Rogers Group at 100
Ready for the next 100 years
As Rogers Group celebrates its 100th anniversary, it is important to acknowledge just how rare a family-run, privately held company is in today’s business climate.
“Most family-owned businesses don’t make it past year five,” says American Road & Transportation Builders Association President Pete Ruane. “To make it to 100 as a family-owned business is a milestone. It shines by comparison.”
There is no reason to believe it won’t continue to survive and thrive, according to Geraghty. “The brothers have positioned this company and established a governance structure that will not only reap substantial benefits from the last 100 years, but will allow the company to grow and prosper the next 100 years. They’ve built on what they inherited and created an approach to governing the company through the commitment to Rogers Group’s core values that has allowed the company to prosper and attract the talent that will continue to make Rogers Group successful into the next century.”
Whatever the future holds and wherever Rogers Group goes, there are things that won’t change. The core beliefs put into place by Ralph Rogers and embraced by his descendants – work hard, bid fairly, and treat people right – will remain the base on which all other aspects of the company are built.
And those principles will remain as rock solid as the stone that has served the company well these past 100 years.
“For years, Rogers Group has been at the forefront of the aggregates industry taking a leadership role in safety, environmental, political, and community relations advances. The national association has turned to Rogers Group again and again for leadership – in fact, three of our national chairmen have come from Rogers Group: Sam and Rick Rechter and Frank Warren – and as an example of a company that continually sets the best practices bar very high. Whether it’s helping the industry forge a cooperative alliance with the Mine Safety and Health Administration and leading the development of an industry-wide Safety Pledge, growing our participation in the political process and demonstrating strong grassroots advocacy, establishing meaningful and effective community outreach standards, or proving a commitment to environmental stewardship, Rogers Group embodies the ideal of sustainability for our industry.”
- Joy Wilson, president and CEO of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association
Rogers Group employees have planned a variety of events and programs to commemorate its centennial year.
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