide variety of colors, textures, and durability this versatile style provides. The hand-chiseling (i.e., split) look of this type of block offers a much more personal touch to your next project.


We can even find blocks made from the Perma Grind brand that is manufactured using an array of beautiful, natural aggregates that get poured and ground into smooth CMUs. This brand’s distinctive color options and textures are often used in commercial projects. In addition, they include a water-based clear acrylic sealer to ensure quality protection and easy site cleanup.


Our Scored Color and Solid Color architectural blocks are two of the most common CMUS used in modern construction, but with the added twist of custom colors. Instead of wasting precious build time painting and coating your walls, you can install these bespoke CMUs in the colors of your choice from the beginning.


Sill architectural blocks ensure the structural integrity or custom finishing touch to your walls, partitions, and even patio construction. Or you can opt to use Striface CMUs that add a unique texture and appeal to your design. Many builders mixed Striface with smooth CMUs for a contrasting look that your clients will love.


Have Questions about what CMUs are available? Our expertise is only a phone call away!

Architectural Block Project at Monelli's Italian Grill Wyoming Michigan
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The architectural block is one of masonry’s most diverse building units available on the market. It gives you the ability to play with varying textures, so you achieve an excellent visual contrast that often gets highlighted as the sun and shadows shift throughout the day.


On top of the texture, you also get to select from a wide variety of colors and styles. This means that the simple flower shop you are building can be transformed into an engaging design that attracts more customers, all with architectural blocks that reinforce the overall structure.


Why use architectural blocks for your walls?


  • Cost Savings: Even though some concrete is more expensive than wood, it also way more dense, saving you money in the temperature and maintenance of your building compared to other construction methods.
  • Environmental Protection: CMUs provide excellent protection against wind and rain. Load-bearing architectural blocks can protect homes from winds up to 250 miles per hour and offers better water resistance than beamed structures where liquids can seep into the floors and walls.
  • Fire Protection: CMUs are not combustible. That means there is less chance of fire spreading from room to room. It also withstands the pressure of sprinklers systems better, a perfect solution for schools, retail buildings, community buildings, shelters, and more.
  • Insurance Savings: With all the added protection, insurance companies will be happier to offer better premiums because they know using architectural blocks in construction is the safer, wiser, longer-lasting decision.


Creating Communities that Stand the test of time!

Architectural Block Create Beautiful Communities!

Using concrete masonry is the most cost-effective solution for structures that improve communities. Every town needs buildings that protect people from natural and man-made disasters that are also aesthetically pleasing.


With architectural blocks, you can build a local library that serves all the educational and outreach needs of your local community, maintains your town’s overall look and appeal, and provides a safe space for when the next storm is coming.


CMUs offer the best fire safety for resident and guest comfort and safety. No matter your choice of design, you will be enhancing the quality of your community, and that starts by calling us at 1-800-CONCRETE!


Architectural Block Project HomeTown Pharmacy - Kalamazoo Area of Michigan

Concrete Blocks for All types of Projects

Concrete block can be manufactured in several different sizes and shapes to fit your specific needs. Instead of continually molding or cutting larger pieces, you get the precise measurements for your building needs. Again, this is all about versatility and durability in building projects.

The most common type of concrete gray block you will come across are the smooth-faced version. These are the double-holed “H blocks” we all remember as kids playing with around our home or parents’ work. You can find them everywhere, from homemade planters to the walls of your outdoor storage area. They usually have a smooth outer finish on all their sides because they are frequently used for walls.

You can also request split-faced concrete blocks. Unlike the smooth version, these have one or more sides with extremely rough concrete. This is because they are made by chiseling apart the different pieces. Most of the time, you will see these used in retaining walls or buildings where one side is not customer-facing, or a client wants more texture on their walls.

Scored concrete blocks are similar to smooth concrete blocks, except they also include a shallow line on their surface. You can specify how many of these lines you wish, but the overall goals is to create a more square-like appearance in your final build. The more scores you add, the more these builds can be differentiated by the visual appearance you wish.


There are also solid and custom-shaped concrete blocks. These are frequently used to fit specific building needs that require a solid base or a final keystone piece to complete a project. Again, this is not regulated to just homes or commercial spaces. You could be building an outdoor sports arena for the NFL and will most likely see standard gray concrete blocks be used all over the place for different features like bathrooms, serving areas, and even the gyms where athletes train.


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Building Block wall strength with Pilaster Blocks

If you have ever visited the American Southwest, you have probably seen pilaster walls everywhere. These are highly cost-effective ways of protecting homes from unwanted animals and an excellent way to separate property lines between homes built in community-planned units.

Pilasters are excellent solutions for reinforcing the stability and durability of any wall. They provide extra strength to the wall, filler wall, and foundation by being segmented along the side of the wall at different intervals. That is why they are often utilized in retaining walls or outbuilding foundations because they offer added support needed without having to reinvent the wheel on every job site.

When your company is assigned to repair or build a new wall, consider the wind and seismic needs of your location. A single wall made by standard concrete gray blocks is relatively strong in compressions but weak in tension. That means it has less capacity to resist lateral force from wind or seismic activity. However, if you add vertical pilasters, especially those with central concrete and steel reinforcement, you suddenly add a lot of strength to the overall design of the wall.

Everything about pilaster wall creation has to do with the overturning forces at the top of the wall and reinforcement within. Adding pilasters increase the response of the overall wall design to outside forces.

The idea is to have a solid wall of standard gray blocks with pilasters built at regular intervals to support the weight and stability of the structure. Most pilasters are set atop foundational piers that go into the earth to reinforce strength, so you do not have to worry about extreme weather blowing down the wall.

The fact is these walls are highly durable, cost-effective, and easy to install. They add an interesting element to the overall design and reduce the risk of fire jumping from one part of a building or land to another.

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Not all ready-mix concrete is created equal. How this mixture is done makes all the difference. We take great care in making certain our concrete is mixed the right way to eliminate uneven mixing. This ensures that our concrete sets strong, durable and blemish-free.

Ready-mix concrete has a limited lifespan, thus working with a supplier like 1-800-CONCRETE will ensure that the delivery is done within minutes of our batching process. A guarantee that smaller ready-mix suppliers simply cannot make.

We help you calculate the exact cubic yards needed for the job so that you don’t have unnecessary overages, and more importantly so that you have the right amount to complete the job.

Learn more about our ready-mix supplier Consumers ConcreteReady Mix Concrete in Grand Rapids 

Finding a concrete supplier to supply a project is pretty straight forward in your area you know who the key suppliers are in your home market but what if you are looking to grow and expand your reach. Finding a concrete supplier that checks all the boxes can be a challenge. Do they have the infrastructure (mixer trucks, strategic locations for efficiency, and knowledgeable staff) to assist with my requirements and last a product line that will fulfill the needs of my project? 


1-800-CONCRETE has made due diligence a little easier. We know who the key concrete suppliers are in the majority of the major markets. Do you have an upcoming job in the Grand Rapids region or need one last quote for a warehouse pour in Wyoming, We have you covered. We have partnered with market-leading concrete suppliers to take the headache out of finding great concrete suppliers for your upcoming concrete project.  

Block Delivery Michigan and Northern Indiana

1-800-CONCRETE delivers ready mix concrete in The Grand Rapids Region of Michigan. We deliver ready mixed concrete via our concrete producing partner Consumers Concrete. Our partner delivers concrete to Grand Rapids, Wyoming, Grandville, Comstock Park, Walker, Kentwood, Caledonia, and Byron Center. If you need concrete delivered in the Greater Grand Rapids Region give us a call at 1-800-CONCRETE.  Concrete can be delivered to all kinds of construction projects including residential jobs – Driveways and Patios, Pool decks and outdoor living areas.  If you are a contractor looking for a concrete supplier for footings and concrete walls we can be your source for that as well. Learn why we should  deliver your concrete.

When you have done thousands of residential concrete jobs, you can’t help but see a pattern in the needs of customers. We have seen all kinds of residential concrete related projects. We are experts in driveways, outdoor living spaces, and new home foundations. Let us help design concrete mixes that will provide long term strength and value. 

Though concrete is known as a tough and durable material, the latest home decors utilize decorative and fine finish qualities in concrete. Colored concrete is used as a durable and elegant flooring and it also used for countertops. An advantage of using concrete for custom finishes is concrete’s flexibility since it can be custom-sized and shaped to any kitchen configuration, for example.

We work with contractors and with interior designers to make your renovation vision a reality.

Our representatives can help you select the ideal finish for your house. Learn more about our residential concrete services in the Grand Rapids Region.

Commercial Concrete projects in the Grand Rapids region keep our concrete supplier Aggregate Industries busy daily throughout the year. No job is too large or too small. We offer batching and continuous mixing that allows for large quantities when a single product is to be mixed and smaller batches when different formulations are needed.

Let us quote an upcoming project for you. We have a long history of providing concrete that performs to your expectations.  We can help you deliver value to all kinds of commercial concrete projects in Grand Rapids. Institutions Jobs like Universities and Hospitals to Warehouse Facilities for distribution and storage, new retail projects and renovations. We have the know-how to make your commercial project a success. 

We have an impeccable reputation for delivering the best quality at competitive prices to meet your project goals.

Our infrastructure investment permits us to provide fast dependable service in concrete design, concrete build, formwork, reinforcement, pumping, finishing, trucking, and shotcrete. Having all the resources in-house allows us to stay on time and on budget. We have decades of experience in commercial concrete. We’re local and our commercial concrete specialists are always ready to serve.

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Eight strategic locations throughout the West Michigan.


Our quality control department and test lab facility will insure your concrete meets the specs of your project.


If we say we will do something, consider it done.

Competitive Pricing

We may not be the cheapest but we will deliver value to every project we are on.


A large fleet of mixer trucks available to meet the requirements of your specific project.

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Where do you need concrete block?


Do you have a project that requires concrete block?

Are you a contractor that needs block for a new foundation or retaining wall?

Do you have a project that requires a specific look Bella Block is your answer?

Consumers has answers for your concrete block needs. We have helped build in our communities for over 70 years. 

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Let 1-800-CONCRETE and our ready mix concrete partner Consumers Concrete give you some great ideas for your next Commercial concrete project in West Michigan.  Including the cities of Grand Rapids, Ionia, Muskegon, Holland , Hastings, and Wayland.

Lets talk about your upcoming project. Call us @ 1-800-CONCRETE

Divisions of competence

  • MDOT Projects
  • Warehouse and Distribution Projects
  • Concrete Parking Lots
  • Concrete Parking Structures
  • Concrete Foundations


Let 1-800-CONCRETE and our ready mix concrete partner Consumers Concrete give you some great ideas for your next Residential concrete project in West Michigan.  Including the cities of Grand Rapids, Ionia, Muskegon, Holland , Hastings, and Wayland.

Lets talk about your upcoming project. Call us @ 1-800-CONCRETE

We can help make your project look great!

  •  Concrete Driveways
  •  Concrete Patios and Pool Decks
  •  Concrete Sidewalks and Pathways
  •  Concrete Countertops and Flooring


Residential Jobs * Commercial Jobs * MDOT Projects

Look for us in your community

Grand Rapids Grand Haven Spring Lake Walker Allendale Ferrysburg Nunica West Olive Holland Port Sheldon Coopersville Grandville Zeeland Fillmore Holland Macatawa Dorr Kentwood Byron Center Wayland Caledonia Rockford E. Grand Rapids Wyoming Comstock Park Saugatuck Union City Parkville Quincy Gobles

Our Local Supplier

 Our concrete supplier Consumers Concrete has concrete plants in strategic locations of West Michigan to service the needs of the construction industry in and around the Grand Rapids Michigan Region.

In addition if you are looking for qualified contractors to help you with your construction project give us a call we can help 1-800-CONCRETE will make the difference in your next concrete project in West Michigan Region.

Let the concrete professionals at Consumers Concrete assist you with your concrete needs in West Michigan. Our staff is trained to help you make your next concrete project a success. We offer insight into what latest products available are to make your project a success in West Michigan.

Need a Concrete Contractor for Your Job?

Feel free to give us a call, we can help, 1-800-CONCRETE.

Concrete Plants in West Michigan

  • Kentwood
  • Ionia
  • Hastings
  • Wayland
  • Muskegon
  • Holland (2)
  • Grand Haven

Where do you need concrete today?

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Find Your Local Sales Rep

Ready Mix Sales – Serving the Northwest Operation including Grand Rapids, (Byron Center) Rockford, Ionia and Hastings

e-mail:  Tom Schreur

Phone: 269-760-3805

Ready Mix Sales –   Serving the Southwest Operations including: the areas of Kalamazoo, Benton Harbor,Niles, Paw Paw, Sturgis and Three Rivers

e-mail:  Matt Riley

Phone:  269-251-4150

Ready Mix Sales  Serving the Eastern Operations Including Battle Creek, Charlotte, Ionia,  Lansing, Quincy

e-mail: Jeff Sommerfeld

Phone:  269-330-5585

Ready Mix SalesServing the MDOT Market

e-mail: Jeff Brueck

Phone:  269-342-7991

Concrete Products – Sales Manager

e-mail: Melissa Kline



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