Meet the Alcat Precast Team
At Alcat Precast, we take pride in our exceptional team of professionals who are dedicated to providing top-notch service and expertise in the field of wastewater systems. With over 20 years of experience in manufacturing and selling Clearstream products, our team brings a wealth of knowledge and a passion for delivering the best solutions to our customers.
Allen Farmer, hailing from Moon, Virginia, is the esteemed owner of Alcat Precast, a thriving company specializing in the manufacturing and distribution of septic tanks. Allen's journey in the septic industry began at the young age of 13, working alongside his grandfather John Bing in their family-owned business.
As a determined and hardworking individual, Allen spent his formative years honing his skills in septic system installation and maintenance, developing an intimate understanding of the industry's intricacies. Fueled by a desire to expand and share his expertise, Farmer embarked on a mission to manufacture septic tanks that could meet the needs of local installers while imparting his knowledge to fellow septic business owners. Allen holds licenses from the Board for Contractors: Class A Contractors (ADS H/H), Board for Waterworks (Master Alternative Onsite Sewage System Installer), and Wastewater Works Operators (Master Alternative Onsite Sewage System Operator).
In 2001, Farmer materialized his vision by establishing Alcat Precast. Leveraging his close relationship with Clearstream Wastewater Systems, he seized the opportunity to become a distributor for their products within the state of Virginia. Alcat Precast swiftly emerged as a trusted and reliable local manufacturer, seller, and distributor, offering high-quality septic tanks that met specific requirements to contractors in the Cheseapeake Bay area of Virginia, Maryland, and eastern North Carolina.
Driven by his strong values and unwavering commitment, Farmer leads Alcat Precast with a focus on family, excellence, and fairness. His motivations stem from the desire to support his loved ones, deliver exceptional workmanship, and treat people with integrity. By upholding these principles, Allen Farmer continues to build upon his family's legacy while making a positive impact on the industry and the communities he serves. In addition to his business ventures, Allen Farmer leads a fulfilling life outside of work, pursuing various hobbies and interests. He enjoys hunting, riding his motorcycle, boating with his wife Cathy, and traveling to war history locations.
Cathy Farmer serves as the Secretary/Treasurer and Office Administrator at Alcat Precast. With an impressive 36 years of experience in the industry and a background in onsite sewage system installation, she brings extensive knowledge and expertise to her role. Cathy's dedication to her work is evident in her commitment to providing exceptional service to the company's customers. She finds great fulfillment in engaging with clients and making sales for Clearstream Wastewater Systems, a product line that Alcat Precast specializes in.
Working alongside her husband, Allen, adds an extra layer of fulfillment to her role. Cathy takes pride in the way Alcat Precast treats its customers, providing excellent services and offering valuable features such as a two-year warranty on Clearstream components and a two-year service policy at no additional charge. She is always ready to address customers' technical questions and resolve any issues that arise.
Outside of work, Cathy enjoys spending time at the beach, riding Harley motorcycles with Allen, and exploring new travel destinations. Originally from Mathews, a small county located on the Chesapeake Bay, Cathy's passion for her profession as a secretary has been a lifelong pursuit, and she is proud to be part of the Alcat Precast team since November 2001.
Emily Cook serves as the Office Manager at Alcat Precast, bringing 8 years of industry experience to her role. With a high school education and the added qualification of being a notary public, Emily efficiently manages the office operations. Her strong connection to the company as a family business is one of her favorite aspects of the job. Working closely with her relatives fosters a sense of unity and collaboration that she deeply values. Alcat Precast stands out in the industry as the exclusive manufacturer of Clearstream Wastewater Systems in the state of Virginia, setting them apart from their competitors. Emily takes pride in this unique position and recognizes the significance it holds for the company's market presence.
Outside of work, she enjoys indulging in hobbies such as shopping, spending quality time with her husband James, and showering their dog Hank with love and attention. Emily was born and raised in Mathews, VA, which provides her with a deep understanding of the local community and their specific needs. Being part of a family business has always been a passion for Emily, and she takes pride in contributing to its success. She joined the Alcat Precast team in June 2015, quickly becoming an integral part of the company's growth and accomplishments.
Carlos Marroquin brings his dedication and eagerness to learn to his role at Alcat Precast. His primary responsibilities involve assisting the installer and Clearstream team, as well as spending time in the yard. Carlos is committed to continuously expanding his knowledge and skills, particularly in the realm of concrete work. What attracted Carlos to Alcat Precast was the opportunity to learn new skills and gain knowledge in the industry. He finds fulfillment in the hands-on nature of concrete work and embraces the chance to broaden his portfolio in the field. What sets Alcat Precast apart from similar companies, according to Carlos, is the fact that they pour their own molds every day. Additionally, Alcat Precast holds the distinction of being the only company in Virginia that manufactures Clearstream products, further solidifying their position in the industry.
While not working, Carlos enjoys a variety of hobbies. He has a passion for styling, fishing, and maintaining a focus on health and fitness. Carlos was born in Newport News and spent his childhood in Gloucester before eventually moving to Mathews. Growing up, he did not have a clear idea of what profession he wanted to pursue. However, the opportunity to expand his skillset and gain valuable experience drew him to the field he is in now. He joined the Alcat Precast team on July 18, 2020, and his dedication and willingness to learn have made him a valuable member of the company.
Jacob Dalton takes on the role of Lot Manager at Alcat Precast, bringing 4 years of industry experience and a CDL license to his position. What attracted Jacob to the company was his passion for running equipment, a favorite aspect of his job. The opportunity to operate and manage equipment on a daily basis is what drew him to Alcat Precast. One aspect that stands out about Alcat Precast and sets it apart from similar companies, according to Jacob, is their ability to pour their own tanks. This in-house capability allows for greater control and quality assurance in the manufacturing process.
Jacob's personal passion lies in MMA fighting, where he dedicates his time and energy to honing his skills in the sport. Born and raised in Mathews, VA, Jacob has a strong connection to the local community and understands the unique needs and challenges of the area. Jacob's choice to enter his profession was influenced by his father, who also works at Alcat Precast. Being able to follow in his father's footsteps drew him to his current role. Jacob joined Alcat Precast in June 2019. His expertise in equipment operation and management, coupled with his dedication to the company, make him an integral part of the team.
Fletcher Rich is a Lot Worker at Alcat Precast, with four years of industry experience under his belt and a high school diploma. What attracted Fletcher to the company is the supportive and collaborative nature of the team. He appreciates how everyone is always willing to lend a helping hand when needed. Additionally, the presence of his friends and the opportunity to work with trucks were key factors that drew him to Alcat Precast. One aspect that stands out to Fletcher about Alcat Precast is the unique pouring method for Clearstream products. He takes pride in the company's ability to pour concrete while the only other Clearstream manufacturer is located in Texas. This sets Alcat Precast apart from similar companies in the industry.
Fletcher indulges in hobbies such as working on vehicles, learning how to build things from scratch, and traveling. These activities not only reflect his passion for craftsmanship but also his desire for continuous personal growth and exploration. Having grown up in Mathews, VA, Fletcher has a deep connection to the community. This further fuels his dedication to contributing to the success of Alcat Precast. He was initially drawn to his profession by the satisfaction of transforming concrete through hard work and effort. He finds joy in smoothing tops and creating aesthetically pleasing finishes. Fletcher joined the Alcat Precast team in July 2019. His strong work ethic, passion for craftsmanship, and commitment to quality make him an invaluable asset to the Alcat Precast workforce.
Haden Higginbotham is a skilled Laborer at Alcat Precast, bringing three years of industry experience to his role. What attracted Haden to the company is the people and the positive atmosphere. The strong sense of camaraderie and teamwork among his colleagues make his experience at Alcat Precast truly enjoyable. One aspect that stands out to Haden about Alcat Precast is the opportunity to learn new trades and acquire hands-on skills. The company's emphasis on continuous learning and development allows him to expand his knowledge and expertise in various areas.
Haden spends a lot of his off time at the gym and engages in MMA fighting. These activities not only promote physical fitness but also showcase his passion for combat sports and his drive for personal growth. A Mathews, Virginia native, Haden has a deep-rooted connection to the local community, which adds to his commitment to contributing to the success of Alcat Precast. Haden's decision to pursue his profession was influenced by his friend and coworker, Jacob. This connection played a significant role in guiding him towards the industry and ultimately led him to his current position at Alcat Precast. His dedication to his work, enthusiasm for learning new trades, and commitment to personal fitness make him an invaluable member of the Alcat Precast workforce since July 2020.
Kristopher True is a dedicated Laborer at Alcat Precast, bringing two years of industry experience to his role. Kristopher embraces the opportunity to continually learn new things, which is one of his favorite aspects of the job. This drive for knowledge drew him to Alcat Precast, where he can expand his skill set and expertise. What sets Alcat Precast apart for Kristopher is the opportunity to work alongside his friends. The camaraderie and strong bonds formed with his coworkers create a positive and supportive work environment, making his experience at Alcat Precast truly exceptional.
Kristopher's interests lie in Muay Thai, also known as Thai boxing. Engaging in this martial art allows him to channel his energy and further develop his skills outside of the workplace. Born and raised in Mathews, VA, Kristopher has a deep connection to the local community and appreciates the familiarity and sense of belonging it provides. His journey into his profession was influenced by his coworker Jacob, who played a significant role in introducing him to the industry. This connection and guidance drew him towards his current role at Alcat Precast which began in September of 2020. Kristopher is an integral part of the Alcat Precast team.
Shayne Peacock is a Laborer at Alcat Precast with two years of experience in the industry. One aspect that stands out to Shayne about Alcat Precast is the exceptional people and the positive work environment they create. The enjoyable atmosphere and the supportive nature of the team have made Alcat Precast a rewarding workplace for Shayne. Shayne, originally from Hampton, enjoys spending time with family and indulging in the thrill of riding a motorcycle. These activities provide a sense of joy and fulfillment beyond the workplace, allowing Shayne to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Shayne's interest in the profession was sparked by the influence of Alex, a co-worker who inspired and motivated Shayne to pursue a career in the industry. This demonstrates the power of mentorship and the positive impact that individuals within a workplace can have on each other. Shayne joined the team on November 21, 2021. With a strong work ethic, a passion for the outdoors, and a commitment to teamwork, Shayne contributes to the success and positive atmosphere of Alcat Precast.