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RICK MUTH NAMED CALIFORNIA SMALL BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR 2003

The U.S. Small Business Administration has named Rick Muth, President of ORCO BLOCK COMPANY, California’s Small Business Person of the Year. Mike Trueblood, Director of the Family Business Council at the College of Business and Economics at California State University nominated Rick for the award.

The company having over 200 staff has plants in Stanton, Riverside, Banning, Oceanside, Highland, Romoland and constructing a new facility in Indio.
ORCO products have been used on such projects as the Huntington Library in Arcadia, San Diego Wild Animal Park, Irvine Spectrum Phase II and many other high profile projects throughout California, Nevada and Arizona.

Sandy Sutton, Director of the Santa Ana district of the U.S. Small Business Administration said, “I am so excited to have Rick Muth represent California. ORCO Block is a family business success story and Rick is a great example of someone who has used the success of his company to impact an industry and assist other small businesses, as well as his community.”

Rick is former Chairman of the National Concrete Masonry Association and past President of the Stanton Boys and Girls Club. He founded USAOwned/USA Made, Inc., a buy American products group.

Rick is a graduate of Santa Ana College, University of Southern California and Chapman University.

ORCO Block Company was established in 1946 by Pete and Mary Muth and besides concrete block, ORCO manufactures interlocking concrete pavers, landscape retaining wall products, and they produce a line of mortars and grouts in their blended products division.

The company’s mission is to provide the highest quality service and masonry products to the building industry. The company’s motto is, service, leadership and community.

Rick celebrated his award with all his staff by hosting a celebration at each of the ORCO facilities.

 

 
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