WARSAW — Friday night, Oct. 16, employees from G&G Hauling spoke with the men and women in the Kosciusko County Jail Chemical Addiction Program (JCAP) about the history of the company, exactly what they do on a daily basis and how working as a team helps to get things accomplished.
Highlights from the presentation included G&G core values: community, character, communication and capability.
Mike Loher, Jo Kateule, Megan Carr, Charlie Bird and Silas Chapman spoke about their specific job duties and how each person relies on the other.
G&G hauling was started in 1966 by Thomas Groninger, with only two employees.
In the past 50 plus years, they have grown to employ nearly 75 and have over 110 pieces of heavy equipment. In 1991, the company was passed down to Groninger’s sons, Cary and Richard.
G&G performs design and engineering work, estimating, surveying job site set-up, project management and gravel pit operations.
Loher shared some interesting facts about the company as well: G&G drivers log nearly 1,174,000 miles each year and their equipment will move approximately 250,000 cubic yards of dirt and stone.
Chapman said he started with a shovel 15 years ago and worked his way up. He is now a project manager and does quarterly employee evaluations.
The underlying theme of the evening was ‘Hard work pays off.”
Kateule talked about values and motivation to be the best they can be in order to best represent the company and keep repeat customers coming back.
“We want to give back to our community, and we value what JCAP is doing and we have seen the changes in past graduates,” Kateule said.
The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office and JCAP are thankful for the support of G&G Hauling. The time they spent with the JCAP participants will not soon be forgotten.
“We strive to instill community values in our participants,” said JCAP Coordinator Courtney Jenkins. “Having these four employees spend a Friday evening with our men and women shows how much the community values their success.”
The current group of men and women JCAP participants will graduate Friday, Oct. 23. The ceremony will be live-streamed to the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page beginning at 1 p.m. for all to watch.