A Quick note from Shawn
We’re almost to the end of the year! It’s amazing how fast it has gone by. 2016 has been another remarkable year in which many changes have been brought to our organization, as well as a lot of new faces to the team due to our growth. Looking back at previous years it is amazing to see how much we have progressed as a company. We have made enormous improvements in virtually aspects of our business. It is crazy to think that just a few short years ago we were templating off of sticks and cutting manually on a bridge saw. Now we utilize the latest technology which enables us to provide the best possible product to our customers. My personal favorite aspect of our growth is to see how many of our teammates have grown professionally throughout the years. We have many individuals who started with us who had ZERO experience in our field, and now are seasoned pros who day in and day out give 100% for the company. These individuals are what our organization is all about, and I hope to see some of the new faces in our company in the same light over the next few years. Thanks for your dedication towards making this company what it has become, and what it will continue to become as we remain the dominate fabricator in our market. I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!
Job of the month!
Project Name: Peppermill Reno Cashier Cage & Rewards Center
US Granite and Elite Stone are especially proud to present this months “Job of the Month”. After using a competitor for recent slab projects, the Peppermill Resort ownership decided it was time to look elsewhere. Based on their desire for higher quality fabrication and improved installation (as well as past relationships between the hotel, Shawn and John Sr.), we were given the chance to once again provide top-notch service to one of the regions premier resort casinos.
The project features stone provided by the hotel, which include: 2cm Wooden Jade Marble, 2cm Honey Onyx and 2cm Michelangelo Marble.
The Cashier countertops were fabricated through a combination of the Fusion Waterjet, Titan CNC as well as hands-on work. The edging was particularly challenging, as it consisted of a 2 ¼” Ogee Bullnose, 5” face and 1 ½” bottom bullnose – All individually glued together in the field.
The Rewards Center is particularly striking with back-lit, Honey onyx, die wall panels and chamfered Michelangelo marble base.
The biggest challenge facing us on both projects was timing and work areas. The hotel wanted both projects completed prior to Christmas and both areas remained operational during our installation. Our installers did a great job maintaining an efficient pace and clean work space. Based on our results, we also can look forward to additional projects at the Peppermill Reno, Western Village and Peppermill Wendover.
November and December Birthdays
- Dene Hunter 11/3
- Shane Hernandez 11/3
- Rylie B Bradley 11/7
- Fredi B Delgado 11/7
- Jersaih Damian 11/7
- Randy Valdez 11/13
- Marcus L Jones 11/14
- Kenneth R Witherow 11/14
- Brandi Boothe 11/17
- Jesus Hernandez 11/21
- Justin D Perez 11/21
- Jose L Rea Valadez 11/25
- Justin Robles 11/29
- Kegan J Talbert 11/30
- Mario Lorenzana 12/1
- Noe P Abrego 12/2
- Bryan Evenson 12/3
- Rene E Morales 12/6
- Derek Meyer 12/17
- Daniel E Frausto 12/22
- Adrian Sanchez 12/31
Rockstar of the Month!!!!
Please congratulate December's Rockstar of the Month,
“No stopping this guy. Shows up ready to work even with metal sticking out of his body”
From day one Marcus has brought a tremendous work ethic, as well as a great attitude to USG. He almost always has a smile on his face, and is an absolute pleasure to be around. Marcus is a tremendous asset to the company and I foresee great things out of him in the future.
Please help us to congratulate Marcus on being the December Rockstar of the Month!!
Each month the Selected Rockstar will receive 1 paid day off and $100 gift card...
Paid day off must be approved by your manager and taken with 30 days..