E.T. Simonds Materials was formed in 2014. Short Brothers Construction was purchased in 2014.Co-founder Mrs. E.T. Simonds passed away in 2014 after living to be 100 years of age.Kate Simonds Stevens also joined the team in 2006 and currently works for Illini Asphalt.In December of 2005 Kassy Simonds retired.In December of 2003, Mrs. Katy Simonds retired after 57 years of service. In March of the following year, Beck Simonds came aboard as an operations manager. Beck was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2013.