US Granite March 2017

A Quick note from Shawn

Team,

Although we’ve had a slow start to the year due to weather and other builder slowdowns, I’m excited to announce that we have gotten confirmation to obtain the Quartz, Corian, and Sensa Granite business through Home Depot. We have been working hard on this account since we took over the granite last February, and only one year later we have proved ourselves to the Home Depot management that we are fully capable to service all solid surface materials through the local stores. This is monumental for US Granite/Elite Stone, and is a testament to the hard work that we all put In each and every day. We are one of the select few fabricators across the country who provide service to both Home Depot and Lowes, and is really something that we should all be proud of. We have a lot of work to do to prepare for this new business, so let’s continue to concentrate on improving our quality, service, and branding of the US Granite/Elite Stone name as the dominant fabricator in the Northern Nevada market.

Shawn

Job of the month!

Mike DiLoreto Home

This is Mike DiLoreto’s personal home, who is one of our best customers/builders.

  • The kitchen and bar are Bianco Antico granite with a 1 ½” mitered edge,
  • the master is Snow leopard quartz with a wrapped tub surround,
  • the secondary baths and laundry are white ice and morning frost quartz.

This job has been quite the project for USG with multiple templates and installs, but the customer is extremely pleased with his end result, as are we.

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March Birthdays

March

3/4 Pablo Castaneda

3/19 Michele Hope

3/19 Jose Diaz

3/10 Alejandro Hernandez-Diaz

3/30 Ryan Gillooly

3/11 Ecliserio Flores

Happy Workiversary!!!

4 years

  • Jorge Jacinto
  • Michael Beveridge

2 years

  • Rylie Bradley

1 year

  • Rosalio Gomez
  • Brandon Gonzalez
  • Wilmar Marroquin

Look who joined US Granite!!!!

Jesus A Bautista

Juan C Bonilla

Rockstar of the Month!!!!

Please congratulate March's Rockstar of the Month,

Carlos Reyes

Our ROCKSTAR this month is Carlos Reyes. Carlos is very dedicated to our Company and always make it a pleasure to be around. He is willing to go above and beyond his responsibilities on every job without any hassles. Carlos completes his jobs every day. Carlos has one of the best attitudes and is always happy any time of the day which creates a very positive attitude for everyone. Carlos is definitely an asset to the company.

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..

Did you know????

  • Not only is March Women’s History Month, but it’s also American Red Cross Month and Fire Prevention Month. Other popular holidays are Read Across America (March 2, which is Dr. Seuss’ birthday), St. Patrick’s Day (March 17), Pi Day (March 14), Daylights Saving Day, Purim, and sometimes Easter even happens during the month.1692 - In Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba, an Indian slave from Barbados, were accused of witchcraft, beginning the Salem Witchcraft Trials.
  • 1872 - Congress made 1,221,773 acres of public land in the area of what were later the states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho as America's first national park - Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone National Park spans an area of 3,468.4 square miles.
  • March 6: The Day of The Dude encourages participants to honor The Big Lebowski by takin’er easy all day, man.
  • Some famous people born in March are “James Bond” actor Daniel Craig, celebrated children’s author Dr. Seuss, actress Jessica Biel, teenage heartthrob Justin Bieber, actress Eva Mendes, basketball star Shaquille O’Neal, "Orange is the New Black" actress Lauren Prepon, tattoo artist Kat Von D, theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, reality star Rob Kardashian, "Maroon 5" front man Adam Levine, "Die Hard" star Bruce Willis, Oscar-nominee Reese Witherspoon, Lady Gaga and Grammy winner Elton John.
  • In ancient Rome before Julius Caesar’s calendar reform, March was the first month of the year

Getting to know you

Coming in April!!!

All about Safety

In March of 2017, we are seeing a 75% decrease in recordable incidents across the board. Of the incidents which are still occurring, 67% of them are happening on job sites. Of these, we have seen an increase in slips due to ice on the jobsite and strains due to loading/unloading. Things such as walking, loading and unloading make up 92% of the recordables being reported.

When working in the field, please ensure there are no boards with nails in your path, you have proper footing, ask the Superintendent of the jobsite to remove ice and snow from your paths. Also, if additional help is needed to load or unload slabs or product, notify your immediate manager of the situation.

Thanks,

Michael Coonce

EHS Director

Interior Logic Group

Michaelcoonce@interiorlogicgroup.com

315-254-4890

In an effort to promote a more healthy workforce US Granite is pumped to roll out the new EMPLOYEE WELLNESS REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM!

From January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 you can retain receipts for up to $250 total of qualified wellness expenses. The receipts will need to be submitted by January 12th, 2018 and reimbursements will be issued at the end of January.

Qualified Wellness Expenses

• Sport and Recreation event fees such as 5K’s, 10K’s, mudder competitions and marathons

• Weight management/weight loss program fees

• Sport and Recreation lesson fees such as dance lessons, tennis or swimming lessons

• Group Exercise and Personal Training fees

• Fitness center, health club, studio or aquatic center membership fees

• Ski Lift Tickets

• Exercise Equipment

• National Parks entry or parking fees

Please reach out to me if you have questions about what will be covered. The goal is for us to work towards a more fit and healthy life style, activities, memberships or fees not listed above may be eligible for reimbursement. Please contact Kevin to confirm eligibility

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