While working for another company primarily doing tilework, Kurt Bartzsch was given the challenge to start the company’s fabrication shop. Bartzsch primarily learned on a trial-and-error basis before going out on his own.
“Unfortunately, 20 years ago, there wasn’t a lot of these groups that share knowledge,” he said. “So we were doing tilework, and all of a sudden, I was doing marble next to where I was cutting jams, curves and seats that went into vanities. Then, all of a sudden, I had to cut a hole, well how do I do that? It was a lot of trial and error in the beginning. Then one day, I got a granite kitchen and I only had marble tools and we were doing everything dry. I didn’t know how to polish granite and I didn’t have the tools. I had to talk to the suppliers to figure out what to use and how to do it.”