Articles by Michelle Stinnard

Helping to rebuild New Orleans

July 1, 2007
Committed to rebuilding New Orleans, IMC Stone - a division of Industrial & Mechanical Contractors Inc., a commercial HVAC and plumbing company - was established in 2006 and continues to flourish, as demands in the area remain strong. Todd Heidingsfelder, Vice President of the family-owned company, heads the new division, which fabricates an average of 10 to 15 kitchens per week.
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Steady expansion in Delaware

July 1, 2007
Tile Market of Delaware, Inc., an importer and distributor of ceramic tile and natural stone as well as a custom stone fabricator, has continually grown and expanded its operation since it was established in 1996. Today, the company’s production stands at 20 to 25 kitchens per week, but owner John Watson plans to add a second shift to the shop in hopes of more than doubling the company’s current output. “Tile Market of Delaware’s growth has averaged greater than 15% annually since inception, and we continue to explore new opportunities to tap into other markets,” the owner said.
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Covering a widespread <br>territory in Arizona

July 1, 2007
Spectrum Stone of Tucson, AZ, fabricates and installs residential kitchen countertops as well as large commercial projects in granite, quartz, limestone and marble, for a total of 3,000 square feet of production per month throughout the southern region of Arizona.
Owners Craig Green and Jeff Spiri, principals of the company, became partners in 2003 when they decided to start their own company. “Together, Jeff and I have a total of 15 years in the stone business, and we have seen building in both residential and commercial continue to grow throughout the Southwest,” said Green, who got involved in the industry by first importing stone, then installing it.
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Combining Materials to Make a Statement

June 25, 2007
Principal Designer Christopher Grubb of Arch-Interiors Design Group, Inc. of Beverly Hills, CA, has been noticing a number of hospitality design trends lately. First and foremost, the designer has noticed that clients are moving away from stark white-on-white, beige-on-beige concepts. "The idea now is see and be seen," Grubb said. "People are adding elements they don't have at home, like a lot of color and textures that are both visually and emotionally exciting."
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Reviving an Historic Mosaic Foundry

April 23, 2007
The original Orsoni foundry was established in the neighborhood of Cannaregio in Venice, Italy, in 1888. Housed in a structure comprised of brick and stone, the company is still in operation today, and an array of mosaic glass products are still hand produced at the factory on a daily basis.
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Casa Décor Opens Miami Showhouse

April 23, 2007
Casa Décor, an international producer of interior design exhibitions, hosted an event that saw more than 40,000 people visit its U.S. showhouse at the historic Miami Woman’s Club in Miami, FL, from November 10 to December 17, 2006. The six-week transformation of the space included the creation of over 60 interior and exterior tile installations, conceived by some of the world’s most renowned designers.
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Reflecting A Lifestyle Through Stone & Tile

April 23, 2007

The variety of shapes, sizes and colors of stone and tile on today’s market enable 

architects and designers to create residential spaces, such as kitchens and bathrooms, which are reflective of their clients’ personalities.

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Designing With the Guest in Mind

January 1, 2007
Taking maintenance issues, durability and style into consideration, architects and designers deem stone and tile a natural fit for today’s commercial spaces
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Mosaics Add a Personal Touch

October 1, 2006
The variety of mosaic shapes, colors and sizes on today's market allows designers and architects to create a space unique to a client's personality
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Restoration Fastens Princeton University Chapel to Campus

June 1, 2006
The two-phased restoration of the exterior stonework at the Princeton University Chapel involved the replacement of some sandstone and limestone to match existing materials
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