“The Belden Brick Company, a long-standing pillar in the brick industry, is the largest family-owned brick manufacturer in the United States. Built on the principles of integrity, community, quality, and service, our company upholds the traditions set forth by our early leaders, Henry S. Belden and Paul Belden, Sr. Although we have expanded a lot since 1885, growth has been organic, and we’re still an independent company with a small, passionate team. The core of our vision and success are our craftsmen in Sugarcreek, Ohio, home to a highly-skilled brickmaking community upholding tradition since the 19th century.
In 1914, the company expanded from Canton into Tuscarawas County when the Belden Face Brick Company, a personal venture of Henry S. Belden and later owned by The Belden Brick Company, was started. In 1946, Sugarcreek’s first venture occurred when the Finzer Brothers Clay Company agreed to sell its operations to The Belden Brick Company. Today, The Belden Brick Company owns and operates five brickmaking plants and one thin brick sawing facility, employs approximately 500 people, and has over 200 million standard brick equivalents annually. Also expanding our family brand are our brick distributorships, Belden Tri-State Building Materials based in New York and Philadelphia, Belden Brick Sales in Michigan, and Premier Brick Sales, LLC, our joint venture in Indianapolis, Indiana area.”