In his life, Charles Shirey laid the groundwork for community growth. With his trademark fedora and strong business sense, Charlie Shirey took over his father’s concrete business and in the process helped cement growth and education in the community. As one of the original members of the Waterloo Industrial Development Association and a twelve-year member of the Waterloo School Board, Charlie helped pour a strong foundation for the Cedar Valley.
Charles W. Shirey. 2000 Inductee to the Cedar Valley Business Hall of Fame.