Already a leading solid surface fabricator in its region,
TWD Surfaces of Bridgewater, MA, took advantage of market conditions to expand — and thrive — in the fabrication of quartz surfacing and natural stone.
Since 1949, Artisan Group member Hoffman Fixtures Co. of Tulsa, OK,
has consistently evolved and branched out into different arenas to
remain a profitable fabrication operation despite difficult economic times.
In addition to bringing in stone and tile products from around the world,
Artistic Tile has developed a modern stoneworking facility in Secaucus, NJ,
where it produces waterjet-cut designs, mosaics and other innovations.
Started more than 30 years ago, Barbosa Cabinets, Inc. is a family-run business that prides itself on efficiency and outstanding customer service. From its humble beginnings as a cabinet shop working out of a 2,500-square-foot facility, the company has grown to include a full-scale countertop division, which operates out of a 66,000-square-foot plant in Lathrop, CA.
When it was founded, K & D Counter Tops of Trenton, IL, specialized in the production of laminate countertops. But as time passed, the company evolved to the point that it is now primarily a stone fabrication shop. And despite a slowing economy, K & D Counter Tops has held its ground and has continued growing by diversifying into other segments.
Over the past few years, countertop fabricators across North America have expanded their business into sectors such as tile, sinks, fireplaces and even cabinetry in order to provide a more complete buying experience for their customers.
Frank’s Marble & Granite, LLC, of Red Lion, PA, was founded in 1972 by Frank Pantano, who learned the stoneworking trade in his native Italy. In its early stages, the company was primarily an installer of ceramic and stone tiles, and it moved into slab processing in the early 1980s.
Developing Galaxy Granite Inc. into a success was a labor of love for owner Meng Peng. Starting out as a carpet business in 1985, the San Francisco, CA-based company evolved to include a stone fabrication division in 1999. What initially began as a one-man shop has grown to include 23 employees, including its own installation crew.
After working as stone fabricators and artisans in the Washington/Baltimore area for several years, Rodney Bair and Travis Collins decided to break away and begin their own company in 1993. The resulting company, BC Stone, is now a full-production fabricator with its main operation in Everett, PA, and a second shop in Wilmington, NC.