Press Release
December 20, 2007

Graniterock Announces LEED Accredited Professional

Company Recognizes USGBC and Green Building Value

Graniterock is pleased to announce that Earl Boyd, Account Manager for the Cupertino Design Center, has successfully completed the requirements for LEED® training and passed the stringent LEED® Version 2.2 exam. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) is a rating system developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to evaluate the environmental performance of a building.

Earl Boyd is an Account Manager at the beautiful Cupertino Design Center (a new concept in the presentation and sales of natural stone décor products), and has been with Graniterock for two years. Prior to that, Earl worked in the lumber and building materials supply industry for over twenty years throughout the Central Coast. Mr. Boyd looks forward to being part of green, sustainable building occurring throughout the construction industry.

LEED is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. Members of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) developed LEED and continue to contribute to its evolution. Graniterock is a USGBC Member. LEED recognizes achievements and promotes expertise in green building. This is done through a comprehensive system which offers project certification, professional accreditation, training and practical resources.

LEED provides a framework for evaluating building performance and meeting sustainability goals. Based on scientific standards, LEED emphasizes state of the art strategies. The LEED rating system has five main credit categories: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Each category is divided into credits. Further detailed information is available on the USGBC and Graniterock Websites. Credits are broken into points and additional points can be earned for innovation and becoming a LEED-accredited professional.

Graniterock was founded on Valentine’s Day of 1900, when its first operation, the A.R. Wilson Quarry, was opened in Aromas, and soon became a heavy engineering contractor. Its California Contractor’s License—#22—demonstrates how long the Company has been in business. Plant and branch locations include Aromas, Cupertino, Felton, Hollister, Monterey Peninsula, Oakland, Redwood City, Salinas, Santa Cruz, San Jose, South San Francisco, and Turlock. Many products Graniterock sells and manufactures can qualify for LEED credits. Graniterock’s Pavex Construction Division operates from area offices in Redwood City, San Jose, Oakland, Turlock, and Watsonville, and performs large work such as highway or runway expansion projects, as well as commercial and residential projects. The Company’s Corporate Offices have been located in Watsonville since 1900.

For more information, contact:
Earl Boyd, 408.996.4503
Keith Severson, 831.768.2063
Graniterock, 888.ROCK.100