AUSTIN – Sept. 20, 2011– October 14-16, Artisan Group countertop fabricators across America will host a National Yard Sale, selling granite and other stone remnants, with three percent of proceeds going to Homes for Our Troops to build specially-adapted homes for veterans. So, homeowners can purchase a beautiful piece of stone at a discounted price and help a veteran at the same time.

“These soldiers have given their blood, sweat, tears and in some cases part of themselves to defend our rights and freedoms in this country,” says Chad Seiders, Artisan Group Executive Director. “It is a privilege to give something back to them. Artisan Group has earmarked a portion of our first national yard sale for Homes for Our Troops so that these veterans can have a home that provides them more independence.”

“Homes for Our Troops appreciates the fundraising efforts of the Artisan Group,” says  John Gonsalves, President and Founder of Homes For Our Troops. “Because of the support from patriotic companies across the nation, we are able to restore freedom and independence back to our severely injured veterans through the gift of a specially adapted home.” 

For the most up-to-date list of participating Artisan Group countertop fabricators near you, visit

Here is a list of National Artisan Group Yard Sales at print time:

Surface Products, Sept 23-24

18623 Northline Dr., Cornelius, NC, 28031, (704) 896-8677,

Duracite , Oct. 14-16 9-7 

2100 Huntington Dr., Fairfield, CA, 94533, (800) 660-4167,

Block Tops, Oct. 14-15, 10-3

1560 Harris Court, Anaheim, CA, 92806, (714) 978-5085,

Atlanta Kitchen, Oct. 14-15

1110 Commerce Drive, Greensboro, GA, 30642, (706) 453-0243,

Top Master, Oct. 14 3-7pm, Oct. 15 9-4

2844 Roe Lane, Kansas City, KS, 66103, (913) 492-3030,

Solid Tops, Oct. 13-14

505 South Street, Easton, MD, 21601, (410) 819-0770,

Consolidated Kitchens & Fireplaces, Oct. 14 9-6 and Oct. 15   9- 4

10325 J Street, Omaha, NE, 68127, (800) 888-2667,

Rocky Mountain Stone, Oct. 14-16

4741 Pan American W Fwy NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87109, (505) 345-8518,

Creative Countertops, Oct 13 & 14, 8am - 5pm

2855 Coleman Street, Las Vegas, NV, 89032, (702) 365-6444,

Rocksolid Stoneworks, Oct. 14-15

4031 W. 150th Street, Cleveland, OH, 44135, (216) 251-5509,

Hoffman Fixtures, Oct. 14 12-5 & Oct. 15 8-5

6031 S. 129th East Avenue, Tulsa, OK, 74134, (918) 252-0451,

Eastern Surfaces, Oct. 15 9-5 & Oct. 16 9-4

601 South 10th Street, Allentown, PA, 18103, (800) 891-2893,

Incounters, Oct. 15, 8-5

7335 82nd Street, Lubbock, TX, 79424, (806) 687-5857,

Stone Store, Oct. 14-15  

 11850 Hempstead Hwy, Suite 230, Houston, TX, 77092, (713) 476-9006,

US Granite, Oct. 13-15  8-4    

11405 Hwy 64 West, Tyler, TX, 75704, (903) 593-9354,

Trindco, Oct. 13-14, 9-4

1004 Obici Industrial Blvd, Suffolk, VA, 23434, (757) 539-0262,

Artistic Counters, Oct. 14 3-7, Oct. 15 9-5 & Oct. 16 10-3

18630 Goll Street, Garden Ridge, TX, 78266, (210) 651-3281,


Artisan Group

Artisan Group™ is the premier network of stone fabricators in North America. Its extensive network allows the organization to offer the best granite from sources around the globe. Utilizing the most technically advanced, automated shops in the industry, highly skilled craftsmen ensure that each  installation meets exacting standards. From classic to exotic, Artisan Group offers the most extensive array of stone choices in the industry, and is dedicated to customer service. For more information or to request a quote, visit


Homes for Our Troops

Homes for Our Troops is a national non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization strongly committed to helping those who have selflessly given to our country and have returned home with serious disabilities and injuries since September 11, 2001. They assist severely injured servicemen and servicewomen and their immediate families by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor and to coordinate the process of building a home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.