About Us

Russ Robinson – President

Russ has almost 40 years of experience in the local construction market. He has been actively involved in the sales and sales management of redi-mix and concrete related products during this period of time. Russ has been an active member of both local and national organizations, past president of the local Professional Construction Estimator Association chapter, American Sub Contractors Association past board member, Charleston Contractors Association member, Association of Building Contractors member and past president, past recipient of the “Pinnacle Award” from the Association of General Contractors, past president of local CRMCA chapter, as well as, a supplier/service board member.

He is also very active in the community – serving on the local American Red Cross Advisory Board, past president of the Low country Children’s Center and member of Holy Cross Episcopal Church on Daniel Island. He enjoys spending time with his wife Becky, playing golf, boating, hunting and fishing.

Matt Youmans- Office Manager

Matt graduated in 2005 from Charleston Southern University with a BS in Business Administration. He completed his MBA from Charleston Southern University in 2014 and has worked in the accounting department at Port City Concrete since July 2013.

Dewayne Hartzell- Production Manager

Dewayne was born and raised in the Charleston area and graduated from Hanahan High School in 1981. He started working in the ready mix concrete industry in 1982. He has achieved certifications of NRMCA II and III Concrete Technologist, ACI Level I and ACI Strength Technician, SCDOT Level 1 Concrete Technician and ISO-9001 Auditor. He enjoys fishing, University of South Carolina sports, and trips to Disney World with his wife and daughter.

Lauren Gunter- Sales

Lauren was born and raised in Charleston, SC. After attending Bishop England high school, she went on to earn a degree in Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina in 2001. Lauren has over 15 years of sales experience. Port City Concrete welcomed Lauren to their team in 2017 as their sales associate. She is ACI Level one certified, a member of the local American Subcontractors Association and the Charleston Contractors Association.

Lauren is an active member of Stella Maris Catholic Church and Snee Farm Country Club. In her spare time, Lauren can usually be found at a sporting event with her husband, Paul, watching their three sons, Finn, Sawyer, and Cooper play baseball, football, or soccer. She also enjoys crabbing, boating, golfing, shopping, and mostly spending time with family and friends.

Ken DeMarse – Pace St Plant Manager

Ken was born in Watseka, Illinois, and started working for a small producer in 1993 as a part-time driver while going through college. In 1998 he became a full-time driver/batch man for a different producer and in one short year, he was promoted to his first plant manager position. Ken continued to work for Illinois based producers until 2017 when he and his wife, Jessica, and three children, Ian, Max, and Kathryn, moved to the Charleston area. He enjoys local water-sports, fishing, paddle boarding, and shark tooth hunting.

Stephen Cochran – Production Manager

Stephen Cochran was born and raised just south of Atlanta, Georgia. He started working in concrete with his dad in 1995, and by 1996 he began driving mixers. He was a pump operator in Georgia for about eight years before he moved to Charleston, SC, where he met Russ and Kenny and started working at Port City. Over the past eight years, Stephen has worked his way up the ranks to Production Manager.

Scott Garing