Employee Milestone—Celebrating 5 Years Of Dedicated Service



We’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate Brandon Zahnow, on 5 years of dedicated service and loyalty with Paramount Granite Company, as an installer and fabricator.

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Brandon Zahnow

Some of you may recognize Brandon, as he been part of our install team, since 2011.  He recently has taken over as our Robo SawJet Operator and not only runs the robot, but does material layout on the machine, and works with our vein match system. Brandon also helps keep our inventory system in-check, unloads slab deliveries and helps pull material for customer viewing, etc.

Please feel free to congratulate Brandon if you stop by our showroom and fabrication facility for a visit. I am sure he would be happy to show you our Robo SawJet in action.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Business, Company, In The Shop, Uncategorized on March 3rd, 2016 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Winter, Spring, Summer Or Fall…



The 4 seasons of the year are a constant reminder of change.

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They come and go and while some of us look forward to one more than another, each one brings its own expectations, hopes and gifts. I don’t know about you, but I think this fall has been one of the most beautiful ones that we have had in a long time. The weather was warmer than most, and the colors were beautiful and vibrant, which is something we should all be thankful for.

Speaking of being thankful, it is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost upon us. I have to say, it is one of the things I most enjoy about the fall. Hope you are looking forward to it, and will be able to enjoy the gift of spending time with family and friends.

Keep in mind, that we can still get your projects in before the holidays. If possible, please give us a heads up, as our measuring schedule does fill quickly into the holiday season. For your convenience, our holiday hours are listed below:

Holiday Hours:
Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 26th) Closed
Black Friday (Friday, November 27th) Closed

No matter what the season, we are here to help you with your countertop needs!

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Company, Granite on November 12th, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Employee Milestone—10 Years Of Dedicated Service



We’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate Angie Olson, our Customer Service Manager, on 10 years of dedicated service and loyalty to Paramount Granite Company.

Since 2005, Angie has been an important part of the Paramount Granite team. Many of you probably know her and have worked with her over the years on various countertop projects. Please feel free to congratulate her the next time you call, or stop by our showroom.

Thank you again, Angie!

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 Angie Olson, Customer Service Manager at Paramount Granite Company

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Barb

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Posted in Company on July 9th, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Have A Happy & Safe 4th of July!



Happy 4th of July!

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We will be closed Friday, July 3rd and Saturday July 4th to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday. Please see our contact page on our website for our regular business hours.

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Hope you enjoy your time with family and friends!

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Business, Company on July 2nd, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Live For Today, Take Strides For Tomorrow…



Happy New Year!

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Hope the New Year find’s you happy, healthy, and optimistic. While many people start their New Year with resolutions, which often define things they want to change, or make better in the future, Dr. Wayne Dyer, best selling author and speaker, tells us instead to live for the moment. In fact, in his January 1, 2015, Facebook post, he states, “Forget about deciding on the first day of January how you will be conducting your life in September, some nine months later. Any resolution that involves making decisions about future behaviors is a waste of time. It also reinforces the self-defeating notion of living in the future.”¹

While many people like to set goals for themselves, this approach also projects us into the future. I recently came across “Forget Setting Goals. Focus On This Instead, an article on Entrepreneur.com, by James Clear, Writer, Entrepreneur and Behavior Science Expert, that talked about focusing on systems instead of goals, which I found interesting. He states that “we should commit to a process, not a goal. When you focus on the practice instead of the performance, you can enjoy the present moment and improve at the same time.”² For example, let’s say you are interested in losing 20 pounds. If you focus on the goal of losing weight, you can easily get off track and stress yourself out. If you focus instead, on the process of incorporating more healthy food in your diet, such as vegetables, fruit and whole grains each day, it is much less stressful and easier to achieve. In business, sales people often have a monthly goal to achieve. If they focus on the number, again they may easily stress themselves out. If instead however, they focus on the process of making sales calls and stick to it, they will have taken the rights steps towards achieving making sales and signed agreements will follow.

While I think it is good to have goals, I do agree that it is better to focus on the process, no matter what that may be. We must all remember the saying, “A Journey of a thousand miles begins with one step,” and make sure we take it.

Following are 3 reasons why we should focus on systems instead of goals from the article:

  1. Goals reduce your current happiness. When working towards a goal, we often say we are not good enough yet, but will be when we reach the goal. In doing this, we are postponing our happiness. Again—We need to commit to a process, not a goal.
  2. Goals are strangely at odds with long-term progress. (e.g. Someone who is training for a marathon, may be committed for months, but when it is over, often times they stop. This is also true with many fad-diets. While some people may lose some weight while on a diet, when they go off, there is often times a “yo-yo effect,” as people tend to go back to their old way of eating, instead of choosing healthy foods. It is better to eat healthy and not be concerned about immediate results. Results will come with a life-style change of eating.
  3. Goals suggest that you can control things that you have no control over. We can’t predict the future, nor is it guaranteed. We often try to plan out where we will be and when we will get there, but have no idea what circumstances will rise in the mean time. It is better to build feedback loops. Feedback loops help build good systems. They allow us to track certain variables that show where we are at a certain points in time. (e.g. Website stats, etc.)³

Thanks for reading!

Barb

Source:

¹Dr. Wayne Dyer. January 1, 2015 Facebook post. https://www.facebook.com/drwaynedyer/posts/10152947528176030:0

²Clear, James. “Forget Setting Goals. Focus on this Instead.” Entrepreneur.com. http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230333

³Clear, James. “Forget Setting Goals. Focus on this Instead.” Entrepreneur.com. http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230333

 

 

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Posted in Business, Company, Marketing on January 16th, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments



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