Fabricator Profile: Advanced Marble & Granite

Posted on 05 September 2013 by CRadmin2

During the economic recession, the owners of Advanced Marble & Granite in Meridian, Idaho, were advised to close the business, but in October 2011, they assumed a new, aggressive stance and made it out intact.

One of the ways Advanced Marble & Granite was able to pull through was by acquiring Snake River Stone and Tile and making the owner a new partner. The company then worked on improving efficiency, especially when it came to pulling together the front line and the back end. In addition, the owners, Don Massey, Mike Bishop  and Mike Norton, began concentrating on establishing new commercial contracts.

A more recent method that the company used to increase efficiency and profit was to create a swing shift that would make use of the machinery to fabricate for competitors, leaving them to focus on templating and installation.

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  1. Sergey Nikolenko Says:

    Hey guys great article, I am glad to hear of a story of perseverance through the recession, I am an owner of a granite countertop company in denver (Pinnacle Stoneworks LLC) we too fought through the tough times and are now reaping the benefits of our hard work, we are now eagerly waiting to take delivery of a Breton CombiCut Saw/Jet which will boost our productivity to the next level and allow us to have a practically fully machined process with practically no hand polishing since we will be combining the Saw/Jet technology with our other 2 Intermac CNC machine centers. We will have a very large capacity with the waterjet saw, so I am interested in approaching some of our “stone age” hand cutting competitors to partner with us, I am curious of what your approach and feedback was from the competitors that you mention in this article. Unfortunately the granite countertops business in Denver, is plagued with fabricators who are practically are willing to work for free, I am talking prices in the range of $20/sq-ft which includes cutouts and group 1 material, which is a real shame considering that when my father was starting this business in the early 90’s he was getting $80-100/sq-ft for granite countertops fabrication alone all day every day in Denver, Colorado. I am now working on a new website for our company…. http://www.granitecountertopsdenver.com , I am hoping to rank high and hopefully have some of our worthy and reputable competitors be on the first page of searches with us so that clients would talk to the good and reasonably priced(not cheap) guys first.

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