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Attentive Customer Service Is Worth Millions

Editor’s Note: Bruce W. Woolpert served as President and CEO of Graniterock from1987 to 2012. This article from our files explains the importance of great customer service. By Bruce W. Woolpert On those days when things go badly at work and a customer is left dissatisfied, you might respond with, “Well, there’s always tomorrow.”  This way Read more

Aiming for Zero at Graniterock

Graniterock People take great pride in their work. The phrase “make it better” is a core value we live by, and a continuous improvement culture permeates everything we do.  We are determined to make and deliver great products and projects for our customers. We put safety before all else, ensure that our operations and products Read more

Robert Cruz: 1 Earth Irrigation and Landscaping

    Challenges in life sometimes lead us to follow new and unexpected paths. This was the case for Robert Cruz, who started his landscape contracting business, 1 Earth Irrigation and Landscape Company, after a 25-year career in education. Robert spent 10 years   as a high school academic counselor, then went on to teach Read more

Seaside 3-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Granted Wish to Be a Builder

The toddler, cancer free, spent three hours moving piles of gravel and climbing atop heavy machinery, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Seaside Boy With Kidney Cancer Granted Wish to Be Builder

Before a cheering crowd, 3-year-old cancer survivor Renzo Lombardi rode a bulldozer in his dad’s lap Tuesday morning at the Graniterock A.R. Wilson Quarry. Watch Video >>

How Not to Get Sued

Without a doubt, one of the most common questions I get from folks in the construction industry is “how do I avoid getting sued?” Unfortunately the answer is “you can’t.” There’s no magic shield to prevent lawsuits. The United States is a highly litigious country where we can sue anyone for just about anything, and Read more

Up Close – Marvin Brandt

Graniterock People take pride in their ability to wear many hats on the job. Marvin Brandt, who manages Graniterock’s Quail Hollow Quarry in Felton and the Santa Cruz Sand Plant (also known as the Wilder Sand Quarry), is a Team Member who applies his many talents and varied experience wherever needed to get the job Read more

Building Relationships

Graniterock has laid the foundation of our California region for nearly 115 years. Roads, railways, homes, businesses and beloved landmarks of the northern and central parts of our state were built by Graniterock People with materials and workmanship of renowned quality. From the very beginning, our goal has been to earn the respect of our Read more

Integrity Matters

A pair of Marines at Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia were on a night training exercise in the woods outside of the facility. At one point in the exercise, both of them suffered a significant lapse. Each Marine fell asleep on his watch.   For one officer candidate, the incident became a constructive leadership Read more

Getting All the Dirt: MAG Trucking, Inc.

There is far more to the trucking business than meets the eye. This became clear during a recent conversation with Debbie Ferrari, estimator and soil specialist at MAG Trucking, Inc., a trusted Graniterock supplier based in Hayward. “Off haul and disposal are one of our company’s primary services,” Debbie explained. “There is a lot of Read more