WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Jim Rock returned to his hometown in 1982 and opened GRC General Contractors with three employees that November.
Rock, who was announced Thursday as the Roy S.F. Angle Business Person of the Year, identified his greatest accomplishment in the business community as today providing stable, solid employment for 42 people.
"The business has grown from $200,000 to $12 million a year," Rock said.
Rock described being surprised and overwhelmed when his name was called for the award presented at the 88th annual Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce dinner meeting.
"As a kid growing up in this town, I watched a lot of great people very involved in their community, very hard-working business people that gave back to this community. I kind of thought that's what I wanted to be like," Rock said.