Tuesday, March 30, 2010


So this is my first official post on this blog. I almost feel like I should not ruin a good thing because Stephanie does such a great job with finding unique items. I find myself looking forward to what is posted because I have learned so much already. Thanks Stephanie for your time and effort. It would be nice to get some feedback from our readers about the stuff that has been posed thus far.

I am cheating a little on this post because I am not going to say much but rather ask a question to our readers. Now I

know we are new to the blog world but I hope you will put give some input. I am more of a straight forward type of guy. I want people to know the truth

about our industry, good or bad. I believe strongly that if we educate the consumer that they can make better decision. The smarter the consumer is the higher the standard of perfor

mance will be for the stone industry and we welcome the higher standard. That standard has been lowered recently with the struggling economy. Unfortunately there has been a surge of companies cutting corners to maintain profits. I understand the need to survive but what really has me upset is that they still claim to the consumer that they operate at that same higher standard with all the same techniques and products as they used before when it is not true. Then there are those that never used good products or methods from the beginning. Both of these types of companies say in the same breath, we are the best and our prices our the lowest. After being in the stone industry for a while

I can tell you, IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO BE BOTH. Going further, if you are the best then you should have pride in your craft and earn more for it than people who are not as skilled as you. If you are the best then act like it. I do not think Lebron James or Kobe Bryant take the minimum salary in the NBA. So, I know I said I was not going to say anything. In fact, I could write a novel on this topic but I will stop here. What I want to ask the readers/consumers is this question.

What do you want to know about most when looking to put a granite or a marble or a quartz or any countertop in your home or office, what is it that matters the most to you? Is it, durability, style, maintenance, price, company history, uniqueness of color, comparisons to other products, grouping, the remodeling process and so on. We are desperately trying to educate and in order to do that effectively we need to know what it is that you are unclear about, confused or just wanting to learn about. The more you know the better decisions you can make to fit your style needs.

We look forward to hearing from you our client/readers!

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