Super Stone Houston honors veterans
By Michael Sudhalter
Patios and pool decks can be transformed from drab to dramatic, without the added expense of tear-out.
Super Stone, which has five locations nationally (three in Florida and one in Nevada) is a pioneer in developing decorative concrete products for more than 50 years. Their products can withstand all types of weather.
Behind all of the excellent work done by the folks at Super Stone, 10302 Cash Road in Stafford, there’s an inspiring story.
The company is dedicated to strengthening relationships with veterans, thanks to the leadership of owner Jeanine Lutz.
Lutz hired Paul and Gregory Rosales, both military veterans, to run the Stafford location – Super Stone’s first in Texas.
Paul served with his close friend and fellow U.S. Marine, Johnny Lutz, in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“Opening the store was in memory of Johnny,” said Paul, referring to Johnny’s tragic suicide in January 2013. “Having veterans work here is (Ms. Lutz’s) way of giving back. It’s a great honor and a great opportunity. We’re hoping to open more locations and to continue to honor veterans by giving them the first opportunity at employment.”
Paul met Ms. Lutz before his unit deployed overseas and kept in touch with her through the years.
“After Johnny’s death, I went to Florida to comfort her, and she gave me an opportunity to work while I was there,” Paul said.
Paul, 26, and Gregory, 34, grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. but they’re now proud to call Stafford home.
Gregory, who served a tour in Iraq with the U.S. Army, is glad to be part of a company that is very supportive of veterans. He is involved with the Live to Tell Foundation, which serves as a support network that links veterans to one another.
“We want to teach veterans how to use our products and start businesses,” Gregory said of his work at Super Stone.
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