Pete Lien & Sons is committed to bettering the communities in which our employees live and work. We are proud to commit a portion of our returns to charitable organizations & sponsorships that help our communities grow & thrive.
Beyond the corporate donations, Pete Lien & Sons great team members volunteer for numerous non-profits, while commit their free time to local committees & associations, helping build a strong community.
With the continual goal of leaving the world a better place than how we found it, Pete Lien & Sons is committed to land reclamation & development.
Our sustainability efforts began at Pete Lien & Sons' origin and continues through today.
In 1961 (15 years before reclaiming was required by law) the U.S.A. Department of Agriculture issued a Letter of Recommendation for Achievement in Conservation and Reclamation to Pete Lien & Sons. This was a first for the Black Hills of South Dakota!
In 1980 the U.S.A Environmental Protection Agency awarded Pete Lien & Sons with the Earth Care Award. The award was presented by Robert Redford, and to this day, Pete Lien & Sons is the only quarrying company to have ever received the award!
Years later, in 2018, the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining & Safety (DRMS) and Colorado Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (CSSGA) selected Pete Lien & Sons as the award winner of the Jack Starner Mined Land Reclamation Award for Innovation and Collaboration. According the director of DRMS, "Pete Lien & Sons has shown extraordinary efforts in thinking outside the box to facilitate successful reclamation on a difficult site. Through the innovative thinking of using fish emulsions from a state fish hatchery and the mixing of expended mash from a distillery, Pete Lien & Sons has been able to supplement poor growth medium to support a sustainable vegetative cover."
Check out our AWARDS page to view some of the many honors our company has received as a result of focusing our efforts on environmental solutions to help build America!
The Lien family donated land in downtown Rapid City to honor Chuck & Barb Lien through the creation of the Chuck Lien Family Park, an outdoor park for everyone in the local area to enjoy for years to come.
This is just one of the many ways Pete Lien & Sons and family give back to our communities.
Pete Lien & Sons hosts and supports local Touch-A-Truck events which where kids and their families get to safely explore giant trucks, earth movers, drilling rigs, and other massive mobile machines!
Baseball...America's National Pastime!
Pete Lien & Sons helped fund a new field for Rapid City's Post 320 team. Today this field is called Pete Lien Memorial Field, and is maintained with Pete Lien & Sons Super Slide - Infield Mix.
In addition to the Pete Lien Memorial Field, our company and team members have donated time and resources to many local Little League and Post fields in our region.
Pete Lien & Sons works closely with regional and state universities, including South Dakota School of Mines & Technology along with University of Wyoming to support programs such as senior design projects, research projects and product development
The company supports local technical schools such as WYO-Tech and Western Dakota Technology to help future technicians gain real life experience.
Pete Lien & Sons and team members are committed to ensuring the students in local schools have the resources needed to be successful. From school supply drives to leading a lesson plan to educate students about the importance our products play in their everyday lives, Pete Lien & Sons proudly supports local youth education!
Pete Lien & Sons is located in communities that have experienced devastating storms. When a big weather event occurs that impacts our communities, Pete Lien & Sons' equipment and personnel aid in cleanup efforts.