hadrock & Williams knows something about sticking out, and sticking it out over the long haul. The company has been around since 1968, when Anton Shadrock's father-in-law, Guy Williams, decided he wanted to start his own business.
Williams had just completed a brick-laying apprenticeship, and with the help of his wife, Sibyl, he opened Guy Williams Masonry for business. While he may have been new to the small-businessworld, Williams was no stranger to the brick-laying world.
HemisFair '68 brought the city an influx of business, and it also brought Williams one of his first jobs, re-doing stonework in the basement of the old Schultze building downtown.
With each new project that his firm shouldered, Williams brought enthusiasm and most importantly, a keen sense of detail. Schooled in the art of masonry as an apprentice, Williams says he sought to instill creativity and craftsmanship as his company's calling card.
Today, over 49 years later, his son-in-law Anton Shadrock and daughter De'Aun, who bought out his share of the business and changed the name in 1994, are carrying on that legacy.