San Francisco Gravel Company was opened for business in 1925 by Francesco Nicolai, an Italian immigrant from Lucca, Italy. His son, Julio, employed in 1933, worked his way from the bottom rung of the warehouse to the top position of President. As the industry changed, so did San Francisco Gravel. The gravel company diversified to provide lathing, plastering, drywall, metal products, and roofing materials. In 1958, Julio's son, Michael, began working at the family business. Michael continues to run the business to the present day. How has San Francisco Gravel prospered for so long in such a competitive industry? One word: Service. San Francisco Gravel has relied on quality service and received customer loyalty since Francesco turned a small horse stable into a major supplier of construction materials. Competition in the building materials industry is stiff, but dependability is critical. Our reputation is built on our reliability. This reliability allows hundreds of contractors to depend on us for quick, cost effective service. In this industry, every second counts. In this new age of diminished loyalty, San Francisco Gravel has been able to maintain a family oriented business that respects the needs of all our customers.