Artisan Group member Hoffman Fixtures is the first stone fabricator in Oklahoma to be accredited by the Marble Institute of America (MIA). Currently, only 47 natural stone fabricators in the U.S. have achieved accreditation, of which 19 are Artisan Group members.
“Hoffman Fixtures is now able to proudly display the accreditation logo, which
symbolizes that they both are among the finest in the natural stone industry
with respect to craftsmanship, safety and business practices,” said Garen
Distelhorst, Accreditation Manager at the MIA.
“Our product offering and customer service is unparalleled, and warranties are
offered on all products,” said Joe Hoffman, CEO of Hoffman Fixtures. “Achieving
accreditation from the MIA is just one more step in offering our customers the
best possible finished products, while ensuring overall employee and shop
safety. We are proud of this achievement because it is a reflection of the
pride and dedication our employees have to the Artisan Group of premier
From humble beginnings in 1949, Hoffman Fixtures has grown through four
generations of leadership to become one of the most complete, factory direct
suppliers of kitchen and bath products and services for both residential and
commercial applications in the Tulsa area. The company also has recently
acquired Phoenix Fabrication, expanding to Oklahoma City.
To become an Accredited Natural Stone Fabricator by the MIA, a company must
have successfully completed three phases of application. Phase One was
the completion of a lengthy application that required the applicant company to
provide various documents and references which ensure that the company is in
compliance with the 10 standards of accreditation as laid out by the MIA
Accreditation Commission. Phase Two required the company’s qualifying agent
(the designated company representative responsible for filing and maintaining
accreditation records for the applicant company) to pass a 200-question
multiple-choice test. The exam tested the applicant’s knowledge and
application of material usage, installation, fabrication, restoration, care and
maintenance, administration, legal/contracts, and jobsite and shop
safety. Phase Three was a comprehensive site visit, which included a
facility review, document review and one or more installation site
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more information about the MIA Accreditation program, visit www.marble-institute.com/accreditation.
ARTISAN GROUP MEMBER IS FIRST IN OKLAHOMA TO BE MIA ACCREDITED . . .
August 1, 2010