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From Good to Great

In this series, fabricators share their experience of moving from analog shop management to digital.

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Grow Your Countertop Shop With These First Steps

Grow Your Countertop Shop With These First Steps

Business is booming in the stone industry! Either you are flooded with new business or you are wanting to be flooded with all that new business. Am I right? Hint: say yes so we can stay friends. Working with fabricators for decades has shown us that growth can be a...

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Level Up Your Countertop Quoting with Slab Layouts

Slab layouts are critical in making sure your estimate is accurate. Some fabricators rely on guesswork, some do complex math based on square footage, and others spend hours in CAD for a prospect who may never even spend a dime!  None of these are great solutions...

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Creating a Work-Life Balance at a Countertop Shop

We talk to many shop owners and managers, and unfortunately, it’s more common than not to be totally and utterly burnt out. Mental exhaustion. Emotionally drained. Never-ending stress. It’s no way to live, but it’s the norm in our low-margin, high-speed industry....

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StoneTalk Episode 44 – Evan Kruger

In StoneTalk Episode 44, Patrick speaks with Evan Kruger of Solid Tops. Listen to this episode to learn more about: The importance of differentiating your business The difference between big box stores and selling direct to customers The value of focusing your...

StoneTalk Episode 43 – Rich Katzmann

In StoneTalk Episode 43, Patrick speaks with Rich Katzmann of Laser Products. Listen to this episode to learn more about: The importance of having passion for your work The value of combining creativity and business sense How to connect the dots in the digital...

StoneTalk Episode 42 – Scott Lardner

In StoneTalk Episode 42, Patrick speaks with Scott Lardner of Rocky Mountain Stone. Listen to this episode to learn more about: The joy of working with family How to succeed in an area where the population is spread out When it can be useful to downsize The importance...

StoneTalk Episode 41 – Ryan Olson & Dan O’Keefe

In StoneTalk Episode 41, Patrick speaks with Ryan Olson & Dan O'Keefe of Job Well Done. Listen to this episode to learn more about: The value of helping field workers get targeted information Making it easier to take before/after photos Getting electronic...

StoneTalk Episode 40 – Jon Lancto

In StoneTalk Episode 40, Patrick speaks with Jon Lancto of Artisan Group and MIA. Listen to this episode to learn more about: Sharing best practices and buying power across companies The trend toward paperless A simple way to reconcile inventory Ever increasing...

StoneTalk Episode 39 – Mike Schlough and Rob Bromley

In StoneTalk Episode 39, Patrick speaks with Mike Schlough (Co-President) and Rob Bromley (Sales Consultant) of Park Industries. We're big fans of Park's "digital expos" - so be sure to attend one if you get the chance. Listen to this episode to learn more about: What...

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