We believe that being humble is a key part of our success. You need both good leadership, and good employees, working together toward a common goal, in order to maintain success. We focus on what's best for the group, and only when the group is successful, can we reward individuals.
My Grandfather, Paul, and Father, Sam, taught us how to work hard, and work smart. There is simply no replacement for hard work. Our business is very equipment intensive, with plants, trucks, dozers, loaders, and pavers. Yet we recognize that you win with people. Its the loyalty, dedication, and sacrafice of our employees that has built our company.
My grandfather had three simple business sayimgs. First, "We don't need the work, we need the money"--meaning make a profit. Second, "You can't spend what you don't have"--he hated debt. Third, he would ask me "What do you want to get so big for?"--meaning control growth to a manageable size. We celebrated 60 years in 2017, and we still operate with the same basic business principles as 1957.
Lastly, it's appropriate to acknowledge God's blessing on our business. In 1863, during the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln wrote a proclomation of Thanksgiving Day; "The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come...No human counsel hath devised, nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God." Our past and present employees have worked, scraped, and sacraficed to build our business. However, the true multiplication of our success is due the the good hand of the Lord upon us.
S. Scott Grannas, President