Fabricator Case Studies

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

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
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
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
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
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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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
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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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
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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Taking green fabrication to the next level

With a state-of-the-art solar energy system and multiple water treatment systems in place, Stone Quest of Carteret, NJ, is distinguishing itself as an eco-friendly operation
These days, the concept of “going green” has become so popular that it is practically unavoidable in everyday conversation.


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2015 April

This issue of Stone World contains our annual “Report from Brazil.” In addition to articles on Granito Zucchi and Antolini’s operations, there are several other features on Brazilian stone producers as well as a review of the show, including a Stone Gallery of the many stones that were displayed on the exhibition floor.

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2015 Spring

In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we bring you our annual focus on Kitchen & Bath Design. From a beach-inspired bathroom design to a kitchen backsplash made of circular mosaic tile, the following are filled with illustrations of innovative and unique uses of stone and tile.

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