For many years, the Reed Corp. of Lynnfield, MA, had not only been landscape/hardscape specialists, but they had also been in the business of installing septic systems. With new industry codes, leeching fields were subject to stringent guidelines regarding ground water separation, requiring many to be elevated. The company's goal was to disguise and then blend these new raised systems into the landscape with retaining walls and terracing. As they built more and more walls, it became increasingly difficult to source consistent stone material, so the firm turned to granite -- specifically reclaimed granite that was available locally.
They found that clients were pleased with the aesthetics of antique granite, and the engineers who designed these elevated systems favored the idea of using granite for its weight, mass and structural integrity. Shortly thereafter, local supplies became exhausted. Consequently, the firm set out to establish its own supply lines, and Olde New England Granite (ONEG) was formed.