Since 1987, Stone World has been honoring a devoted industry member as Fabricator of the Year. A ceremony is held annually during StonExpo to award the worthy fabricator, who has shown dedication to growing their own business, as well as a willingness to pioneer the use and sharing of new technology with the industry and developing educational programs for the training of stoneworkers in industry methods. This year’s award will be presented on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

As we close out 2022 and wait in anticipation for this year’s Stone World Fabricator of the Year, here is a roundup of the past winners during the last decade.

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2021 | Joe Duszka

Carolina Custom Surfaces, Greensboro, NC

Carolina Custom Surfaces is a family owned and operated company. The doors opened in 1995, and in 2005, Joe and Deborah Duszka purchased CCS as they entered the stone industry. Read More »

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2020 | Sandya Dandamudi

GI Stone, Chicago, IL

Following in her mother’s footsteps, Sandya Dandamudi possesses valuable experience required to operate a successful stone fabrication business, as well as a willingness to share her knowledge with her team and other industry members. Read More »


2019 | James Donaire

Perfection Connection, Oakland, CA

James Donaire started his career in the trades at the age of 20, apprenticing for a high-end custom home builder. During that time he learned all aspects of building a home; skills that would serve him well as he progressed into the stone and ceramic tile trades. Read More »


2018 | Joey Marcella

Mario & Son in Liberty Lake, WA

Over the course of a 30-year career, Joey Marcella has worked his way up through the ranks to be a true master of fabrication, designer, artist, successful business owner and beacon of the industry. Read More »


2017 | Dave Scott

Slabworks of Montana, Bozeman, MT

Dave navigated Slabworks of Montana through a journey from manual fabrication, to opening a small, dedicated shop, and finally to converting the shop into a greatly expanded, fully-digital operation. Read More »

2016 FOTY Scott Hanes

2016 | Scott Hanes

Majestic Marble and Granite, Orlando, FL

Scott has always volunteered and been engaged in industry events (TISE, Coverings, Stone Fabricator’s Alliance (SFA) workshops). In 2014, Scott hosted an SFA event at his shop so that others could learn more about his equipment and fabrication processes. Read More »


2015 | Eric Tryon

Premier Surfaces, Atlanta, GA

Eric and his team at Premier Surfaces have always treated customers the way we want to be treated and provide a 100% warranty on their craftsmanship, which has led to numerous accolades and distinctions. Read More »

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2014 | Marco Duran

Atlas Marble and Granite, Springfield, NJ

With over 20 years of experience, Marco Duran leads an expert staff of professionals utilizing state-of-the art equipment to bring the very best to his customers. Read More »

Jon Lancto of Surface Products

2013 | Jon Lancto

Surface Products, Cornelius, NC

Jon’s goals in the stone fabrication business are to produce the best quality product and great customer service in the area. He knew that this could only be done if he embraced new state-of-the-art technology. Read More »

Mike Yates of Counter Solution

2012 | Mike Yates

Counter Solutions, Jackson, TN

One of the early fabricators/distributors of Silestone, Mike Yates and his team at Counter Solutions expanded into natural stone 10 years ago and quickly moved to the forefront of the industry. Read More »

Meet the 2022 Fabricator of the Year Finalists

The presentation for the 2022 Fabricator of the Year will be presented during StoneExpo, which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, from January 31 to February 2, 2023.

Voting has ended, but you can still read about the finalists here.