In 1927, Robert Higgins had a vision of the future of Southern California. He saw a more rural Southern California ready to grow by leaps and bounds. Robert wanted to be a part of that growth. With many years of brick making experience and the investment capital from an oil strike on family property, Robert Higgins started his own Brick Company. The first Higgins brick plant was located in Gardena and another plant was started in Torrance a few years later.
Around 1944, Robert passed the growing company business on to his two sons, Bob and Walt Higgins. Both sons had spent their entire lives working in the brick business helping their father produce and sell the bricks. Growing demand dictated that the company continue to grow to meet the needs of an ever expanding construction industry.
Around 1944, the Higgins brothers opened up plants in Santa Monica and Monterey Park. The four plants combined were supplying around 60 million bricks per year to the local market. The company continued to grow over the years, and in 1962, Higgins Brick finished construction of their state-of-the-art brick plant in Chino, California. The facility was built on one-hundred plus acres of high quality clay.
Two generations later, the Higgins Family still owns and operates the family brick business and continues to be an innovative force in the industry today.