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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

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

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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Avoid Getting Burnt Out During the Holiday Rush

Avoid Getting Burnt Out During the Holiday Rush

The holidays are a beautiful time of joy, family time, and relaxation. Well… for about 10% of us. For more than half of us, the holidays are a breeding ground for stress. It shouldn’t be that way, but here we are. According to a study, there are three main culprits...

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thumbnail of 15 Questions Countertop Fabricators Should Ask When Buying Quoting Software

Ask the right questions when buying quoting software.

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Stone Industry Education in StoneTalk 37 with Aaron Dahnke

Sorry the show went dark for a while ... we were focused on putting on a great show with our first live, in-person training in Houston. But now we're back! In StoneTalk Episode 37, Patrick digs into stone industry education opportunities with Aaron Dahnke of MIA+BSI....

StoneTalk Episode 35: Get Up-to-Date with OSHA! – with Jim Hieb

In StoneTalk Episode 35, Patrick speaks with Jim Hieb of MIA. Listen to this episode or read the transcript to discover: The role of an industry association like Marble Institute of America and its partnership with Building Stone Institute New OSHA requirements and...

StoneTalk Episode 34: Say Yes to TV – with Carmina Mendez

In StoneTalk Episode 34, Patrick speaks with Carmina Mendez of AMC Countertops. Listen to this episode or read the transcript to discover: How partnering with a key vendor like Cosentino can help you build your business The value of adding a showroom to expand beyond...

StoneTalk Episode 33: Go Digital to Grow – with Kyle Williams

In StoneTalk Episode 33, Patrick speaks with Kyle Williams of Earth Elements. Listen to this episode or read the transcript to discover: How to grow very, very quickly (hint - go digital) How cross-training makes your employees more valuable The importance of company...

StoneTalk Episode 32: How to buy a saw – with Gerry VanderBas

In StoneTalk Episode 32, Patrick speaks with Gerry VanderBas of Breton USA. Listen to this episode or read the transcript to discover: What to consider when buying a saw or router (power, consumables, business needs ... so many things) The importance of software to a...

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