Macomb, MI (PressExposure) November 17, 2008 -- Rock Tops, Inc, a granite and marble fabrication and installation company, was founded in 2000. Originally a supplier to large home-improvement stores, they shifted their focus to the retail market in 2003. Since then, the company has seen an average increase in annual revenue of nearly 40 percent. President, Robert âCharlieâ Thiede and his partner, Robert Gasiorowski, were recently interviewed.
According to president, Robert Thiede, their new marketing plan, in addition to their high-tech equipment, is the major contributor to the companyâs success. Robert Gasiorowski joined Rock Tops as a partner in 2002 and crafted the plan to shift the marketing focus from retailers to homeowners. Their investment in the latest CNC Technology for advanced stone processing and measuring has made Rock Tops an industry leader in production and quality. CNC stands for computer numerically controlled. âThis stone processing equipment delivers an unmatched polished edge quality which is perfect every time,â said Robert Thiede. âOut of over 100 stone fabricators in the state of Michigan, most are not using this equipment; each CNC machine costs between $200,000 and $350,000. Therefore, most of these fabricators are still using hand routers and grinders to work the edge of the stone.â
With more than 150 employees and a multi-year expansion plan, Rock Tops has already installed nearly 10,000 kitchen countertops in southeast Michigan. With frequent advertising and referrals from nearly 10,000 customers, Rock Tops has gained visibility and has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the US. Rock Tops opened a second location in Macomb, a retail showroom, in 2006, several more in Southeast Michigan in early 2007, and then more in 2008. Rock Tops now has 7 locations in the state of Michigan and 10 more across the US. âWe are very confident that we can duplicate this business model in other parts of the country, although we look to be very busy in our home state for a long time to come,â said Thiede.
Rock Tops Granite specializes in fabricating and installing granite and marble countertops. They have installed over 10,000 countertops in 2008 and are expanding their business and plan to open several new locations in the US during the next couple years. Their use of modern technology combined with old world stone craftsmanship is what sets them apart from other granite and marble fabricating companies. Charlie encourages people to visit a showroom to see over 400 full slabs of granite and other products available and to learn more about the technology of cutting and polishing the stone to perfection. Visit http://www.rocktopsgranite.com to learn more and to locate a showroom in your area.