Community Service Projects – Geneva Rock Products http://genevarock.com Supplier of ready-mixe concrete, sand and gravel, asphalt, and more Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:44:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 52181677 Geneva Rock Participates in Neighborhood Service Project for Keller Family http://genevarock.com/geneva-rock-participates-neighborhood-service-project-keller-family/ http://genevarock.com/geneva-rock-participates-neighborhood-service-project-keller-family/#respond Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:58:57 +0000 http://genevarock.com/?p=2484 →]]> Every single day, we see people in our community step up. And, step up big. It’s an amazing part of the culture we live in and we are proud to help play a part in the millions of hours of volunteer service dedicated to improving the lives of our friends in our community.

At Geneva Rock, we are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with customers, employees and community members to help out where our talents and services prove most useful.

Recently, we had the privilege to donate labor and materials on a backyard project for a very deserving family. BYUtv captured the project as part of their Random Acts television series.  You can view the Keller project here: Random Acts: Backyard Blitz

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Unified Fire Practices Trench Rescue at Geneva Rock Operation http://genevarock.com/unified-fire-practices-trench-rescues-at-geneva-rock-operation/ http://genevarock.com/unified-fire-practices-trench-rescues-at-geneva-rock-operation/#respond Wed, 09 Mar 2016 19:30:17 +0000 http://genevarock.com/?p=2265 →]]>

Geneva Rock Products was happy to host the Unified Fire Authority yesterday for a day of firefighting drills and instruction. Geneva Rock employees aided in the drills by constructing an 8-foot L-shaped trench where dummy victims were placed in life threatening situations. Unified Fire Authority firefighters took turns practicing trench rescues in these mock scenarios. We are happy to participate in projects and events that benefit our community. Thanks to Unified Fire for allowing us the opportunity to assist, and to our Safety Department and every employee who spent time working on this project.

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Geneva Rock Employees Recognized with UDOT Silver Barrel Award http://genevarock.com/geneva-rock-employees-recognized-with-udot-silver-barrel-award/ http://genevarock.com/geneva-rock-employees-recognized-with-udot-silver-barrel-award/#comments Fri, 20 Nov 2015 22:35:41 +0000 http://genevarock.com/?p=2232 →]]> In the early morning hours of September 10th, 2015, a Geneva Rock crew was busy working on a five mile mill and fill job in Taylorsville on Interstate 215.  As paving crew superintendents Cody Clark and Joel Robertson drove across the project site, checking in on the scheduled work, they noticed a massive black cloud of smoke coming from a nearby 20-unit apartment complex.

Without hesitation, Clark called 911 and the pair drove over to the apartment complex where they ran door to door, waking residents and pulling adults and children from the burning building.

“It was unbelievable how fast the fire grew,” said Clark. “Within fifteen minutes, the entire place was engulfed in flames, and luckily we were able to get everyone out by then.”

The fire was a complete loss, with damages estimated at $1.5 million.Geneva Rock Silver Barrel Award

“The fact that everyone got out OK and there were no injuries or fatalities given the time of morning, it was at 3 a.m., is just phenomenal that that even happened,” said David Ulibarri, a Public Information Officer with Unified Fire Authority.

Robertson and Clark said they don’t consider themselves heroes. Just guys who were lucky to be in the right place at the right time.

“I think anyone else would have done the same thing, under the circumstances,” said Robertson. “We weren’t concerned with our safety, its one of those things that you just do.”

On Thursday November 19th, Carlos Braceras, Executive Director for the Utah Department of Transportation, recognized Clark and Robertson for their quick actions that most likely saved many lives that night.

The Geneva Rock Paving Superintendents were awarded UDOT’s Silver Barrel award – a recognition calling attention to and thanking the employees and UDOT partners who excel beyond expectations. This was only the third time in three years that the award was given to anyone other than UDOT employees.

“These guys dropped what they were doing to literally save lives,” said Braceras. “We are proud to include these men in our UDOT family.”

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Geneva Rock is proud of the legacy our employees continue to build on behalf of Building a Better Community. Congratulations to Joel Robertson and Cody Clark for this distinguished and well deserved award.


-UDOT Executive Director Carlos Braceras shakes hands with Landen Clark, son of Cody Clark who was awarded the Silver Barrel on Thursday.-

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60 Acts of Service in 2014 http://genevarock.com/60-acts-service-2014/ http://genevarock.com/60-acts-service-2014/#respond Tue, 30 Dec 2014 18:53:53 +0000 http://genevarock.com/?p=1874 →]]> As the year comes to a close, we are happy to reminisce about the many projects we were able to work on this year. From structures, foundations and roads, to trails, bridges, parks and more, we are proud to provide the foundational support for this community we call home.

Of particular importance to us in 2014, are our 60 Acts of Service in commemoration of our anniversary. Thank you for letting us play a part in building up our Utah community for the past 60 years. Here are a few highlights from this service campaign:


#4 – In a donation to the Boy Scouts of America, Geneva Rock Products gifted materials and services to improve the lake at Maple Dell Campground. This included delivering boulders to line the lake and sand to form a beach area for the visiting scouts.Maple Dell Service, Geneva Rock Service, 60 Acts of Service


#8 – A healthy community is a happy community. Each year Geneva Rock Products sponsors the Mapleton Community Fun Run held during the City’s Pioneer Day Celebration.


#11 – After the tragic death of Sergeant Corey Wride, Geneva Rock Products partnered with Walker Concrete to support his family by donating 10 yards of concrete to pour a circular driveway for their recently built home.


#12 – In collaboration with Hughes Contracting, Geneva Rock Products supplied materials for the Fallen Warrior Exhibit at the Fort Douglas Military Museum on the University of Utah campus. This exhibit honors Utahns who have given their lives for their country since World War II. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a 9000-pound piece of concrete from the World Trade Center site.Fallen Soldier

#19 – Labor, sand and gravel were donated to Perry City for its Three Mile Creek Range. In addition to smoothing and shaping the property, one of our equipment operators provided free training to city employees on proper equipment usage and maintenance.


#21 – Over a three week period, Geneva Rock Products employees visited five elementary schools in the Jordan School District in celebration of Vehicle Days. The students loved learning the ins and outs of concrete mixer trucks.

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#26 – In May, Geneva Rock Products donated a truckload of landscaping rock to the Children’s Center of the Neighborhood House program in Salt Lake City.

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#27 – Geneva Rock was able to donate concrete materials to the University of Utah for a student-lead research project where concrete structures were tested using various rebar reinforcement configurations. The project was conducted to procure research for radioactive containment in case of earthquake.

#39 – Go Miners! Geneva Rock Products was happy to donate materials to provide a much needed backstop renovation for the Bingham High School Baseball Park.

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#48 – In an effort to recognize the sacrifice of fallen Draper police officer, Sergeant Derek Johnson, Geneva Rock Products was able to participate in a joint service project for his wife and son. This summer, Geneva Rock Products, Burbidge Concrete Pumping and Cornerstone Concrete worked together to create a new outdoor patio area for the Johnson home.


#52 – In late October, a crew of Geneva Rock Products employees spent the day working at the Draper City Cycle Park. Crews hauled in bark mulch and then spent the day spreading and seeding the mulch. The seed will sprout and grow native grasses that should keep puncturevine weeds at bay for community cyclists.


#57 – We believe everyone deserves life’s most basic necessities. We are proud supporters of The Road Home and were happy to gift a monetary donation to this cause in 2014. The Road Home is a private non-profit social services agency that assists individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Salt Lake County and along the Wasatch Front.

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Geneva Rock Honors Family of Fallen Draper Police Officer http://genevarock.com/geneva-rock-honors-family-fallen-draper-police-officer/ http://genevarock.com/geneva-rock-honors-family-fallen-draper-police-officer/#respond Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:15:43 +0000 http://genevarock.com/?p=1859 →]]> Police, firefighters, EMTs and various other public safety units who protect our communities are a valuable asset to our great state. We recognize the sacrifice and dedication of each of these individuals and their families when it comes to saving lives, preventing injuries and making our community a safer place to be.

sgt johnson, draper police, fallen officerIn an effort to recognize the sacrifice of fallen Draper police officer, Sergeant Derek Johnson, Geneva Rock Products was able to participate in a joint service project for his wife and son. This summer, Geneva Rock Products, Burbidge Concrete Pumping and Cornerstone Concrete worked together to create a new outdoor patio area for the Johnson home. Geneva Rock Products supplied 11 yards of concrete, Burbidge provided the pumping and Cornerstone brought in the material and placed the concrete. A local landscape company also provided finishing services for the project.

Draper City recognized the sacrifice of the Johnson family at a small event on November 18th at the Draper City Offices. Geneva Rock Products and the other business leaders who helped with the project were thanked for their service.

Johnson was killed in the line of duty during our routine traffic stop in September of 2013. His sacrifice for our community will always be remembered.

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Employees Assist at Draper Cycle Park http://genevarock.com/employees-assist-draper-cycle-park/ http://genevarock.com/employees-assist-draper-cycle-park/#respond Tue, 11 Nov 2014 22:55:45 +0000 http://genevarock.com/?p=1838 →]]> Draper City is currently in the process of building an extensive mountain bike park at the base of Corner Canyon. With the mountain bike pocket park and main trail-head portions complete, this Cycle Park has already become a popular destination for Draper residents and members of the surrounding Wasatch Front community.

A recent sticker-y situation had presented a few disruptions at the park. A weed called puncturevine, often referred to as ‘goathead’ had taken over portions of the trail. The stickers from this weed were causing major problems for cyclists.

To prevent popped tires for the masses, Geneva Rock worked with city managers to plan a day of service that would help eliminate the pesky weed at the Draper Cycle Park. On October 29th, crews hauled in bark mulch and then spent the day spreading and seeding the mulch. The seed will sprout and grow native grasses that should keep the puncturevine weeds at bay.

We appreciate the opportunity to be a part of such a worthwhile project that will enhance the lives of those who chose to use the cycle park. We take seriously our company mission to always be ‘Building a Better Community’, and wish to thank each employee who donated their time and skills to make this project a success. Special thanks to Waylund Ludlow, Adam Anderson and Aimee Richards for their work in helping to organize this project.

For your information, future facilities at the Draper Cycle Park include a velodrome, criterium course, in-line skating, cyclocross course, kids cycling facilities and a climbing wall.

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60 Acts of Service http://genevarock.com/60-acts-of-service/ http://genevarock.com/60-acts-of-service/#respond Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:53:43 +0000 http://genevarock.com/?p=1790 →]]> Geneva Rock Products is more than just engineers, project managers, truck operators and highly skilled professionals. Our employees are proud to be builders, mentors, volunteers, laborers, tutors and so much more, as we use our talents and skills to better the world we in. Whether it’s sponsoring local high school athletic teams, collecting food and clothing for the less fortunate or racing for a cure, we’re committed to improving the places we call home.

Our focus is on building a better community. Geneva Rock Products employees have found we can make the biggest impact through generous in-kind donations and professional services. Since we got our start in 1954, millions of dollars in cash and products have been donated. Our employees alone have racked up more than 300,000 volunteer service hours.

60 Acts of Service Campaign

In celebration of the company’s 60th year, Geneva Rock Products is excited to introduce its 60 Acts of Service Campaign. In 2014, our employees will be participating in a minimum of 60 projects that support the local community. We’ve already gotten things rolling.

Here is a short preview of five of the 30 services we have already provided.

Act of Service #4

In a donation to the Boy Scouts of America, Geneva Rock Products gifted materials and services to improve the lake at Maple Dell Campground. This included delivering boulders to line the lake and sand to form a beach area for the visiting scouts.

Act of Service #11

After the tragic death of Sergeant Corey Wride, Geneva Rock Products partnered with Walker Concrete to support his family by donating 10 yards of concrete to pour a circular driveway for their recently built home.

Act of Service #19

Labor, sand and gravel were donated to Perry City for its Three Mile Creek Range. In addition to smoothing and shaping the property, one of our equipment operators provided free training to city employees on proper equipment usage and maintenance.

Act of Service #21

Over a three week period, Geneva Rock Products employees visited five elementary schools in the Jordan School District in celebration of Vehicle Days. The students loved learning the ins and outs of concrete mixer trucks.

Act of Service #26

In May, Geneva Rock Products donated a truckload of landscaping rock to the Children’s Center of the Neighborhood House program in Salt Lake City.

We will continue to feature acts of service on our blog, Facebook page and Twitter feed throughout the remainder of

2014. Please connect with Geneva Rock Products to keep up with the campaign.

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National Paragliding Competition at Point of the Mountain http://genevarock.com/geneva-rock-welcomes-national-paragliding-competition/ http://genevarock.com/geneva-rock-welcomes-national-paragliding-competition/#respond Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:07:23 +0000 http://genevarock.com/?p=1373 →]]> Geneva Rock Products is excited to welcome hangliding and paragliding enthusiasts from across the country to the Point of the Mountain Flight Park on September 27th and 28th for the first ever Accuracy Landing Competition.

The event, sponsored by the United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association will feature 180 individuals participating in three different events – Paragliding, Hang Gliding and Speed Flying. The goal of each event is to award the glider who cleanly lands closest to the target.

Stacy Whitmore, President of the Central Utah Air Sport Association is the Meet Director for this competition. Whitmore has a long history working with Geneva Rock Products. This valued relationship brought about an excellent opportunity for Geneva Rock to support the event through a donation of products and services offered at our Point of the Mountain Rock Quarry.

“We are excited to host this type of national event at the Point of the Mountain,” Whitmore said. “We appreciate Geneva Rock’s donation of sand and aggregate materials, which has allowed us to create the landing targets for the competition.”

Geneva Rock is excited to participate in this event, which is bound to be a sight worth watching.

We wish the best of luck to each flyer and hope this competition will become an annual tradition at the Point of the Mountain Flight Park.

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Geneva executives getting their hands dirty in Bluffdale http://genevarock.com/geneva-executives-getting-their-hands-dirty-in-bluffdale/ http://genevarock.com/geneva-executives-getting-their-hands-dirty-in-bluffdale/#respond Thu, 29 Nov 2012 21:56:28 +0000 http://genevarock.imaginatestudio.com/?p=926 →]]> Image provided by South Valley Journal.

Image provided by South Valley Journal.

Article by Denise Sabin, South Valley Journal

Geneva Rock is a Utah company whose products have been used in the construction of roads and buildings throughout the Salt Lake Valley. But corporate executives have an interest in the valley that goes beyond high rises and highways.

“We are a family-owned, local business; we have a lot of pride in the community here,” Vice President Carl Clyde said. “We are successful in business and like to give back to the community.”

On Nov. 2, office personnel and management from Geneva Rock took the day to give back to one of the communities from which they procure their products. Geneva personnel joined Bluffdale city employees in clearing weeds and debris from a storm drain detention pond off 14400 South 1700 West.

“The city’s and Geneva’s staff met on-site and went to work weed whacking and cleaning up the mess,” Bluffdale Public Works Manager Blain Dietrich said.

More than a dozen people participated in order to clear an area which some residents had complained was an eyesore. The project took about four hours and resulted in the removal of six truckloads of weeds, brush and unwanted materials, Dietrich said.

Geneva has donated money and equipment for many years to support service projects throughout the Salt Lake Valley.

Starting in 2011, Geneva’s service projects became more personal as management decided to donate not only money and equipment, but labor as well.

“We thought we’d like to put more elbow grease into it,” Clyde said. “We were going to get down and get dirty and put the time and labor in.”

The first project last year was in Draper, helping that city improve one of its parks by cutting down trees and clearing an overgrown area. This year’s project in Bluffdale is a continuation of this new level of involvement.

The reasoning behind this hands-on service is twofold. It allows the company to give back on a personal level, but it also makes Geneva’s leadership more accessible to the communities in which they operate. Clyde sees it as an opportunity for city officials and residents to ask questions and raise any concerns regarding their operations in an informal setting.

“We work alongside them, so they can ask questions about operations, voice any complaints,” Clyde said. “It is the top managers that run these operations so that rather than sitting across the table, we can communicate as we are working together.”

Clyde says they are striving to be good neighbors because they know their gravel pits can have an impact on the cities in which they operate. Although these pits produce dust and noise, Geneva officials are conscious about keeping the levels below regulated limits, and addressing any concerns raised by the communities that have developed around their operations.

Corporate efforts seem to be paying off, since Bluffdale city officials say they are pleased with Geneva’s involvement and feel they have been a good neighbor.

“[We are] grateful to have a business like Geneva working in and with our city,” Dietrich said.

In Bluffdale, Geneva makes sand and rock that is used in ready-mix concrete, as well as sand for golf courses and masonry sand.

Clyde is the grandson of Geneva’s founder, Wilford Clyde, who started the business in 1954.

The original article can be viewed at South Valley Journal.

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A Safer Walk to School for Students at Syracuse High http://genevarock.com/a-safer-walk-to-school-for-students-at-syracuse-high/ http://genevarock.com/a-safer-walk-to-school-for-students-at-syracuse-high/#respond Wed, 21 Nov 2012 00:01:45 +0000 http://genevarock.imaginatestudio.com/?p=611 →]]> Geneva Rock and Syracuse City pitched in together to help Syracuse High School.  A concerned citizen approached Syracuse city recently about the lack of a safe access to the school for students who walk from the east. There is no sidewalk in that area, so students had to wander in the roadway or in the mud on the side of the road. The City didn’t have money allocated to provide materials to make it more accessible, but they offered to provide the labor and equipment if someone would donate the roadbase.

This same citizen approached Geneva Rock and asked if they would be willing and able to donate the necessary material; which they did. About a week and a half ago, Syracuse city built the temporary walkway along the side of the road so these students would feel more safe as they walked to school.

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