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Code of Conduct

Granite's Core Values + Compliance Program

The Code of Conduct consists of two sections: Core Values, and Compliance Program and Guidelines. Our Core Values are part of our heritage and are fundamental to who we are as an organization. These Core Values are the basis for our decision-making. The Compliance Program and Guidelines address some specific areas of concern, either due to the Company emphasis or legal requirements. 

Our founders said it, we live it.

Our Code of Conduct embodies the vision of our company’s founders and encompasses the values that have been and will continue to be vital to Granite’s success. Our nine Core Values represent the cornerstone of our Code of Conduct--how we treat one another, deal with our customers, respond to stakeholders, and hold each other and ourselves accountable. This is the legacy we will leave for generations to come.


The safety of our employees, stakeholders and the general public is our responsibility. Plan safety into every aspect of our work and relentlessly execute our plan. Drive for continuous improvement to create and sustain a zero incident culture. 


Be truthful, accurate, and straightforward. Be candid and nondeceptive in communication and conduct.


Maintain consistency between your beliefs and your behavior—walk your talk! Have the courage to contend boldly for that which is right and reject firmly that which is wrong.


Endeavor to be reasonable, open-minded, impartial, even-handed, and non-discriminatory in all of your dealings. Genuinely partner and actively collaborate within and outside the company. Maintain, without deviation, an attitude of sincerity, tolerance, consideration, and assistance toward others, regardless of position.


Accept responsibility for your own actions or inactions and those of the individuals you supervise. Take prompt, constructive steps to correct mistakes or defects. Promote teamwork by holding one another accountable, rejecting behaviors inconsistent with this Code of Conduct.

Consideration of Others

Practice the principle of the Golden Rule. Respect the dignity, rights, safety, and personal property of others. Be open to the ideas and the opinions of others. Exercise patience and remain positive under all circumstances. Ensure that those whom you supervise are not put in compromising situations.

Pursuit of Excellence

Consistently apply diligence, perseverance, attention to detail to ensure high-quality projects and products and excellent customer service. Build capabilities through continuous learning, coaching, mentoring, and teaching. Never accept complacency or indifference. Remain flexible and open to possibilities.


Make only realistic commitments and follow through on the commitments you make. Be prompt and responsive in business dealings within and outside the company.


Show consideration for the safety and the welfare of everyone, including our natural environment. Comply with all governmental laws, rules, and regulations. Respond to the impact our work has on the natural environment by consistently evaluating and improving our efforts so that our projects and processes work in harmony with the environment. Cultivate an organization that actively encourages us to be the best of who we are and continuously strives to make a difference in our communities and the world.  


Corporate Headquarters: (831) 724-1011
Compliance Helpline: (800) 211-4226
Compliance Alertline Program:

Code of Conduct Waiver

On June 5, 2019, the Audit/Compliance Committee of the Board of Directors waived a potential conflict of interest under the Granite Construction Incorporated (the “Company”) Code of Conduct (the “Code”) relating to James H. Roberts, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. The Code provides that officers, directors and their immediate family members, including parents, may not own an interest in a privately held competitor.  Teichert, Inc. is a privately held construction company that may be considered to be a competitor of the Company. Mr. James H. Roberts’ father, Nian S. Roberts, owns shares of Teichert.