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 credit the company's growth to a new marketing plan and the use of new high-tech equipment. Since Robert Gasiorowski joined Rock Tops as a partner in 2002, we have crafted a plan to shift from big-box retailers to homeowners. We have invested in advanced stone-processing equipment and measuring devices to make Rock Tops an industry leader in production and quality."
The advanced technology of CNC (computer numerically controlled) cutting and shaping equipment has provided the ability to cut and shape the edge of the stone quickly and accurately, saving time and money on labor hours. Charlie explained, "We can produce custom countertops with a perfectly finished edge quickly and efficiently, saving thousands of dollars on labor; therefore, we are able to pass this savings onto our customers to produce quality products at a lower cost."
Technology is one reason Rock Tops stands out from other companies. The rapidly growing company has 7 locations in its home state of Michigan and they have opened 10 new stores, nationwide, in the last year. They plan to open several more in 2009. "We are very confident that we can duplicate this business model in other parts of the country," said Thiede.
Rock Tops Granite is also known for being a great place to work. Rock Tops has been acknowledged as a company who attracts a skilled, diverse workforce with their extensive benefit package. Charlie said, "We have very rigid policies and we perform detailed background checks before anyone is employed with our company. When we determine that an applicant is right for the job, we give them what they rightfully deserve; good pay and a nice benefit package. Quality employees, such as what we require, are hard to find; we want to give them good incentive to remain with us. High employee turnover can kill the success of a company and cost thousands in hiring and training new help."
Rock Tops Granite specializes in fabricating and installing granite and marble countertops. Rock Tops serves the Greater St. Louis, Missouri area including Maryland Heights, Florissant, Ferguson, St. Ann, Overland, Chesterfield, Ballwin, Kirkwood, Wildwood, Fenton, Eureka and neighboring cities and communities. This fast growing company, offering hundreds of new jobs, is what our economy needs right now. Visit their website at http://www.rocktopsgranite.com to learn more.
Jack Feasel, Field Manager
11550 Page Service Dr; Ste 300
Maryland Heights, MO 63146
This press release was submitted by Right Now Marketing Group, LLC