December 14, 2020

The Rinker House, built by a Florida cement tycoon, is now for sale in Tampa Bay

A massive home built by the prominent Rinker Family, whose concrete company arguably poured more cement than anyone in Florida's history, is back on the market in Belleair.

Located at 140 Willadel Dr., the home was built in 1991 by the late Marshall Rinker Jr. and his wife Mary. Marshall's father, Marshall E. "Doc'' Rinker Sr, founded the concrete company Rinker Materials Corp. in 1926, and turned the one man, one truck operation into a half-billion dollar company with over 70 plants and work sites throughout Florida.

At its peak, the company was the largest cement company in the state, and in many ways helped usher in modern Florida as we know it, with a roster of clients that included shopping malls, condominiums and even Walt Disney World (they actually built Epcot) and multiple military bases. The company was eventually sold in 1988 to Australian-based CSR Ltd. for $515 million, which is the equivalent of more than $1.1 billion in today's dollars when you adjust for inflation. After the acquisition, Marshal Rinker Jr. stayed on and served on the board of directors.

This 11,622-home home has been on and off the market for years, but is now listed at $6,995,000. The six-bedroom, 11-bathroom mansion comes with upper and lower level master suites, a fitness room, an elevator, a sauna, a tennis court, a pool and spa, an outdoor kitchen, and a great view of Sand Key.

The listing agent is Dania Perry of century 21, Jim White & Associates 

Photos via Realtor.com

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The Rinker House, built by a Florida cement tycoon, is now for sale in Tampa Bay
CL Staff

The Rinker House, built by a Florida cement tycoon, is now for sale in Tampa Bay
CL Staff

The Rinker House, built by a Florida cement tycoon, is now for sale in Tampa Bay
CL Staff

The Rinker House, built by a Florida cement tycoon, is now for sale in Tampa Bay
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The Rinker House, built by a Florida cement tycoon, is now for sale in Tampa Bay
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