Stoneworks Ltd., Inc.
A Granite/Quartz Countertop Fabricatior
Stoneworks Ltd., Inc was founded in 1989 and is owned by Nicholas Began and Jonathan Kaplan.
Stoneworks is a multi-faceted business which currently operates as a designer tile store and a granite/quartz countertop fabricator and installation company. Stoneworks currently services Ohio with these services and has recently began gaining ground with distribution sales to Florida, Minnesota, Chicago, Las Vegas, Kentucky and Washington.
Stoneworks business strategy has been building its brand image of always offering unique and a diverse product offering, which makes a visit to its showroom inspirational to say the least. Stoneworks has grown through its strong designer following, builder and remodeler clientele and its strong architectural presence. The Bedford Heights showroom location is in the center of Northeast Ohio and is easily accessible to both the West and East side clients as well as Portage and Summit counties to the South. This strategy has served itself well as the business has grown through the current down economy.
Stoneworks over the past few years solidified agreements with Home Depot to service the Northeast Ohio Countertop Fabrication and Installation Services (34 Home Depot Stores).
Some of their local projects include the Horseshoe Casino, A Loft Hotel, The Metropolitan at the 9 apartments and hotel, Residences at 1717 (former East Ohio Gas building), Brio/Bravo and Burntwood Tavern.
Stoneworks expanded its manufacturing facility to include a state of the art stone slab photo inventory and layout system, a Sawjet Cutting System, 2 CNC Router machines all next to an indoor stone viewing area. As a result of the new facility and equipment, and their strategic position in the market, Stonework’s revenue has grown significantly.
This investment allowed Stoneworks to grow its market share both within Cuyahoga County as well as reaching markets outside of Northeast Ohio. Revenues have grown over 30% to a projected $14 million in 2014. Stoneworks currently is serving markets in several counties and states. Projects have been performed in Kansas City, Chicago, Washington D.C and are currently performing a large multifamily project in Tennessee.
They also experienced an internal workforce growth from 25 to 64 employees; a greater than 250% growth over the past 3 years.
Stoneworks mission is to be the best full service tile and stone organization by providing an outstanding customer experience through superior product offerings, quality employees and advance technology. Its core values of Customer Focus, Obsessed with Finding a Better Way, Honesty and Integrity and Teamwork are the heart of the organization. The strong partnership of Nick Began and Jon Kaplan live and die these Core Values and preach this every day in its organization. This vision along with the supporting partnership with Growth Capital and Liberty Bank have spearheaded its growth.