Our Founder and Facility

Our Founder & Facility2018-10-17T18:05:15+00:00

Our Founder

Way back in 1975 an entrepreneurial guy named Dick Spera decided to launch a precious metal refinery, primarily catering to jewelers from the Diamond District in New York City. He saw a real need to provide quality refining services to jewelers and gold buyers who wanted a full-service refinery located near Manhattan. As this wing of the business started taking off, Dick yearned to expand GRC as far as he could. Literally. He opened up an office in Fairbanks, Alaska catering exclusively to the gold mining community. Never wanting to focus on just one sector, he then created a gold plating division. Bringing his sons Peter and Paul on board, Dick gave them the industry knowledge and experience necessary to sustain the operation well into the future. Though we lost Richard back in 2007, his vision carries on to this day.

Our Facility

After three long years of planning and construction, our brand new state of the art offices and the Richard Spera Refining Facility finally opened its doors on September 5, 2010.

Conveniently located in Hempstead, NY, we welcome you to visit us any time and see us in action. With over 36,000 square feet to work with, four induction melters and 2 gas furnaces, your needs are sure to be met.

Safeguarding our customer’s product is of paramount importance to us, so you will see how much attention we paid to securing our facility. From the time you enter our private parking facility, to the time you leave the plant, you will be well looked out for.

Our factory is open for business Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.