Celebrating 50 Years
1970 – 2020
On April 1, 2020, Wake Stone Corporation reached its 50th anniversary as a family-owned and managed construction aggregates company. What John Bratton founded in 1970 as a 100-acre location in Knightdale, North Carolina has grown into a company with four quarries in eastern North Carolina, one quarry in eastern South Carolina, thousands of acres in land-holdings, and the addition of agricultural products.
Much has changed in those fifty years both in our company as well as in our state and country. But our mission has remained: Provide our customers with top quality products and service. And what has not changed are the principles upon which Mr. Bratton built the business:
Be good stewards of the land
Take good care of our employees
Give back to the communities in which we work
The story is one of entrepreneurial success; one that could not be replicated today. Read more to get the complete picture.