Sixty years ago, John Baratta Sr. formed De-Bar Contracting Company, Inc. John Baratta Sr. philosophy was based on safety, productivity and efficiency. This approach proved successful as our company worked on projects for New York City utility companies such as Con Edison, Brooklyn Union Gas, and the New York City Fire Department. Louis Baratta Sr. and John Baratta Jr. expanded the company, working on major sewer projects for New York City. Upon John Sr.’s passing, his sons Louis and John Jr. regulated and further expanded the business. In 1993, the company became Verizon’s Master Contractor for Staten Island. Granite Avenue Utility Corporation was formed in 1993 as the business entity solely concerned with servicing Verizon on Staten Island.
Since its establishment, Granite Avenue Utility Corp. has serviced Verizon with the same powerful work ethic and efficiency that exemplified our grandfather’s philosophy. With the passing of Louis Baratta Sr. in 2001, in addition to the recent passing of John Baratta Jr. Granite Avenue Utility Corp. has produced a new dynamic generation of Baratta‘s to the forefront, led by President Gail Baratta, Officers Thomas Baratta, Christopher Baratta, Jason Baratta.