Grannas Bros. was started by brothers Paul and Chester Grannas in 1957. The brothers began working together in the late 30’s, when they went to a junkyard and bought a truck to deliver coal. They worked at a coal strip mine, and they fixed up the former junk truck to drive to work. They would haul a load of coal home each evening, and would hand shovel the coal off into basements of homes in Williamsburg, where they both resided. Paul was fond of saying he didn’t see his house in the daylight the first several years he was married. The brothers worked and saved until they owned their own coal strip mine, then a clay mine, and finally a small excavating venture digging swimming pools.

Grannas Bros., as it is known today, got its beginning during one fateful meal at Dave’s Dream restaurant in 1956. Looking eastward on route 22, the brothers saw the tall limestone cliffs that are still there to this day. They knew the seam of stone would run up through the bordering hills.  In 1957 they bought ground and opened a quarry, along with an asphalt plant, on Scotch Valley Road in Hollidaysburg. A third brother, Herman, joined them to manage the quarry. Staying true to their conservative nature, they paid cash for everything, except the stone crushing plant and weigh scale, which they made payments on. Their work consisted of paving state roads, township and borough streets, parking lots, and driveways. They also performed site grading and excavation jobs. In the early 1970’s, a ready-mix concrete plant and mixer trucks were added to company.  A change in ownership occurred in late 1992 when Paul and his son, Sam, bought out Chester and his son, Bob.  Paul passed away in 1996, and Sam assumed ownership of the company, which he chaired until 2015. Under Sam & Wade’s leadership, a new quarry was opened in Ganister in late 1996. In August of 2015, family management entered the third generation, when Scott purchased the business from his father, Sam, and Scott’s brother, Wade.


Grannas Bros. does all types of asphalt paving, road reconstruction, and site development projects. The mix of work is very similar to what the company did in its inception, only with larger scale projects. It also sells crushed stone and ready mix concrete.

Stiff competition within, and outside of, Blair county dictates that nothing comes easy, as most of the company’s work is competitively bid in a public bid setting. Grannas Bros. still makes it’s mark in the field, and is defined by the various jobs its does throughout Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon, Bedford, and Clearfield County. A hands-on ownership style, a determined work ethic shown by all employees, a loyal customer base, and operating by ethical business values are the key factors in Grannas Bros.’ success. Current company President Scott said “We credit our father and grandfather for teaching us how to work hard, and work smart. We credit the 115+ loyal, dedicated, and hard working employees as the key to the company’s success.”

Many private sector customers will pay more for Grannas’ work, realizing that the lowest price is not always the best value. Grannas Bros. carves out a solid niche by still operating with the same business values as in 1957; there is no replacement for hard work, you must work smart as well as hard, treat your employees fairly, respect the customer as the one who pays your salary, and make a profit to ensure the future success of your business.


157 Grannas Road,
Hollidaysburg, PA


(814) 695-5021