Fourth generation continues the Frazier Quarry Incorporated legacy
Family owned and operated Kafka Granite, began 35 years ago as a small business selling decomposed granite for local road construction. That changed when one day, owner Glenn Kafka was trying to move a particularly recalcitrant school-bus-sized rock to reach a large deposit of decomposed granite on its other side. His efforts failed, until he reluctantly chose to dynamite the large boulder. To Glenn’s surprise, that boulder was made of a beautiful, sparkling stone that caught his attention.
With its sparkles and flecks of pink and charcoal mixed in, Kafka named the granite material, “Dynamite Orange.” It was then that he decided this decorative stone could become one of his company’s foremost products. Following this discovery, Glenn met with Wausau Tile, a local precast concrete manufacturer that specialized in decorative stone. There, he presented the colorful aggregate for their consideration. While they were impressed with the stone and Glenn’s efforts, they were looking for more color options than he was prepared to offer.