Scott McGourley

Scott McGourley is Owner/Operator of Kasco Stone in Tampa, FL. This small shop, while typical in size to the average shop found across our country, has over the past four years transformed itself from a dry cutting manual operation to a fully digital microshop. McGourley is an active member of the Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA) embracing the group’s mission, and working to raise the bar for quality in his region.

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"The Big Lie" regarding countertop pricing

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If you are like most of the stone shop owners I know, you probably started your stone career with wild expectations of how much money you can make.
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The “microshop” is born

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When properly equipped with today’s technology, small fabrication shops can produce the same amount with less manpower, and it is possible to profitably operate a “microshop” with just an owner and a helper.
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It's no longer about the price

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The concept for this article began with a sales call to a well-qualified client. We had done the granite in his neighbor’s house and came highly recommended. I had made two trips to the client’s house and had everything ironed out. He also wanted to replace his cabinets, and I recommended several of the cabinet shops that we work closely with. He assured me that after he had nailed down his cabinet situation the next week, he would go forward with the granite order. I considered it a done deal.
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The Stone Fashion Show at Marmomacc in Verona

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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2014 September

In this issue of Stone World, we have a Report from Europe, which includes a series of articles about the quarries and stone processing operations that SW editor Jennifer Adams visited as part of the Marmomacc Stone Academy.

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CSTD Fall 2014 cover

2014 Fall

In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we take a look at the latest developments in TPT, with a feature article and you can read more comments from Waldrep on this subject as well as other industry professionals.

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This video will show you step-by-step how to resurface and polish marble flooring from grinding and removing lippage and scratches to achieving a highly reflective polish.

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