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    Johnny Ferro estimates that he spends 100 hours a year fixing fences, weeding flowerbeds, wrapping holiday presents, and doing other volunteer tasks for the Richmond State Supported Living Center, a home for developmentally disabled adults. Forty of those hours are, in a sense, on his employer’s dime; Granite Properties, a commercial real estate company where he serves as an operating engineer, provides workers with a week’s worth of paid time off each year to volunteer. “The school is my passion,” he says. “I couldn’t do all this without Granite giving me the paid time off to go out there.” Read the Great Place to Work review here.

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    Company Info

    Industry
    Construction & Real Estate
    Sector-
    Year founded1,991
    HQ location
    Plano, Texas
    Type of org
    Private
    # of work sites
    28
    U.S. employees
    150
    Global employees
    150
    Web addresswww.graniteprop.com

    Philanthropy

    Total company donations$496,526
    Offers paid time off for volunteering
    yes
    Max PTO for volunteering
    40
    Company matches employee contribution
    yes
    Total amount matched (past 12 mo)$900
    Avg match/employee$6