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Dispatchers cool under pressure

Transportation dispatchers stay cool under pressure

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Nov 1, 2016

AROMAS – Graniterock’s three transportation dispatchers almost never say no.That word doesn’t make it into the vocabulary of someone trusted with ensuring the company and its customers get their materials when they need them, where they need them – whether that’s a construction job site in Salinas or an asphalt plant in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Explore a career at Graniterock

Explore a career at Graniterock

Posted by Barbara Kimball on Oct 19, 2016

We've got a busy recruiting schedule.
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Communications comes first

Customer Service team puts communications first

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Oct 18, 2016

In any business, there is a fine line between timely payment collection and ensuring customers are satisfied and willing to return.When it’s your job to tread that line, you have to be firm enough to protect the company while remaining professional, friendly and ready to make special accommodations under trying circumstances.
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20 years of Graniterock interns

20 years of Graniterock interns

Posted by Barbara Kimball on Aug 18, 2016

Graniterock is proud to celebrate its 20th year of offering internships to college students looking to try the construction industry.
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True test of team work

Paving Interstate 280: True test of team work across Graniterock

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Aug 17, 2016

WOODSIDE – Coming down to the wire, Graniterock’s Construction Division just wrapped up one of its larger paving projects in recent years.
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Slurry seal boss finds trust-based success

Roughneck turned slurry seal boss finds trust-based success

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Aug 10, 2016

UNION CITY – Barry Short lives most of his life on the road – from the Sierra Nevada mountains to the California coast and high desert of Arizona.
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An insider's look: Politics and business

Posted by Reposted from another publication on Mar 18, 2015

This article is reprinted with permission of the Monterey County Business Council and their weekly publication Friday Facts. Friday Facts is a Weekly Newsletter Promoting Monterey County: Open for Business Business Council Members identified as (BCM)
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Two New Important Preliminary Notice Court Cases Warrant Attention

Posted by Tom Squeri on Mar 18, 2015

The California appeals court issued two new cases recently that warrant the attention of any contractor wishing to preserve its lien, bond or stop notice rights.  Both cases address the importance of getting the preliminary notice requirement right.
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State Board of Equalization Clarifies Sales Tax on T&M Construction Contracts.

Posted by Tom Squeri on Mar 18, 2015

There has been some confusion among construction contractors recently about the California State Board of Equalization’s (“Board” or “SBE”)position on the application of sales tax to materials provided by a construction contractor working under a time and materials (“T&M”) contract.  The confusion stems from an unclear “Summary of Application of Tax for Construction Contractors” table that was attached to a February 8, 2012 letter sent to licensed contractors throughout the State, and comments made to some contractors by SBE agents who claimed that contractors owed sales tax any time they added mark-up to materials on a T&M job.  Even the regulation that governs the application of sales tax to construction contractors—Regulation 1521—is not a model of clarity regarding what is and is not taxable on T&M contracts.
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Home Improvement Contracts and Time and Materials Pricing

Posted by Tom Squeri on Mar 18, 2015

A recent legal presentation at Graniterock’s Concrete and Building Materials Expo has generated a lot of discussion.  One of our speakers told the audience that it is unlawful for a contractor and a homeowner to enter into a contract for home improvement work where the price term is based on “time and materials” (“T&M”).  Several in the audience were surprised to hear this, and questioned whether the statement is true.  After all, T&M contracting is relatively common, and when done correctly is a good way to ensure a fair price for both parties to the contract. 
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