Going the distance to deliver construction materials

How far will Graniterock go to deliver construction materials?

Posted by Don Barrett on Feb 10, 2016

Graniterock birthday

Graniterock's sweet 116th birthday

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Feb 7, 2016

Graniterock has survived and thrived over the past 116 years in a rapidly changing state.The company was created Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 1900 when a deposit of granite was discovered by A. R. Wilson along the San Andreas Fault in Aromas, a small town on the edge of San Benito County.
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Graniterock helps with Superbowl 50

Who's going to the Superbowl?!

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Feb 4, 2016

The Construction Division is helping Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara preparefor the mass of footballfans expected forSunday's showdown between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers.The work for Noel Lesley Events Services waswon by estimatorBryan Jones.Graniterock has installeda security perimeterwithk-rail around the stadium and builttemporary driveways to access the various sports fields.Thanks goes to Field SupervisorFred Simpson, Travis Sakamoto, Kenneth JermonandAngela Flores.
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Smoothness & intelligent compaction

Smoothness & intelligent compaction on Hwy 25

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Feb 4, 2016

Graniterock’s Construction team partnered with Caltrans on a cold in-place/overlay pilot project on a 6-mile stretch of Highway 25 south of Hollister that produced solid results.The $2.7 million project focused on two aspects: smoothness and intelligent compaction, which is a new spec coming out for Caltrans using GPS technology and computerized compaction technology installed on the rollers.The CIR portion of the project, an emulsion form of CIR, was performed by a subcontractor (Graniterock’s CIR team uses ...
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Is your SWPPP ready for El Niño?

Is your SWPPP ready for El Niño?

Posted by Reed Carter on Feb 2, 2016

From all of the weather reports we hear, El Niño is expected to deliver a rainy season like none seen since 1997.A long wet winter that drags into spring, with record rainfall, means storm water from construction sites will be a critical issue over the next few months.A well-grounded storm water pollution preventionplan (SWPPP) – a site specific document that spells out how you will control runoff from a construction site - is your key to ...
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Transportation Excellence Award from TAMC

Transportation Excellence award from TAMC

Posted by Dennis McElroy on Jan 28, 2016

Graniterock is proud to receive the 2015 Transportation Excellence Award from the Transportation Agency for Monterey County for our River Road overlay project.We were recognized for our innovative use of cold in-place recycling on this 4-mile stretch of River Road. The existing pavement on the two-lane rural road used daily by thousands of drivers was in major distress and failure.The CIR process required only two truckloads to import asphalt emulsion and cement. By comparison, the traditional ...
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Building opportunities in San Juan Bautista

Construction opportunities growing in San Juan Bautista

Posted by Steve Lindsay on Jan 22, 2016

Sometimes a new customer relationship starts with a little base rock and grows from there.That’s the case with Project ManagerSteve Lindsayand the work he’s winning at Earthbound Farm in San Juan Bautista as the organic produce giant looks to expand its facilities, including new parking lots, building pads and roads.Graniterock is working as a subcontractor for Design Group Facility Solutions, who has a multi-million dollar contract to design and build a 124,000-square-foot cooler expansion.Graniterock will place ...
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Bocce ball court for Santa Cruz

Graniterock pitches in for new bocce ball court in Santa Cruz

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Jan 13, 2016

Graniterock teamed up with the Santa Cruz Host Lions Club to build a bocce ball court at Harvey West Park after learning the Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department was stuck without the financial resources to carry out the project.Custom Project ManagerEd Jenkins, a member of the Lions Club, helped form a partnership where donations from the Lions Club and Graniterock allowed the project to move forward and break ground in October.The work involved grading and ...
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A new park for Aromas

Building the A. R. Wilson Community Park

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Jan 11, 2016

AROMAS -Just outside the A. R. Wilson Quarry in Aromas, Construction Division crews are helping tobuilda new park for the small town, which will be named after Graniterock's founder.The grading and paving work under way is one phase of a larger project coming in the near future if the Aromas Community Center Foundation can find the funding to complete their vision of a large recreation area with baseball and soccer fields -called A. R. Wilson Community ...
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Helping customers ride the wave of success

Zack Booth helps customers ride wave of success

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Jan 7, 2016

Zack Booth moved into Graniterock’s concrete sales in the San Francisco Bay Area at the worst time imaginable.It was 2008, the outset of the Great Recession.The economy was in a downward spiral and the few concrete projects available went for bargain prices.But Zack knew what he was doing.He had spent several years at the company’s concrete and building materials branch in Santa Cruz - sharpening his sales experience and following building permits - before the call ...
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