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it was Roger Dolese's basic principles
that laid the groundwork for the company's success.
"People have not forgotten that
legacy and what we were all taught:
Do right. Treat your customers right,
treat your employees right, treat your
community right, and treat your environment right."
Many of those on Dolese Brothers'
current staff of over 1,000 never
encountered "Mr. D." prior to his passing in 2002. Yet the man who played
an integral role in shaping Dolese
Brothers for 62 years found a way to
reach those staff members even in
Rather than selling the company
when he became ill, "Mr. D." set a
plan in place to turn the company
over to its employees upon his passing. This generous action touched not
only Dolese employees at the time but
future employees as well, putting the
infrastructure in place for the continued success of Dolese through the
convictions of employees who have
an ownership stake in the company.
The "Dolese Day" festivities that
marked the company's 115th anniversary may have been a little over
the top for "Mr. D.'s" understated
style. But, the solemn bear statue
in his honor helps ensure that the
employees to whom he gifted his
company never forget the legacy
Delivering to the Community
On "Dolese Day," company president
Mark Helm outlined Dolese Brothers'
community efforts as part of its
115th anniversary celebration. They
included a partnership with the 30th
Air Defense Artillery Brigade at Fort
Sill on an 8k quarry challenge run,
and an expanded schedule of "Kids
Rock" quarry tours. Perhaps the most
impactful, though, was a brand-new
donation match campaign with the
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma ranks as one of the hungriest states in the nation with one
in six Oklahomans struggling with
hunger every day, according to Katie
Fitzgerald, Regional Food Bank CEO.
"Dolese has a very long track record of
helping us build quality infrastructure
- schools, medical facilities, buildings,
roads, bridges and highways. [It's] a long,
long history of quality service in our
state, which we are very grateful for."
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