CCS Stone, Inc. of 9-11 Caesar Place in Moonachie, NJ, has earned the coveted designation of the Marble Institute of America (MIA) Accredited Natural Stone Fabricator and may now use the official accreditation logo. Accredited Natural Stone Fabricators are primarily companies that work on residential projects such as kitchens and bathrooms.

CCS Stone is the first and only MIA Accredited Fabricator in New Jersey. CCS Stone provides residential and commercial fabrication. The family owned business has been importing marble and granite and other natural stones since it was formed in 1963. “We are now celebrating our 50th year in business, and CCS Stone continues to expand into areas of stone safety,” said Co-owner and accredited agent, Jonathan Mitnick, who is also the co-chair of the MIA Safety Committee and member of the newly formed MIA NY Metro Chapter.

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 visits.

“CCS Stone is now able to proudly display the accreditation logo, which symbolizes that they are among the finest in the natural stone industry with respect to craftsmanship, safety and business practices,” said Garen Distelhorst, CAE, the Communications Director at the MIA.

Currently, 58 Natural Stone Fabricators have achieved accreditation.