In 1999 I started my excavating business and then in 2004 started a trucking business with 3 tri-axle dump trucks hauling stone from a local quarry. This began my interest in collecting models that represented the equipment that I was using. Soon I had all these models and started buying and selling to other collectors. In 2006 Keystone Construction Diecast web site was created. As business grew on the web site I closed the excavating and trucking business to devote more time to my hobby that had now became a business. In order to stay connected to the construction industry I joined the Int. Union of Operating Engineers as an equipment operator. Since I get bored quickly I started getting kit models from ASAM in England to assemble. In 2009 I heard that ASAM was selling the American side of their modeling business. I was interested in making the kits and I made a trip to England and purchased all the American molds in Jan 2010. This is how Keystone Models Mfg was started. Next I needed a new web site that collectors can get the hard to find models and custom kits. The new web site opened in Jan 2012 and it is very exciting to be a part of the modeling world.
Jan 2019 – The past couple years have been very busy and has taken me in a new direction for the future of Keystone Construction Diecast. I will be making kits and complete models from the Alan Smith molds that I purchased several years ago. I have received requests for custom work and am in the process of updating my work space to complete these projects. I find that this is where I would like to expand the next part of my business future. I will continue to sell unique and rare models plus all new releases from Classic Construction Models.