granite countertops: Rock Tops, Inc Consumer Report: A Guide to Selecting your Granite Countertop Slab, Maryland Hgts, MO - 11/21/08 07:46 AM
Your kitchen designer has met with you, educating you about the different types of stone countertops, and now you, the homeowner, have chosen granite for your natural stone countertop. 
The next step, which is also the most important, to a successful and pleasing expectation is what we call the, 'hand selection' of the granite slab. You will actually touch, feel and inspect the granite slab in order to find the granite slab that will complement your kitchen layout, touch and appearance of the surface, maintenance, and the aesthetics of your kitchen.  Our checklist is to assist you in keeping the following … (0 comments)

granite countertops: St. Louis, MO Chooses Rock Tops Granite for Style and Grace in the Kitchen - 11/21/08 07:44 AM
Granite makes an intriguing statement in a Kitchen, whether a smooth or mirrored finish, curved corners or intricate edge details, granite is assured to complement any kitchen design or layout.  Granite's durability causes it to be resistant to water, stains, even heat; causing it to be able to handle any kitchen chores. 
When making your choice of granite to install in your kitchen, you will want to consider colors and veining.  It is the degree of veining that influences the durable qualities of the countertop.  Your fabricator / installer will guide you in also choosing the right type of counter to … (0 comments)

granite countertops: Choosing Marble Countertops from Rock Tops Granite – St. Louis County, MO - 11/21/08 07:41 AM
Marble comes in various varieties from which it is named, from the quarry that it comes from - such as Paros, Pentelli of Greece and Carrara of Italy.
 
Marble, crystallized limestone is composed of quartz and orthoclase, or sometimes microcline.  Typically marble is used on construction of buildings, sculpture and monuments.  Advantage technology and surface finishes have made marble applicable for other types of surfaces.  A polished finish provides depth and richness of color for sinks and vanities and honed finishes creates non-slippery flooring.
 
Faux marbling is a painting technique that is used to mimic the color and pattern … (0 comments)

granite countertops: Rock Tops Granite Report: Surface Finishes for Granite Slabs, St. Louis, Missouri - 11/21/08 07:37 AM
 
There are many finishes to choose from when selecting granite slab - polished, satin, and honed are just a few.  Each finish creates a distinct appeal to the face of the granite (that is the surface you see), in terms of appearance, feel and aesthetics to a room. We have provided short summary on these types of finishes for your consideration.
 
Polished Finish
 
The natural granite slab is passed through an automated system to prepare the slab for the polishing process.  After the pre-stage is completed abrasive, polishing pads, and buffing are applied to the surface of the … (0 comments)

granite countertops: Granite Kitchen Countertops – Rock Tops Granite in Maryland Hgts, MO - 11/21/08 07:30 AM
The most popular remodeling project in homes today is kitchen remodeling.  The kitchen has become the room that the family spends a lot of time.  The type of countertop is the first thing to consider in remodeling the kitchen.  There are many types of surfaces, granite, marble, or synthetic.  The choice of granite is become a growing trend.
 
Looks-Beauty and Elegance:
Granite is a beautiful and elegant stone.  It is available in many stylish colors and finishes, which makes it easy to coordinate with your kitchen design or layout.  The natural character of granite creates exquisite aesthetics for your kitchen
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granite countertops: Real Estate Investor Group gets VIP Tour of Rock Tops Granite Showroom in Macomb, Michigan - 11/19/08 08:00 PM
The beautiful 15,000 sq. ft. showroom, containing over 1200 unique slabs of granite was awe inspiring to the group
 
Macomb, MI - Mark Maupin, founder of the National Real Estate Network recently took a few members of his group to visit showroom of Rock Tops Granite, in Macomb, Michigan.  Rock Tops is the leading granite and marble countertops fabricators and installers in the state; they are also one of the fastest growing companies, with 7 locations in Michigan plus10 more stores throughout the Us. 
 
The investor group was looking for ideas to remodel the kitchens and bathrooms in high-end … (0 comments)

granite countertops: Rock Tops Granite Rep is coming to Detroit to Visit Investors Group and Explain How New Technology Provides for Quality and Perfection in Fabricating Custom Countertops - 11/19/08 07:58 PM
Real estate investors look forward to a new vendor joining the meeting in November, to network and share their home remodeling ideas
 
Detroit, MI - Members of the National Real Estate Network in Detroit are looking forward to a visit from a new vendor who services property managers and real estate investors.  Mark Maupin, founder of NREN said, "Members seem to get just as much enjoyment and benefit out of networking with the vendors as they do from listening to our featured speakers," said Mark Maupin.  "Our speakers are terrific, but we actually have some members who just show up … (1 comments)

granite countertops: Rock Tops, Inc; Rock Tops Granite and Marble Countertop Fabricators and Installers Refuses to Named in Rip-off Reports or Called Unscrupulous - 11/19/08 07:55 PM
As one of the nation's fastest growing companies, who have installed over 10,000 granite countertops in 2008 alone, and opened 4 new stores in the last few weeks, they have earned a good name
  
Macomb, MI - Rock Tops Granite is one of the nation's fastest growing companies and they are recognized as being one of the best companies to work for.  Rock Tops specializes in fabricating and installing custom granite countertops.  Founded in 2000, and originally a supplier to large home-improvement companies, Rock Tops has altered their business model and grown exponentially.  They have installed over 10,000 countertops during … (0 comments)

granite countertops: Advance Payment to a Contractor; Are You Joking? Real Estate Professional and College Instructor “Eats his Words” when he Interviews the President of Rock Tops Granite - 11/19/08 07:53 PM
Advance Payment to a Contractor; Are You Joking?  Real Estate Professional and College Instructor "Eats his Words" when he Interviews the President of Rock Tops Granite
 
Detroit, MI - Mark Maupin, college instructor with over 25 years experience in the real estate and property management business knows what being ripped off by contractors is all about.  "I've been ripped off by contractors in more ways than I thought were possible," said Mark Maupin of National Real Estate Network.  "Now, when I hire a contractor to do a job, I have my own contract that they must sign.  I've led seminars … (0 comments)

granite countertops: Rock Tops, Inc; Granite Countertops Company, Announces the Grand Opening of a New Store in Lenexa, Kansas; The Hundreds of New Jobs Available is Great News Today! - 11/14/08 07:00 PM
Recognized as one of the nation's fastest growing companies, Rock Tops Granite is providing hundreds of new jobs; this is great news for our troubled economy
 
Lenexa, KS -- Rock Tops Granite is a rapidly growing company, specializing in the fabrication and installation of granite and marble countertops.  Founded in 2000, they began as a supplier to large home improvement stores.   As they shifted their marketing to homeowners, they have been recognized as one of the nation's fastest growing companies.  In the last few years, they have opened 10 new locations throughout the US, including four new stores in the … (0 comments)

granite countertops: Rock Tops, Inc, Granite Countertop Fabricators and Installers, Expands to the Greater St. Louis area as they Announce the Grand Opening of a New Store in Maryland Heights, Missouri - 11/14/08 06:56 PM
One of the nation's fastest growing companies is working to strengthen our economy with 10 new stores producing hundreds of new jobs in 2008
 
Maryland Heights, MO - Rock Tops Granite, founded in 2000, began as a supplier to large home improvement stores.  Now, they specialize in fabricating and installing granite and marble countertops for homeowners.  Rock Tops shifted their focus to the retail market in 2003.  The company has grown quite rapidly, opening 4 new stores in the last few weeks, including one in Maryland Heights, Missouri. 
 
President, Robert "Charlie" Thiede, was recently interviewed and he said, "I … (5 comments)

granite countertops: Rock Tops Granite Creates Hundreds of New Jobs as they Continue to be one of the Fastest Growing Companies in the Nation – New Store Opens in Antioch, TN - 11/14/08 06:53 PM
Rock Tops Granite, home store in Macomb, Michigan, and the fastest growing company in the state, has expanded with 10 new stores opening across the US in the last few years

Antioch, TN - Rock Tops Granite specializes in fabricating and installing granite and marble countertops.  Founded in 2000, they were originally a supplier to large home improvement stores before shifting their market focus to homeowners in 2003.  Rock Tops Granite's home store is located in Macomb, Michigan; they have been recognized as the fastest growing company in the state as they celebrate the grand opening of a new store … (0 comments)

granite countertops: Rock Tops Granite, one of the Nation’s Fastest Growing Companies, Celebrates the Grand Opening of a New Store in Marietta, GA - 11/14/08 06:45 PM
The fastest growing company in Michigan has expanded to open 10 more stores nationwide, including 4 in the last few weeks
 
Marietta, GA - Rock Tops Granite, founded in 2000, fabricates and installs granite and marble countertops and fireplaces.  Originally a supplier to large home improvement stores, Rock Tops shifted its focus to the retail market in 2003.  Since the transition to direct sales, the company has seen an average increase in annual revenue of nearly 40 percent. 
 
Rock Tops Granite headquarters is located in Macomb County, Michigan, where president, Robert "Charlie" Thiede was recently interviewed.   "I credit the … (0 comments)

granite countertops: Rock Tops Report: Customized Bathroom Countertops - Synthetic vs Granite - 11/13/08 07:21 PM
Is it time to remodel your bathroom?
 
Countertops and vanities set the tone for your bathroom design.  With many colors, styles and choices of materials available you can customize your bathroom to fit the needs of your household, weather you're looking for style and grace, elegance and glamour, or just a practical, roomy bathroom for the large family with children. 
 
The countertop is going to stand out the most; the color and style you choose will determine the colors and patterns for the rest of the room.  You should select a countertop first, and then decide on other … (0 comments)

granite countertops: Rock Tops, Inc of Holly, Michigan Recommends Undermount Sinks for Hygiene and Appeal - 11/13/08 09:27 AM
Rock Tops Granite Reports:  Undermount Sinks for Hygiene and Appeal
 
Professionals who specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling recommend installing under-mount sinks.  Under mount sinks have become very popular because of their modern, sleek appeal and their clean look.  Because they fit under the countertops, one can easily wipe crumbs and debris from the countertop right into the sink, without it becoming caught under the lip of the sink.  The older style sink that requires a bead of caulk around it to provide a seal between the sink and countertop accumulates crumbs and debris and just looks bad over time.
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granite countertops: Rock Tops, Inc, Granite and Marble Countertops Company, Celebrates Grand opening of Several New Stores in 2008, with More to Open in the Next Year - 11/12/08 06:24 PM
In spite of a weak economy, this company has opened over ½ a dozen new stores this year, creating hundreds of new jobs
 
Macomb, MI - Rock Tops, Inc. a company who specializes in fabricating and installing granite and marble countertops, is celebrating the grand opening of 7 new stores across the US this year.  President, Charlie Thiede said in a recent interview, "I'm proud and happy to provide new jobs for the many people who are suffering from unemployment due to our economic conditions.  Because of the unfortunate situation so many people are facing, we are easily able … (0 comments)

granite countertops: Rock Tops Granite, Natural Stone Countertop Fabricators in Holly, Mi, Named #1 Company to Work for - 11/12/08 06:23 PM
Listening to workers' concerns, ideas and suggestions coupled with an extensive benefit package makes Rock Tops a great place to work
 
Holly, MI - Rock Tops Granite has been recognized as the fastest growing company in southeast Michigan and one of the leading companies to work for.  During a recent interview, president, Charlie Thiede said, "Listening to workers is the key to employee motivation.  They are out in the field, talking to customers and making sales.  They know what the customer's concerns are and they are the ones who can pass this on to management.  Rock Tops has an open-door … (0 comments)

granite countertops: Technology and Quality Control Policies sets Rock Tops, Inc apart from other Granite and Marble Countertop Fabricators and Installers in Macomb, Michigan - 11/12/08 06:22 PM
Rock Tops Granite has been awarded the fastest growing company in Michigan with over 15 locations nationwide
 
Macomb, MI - Charlie Thiede, president of Rock Tops Granite, was recently interviewed.  When asked about how his company was able to grow so rapidly in today's economy, Charlie explained, "Talent plus technology equals growth.  We use the latest in high-tech equipment for cutting and shaping the natural stone products like granite and marble to fabricate a custom countertop with a perfectly finished edge.  Due to the high cost of this technology, other companies are still using hand routers and grinders to work … (0 comments)

granite countertops: Rock Tops Granite, Granite and Marble Countertops Fabricators Headquartered in Macomb, has been Awarded the Fastest Growing Company in Michigan - 11/12/08 06:20 PM
Talent Plus Technology Equals Growth - President, Robert Thiede, credits the company's growth to a new marketing plan and high-tech equipment
 
Macomb, MI - 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 "Charlie" 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, … (0 comments)

granite countertops: Consumer Report Determines Rock Tops Granite as #1 Choice for Granite and Marble Countertops Installation to Avoid Rip-off from Unscrupulous Companies - 11/09/08 03:21 PM
The higher cost of natural stone for countertops is enough to stop consumers in their tracks; confusing contracts with unscrupulous companies increases the head-ache
 
Detroit, MI - Mark Maupin, college instructor with over 25 years experience in the real estate and property management business knows what being ripped off by contractors is all about.  "I've been ripped off by contractors in more ways than I thought were possible," said Mark Maupin of National Real Estate Network.  "When I hire a contractor to do a job, I have my own contract that they must sign.  But, when you're dealing with big … (1 comments)

 

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