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May 19, 2014

All in the Famiglia

The jet lag is still fresh as I write about this newest adventure to southern Italy.  Sicily to be exact. A little off the beaten path of the usual Carrara or Verona stone circuit, this trip had a ve…

If you are shopping for granite (or other natural stone), don’t be surprised if you hear shops talking about various grades of stone, such as First Quality, Commercial Grade, etc. While it is true th…

March 31, 2014

BACK TO BASICS, PART II

It started with a phone call from Dr. James Harken and Jim Sullivan, board members of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. "Can I set an appointment to speak with you?" they inquired.  Figuring I…

March 28, 2014

BACK TO BASICS, PART I

In the beginning, it was never about the money.  Matter of fact, we had no aspirations of starting a stone fabrication business at all.  We got into the stone industry by polishing edges of marble t…

When we decided to update our website, the developer loaded it with all the usual social media links, "To be relevant" they said.  "Oh, and we want you to write a regular blog as well."  Little did th…