Arrowhead Concrete:
A Concrete Company since 1937

Arrowhead Concrete Works was started in 1937. The business consisted of manufacturing concrete block by hand and then delivering them to local masonry contractors.

We've come a long way since 1937! In this business, we are constantly improving our process, management, and relations with our valued customers. Meet the current managing company personal:

Darlene Carlson
President

Darlene has been a stockholder at Arrowhead Concrete Since 2009 and became the Majority Owner in 2015. She is a valuable team member bringing many years of business experience to our table from her involvement in Nurse Management, Well Drilling, and ownership and operation of her trucking firm.

Darlene is the backbone and inspiration to our leadership team. Her top priorities are customer service while providing a safe and rewarding work environment for our employees.

If you have questions, suggestions or inquiries please don't hesitate to send me an email. We are happy to serve you. Thank you!

Email: [email protected]

Ryan Tuhkanen
Director of Operations

Ryan started with the company in 2002 as a truck driver, he became Plant Manager of Lakehead Concrete in 2007 and now as Director he oversees the Operations and Marketing for all three locations.

Ryan Attended Northwood University of West Palm Beach Florida where he pursued an education in Business and Marketing. Ryan currently holds several Certifications for Ready Mix Batching, Mix Design Creation, and Concrete Testing from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, American Concrete Institute, The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and a Masters Certificate in Concrete Production from the World of Concrete.

If you have questions, suggestions or inquiries please don't hesitate to send me an email. We are happy to serve you. Thank you!

Email: [email protected]

Jim Tuhkanen
Director of Finance

Jim came to work at Arrowhead Concrete in 1970 as a Ready Mix Truck Driver while he was attending UMD. Jim graduated in 1972 with degrees in Business and Accounting and a minor in Economics. He continued his education and received a Master’s Degree and his CPA license in 1974. Following his education, Jim was an instructor at the University of Wisconsin- Superior and taught evening classes to commissioned officers at the Duluth Air Force Base.

In 1977, he began working as an accountant for Arrowhead Concrete, and in 1981 he became the Company Controller and a Corporate Officer for Arrowhead Concrete, Lakehead Concrete and Brenny Dahl Block Co. Since then he has been our Company Controller overseeing our Accounting Department and Human Resources.

If you have questions, suggestions or inquiries please don't hesitate to send me an email. We are happy to serve you. Thank you!

Email: [email protected]

Manny Umpierre
Estimator & Sales

Manny joined Arrowhead's team in October of 2018. He brought more than 15 years of experience working with concrete, the great majority spent working with Insulated Concrete Forms. Most recently he served as a sales representative for AMC Foam, the manufacturer of Logix ICF, covering a five state territory where he was responsible for training, customer service and marketing in addition to sales. He has also spent more than a decade in charge of sales and marketing for Small Wind Turbine manufacturing based out of Duluth.

If you have questions, suggestions or inquiries please don't hesitate to send me an email. We are happy to serve you. Thank you!

Email: [email protected]