In the Spotlight

Employee in the Spotlight

Basalite's Inimitable Joan Indiano

In 1978, a small Reno-based company called Glass Mountain Block hired a 17-year-old young lady to do some light filing and answer phones. Little did they know at the time they were hiring a person that would be an integral part of the business for the next 40+ years, ultimately run the administrative side of the business, and come to manage the Sparks, Nevada operation. Joan Indiano is unique…she goes about her day with professionalism and drive to know any aspect of the business that she needs to understand (or teach to someone else). She takes care of customers like they are family whether they need to be educated on material needs or the finer arts of accounting 101. We all rely on Joan’s knowledge, dedication, and ability to get just about any job done…and done very well!

Joan Indiano of Basalite

In the early years, Joan was hired to perform general office duties, but soon her leadership and dedication were recognized. She was promoted to the clerical office supervisor position in Sparks and then office manager for all the Basalite Nevada operations. Most recently Joan was promoted to the position of Sparks location manager where she oversees all the yard, delivery, inside sales, and administrative operations for Basalite Sparks. In this most recent transition, Joan has been able to successfully wrap her arms around the safety program in Sparks and continue the dedication that has led to over 5,917 days without a lost-time injury. Due to her “get it done attitude,” Joan has long been known as the go-to person when we need something done . . . event planning, SAP training/implementation, etc.


Location in the Spotlight

Pacific Supply-Saint George, UT

Pacific Supply Saint George has been an integral part of the Southern Utah skyline for over 30 years. We proudly serve our customers today from our current location at 845 Red Rock Road, formerly Saint George Plywood, which was purchased in the late 1980’s. Pete Masoian, our Operations Manager, has been around for a hefty portion of that time. Pete started with the company November 3, 1993. When I asked him to reflect on those early days, he said he “remembers it like it was yesterday.” Pete fondly refers to the company as “The Coast” and explained to me that when he started here that there were 12 employees: a manager, an assistant manager, two sales people, two counter people, a dispatcher and five or 6 trucks serving a core group of about 15 customers.

The primary products for the branch in those days were drywall, roof tile, block and masonry supplies, insulation and some lumber products. The competition in the market at the time was Anderson Lumber, a Utah owned Lumber Company (not the same Anderson Lumber that started our organization) and J&J Mill and Lumber Company, both of which are no longer around. By comparison, today our location has 18 employees that consist of branch manager-in- training Russell Wensel, our operations manager Pete Masoian, and me, the logistics manager.

Melanie Ballard and Carolyn Fernandez are our counter people, and Annette Shore is our color room attendant. Our yard foreman is Richard Ceballlos and three yard personnel: Donald Milloy, Josh Smith and Jeremy Moon. our laborer and our seven drivers are:Ruben Avila is Josh Glazier, Ty Glazier, John Jensen, Eric Gonzales, Coty Fehr, Markell Wimbush and Joshua Atuatasi. We have a fleet of seven trucks and service a core group of approximately 45 customers.


AIA Seminars

Pacific Coast Building Products is pleased to provide American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education workshops and tours. PCBP has developed these seminars for the specification community covering relevant topics.

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