My life is so full right now. Between being a full time working mom and running a household my brim is pouring over!! My blog had to take a side car to me just being productive with my daily tasks…..plus I needed some time to develop material! LOL
We are heading into the busy season and we are noticing the demographic of our new clients is changing. We have had a flood of young and excited new home owners getting their dream stones and sparing no expense! And we have also gained more mature clients who are re-doing their kitchens and picking super high end materials!! This is so exciting!! This means the “sparkle” is coming back!! HELLO GENERAL PUBLIC!!!! NATURAL STONE IS A LUXURY ITEM!!!! Hopefully the days of “quick and cheap” (this is when someone comes in the shop with only 40% of info we need to give pricing and they demand it cheap and quick) are coming to an end. America is the breeding ground for free enterprise so there will always be a niche for someone and always a target market. Joe and I feel like we are heading towards the turning point in the stone business. There is excitement and creativity flowing. The new colors being quarried are super vibrant and offering new color palettes.
As we head into TAX SEASON it seems like the tax refunds are being used to enrich lives with upgrading in the most used areas of “ones” home…. either kitchen or the bathroom!
Joe and I strive for nothing but smooth sailing and happy customers!! I always try and open another level of communication with current technology. If you have an iPhone I can text right from my iPad or iMac. It is super easy and sometimes when our clients are in class or meetings it is just easier to look at the phone and text back. Do I like talking on the phone with clients—-OF COURSE!! 60 texts = a 10 minute conversation. I can sum certain things up in a matter of minutes opposed to feeling like someone is being neglected because I didn’t see their text! It’s a double edge sword…just like everything in life. I do feel that in this day in age, society in general, is all about convenience. So we just go with the flow and bend with the times and use our technology at our fingertips.
This is just too cool not to share!! We recently finished up a penthouse apartment in Rittenhouse at the Barclay building. It’s public knowledge between the realtor and Colossus that the stone sold the place. The unit wasn’t even finished yet and a potential buyer walked in and became the owner!!! The kitchen sold it!! 1.7 mILLLLLLLLLion for the unit and the Super White Quartzite 9 piece island was the show stopper!! It was our creative concept to fabricate and install this long island being that we had to overcome height and length restrictions with the Barclays elevators. We brought 5 pieces of 3cm Super White and 4 pieces of 3cm Absolute Black to the unit and the magic began. It took all day but the outcome is so amazing!! I would love to get into the unit now to see the kitchen complete but the owner has moved in and wants to keep it all to himself!! I hope he’s not upset that I just unearthed his big secret!! DISCLAIMER TO THE LADIES…If your out and about at ROUGE or PARC and you meet a handsome guys in his 30’s and he’s bragging about his 9 pieces of what not back at his place…..Its his island top!! LOL Enjoy the pics!! It’s Fabrication Friday peeps!!
This is really an amazing transformation!! We sat back and looked at these pics and we just can not believe how much time and energy and FINANCES it took to make this building OURS!! It is still a work in progress but it is coming along nicely! We are actually picking paint colors now to re-vamp the showroom but I thought it would be cool to show how far we have come in 6 years…..2190 days!
Just a girly girl in a male dominated industry trying to get my point across…