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
When walking into BardenStone's showroom in Memphis, TN, there's an immediate sense of warmth and friendliness. As a family business in its third generation, it is evident the Barden family cares about its customers and devotes itself to producing quality stonework to meet their design needs.
With a history dating back to 1928, the family-run business of Chester A. Smith, Inc. is steeped in history. The company, along with eight others, was a founding member of the Marble Institute of America (MIA) when it was formed in 1944 and today is listed as “Member #7” in the MIA Directory.
Established in 1992 and located along the east side of Lake Michigan in the city of Muskegon, Lakeside Surfaces is one of the largest fabricators of surfacing products in the Midwest. The company was founded by its current president, Rob Riegler.