Blog: Stone Fabrication Software and Business Articles

From Showroom to Shop with Precision Countertops

Steve Mast, Director of Sales at Precision Countertops in Portland, Oregon, was kind enough to walk us through his entire facility, from the showroom to the shop. We even get a sneak peek at the breakroom, which features a convenience store honor system – super cool stuff!

Precision Countertops has done over 100,000 quotes in CounterGo and has a dream tech stack, which we’ll be learning about as Steve gives us the full tour.

Without further ado, let’s turn it over to Steve!

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We Talked to 3 Countertop Shops During the COVID-19 Crisis

It’s a trying time right now for businesses deemed non-essential in certain areas. Some countertop shops seem to be doing just fine, while some shops across the globe are closing their doors until further notice.

We know the fear of the unknown can cause a lot of frustration and stress, so we hope to open the door to communication a bit by sharing what other shops have been going through since the pandemic swept the world.

A huge thank you to the three shops that participated in this article – please leave a comment down below and let us know how your shop is handling the COVID-19 crisis.

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How to Build Company Culture In Your Fab Shop During COVID-19

Geoffrey Gran and his business partner Bill Heuer started The Countertop Factory Midwest in 2005. They had no prior countertop fabrication experience – instead, they came into this business with a background in sales and marketing.

A lot of people told them they’d get crushed, but today, they have 162 employees and are the largest fabricator in Illinois. Their goal from the beginning was to be the best, and hiring great employees has been the key to achieving it. 

Geoffrey shares how he’s been able to build and maintain great company culture during the coronavirus pandemic. Check out the video and transcript below!

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This Is What My First 30 Days Using CounterGo Was Like

From chatting with CounterGo users, we know life instantly changes when they implement our quoting software at their shop. Still, it’s so nice to capture those conversations and share the nitty-gritty details.

We were honored to speak with Kristian Tharaldson, Operations Manager at Great Northern Granite in Minnesota. In 2013, Kristian brought in CounterGo to speed up the drawing and estimating process. What happened next changed the entire future of the company.

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The Number One Myth About Countertop Fabrication Competition

When you stack yourself up to other fabricators in your area, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For many, it’s the price. If you don’t have the best price in town, you’re toast, right? Well, not really.

We believe the number one myth in the fabrication world is that you must have the best price in order to win over the most customers. It’s just not true, and we’ll show you why.

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