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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

Santana Noble of Santana Paving and Grading, Inc.

Santana Noble built Santana Paving and Grading, Inc. by ensuring that every job, no matter how big or small, is completed just the way the customer wants it.  This general engineering contractor is based in Santa Cruz County, but his bright yellow trucks can be seen serving customers seven days a week anywhere from San Read more

Up Close: Kenny Nott

Throwing a 600-horse-power race car into a sideways slide at 75 or 80 miles an hour may not seem like a good way to escape from stress. But for Kenny Nott, who oversees every piece of machinery at the A.R. Wilson Quarry, the single minded activity of keeping three of four wheels on the ground Read more

This Month at Graniterock: The Fifth Annual Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy

As California’s economy improves and business hiring increases, employers are looking for people with technical skills in engineering, science and technology to fill new job openings.  Yet, many of these career opportunities are lost to California job seekers. Too many of our high school graduates are not adequately prepared for college level mathematics and unable 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