Moving into fabrication
â€œWith that in mind I began to look for other creative people, decorators and designers for my sales staff. I wanted them to be personable and patient, and to sit down and offer the right ideas in a very creative setting. Our showroom today is about 3,500 square feet, and our yard is stocked with more than 200 slabs of marble and stone.
â€œIt also helped to be in the right place at the right time. Edmond is a fast-growing upscale community right outside of Oklahoma City. We do some advertising, but the majority of our business comes by word of mouth. We employ 17 people, including our fabricating department. Our business mix is about 80% residential and 20% commercial.
â€œAs with all businesses along with the creative aspects and selling there is scheduling and installation, and in this business you cannot fall behind,â€ Kerstine continued. â€œIt is wonderful to grow, but if you don't have all the resources behind you, you're asking for trouble. For those reasons, before installing machinery in our factory, I wanted to make sure we only had the best. I got on the phone and called everyone I knew in the industry before I made my choices. That's why we own a Sebring Gantry Saw and a Daytona Edge Profiling System from Matrix Stone Products. Christian Garcia, my shop manager, a real pro that has been in the business for years, claims they are by far the best value in the industry. His fabricating crew loves the machines. They are simple to operate, and just go on and on. We could not have grown to the company we are today without them.â€