In 1985, the leadership of Laidlaw Ranching Co. Ltd. decided to explore the possibilities of aggregate on land owned by the ranch. Upon testing the property, they discovered there were significant deposits. The land was excavated to a point where a number of years later, the property and business became its own entity as Laidlaw Sand & Gravel Ltd. From that point on, the operation had developed and expanded significantly. From humble beginnings to today, the family operation adapted to many changes over the course of history. The family continues to endorse their values of hard work, honesty, and excellent service to their customers and community.