April 1, 1923 - Leo Burgoyne starts his block company with one Ideal Hand Tamp Block Machine at Lexington Street in Waltham (300 block per 10 hour day).
1926-1942 - Leo adds various hand tamp and brick machines.
1966 - Leo’s son Joe, installs the first automated Columbia block plant at the Waltham location.
1967 - Ideal manufactures and ships specialty products to Monrovia, Liberia, and West Africa
1975 - Ideal is the first company in the United States to produce Lockstone Paving Stones (8000 sf of pavers per day).
1978 - Ideal starts production at its second totally automated manufacturing facility in Westford, MA.
1983 - Ideal becomes a member of the Uni Group.
1985 - Ideal starts production of the first automated Zenith paving plant in the Northeast.
1986 - Ideal begins to manufacture Segmental Retaining Wall Systems.