Oberlin, OH and Chestertown, NYA total of 18 companies were honored at the MIA awards luncheon at TISE 2016 for earning MIA accreditation in 2015. MIA accreditation for natural stone fabricators and commercial contractors recognizes those companies that meet the industry's highest standards for business activities, product knowledge, fabrication and installation.

Receiving the Natural Stone Fabricator credential:

  • Carnevale & Lohr, Inc. (Bell Gardens, CA)
  • Colorado Custom Stone (Denver, CO)
  • Florida Bath & Surfaces, Inc. (Santa Rosa Beach, FL)
  • Marble Uniques (Tipton, IN)
  • Miller Druck Specialty Contracting (New York, NY)
  • Mountain Marble and Granite (Asheville, NC)
  • Natural Stone Motif, Inc. (Sanford, FL)
  • Ripano Stoneworks, Ltd. (Nashua, NH)
  • Sims-Lohman (Zionsville, IN)
  • Sims-Lohman (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Stockett Tile & Granite Co. (Phoenix, AZ)
  • Stone Interiors-New Orleans, LLC (St. Rose, LA)
  • Syverson Tile & Stone (Fargo, ND)
  • Valley View Granite (Tremonton, UT)
  • Western Marble Granite & Tile, Ltd. (Winnipeg, MB, Canada)

Receiving the Commercial "A" Contractor credential:

  • Dan Lepore & Sons Co. (Conshohocken, PA)
  • Miller Druck Specialty  Contracting (New York, NY)
  • SMG Stone Co. (Sun Valley, CA)
  • Twin Stone Designs & Installations, Inc. (Hollywood, FL)

"The future of the accreditation program is very bright, as the number of accredited companies in each category continues to grow, meeting the needs of consumers, the construction market and the design community," said MIA accreditation commission chair Rodney Harvey of Curtain Wall Design & Consulting, Inc.

"2015 was a strong year for the accreditation program, as we saw the program grow to over 100 locations," added Carol Wilkins, accreditation manager at MIA+BSI. "We expect to see further growth in 2016. Several immersion classes are planned for this year, and we have exciting things in store for accredited members, including several educational webinars."