Telephone: 573-486-2913

Telephone: 573-486-2913

About Us

In 1978, Hermann Sand & Gravel, Inc. was purchased by the Engemann family. Since that time, the business has grown but we remain committed to meeting the unique needs of each client in a professional and friendly manner. We provide high quality aggregate products with competitive pricing for numerous clients throughout the state of Missouri from our two locations: our Hermann plant is located just 15 miles south of Interstate 70; our Jefferson City plant is located on Highway 63 just north of Jefferson City.

Hermann Sand & Gravel also operates Missouri River Transportation, LLC, a barge towing service operating primarily on the Missouri River from St. Louis to Sioux City, Iowa, and also on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, providing marine transportation services including commercial hopper barge service and transporting construction equipment. Missouri River Towing has two line haul boats – 2400 & 3800- while Hermann Sand & Gravel operates one fleet boat.

Hermann Sand & Gravel employs 10-12 people within the two plant locations; and the river transportation crew varies with the demand of service. We are proud of our sand plant employees and marine services crew members who take pride in their work and have excellent safety records. Without them, we couldn’t grow the business or offer our quality products and services.


Steve Engemann, President of Hermann Sand & Gravel

Steve is President of Hermann Sand & Gravel, Inc. and Missouri River Towing LLC.  Steve also is co-owner of Mid-Missouri Concrete, Inc. He is on his fifth issue of his Captain’s license. Steve takes pride in the challenges and rewards of operating small family businesses which contribute to the growth of the economy locally and nationally. These businesses continue to thrive because they are based on honest business practices and hard work.  Steve began working at Hermann Sand & Gravel full time in 1999 to achieve his goal of becoming a river boat pilot. Steve obtained his captains license in 2003, and in 2004 he started managing operations at Hermann Sand & Gravel. He is actively involved in continuing to work towards achieving reliable river transportation on the Missouri River by being a member of the Missouri River Dredgers Group, Inland Rivers Ports and Terminals, MRAC, Coalition to Protect the Missouri River, and Missouri River Relief organizations.

On a personal note, Steve is happily married to his wife Kate and has been blessed with two beautiful girls.  While he is not managing the family business, he and his family spend time together enjoying water sports on the Missouri, and Gasconade Rivers, traveling and horseback riding.  Steve is a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Steve holds memberships with the Knights of Columbus, Gore Case Community Club, Big Spring Busy Beavers 4H and is a member of the Hermann Chamber of Commerce.