Stoneworking success in Kentucky
â€œOur forte is diverse and creative,â€ said Gerard Higgs, founder and co-owner at the company's 7,000-square-foot headquarters. â€œI have a background in architecture, and I specify stone and design ideas to contractors and homeowners alike. We have anywhere from 100 to 200 slabs available in our yards at any given time. Our work often involves very creative custom projects like countertops, walls, floors, fireplaces, stairwells, offices and lobbies. You name it and we have probably done it.
â€œMy partners, Ayrin Higgs, Antonio and Ana Guzman, all have a relentless work ethic, and have been in various segments of the stone industry for years,â€ Higgs continued. â€œIt is that combination of solid experience that has accounted for our fabulous growth in such a short period. We recognized the great potential of this growing Lexington area after relocating here 2 1â„2 years ago, and have never looked back since.â€ Currently, the company has 11 employees and increases with part-time employees during peak loads. The company's shop is equipped with a Matrix Stone Products Sebring Gantry saw. â€œAfter being at the mercy of fabrication subcontractors, our decision was easy; it was to purchase a Matrix Stone Products Sebring Gantry saw, the workhorse and heart of our fabrication sector,â€ said Higgs. â€œOur fabrication shop is now state of the art, or we could not operate at the level of efficiency and preciseness that we demand. The fabricators love the quality and accuracy easily delivered by the Sebring, and quite frankly, it has made the most custom and highest quality work downright simple.â€