Since starting his fabrication business, Marjan Stone, in the early 2000s, Hikmet Pauls has strategically grown the company. Based in Spring Valley, CA – neighboring San Diego – Marjan Stone operates an impressive 18,000-square-foot shop that currently serves the residential and commercial sector. The successful business it is today did not happen overnight, but was the result of dedication and planning. Pauls took his time to methodically develop the company’s path of expansion – from equipment to the shop’s floor plan to its targeted markets.
When Stone World visited Marjan Stone back in October 2016 (see article in the January 2017 issue), Pauls explained the most significant change for the company since its inception was making the switch to digital technology. At that time, Marjan Stone had become the first fabrication shop on the West Coast to install a Northwood six-axis dual-table Robotic Saw Jet. Additional equipment, which the company continues to use in its production process, includes a Titan CNC stoneworking center and Fastback edge polisher — both from Park Industries; and two EnviroSystems for recycling water from Water Treatment Solutions. This past August, Marjan Stone added to its lineup with a GMM CNC stoneworking center. Some reasons for choosing the GMM CNC was because “they are very reputable,” according to Pauls. “They have the best customer service and most sold in the U.S.”