When Mike Castagna was a project manager for Baldwin & Shell, he would often visit job sites when the concrete pour was taking place.
Castagna, who also worked in the concrete division for Nabholz, helped Baldwin & Shell on concrete work. He’s been interested in the construction industry since he was in high school and spent summers working to frame houses.
“I’m fascinated with the way things are built and put together,” he said.
And with that background, he and business partner Justin Winberry decided to start Wincast Concrete Services. In less than two years, the company has grown into a $4 million business with more than 30 employees.
The company does commercial concrete work including foundations and slabs, decorative concrete, parking lots, sidewalks and curb and gutter. Recently, the company completed work for Uptown Fayetteville, The Parc at Bentonville and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. In July, the company started its biggest contract so far, a 120,000-square-foot school in Mineral Springs.
Until recently, the company completed most of its work within an hour of Northwest Arkansas. With a new travel crew, that’s changing. “We’re starting to explore some other markets in Little Rock, Tulsa and Oklahoma City,” Castagna said.
A son of missionary parents, the Waukesha, Wis., native lived in the Philippines for about 10 years.
In 1999, he moved to Northwest Arkansas to attend John Brown University, and in 2005, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in construction management.
He’s a volunteer coach for the Boys & Girls Club of Western Benton County, and for a traveling volleyball team. He spends his free time competing in barbecue competitions, playing basketball and watching the Razorbacks.