Sullivans open another business

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 29, 2007

When Danny Sullivan and his wife Angie thought about opening another business, they liked the idea of a sand and gravel company for a lot of reasons.

But one in particular was that their Coal Grove location gives customers a centralized option.

Manager Jamie Harris said the location, above U.S. 52 at 801 Lane Street, prevents customers some customers from having to go farther away for the product.

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“We figure it’s a good location,” Harris said. “It’s a closer distance for a lot of people who won’t have to travel so far to get it.”

Danny Sullivan also owns Danny Sullivan Excavating and Angie Sullivan operates the Giovanni’s in Ceredo, W.Va. They believed there was a market in the area for a sand and gravel company.

Angie Sullivan said it’s been an option her husband has considered for a while.

“Danny has always been in construction,” she said. “He does a lot of demolition and he’s always wanted to do it. Now he finally has the time and the money to do it.”

Harris said the business, which is in its second week of operation, has a variety of customers, from people wanting to do landscaping to businesses that need larger volumes of sand and gravel. He said the company’s clientele includes Columbia Gas, which uses fill sand after digging around gas lines, and Hecla Water, which uses limestone to patch holes after digging for water lines.

“We sell gravel for landscaping, driveways, drainage, those kinds of things,” said Harris, who said the company’s primary market is Lawrence County, Ashland, Ky., and Huntington, W.Va. “We have about eight different types of gravel.”