A Chat with Recycled Granite
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
At the Recycled Granite Eco-Store At the ARC you’ll find hand-crafted products manufactured by folks with special needs. We like to refer to them as having Green Abilities. We offer stone tile veneers, landscaping pavers, one-of-a-kind jewelry, wine stoppers, granite cheese trays and so much more!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I saw a dumpster of granite countertop remnants that were headed to a landfill and knew there was something I could create with the wasted material. After all…the stones are over 50,000,000 years old. It’s not fair to throw something away that has so much value.
What do you love most about your job?
I love working with my special needs workers. The processes that we’ve established teach people with disabilities how to actually make things from items that were being sent to landfills. We’ve given them an opportunity to show their skills and they are truly amazing!
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
We are very proud of the eco-friendly recycling program that we’ve created. On a daily basis people tell us how wonderful it is to recycle material and create jobs for people with disabilities. Their work has been featured on HGTV and the DIY Network. Please visit us and watch us work!