Why Marble and Granite, Inc.?

Why Marble and Granite, Inc.?

March 13, 2014

You probably already know that Marble and Granite, Inc. offers first-class surfacing materials like granite, marble, limestone, onyx, slate, travertine, soapstone, quartz, Neolith and more. But it’s equally important to us that you understand who we are, how we’ve grown, and what we value. As it’s these core elements that have made us New England’s largest natural stone wholesaler.

Paul and Jason in Brazil, 2005Paul Cocciardi and Jason Guidi on a buying trip; Brazil 2005

Since starting out in a sixth floor warehouse in East Boston in 1990, we’ve had the same goals: provide our customers with the finest quality, most innovative, and cost effective products. Back then, we offered 10 colors of tiles. Our commitment to excellence and dedication to offering the best service available served us well. By 1995, we reached $5 million in annual sales. And today, we offer more hundreds of different products, from the world’s finest natural marble to top-quality engineered surfaces, and everything in between. Remaining always on the forefront of design, we are often the first in the industry to carry new colors and materials, offering cutting-edge materials long before other wholesalers.

Newton Location of Marble and Granite, Inc. in 1991

Increased sales necessitated move to this location in Newton, MA in 1991

When we purchased our first delivery truck in 1992, it was with the vision of someday being able to offer an entire team of dedicated professionals who could offer unparalleled knowledge and service to designers, architects, fabricators, and homeowners too. Today, we have the area’s largest fleet of slab delivery trucks, not to mention more inside sales staff than any other stone distributor in New England.

Group photo of Marble and Granite, Inc. in 2000Down memory lane, March 24, 2000; precious group photo of our team

Demonstrating our commitment to staying on the leading-edge, we had the foresight to add quartz surfacing to our product line in 2000. We became local distributors of Caesarstone and worked very hard to overcome resistance from the established surfacing markets. We recognized the potential of quartz to become a top product that would help us grow our customer base into new markets. We helped to firmly establish quartz into the marketplace, and in the process amassed a network of over 500 fabricators, 1,200 kitchen dealers, and 1,000 architects and designers who trust and value the quality of our products.

We’re exceptionally proud of the fact that our team travels directly to quarries around the globe to hand-select the materials we offer to you. We know it’s for this reason that we can offer the most superior inventory available. We also pride ourselves on being able to offer you competitive and fair prices on first-class materials from around the world—plus you can see our entire inventory online before even stepping foot in one of our showrooms.

Above all, we want your experience with Marble and Granite, Inc. to be an enjoyable one. Our dedicated team of professionals is at your disposal to answer any questions you might have. Just let us know what we can do to help you along with your decision-making process. We’re excited to share our knowledge and expertise with you, making your projects the very best they can be.

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