QUINCY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Granite Telecommunications, LLC, a provider of voice, data, networking, and other communications services, announced today it has surpassed $1 billion in annualized revenue, reaching the goal several months ahead of projections. To celebrate the achievement, the company is holding a series of events for employees, its community and its customers.
Granite was founded 12 years ago by CEO and President Rob Hale and his father in rented office space above a Quincy, MA, bridal salon with fewer than two dozen employees. The company has since experienced meteoric growth by providing customized communications solutions to multisite businesses, including over three quarters of the Fortune 100. Granite now has more than 1,200 employees and serves more than 13,500 business and government customers at over 240,000 locations across the United States and Canada with over 1.35 million phone lines and 115,000 data lines.
The company utilizes the copper wiring found in traditional telecommunication networks to offer reliable, cost-effective communications services to customers whose locations span multiple states. Traditionally these businesses would need to work with multiple service providers for their communications needs. By choosing Granite, businesses deal with one provider, simplifying service procurement. Granite’s unique billing capabilities allow customers unprecedented flexibility with their billing options, for example, customers can receive one consolidated bill at the corporate level, individual bills separated by location, paper or paperless, or consolidated or itemized.
Granite’s growth also comes from the company’s expanded data offerings, which include data and IP products and services designed to suit the communications needs of its business and governmental customers. In 2012, the company built a network based on Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), cementing its status as a facilities-based carrier.
“Reaching the $1 billion mark has been a stated goal for the company for quite some time, and the fact that we did so ahead of schedule is incredibly exciting,” said Hale. “Reaching $1 billion in annualized revenue means we are continuing to surpass the high expectations of our customer base for reliable, cost-effective communications solutions. I couldn’t be prouder of the company and our valued employees.”
To celebrate the $1 billion achievement, Granite will award all employees a $1,000 bonus, and raffle another $1 million across its employee base, with more than 100 employees taking home an additional $5,000 to $100,000. Employees are being treated to a celebratory dinner cruise and will receive special shirts supplied by Nike, a Granite customer. Granite customers Panera Bread, Maggiano’s and Domino’s will also be providing a catered employee lunch at Granite’s corporate headquarters.
In addition, Granite is giving back to the community by donating $1 million across five charities: Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Alzheimer’s Association, Autism Speaks, Boston Children’s Hospital and the Animal Rescue League of Boston. Charities were nominated and selected by Granite employees, who voted to determine the allocation of the $1 million payout between the five organizations.
Granite has been expanding rapidly—more than 20 percent per year in recent history. The company recently opened an office in New York City to accommodate the company’s tremendous growth. The New York office marks the fifth newly opened and expanded office space for the company, which has expanded its headquarters in Quincy, MA, and opened new offices in Atlanta, Miami and Providence, RI, in recent years.
Granite provides voice, data and other related communications products and services to multi-location businesses and governmental agencies throughout the United States and Canada. Granite furnishes services to more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100 companies in the United States, and 1.3 million phone lines under management. Granite employs over 1,200 people at the company’s headquarters in Quincy, MA and offices in Atlanta, GA, Miami, FL, New York, NY and Providence, RI. For more information, visit www.granitenet.com.