“Quartz” Countertops – What do we have to offer?

Over the years we have posted several blogs on “quartz” (engineered stone) countertops and I will offer a few links within this blog that may be beneficial to you as you decide what is best stone option for you in your home…but my goal within this blog is to let you know which lines of “quartz” we offer. The different lines are essentially manufactured the same but each offer unique color palettes. Click on the links to check out which each one has to offer.

Caesarstone                                                      ColorQuartz

Dekton                                                               Difiniti

Diresco                                                               DuPont Zodiaq

Hanstone                                                           Silestone

Viatera                                                               Vicostone

If you are deciding whether granite, quartzite, marble, or “quartz” is best for your home and family, here are a few links that may help you decide.

Granite or Quartz: Which is the Best Choice for you?

Care and Maintenance for Marble Countertops

Quartz Options for a Marble Look…

Marble Countertop Alternatives

We would love to help you weigh your options when it comes to new kitchen, bathroom, bar, or laundry tops in your home. Get a free quote here or stop by or call our showroom to discuss your project with one our skilled sales people!

Thanks for reading…




Posted in Engineered Stone, Granite, Marble, Natural Stone, Quartz, Quartzite on June 27th, 2017 by Angie | | 0 Comments

Recipe: Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy-Cavia Photo 1Last summer I was exploring on Pinterest…man, you could spend HOURS doing that! Anyway, I found this recipe and while on vacation I mixed up a batch of this cowboy caviar…it was a hit! It’s light, tasty, and full of good stuff!


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar (experiment, do this to taste)
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (11 ounce) can super sweet corn, drained (see notes)
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro (from 1 bunch)

InstructionsCowboy-Caviar Photo 2

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, sugar, white wine vinegar, chili powder, and salt.

  2. Add tomatoes, black-eyed peas, beans, corn, red onion, and bell peppers. Stir to combine.

  3. Stir in cilantro. Cover and chill at least 1 hour or overnight to blend flavors. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

  1. Regular canned sweet corn or frozen corn may be substituted for the extra sweet corn. The closest measurement for either option is 3/4 cup, but feel free to use the whole 15-ounce can of corn.
  2. 1 sweet onion or a bunch of green onions may be substituted for the red onion.
  3. A single bell pepper may be substituted for the 1/2 cup each of chopped red and green bell peppers.

Serve with your favorite tortilla chips, nut crackers, or use it as a condiment on your tacos, or burgers.

Cowboy-Caviar Photo 3

Enjoy and thanks for reading!




Posted in Cooking in your kitchen on June 15th, 2017 by Angie | | 0 Comments

Employee Spotlight: Production, Brandon L

B2 1Brandon L, or B-2 as we like to call him (we have two Brandon’s here), has been with PGC since the beginning of the year. Primarily his function is running the CNC mill but without a doubt he fills in and assists at whatever capacity he is asked to, including our recent showroom remodel.

During his down time B-2 enjoys paintball, Frisbee golf, and motorcycles. Some of his favorite vacations include those hobbies, but his all-time favorite trip was fishing in Flin Flon, Manitoba Canada. He is at his happiest when he is near a body of water at sunset with his dog, Buddy, and a cold drink. But, make sure the ticks are far from him…YUCK!

Something that may surprise some is that B-2 is a good cook/baker, while he cannot choose just one favorite meal, he could not live without bacon! Right now, Brandon is “living the dream”, but high on his bucket list is one day going sky diving!Brandon L

Thanks for your hard work and skill that you add to the PGC team!


Posted in Employee Spotlight on June 8th, 2017 by Angie | | 0 Comments

Remembering on Memorial Day Weekend…

Many think of the upcoming weekend as the “kick off to summer”, family time at the cabin, and BBQ’s with friends while basking in the sun (let’s hope!). And all of these things should be celebrated, after all the reason for Memorial Day is to observe the military service men and women that lost their lives defending our freedoms, granting us the opportunity to celebrate freely.

Please don’t forget to remember the fallen soldiers whom have given their lives to protect our GREAT nation. Take the time to visit a cemetery and acknowledge the sacrifice that these patriots made to give you the privileges and opportunities we all have.

Memorial 2Click here to read the history of Memorial Day.

Have a safe weekend, enjoy your loved ones and the weather!



Posted in Uncategorized on May 25th, 2017 by Angie | | 0 Comments

Employee Spotlight: Sales, Rosa

Rosa & Gabriel

Rosa & Gabriel

Rosa joined the PGC team in early 2016 and has since settled in and plays a key role in the sales area as well as many other functions. Her easy-going, optimistic, and resilient attitude serves her well when working with customers as they select stone for their “dream kitchens” and projects!

Rosa’s beautiful family includes her husband Chris, son Gabriel, black lab Lady, and calico cat named Chiquilla. She is at her happiest when she can be home with them, doing whatever they want with no plans. She also enjoys watching movies, but sadly this may have contributed to her fear of being in a high -speed chase or a tornado! Some of her other hobbies include cooking, gardening, bird watching, and fishing. You may be surprised to know that she used to host karaoke and loves to sing, and is a licensed esthetician.

Rosa, Chris, & Gabriel

Rosa, Chris, & Gabriel

With Rosa’s long “bucket list”, some of which include traveling the world to many places including, Ireland, Amsterdam, Greece, Hawaii to surf and see an erupting volcano, and China to see the Great Wall, learning how to ski (well), learning how to drive a manual transmission (hey, I can help you with that!!), doing the crow pose in yoga, and learning how to shoot a gun and go deer hunting with her husband…her quest to win big money on the Wheel of Fortune may come in handy!!



Thanks for being a great team player at PGC!



Posted in Employee Spotlight on May 18th, 2017 by Angie | | 0 Comments

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