Recon Wall Systems was formed in 2000 by a group of six Twin Cities individuals who had a vision to make large retaining wall blocks from “returned concrete” (thus the name “ReCon”). Five of these founders had a construction background, with expertise in concrete finishing and hardscape construction.

It did not take long for the marketplace to send two very important messages to the team. The first being that it embraced the concept of a large retaining wall block with a natural texture which could be machine set and utilized to build tall gravity walls. The second being that the use of returned concrete was equated with lower or inconsistent quality. Thus, in early 2002 Recon changed course and began working directly with precast concrete companies to manufacture a high-quality mix for its use.

With the help of over 60 licensed Recon producers, almost twenty-million square feet of Recon retaining walls have been built around the world. We are proud to be an international big block retaining wall company and look forward to many more years of growth.

Our Experienced Team

Michael Klotthor, PE

President & COO

O: (612) 404-2445
C: (612) 443-7678

Bill Henzler

Operations Manager – Forms and R&D

O: (612) 389-6850
C: (612) 709-7178

Alex Longridge

European Regional Manager

C: +44 74 6923 4695

Mike More

Marketing Director

C: (612) 327-9438

James Grams, PE

Technical Support Engineer

O: (612) 428-0115

Brady Hansen

Mechanical Designer – Forms

O: (612) 404-2577

Thomas Nordahl

Licensee Support Specialist – Europe

C: +47 92 27 71 77

Caleb Hurt

Marketing Specialist

C: (715) 595-3104

Tracy Miller


O: (952) 922-0027