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Eric Tryon
Eric Tryon

Premier Surfaces

In 2002 Eric Tryon started Premier Surfaces in Atlanta, GA. This venture was completely different than his previous life in a coat and tie “white collar” world. However, his business philosophy remains the same as day one of his career. Relationships, relationships, relationships. Frequently he tells his 135 employees over 4 locations (Atlanta, Birmingham, Huntsville, and Chattanooga) that “we are a relationship company”. Stone fabrication is just the product they represent.

Eric feels confident knowing his results speak volumes about the strength of his team and company. The company has profitably grown each year in business since inception. This includes growing through arguably the most challenging economic times. The recent downturn in the economy absolutely decimated the construction industry and he grew right through it. They genuinely care a great deal about their internal and external customers and show it each day. Happy customers / employees tell everyone about their experience. That is why the employee turnover rate is at a minimum and the biggest source of new customers is referrals.

The company has received many awards over the years. A few highlights are “Consumers Choice Award” in Atlanta each consecutive year from 2007-2015: “Top 20 Best Places to Work” in Atlanta. Eric was also named one of the Top 20 Entrepreneurs in Atlanta in 2012 and 2015. Premier Surfaces operates in 4 state of the art facilities in the SE. Premier Surfaces was one of the first accredited members for the Marble Institute of America.

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