Today, Petersen Manufacturing has a complete line of concrete site furnishings including many styles of tables, benches, planters, drinking fountains, waste receptacles, cigarette snuffers, bollards, concrete security and many other custom-made items.
Petersen Manufacturing Site Furnishings is a nationally recognized leader in the production of high-quality precast concrete site amenities. For more than 90 years Petersen Manufacturing has been setting the standard for quality products.
Our concrete products are manufactured in Denison, Iowa, and have representation in every state, Canada, Puerto Rico, Hong Kong, and Mexico by authorized Petersen representatives.
Petersen precast site furnishings offer maximum durability and minimum maintenance. The rugged steel reinforced construction makes them an ideal solution for outdoor use. Yet the gentle beauty, enhanced by a variety of color and texture options, offers versatility that will add aesthetic value to property-indoors and out.
Petersen products are frequently purchased by state and federal government agencies., fast food restaurants, malls and shopping centers, educational facilities, parks & recreation departments, residential complexes, and many others including customers purchasing individual units to beautify their homes, patios, and gardens.
A few of the world class organizations that use Petersen precast site furnishings
- Internal Revenue Service Building
- Canadian Embassy
- Fort Rucker, Army Base, Ft. Rucker, AL
- Letterkenny Army Depot
- Ft. McPheron Columbus, GA
- Naval Air Warfare Center, Orlando, FL
- Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
- Stadium Management Co. LLC - Broncos
- GSU (Georgia State University)
- ASU Arizona State University
- Arkansas State University
History of Petersen Manufacturing
In 1913 Petersen Sheet Metal Works was founded in Storm Lake, Iowa by L.T. Petersen. In 1920 the business was relocated to the rural town of Denison, Iowa, where it is in operation today. Being located in the heart of agriculture, L.T. decided to tend to the needs of the farmer. He invented an automatic livestock waterer out of concrete. Thus, the beginning of a manufacturing company was formed, and soon the name was changed to Petersen Manufacturing Company, Incorporated. To this day, Petersen Mfg. Co., Inc. manufactures a variety of concrete waterers that are shipped to farms and feedlots throughout the United States and Canada.
In the late 1970s Chris Petersen, son of L.T. Petersen and now CEO and President of Petersen Mfg., saw a need to market something other than waterers. One of the first items created was a concrete picnic table. The durability of concrete was appealing to customers – the tables seemed to withstand anything that Mother Nature could offer and could easily survive the test of time. More ideas were conceived and developed, and soon more products were manufactured.
The demand for their concrete products pushed the company to form, aside from the waterer division, a separate entity now known as Petersen Leisure Products Division. Petersen Mfg. has always strived to make quality products, with perfection always their goal. Today, the family -run company has expanded its product line to include products made from wood, metal, fiberglass and plastics. Petersen Manufacturing's products can be found in shopping malls, downtown street projects, architectural projects, restaurants, hotels, motels, schools and many other localities. From coast to coast, custom-designed products are shipped to all 50 states and several foreign countries
Public Safety and the Security of government buildings have taken on a new sense of urgency. Petersen Manufacturing Concrete Site Furnishings can provide the strength, flexibility and aesthetic needed in precast barriers
All of our precast concrete products are steel-reinforced, and built to meet or exceed any industry standard for strength and durability. Our products are available in a wide variety of aggregate textures and colors to put that finishing touch on your product.
Petersen products are frequently purchased by state and federal government agencies, fast food restaurants, department stores, educational facilities, parks and recreation departments, residential complexes, and individual to beautify their homes, patios, and gardens.
Petersen Manufacturing Site Furnishings is a nationally recognized leader in the production of high-quality precast concrete site amenities. For more than 80 years Petersen Manufacturing had been setting the standard for quality products.
Petersen Manufacturing concrete Site Furnishings can provide the strength, flexibility and aesthetic value necessary for commercial or residential projects. Choose from many styles of planters, bollards, tables, trash receptacles and benches. The quality of Petersen Manufacturing concrete site furnishings is unsurpassed in the industry.
Petersen Manufacturing creates concrete site furnishings for world class organizations across the country and around the world.
- Madison Square Garden
- Disney World
- The Baltimore Convention Center
- Department of Homeland Security
- MacCarron International Airport
- Embassy Suites
- Caeser's (Atlantic City)
- MGM Grand
- Circus Circus
- Burger King
These are just a few of the discriminating organizations that use Petersen Manufacturing concrete Site Furnishings.
Please take a moment to navigate our site. Within you will discover our wide array of Precast and Metal Site furnishings, as well as our extensive line of security barriers.
- Round Concrete Planters
- Square Concrete Planters
- Concrete Waste Receptacles
- Concrete Tables
- Concrete Benches
- Concrete Bollards
- Concrete Drinking Fountains
- Concrete Snuffers
- Metal Site Furnishings
Whether you need just one planter or ash urn for a small operation, or hundreds of tables and waste receptacles to address the needs of larger facilities, we have the right product for your particular need.
All of our precast concrete products are steel-reinforced, and built to meet or exceed any industry standard for strength and durability. Also, all of our products are available in a wide variety of aggregate textures and colors to put that finishing touch on your project.
Each piece of our Metal Site Furnishings is handcrafted, using high quality steel. The product is then cleaned, treated, and powder coated, using the finest powder coating materials available. Feel free to ask about our wide array of colors, and very competitive lead times as well.