In 2003, HEPCO Quarries Founders, brothers Brad and Brian Hepler, were clocking in for corporate America, with Brad specializing in sales and marketing at Ashland Chemical, and Brian perfecting the production line at a Proctor & Gamble manufacturing plant. While these jobs provided valuable experiences, the allure of the stone industry they grew up around remained a constant presence in their lives.
Despite lacking a family background in stone quarrying, the significant impact of bluestone on their upbringing in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, was strong. As a thriving industry in the region, its influence was hard to overlook and spending high school summers ‘stacking stone’ was an experience Brad couldn’t shake.
After many garage meetings, often with beers in hand, the decision was made to venture into the bluestone business. Brad established a stone yard in West Chester, Pennsylvania, repurposing the Spaz Beverage gravel parking lot into a retail stone yard. Brian was sourcing bluestone inventory from small local quarries and hauling three pallets at a time back to the family farm in Susquehanna County using his trusty 1971 International one-ton stake body truck.
Fueled by their love for stone and a determination to make their mark, today HEPCO Quarries is a successful part of the bluestone industry. With their 6 acre retail stone yard in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and their main quarry operations on 205 acres in Windsor, New York, HEPCO is known far and wide for their traditional and innovative bluestone products. They are committed to quality bluestone and the customers and communities they serve.