In the beginning, Alpha Granite and Tile’s original intent wasn’t to become a countertop fabrication business. Originally, Denis Phocas, the president of the company, wanted to be a slab distributor in a partnership with a quarry owner in South Africa.
For some fabricators, expanding and growing the business means getting new machines, leasing out a larger plot of land and building bigger shops. But Bill Wyman, who has a philosophy of doing more with less, has been able to propel his fabrication business to one of the top performing in the area.
Business major turned stone fabricator, Augie Chavez, began his own fabrication business after moving to Texas more than a dozen years ago, which is now among the most successful stone shops in the state
n 1984, Augie Chavez entered the countertop industry. He began working part-time for a small solid surface fabrication shop in California, which at the time, only offered three different variations of solid surface.
Recently celebrating its 25th anniversary, Cumar, Inc. of Everett, MA, has steadily transitioned through the years – resulting in a premium fabrication operation catering to the affluent residential and luxury commercial market
On the morning of April 20, 2016, Greg Hughes Jr.’s company, Mother Earth Granite & Marble, located in Lake Havasu, AZ, which had been servicing Mohave County for more than 19 years, came to a fiery halt.
Stone World recently spoke to several fabricators in the industry to get their thoughts on whether a digital templating technology is a worthwhile investment and how it may have benefitted their business
Stone World magazine asked different fabricators about their experiences with digital templating. We talked about not only the investment that is needed for this technology, but also about some of the benefits they experienced — some expected and some not.
While high school best friends Geoffrey Gran and Bill Heuer went their separate ways for college and followed different career paths afterwards, they reunited in July of 2015 to open The Countertop Factory Midwest in Addison, IL.
Rye Marble Inc. of Rye, NY, might have limited space for fabrication, but careful planning to devise a fully automated and efficient shop has led to a lucrative business in the high-end residential market