REED was founded in 1957 by Frank Reed,
inventor of the bowl-type gunite machine.
In 1966, John Shea, of the J.F.Shea Co., was introduced to the revolutionary
"Guncrete" gunite machines.
The units were so effective that Shea Construction
used them for all the company's gunite and shotcrete work.
John was so enthusiastic
about their performance that he began selling "Guncrete" units through one of Shea's