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Steering Graniterock in private construction

Estimator John Torres leads Graniterock in private construction market

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on May 10, 2017

SAN JOSE – John Torres was home for spring break during freshman year of college in 1999 when he bumped into his elementary school basketball coach Rick Morales.The two struck up a conversation that would jump-start John's career.
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Dam demands aggregate quality

Aggregate quality trumps price on Calaveras Dam

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Apr 26, 2017

CALAVERAS DAM – Sometimes you can still win big even when you’re not the lowest bidder.Graniterock’s Aggregate Division secured one of the company’s largest projects ever in terms of volume for reasons that had nothing to do with price.
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Roads take brunt of drought-ending rain

California pays steep price for drought-ending rain

Posted by Graniterock on Apr 10, 2017

While heavy rain finally arrived to end California’s years-long drought, so too did an unexpected thrashing of the state’s infrastructure.The wettest storm season we’ve seen in years, drought-busting by all definitions, left a wake of destruction to highways, roads and bridges estimated to top $1 billion statewide.
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Two-sport professional athlete

Two-sport professional athlete turns to construction

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Apr 10, 2017

PEBBLE BEACH – You’re not likely to find a single general contractor who can say they’re in the same league as Bo Jackson, Deion Sanders and Tim Tebow.High-end Monterey Peninsula home builder Jim Laughton can.
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SF Giants opening day winners

SF Giants opening day winners

Posted by Graniterock on Apr 3, 2017

There's nothing more rewarding than a great day on the job....except maybe a ballgame with your favorite crew! Thanks so much to everyone who joined inGraniterock's giveaway for tickets to the San Fra...
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Asphalt quality guaranteed

Asphalt quality guaranteed with this team

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Mar 22, 2017

REDWOOD CITY – Telling a customer we’re going to make a specific asphalt mix isn’t good enough.
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Green concrete Q & A

Green concrete Q & A with Graniterock expert Jon Erskine

Posted by Jon Erskine on Mar 15, 2017

Green building is all the rage across the country, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area where high tech companies seek environmentally-friendly materials and sustainable practices on nearly all new construction projects.Concrete is a major component of green building.
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Managing mixer trucks

Dispatchers manage mixer trucks like dominoes

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Mar 10, 2017

REDWOOD CITY – Graniterock’s concrete dispatchers rarely meet their customers in person.
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Memorial for Bobby Gill

Memorial set for Bobby Gill

Posted by Graniterock on Feb 15, 2017

A memorial service for Bobby Gill is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4 at Twin Lakes Church in Aptos.The address is 2701 Cabrillo College Drive.Bobby died Feb. 9 when he was struck by an outside hauler's dump truck while working to help clear a mudslide from Highway 17.Donations to Bobby's family can be made at www.youcaring.com/bobbygill.
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117-year anniversary

117-year anniversary

Posted by Graniterock on Feb 14, 2017

We want to acknowledge the milestone that is Graniterock’s 117th anniversary today, but with the loss of Bobby Gill while he worked to reopen Highway 17 on Thursday, we don't feel very festive.
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