Two Locations for Copeland Paving
Copeland Paving and Copeland Sand & Gravel have been providing the best service possible to the community for asphalt and aggregate needs since 1947. Bob Copeland Sr. was actually stationed at Camp White before shipping out in World War II, and after the war he returned to the Rogue Valley.
The Copeland family has seen many additions and changes over the years, beginning with Grants Pass Fuel, delivering heating oil from Portland to homes and schools in the 1950s, to maintaining roads and road construction today.
In January of this year, Bob Copeland Jr. decided to move his part of the operation to the company's production plant in Murphy (140 Aggregate Avenue). The other half of the company remained in Grants Pass at the J Street location, but they're essentially two separate entities.
Bob's son-in-law, Jerry Reedy, is the General Manager of the Murphy company. Jerry is also a Rogue Valley native (GPHS 1976), and he said the company is totally committed to providing for this community for years to come.
"Our team consists of a committed group of individuals who take pride in what they do and strive to offer exceptional quality work at a good value," Jerry said. "So when you see a Copeland truck on the road, wave to the driver. He is representing a third-generation business that has made a major contribution to the past and will continue helping Josephine County grow."
While the Murphy location is where all the asphalt, sand, gravel and crushed aggregate products are produced, they also offer a variety of services, from excavation and trucking to traffic control, land clearing, surveying, crushing, ditch digging, asphalt, patching, paving, driveways, building sites, and grading.
Copeland has a long history of working on highways and streets. With a large variety of equipment and personnel, they can get the job done quickly and efficiently.
With over 66 years of experience, Copeland Paving and Copeland Sand & Gravel have been synonymous with exceptional quality and service in the paving, sand and gravel industries.
Their expert team is paired with the best equipment and locally mixed materials.
It's a winning combination to complete any size or scope of paving, sand or gravel project.
For more information, the phone number of Copeland Paving at the Murphy plant is 541-862-2390.
New Franchisee to Operate Three Grants Pass Human Beans
Beginning July 1st, all three Human Beans will be under new ownership. Dave and Doneta Thomason are taking over the operations from Human Bean corporate. District Manager will be Danae Thomason, who has just recently relocated to the Grants Pass area from Southern California.
The Thomasons already operate 29 successful Southern Oregon businesses, including Elmer's Restaurants, Taprock NW Grill Restaurant & Convention Center, and the Purple Parrot Delis.
Dan Hawkins, Vice President of the Human Bean, is really excited about the transition.
"The Thomasons share in our passion for creating great customer experiences and giving back to the communities we serve," Dan said.
Thomason's company was just named the winner of the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association's "Good Neighbor Award" for 2013, and Dave received this same award in 2009. He is a former President of the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association and a past recipient of the "Restaurateur of the Year" award in Oregon.
"This is a tremendous opportunity for us to be involved with a first rate organization whose quality products and service make for a perfect match with how we operate our facilities," Dave said. "We are also lucky and proud to have our daughter, Danae, as the primary operations person in our new company".
Grants Pass Human Beans are located at the corner of Curtis Road and Williams Hwy, 1885 NE 6th Street, and 840 NE F. They serve award-winning coffees and teas, real fruit smoothies and an array of specialty hot and cold espresso drinks. There are 51 Human Bean locations with six additional units planned for 2013. For additional info, see www.thehumanbean.com.
All Your Well Water Needs from Clouser Drilling
Since 1971, Clouser Drilling, Inc., has been providing new water wells, well deepenings, cleaning, abandonment and repairs. The company was founded by Leroy Clouser in Cave Junction, and the office and all operations were moved to Grants Pass in 2008 and 2012.
Leroy sold the business to his brother-in-law Chuck Gill, who recently retired after 32 years and sold to his son and business partner Kevin Gill. Kevin is a lifelong Oregonian and graduated from Western Oregon University. In 2003, he returned home with his wife Helen and kids (Ryan and Emily) to manage Clouser Drilling.
"I've always had a desire to own a small business," Kevin said. "I love the industry and helping our customers improve their quality of life by meeting their household water needs. I enjoy the range of work a small business provides, from drilling to sales, marketing, and networking with other professionals. There is never a down time as a small business owner."
Clouser drilling serves residential, agricultural and industrial drilling. They also drill monitoring wells and boreholes for geo-thermal systems.
"We serve all of Southern Oregon," Kevin said. "We have modern, high-capability equipment that drill and drive the casing at the same time. We have two rotary DrilTech drill rigs capable of drilling to 1500 feet. There are three licensed well drillers on staff, and we are proud of the professional approach and quality results of our crew."
Kevin is vice-president of the Oregon Ground Water Association and is also a member of the Ground Water Advisory Committee for the State of Oregon. He was in the Oregon National Guard for eight years and is a member of the Rotary Club.
The office is located at 1624 SE N, #4-D, in the N Street Industrial Complex. The phone number is 541-476-7795.