About University Granite

Our Story

Chris Hodges and Dennis Fussell Jr. shared a dream of creating a business that would serve their community, enrich lives, and prioritize their love for God and family. In 2017, this dream became a reality with the formation of University Granite by Chris Hodges and Dennis's sister, Gerri Fussell Smith. Both Chris and Gerri are proud graduates of Auburn University.

Dennis spearheaded community outreach efforts, dedicating himself to organizations like Habitat for Humanity and Samaritan's Purse, reflecting his commitment to giving back to his cherished community.

Dennis passed away on February 10, 2024. We will always remember him for his wit, kindness, and the immense love he had for his family and friends. His legacy will continue to inspire University Granite now and forever.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to craft beautiful and functional spaces that enhance our customers' quality of life.

We understand that people are happier and healthier in beautiful spaces where they can relax and enjoy, whether indoors or out. Our mission is simple: to enrich the lives of our clients by delivering quality products with superior customer service and professionalism, bringing their vision and goals to life.

Core Values


Trust is earned by fulfilling promises and promptly communicating if unable to do so. It entails fostering good communication, setting clear expectations, and striving to exceed them whenever possible. Trust means treating clients, employees, vendors, and subcontractors as partners and nurturing long-term relationships that are mutually beneficial.

Commitment to Excellence

We are committed to performing every task to the best of our ability.

Exemplary Customer Service

Our goal is to make our customers feel valued because, to us, they are the most important people in the world. To deliver exceptional service, we go the extra mile and do whatever it takes to surpass our customers' expectations.

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