Fabricator Case Studies

Granite countershop business grows after the recession

After feeling the effects of the 2008 recession, Daniel Ghionoui moved his company’s location to help grow his fabrication business
By Jason Kamery
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Daniel Ghionoui entered the granite countertop industry in 1994 with a shop in Detroit, MI.


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3D digital templating produces exclusive stone surfaces

Innovative measurement technology speeds turnaround time and simplifies the installation of custom countertops and other high-end stonework for kitchens, baths and staircases for Patrona Marble and Granite of Lake Worth, FL
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Working with top grade exotic materials to create custom stone surfaces requires the utmost skill and precision.


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Digital technology proves formula for success

After converting to digital technology almost five years ago, YK Stone Center Inc. in Denver, CO, has seen a considerable increase in production as well as efficiency and quality control
By Heather Fiore
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Located in the heart of Colorado is a family owned and operated business, YK Stone Center Inc., which specializes in the design, fabrication and installation of natural materials, such as granite, marble, travertine, quartz, stone tile and glass mosaic tile.


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Focusing on growth

With almost a 30,000-square-foot expansion planned for its facility this summer and intentions to purchase additional equipment and grow its market, Urban Quarry Inc. of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada is setting itself up for continued success
By Jennifer Adams
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With a history dating back to 1986, Urban Quarry Inc. of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada is a family owned business that has transitioned and expanded through the years.


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Indiana limestone forges partnership

With a common goal to fabricate and deliver Indiana limestone easily and efficiently to projects across North America,two industry members joined forces to build TexaCon Cut Stone in Bloomington, IN
By Jennifer Adams
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On December 2, 2013, TexaCon Cut Stone was born. The mill was originally built in Chicago in 1930, and it had been dismantled and shipped to Bloomington, IN.


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Building a foundation in stone fabrication

Originally established in 1950 as a cultured marble production company, Grecian Marble & Granite was re-launched four years ago by its new owners as a full-scale stone fabrication shop
By Jennifer Adams
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Since opening its doors in 1950, Grecian Marble & Granite in Oklahoma City, OK, has transformed itself from a cultured marble production company to a full-scale stone fabrication business. 


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Union Marble of Westbury, NY, is equipped for high-end fabrication

By Michael Reis
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With state-of-the-art technology and skilled craftsmen for stone drafting, fabrication and installation, Union Marble & Granite and Precision Stone, Inc. of Westbury, NY, are able to provide completed stonework for some of the most advanced projects in the country


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Lakeside Surfaces, Inc. succeeds with state-of-the-art technology

A little more than 20 years ago, Lakeside Surfaces Inc. of Norton Shores, MI, began in the garage of owner Rob Riegler, and today the company is a fully integrated digital shop with the latest generation of technology in the marketplace
By Michael Reis
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For aspiring fabricators, the story of Lakeside Surfaces Inc. of Norton Shores, MI, is a model of how to grow a business: start small, grow intelligently, ride out the tough times, and stay prepared for the future.


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Real Stone and Granite: Weathering the storm with digital technology

With 35 versatile employees and a state-of-the-art fabrication facility, Real Stone and Granite of Fort Pierce, FL has survived the recession and come out thriving.
By Sara Garafalo
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Real Stone and Granite is a custom fabricator of all type of natural stone, and it specializes in higher-end exotic materials such as quartzite, onyx, agates, etc.


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Custom Marble & Granite: Running the gamut of stone fabrication

Custom Marble & Granite of Butler, PA, handles the full spectrum of stone fabrication, from residential countertops to sophisticated commercial work
By Michael Reis
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Run by the husband-and-wife team of Lester Swick and Jean Marie Schneider, Custom Marble & Granite of Butler, PA, relies on professional experience and technology to process stone and quartz surfacing for commercial and residential work across Western Pennsylvania.


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As usual, stone suppliers from Italy and around the world relied on the Marmomacc fair to showcase some of the latest stone materials to the international marketplace. The following is a look at just some of the stone materials on display in Verona.

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