In the 1990s, Val Blasius created a reputation as a ceramic tile and Corian countertop installer in the Vassar, MI area. The business continued to prosper until he was bringing in more work than he could handle. His son, Jon, was in the remodeling industry at the time, doing tile and Corian countertops out of the same shop. In 1993, Val hired son-in-law Mike Damm to help meet the demand the company was facing. A year later, Val hired his first-ever employee and shifted his focus primarily to Corian. Then in 1996, everything changed when the two companies dissolved and a new company, Blasius Inc., was formed from the partnership of Val Blasius, his son, Damm and his other son-in-law Dave Bogert. “As Corian continued to grow, we decided to pull out of tile,” said Bogert. “At the time, we were doing eight to 10,000 square feet of Corian a month.”
In 2005, the company moved into its current facility, which it added onto in 2012. Also around this time, it started to heavily invest in digital equipment, and to this day, continues to adapt to the current technology trends to be as efficient of a shop as possible. Blasius Inc. originally invested in a Park Industries CNC stoneworking center, as well as a Yukon bridge saw, Pro Edge edge polisher and a Wizard radial arm workstation for polishing – all from Park Industries.