AUSTIN, TX -- April marks the 10th anniversary of Pacific Shore Stones, a nationwide importer and wholesaler of exotic natural stones, founded in Los Angeles, CA, in 2004. Since then, the company has grown to its current size of 13 locations and spread from California across the central and eastern regions of the U.S. With the newest location in Charleston, SC, the company now stretches from coast to coast. Opened in Los Angeles in 2004- and quickly established as a flourishing business, the owners made the decision to expand into the Texas market in 2006, opening first in Austin and then in San Antonio the following year. In 2008 a new location opened in Bakersfield, CA, followed later that year by Oklahoma City, OK. Rapid growth in this market enabled the company to continue expanding in this region, opening Tulsa, OK, in 2009.

In 2010, the company opened additional Pacific Shore Stones locations in Little Rock, AR, and Arroyo Grande on the California coast.  The next year, 2011, was a year of exponential growth and resulted in four new locations - two in California in Fresno and Oxnard, one in Memphis, TN, and one in Birmingham, AL.  This year also saw the company start selling fabrication tools in the Oklahoma market, and enter the engineered stone market through a partnership with Compac Quartz. Last year, Charleston, SC, became the thirteenth location through an acquisition, and the company is now able to serve more areas on the east coast. Also in 2013, a new engineered stone partnership with Caesarstone, enabling Pacific Shore Stones to offer more variety and further choices for their customer base.

"When we first started the business the original idea was for us to be a local supplier, but we are extremely proud to have achieved so much more and to be able to offer service to regular customers in 22 states and locations throughout the south," said Operating Partner Vinny Tavares. "It’s been a great journey so far. I've been fortunate to build so many great relationships and have countless amazing experiences," said Operating Partner Marco A. Pereira. "We are thankful to everyone that participated in our success from the first day we opened our doors 10 years ago."

This year, anniversary celebrations will be held across the company starting with Los Angeles in mid-April. In addition to recently joining the Marble Institute Safety Committee, Pacific Shore Stones will be sponsoring the MIA t-shirts at Coverings, a national stone exhibition, to mark the 10th anniversary with a limited edition shirt.