A Good RAP: Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement

Posted by Mike Cook on Mar 18, 2015

Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) can be used as an aggregate and partial oil replacement in the hot recycling of asphalt paving mixtures. The most common method (conventional recycled hot mix) involves a process in which RAP is combined with virgin aggregate and new asphalt cement in a central mixing plant to produce new hot mix paving mixtures. 
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Big Sur rock shed a dramatic covering for Highway 1

Posted by Reposted from another publication on Mar 18, 2015

Tunnel-like structure, bridge open on Highway 1
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Are You a Good Risk for a Bond?

Posted by Steve Snodgrass on Mar 18, 2015

Graniterock CFO Steve Snodgrass contributes another  article excerpted from the 1956 Engineering News-Record which shows how “the more things change the more they remain the same.”
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Friends of the Family: Wilkinson Construction

Posted by Steve Bosco on Mar 18, 2015

Greg Scopazzi and Phil Wilkinson
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Hike in California "Car Tax" Would Raise Up to $4 Billion

Posted by Reposted from another publication on Mar 18, 2015

Hike in California 'car tax' would raise up to $4 billion Sacramento Bee -- A proposed ballot measure to more than double California's vehicle license fee would raise $3 billion to $4 billion annually for state and local transportation programs, according to estimates by the Legislative Analyst's Office.           
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Terri Brazil and the "Family Business"

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

People like Terri Brazil are what makes Graniterock truly a “family business.”  Terri brings the feeling of family to the Construction Division’s Custom Work department, based in Watsonville, where she works as Contract Administrator, and since joining Graniterock in 1999, she has brought three nephews on board with the Company. Greg Brazil and John Taylor both work with the Construction Division, and Jake Brazil ran Graniterock Builders before starting his own business, Brazil Construction, with the goal of becoming the number one customer at Graniterock’s Design Center in Cupertino.
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Small Businesses Anticipate Breakout Year Ahead

Posted by Reposted from another publication on Mar 18, 2015

From the Wall Street Journal, Dec. 30, 2013:
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General Contractors: Watch Out for Unlicensed Subcontractors

Posted by Jennifer L. Gregg on Mar 18, 2015

As a General Contractor, did you know that under California law you can be held responsible to pay the wages of unpaid employees of an unlicensed subcontractor? According to California Labor Code section 2750.5, as a general contractor you could be considered the employer of the people who work for your subcontractor, and thus held liable to pay their proper wages. 
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Strategic Planning - Start at the Core

Posted by Kevin Jeffery on Mar 18, 2015

For many people, the end of the year is a time to analyze past practices and begin to look at new ideas for the coming year. At Graniterock, we’ve taken several months of 2013 to work on our strategic plan for the future. You may find some of our methods helpful as you look to the future of your business.
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Mark Nicholson, Inc. - Building the Foundations of San Benito County

Posted by Reiner Maschmeyer on Mar 18, 2015

Larry, Mark and Kurt Nicholson in 1990
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