US Granite January 2017

A Quick note from Shawn


We are underway in the new year and I’m very excited about 2017. The team we have built through our growth in the past few years will serve us well as the market continues to remain strong in our area. We have captured a lot of new work in the last few weeks that we should start seeing come to fruition in the upcoming months. The weather has created some challenges in our area these last few weeks, and thankfully we were not affected by flooding that was expected to hit our building. We were prepared however, as John, Ken, Dan, and Jake came down on a Saturday to make sure that USG was secure. Great job guys!

Let’s start the year strong and continue to uphold our place in the market as the dominant fabricator in Northern Nevada. I am sincerely grateful for each and every individual in our organization, and I’m proud to be a part of this team here at USG.


Job of the month!

Project Name: Martis Camp Lot #493 Catalyst Builders

This project is a custom built home located in Truckee, CA – just below the Northstar Ski Resort. Slabs included Eurostone Jaipur and Caesarstone Frosty Carina in the kitchen and dining room; Caesarstone Haze in the laundry, entry way, game room and pantry; Serpeggiante limestone in the main master bathroom; Tao Grey limestone in the guest master bedroom and bathroom; and Montpelier Grey limestone in the secondary bathrooms.

The designer for this project, Jules Wilson ID, is based out of San Diego and all natural stone slabs were sourced in Southern California. The entire project was laser templated and Slab Smith digital renderings were provided to the client prior to fabrication. All countertops included a 1 ½” mitered edge and under-mount sinks. The Park Fusion was the perfect piece of equipment to handle this design. One unique feature of this project is the use of two different slabs on the kitchen island. Because of the high-quality, professional installation, Catalyst Builders selected Elite Stone to fabricate and install their next project at Shaffer’s Mill Lot #158


January Birthdays


Patricia Beck 01/05

Alejandro Gomez-Ortega 01/23

Ted Gushard 01/01

Gilberto Jimenez 01/06

Brett A Kuntz 01/10

Shawn Linch 01/11

Javier Rojo Hinojosa 01/23

Happy Workiversary!!!

10 years

Chris Jones

4 years

Cesar L Armenta

3 years

Cody Shults

1 year

Jose Saucedo

Look who joined US Granite!J!!

  • Julio Torres Garcia
  • Victor J Gomez
  • Ecliserio Flores

Rockstar of the Month!!!!

Please congratulate January's Rockstar of the Month,

Jesus Hernandez

Our ROCKSTAR this month is Jesus Hernandez. Jesus has been installing for Elite Stone since its inception. With over ten years’ experience in commercial and custom installations, he can be depended on time and time again to install the toughest jobs that come his way. When additional installers are needed for US Granite projects, Jesus is always the first person to step up to volunteer.

We commend Jesus on his continued hard work and dedication to the company. Congratulations!

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????

  • The original Roman calendar only had 10 months. January and February were not included, but were added later.
  • National Blood Donor Month
  • January 8 - Elvis Presley's birthday
  • Australia Day is January 26th
  • Slow Cooking Month
  • Soup Month
  • Stalking Awareness Month
  • Thank You Month
  • Weight Loss Awareness Month

Getting to know you

Coming in February!!!

All about Safety

Happy January from the safety dept. Great start to 2017 there are no recordable for the month so far. Way to keep it safe out there. I recently met with the supers and project managers of Toll Bros and they are implementing a safety culture in all their communities. This is an effort to help create a safer work environment for everyone involved. I think it is a great opportunity to get to work closer with one of our biggest customers. We can all contribute to this by " playing it safe" we are not only building an even stronger relationship with one of our builders but we are solidifying what we have already been creating safety wise inside CDI and USG. You might get approached by a super asking about PPE or power cords. You might be asked to correct an unsafe behavior. And even though no one likes to be corrected remember it is for your own benefit and the benefit of everyone around you. The supers had nothing but good things to say about us and how we are a very clean and responsive company. So in the best interest of everyone. Let's take the extra step and show we know how to do it right. If you ever have a question or anything safety related, you want to talk about my door is always open and my phone is always on. If I don't have the answer I will find it.


Joe Walters, Safety Coordinatot

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

Created By
Kevin Ware


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