At this time, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your business and dedication. Wishing you and your family a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving holiday.
Friday, November 29th—Open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Make sure you stop by Black Friday and check out our Partial Slab/Remnant Inventory Sale! Countertops make a perfect gift for yourself for the holidays!
The Paramount Granite Company Team
NARI members had a chance to come together and celebrate their accomplishments in the remodeling industry at the he 17th Annual COTY Awards, which were held Friday, November 15th at the McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota Campus.
The celebration included a dinner party, project binder viewing and an awards ceremony. We would like to extend our congratulations to all!
Following are a few photos from the event:
NARI Coty Awards
Barb Rodgers & Sara Rodgers of Paramount Granite Company
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I don’t know how many of you out there are familiar with the Disney movie, The Lion King, but it was one of my favorites to watch with my kids when they were growing up. If you are not familiar with the movie, it is an animated musical about a lion king who rules over other animals in the Pride Lands of Africa. The movie starts out with the birth of a young lion cub who is to become the future king and is the pride of his parents. The story progresses as the lion cub grows up and experiences life through a variety of events. It moves from hope and love to death and despair to destiny and hope again. Something we all can relate to in our personal lives. While life has many experiences that offer us hope and love, the path we each take is not always an easy one and we sometimes get stuck wondering if things will change. It’s a good thing change is a constant, although not always to our schedule.
Like many in the remodeling industry, we’ve moved through good times and bad times. We started out business almost 17 years ago, with hope, drive, passion and energy, which brought us many boom years. There is no question that there have been challenging times since, but as the economy continues to improve, there is a sense of hope again. It is nice to talk with remodelers and builders these days, and hear positivity in their voices and stories about more jobs coming their way. Paramount Granite also has similar stories to tell and are moving forward in our business. In fact, I am glad to say, our showroom remodel is finally underway! We are doing a little expanding, rearranging and updating some countertop displays to make our showroom more accommodating for our customers. Hope you stop by for a visit and maybe we can chat about where you are at in the Circle of Life.
Hakuna Matata! (No worries!)
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We’d like to take this time time to wish everyone a Happy & safe Fourth of July!
We will be closed Thursday, July 4th, and Friday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day. Check out our website for our normal showroom hours. Please keep in mind you can reach us on line, or by fax.
Enjoy your holiday!
The other week, I happened to be in the drive thru line at the local Starbuck’s with my husband, Chris, to get some tea. As we pulled up, Chris told the barista, ” I will let my wife order.” I said, “OK—”I would like a medium iced tea, half passion tea and half green tea please.” I then asked if they sold banana’s, to which the barista replied, “Yes.” I responded, “Oh good. What color are they,” as Chris gave me a weird glance. The barista replied, “Um—yellow.” Oh—duh, I thought and we all laughed. “Well,” I preceded to say, “I like them a little green, not brown.” “Well they are yellow and brown,” replied the barista. “OK just skip the banana then. I will just take the tea,” I said.
As we pulled forward, Chris looked at me and said, “Wow! You are a high maintenance customer.” I laughed and said, ”What do you mean I am a high maintenance customer?” He went on to tell me that I should just stick to what is on the menu next time, instead of having them make something out of the ordinary, especially when in a drive thru. I replied, “Well I was just ordering what I wanted.”
Later at work, as I was sipping my tea, I started thinking about my order and that 1970′s Burger King commercial with the catchy tune came to mind. You know the one… “Hold the pickle, hold the lettuce, special orders don’t upset us —all we ask is that you let us have it your way.” Even though that commercial is old, the concept still applies for many businesses today, ours included.
When customers come to our showroom, they are looking for countertops “Made to Order” and we work hard to accommodate their needs.
Whether you, or your customers are doing some remodeling that includes adding some countertops, make sure to stop by our showroom. We are always happy to help with your selections, and our Customer Service staff is ready to work with you. Whether you like a consistent, reliable look, or one that has veining, movement and a flowing pattern that is more unpredictable, we can help you find the color that is perfect for you. When it comes to granite, there are literally hundreds of choices available. Choose from our Group A, B, or C colors, or if you are looking for something unique, make sure you check out our Exclusive colors that are hand-selected from our suppliers, or brought in by the container load, or choose from dozens of others.
If granite is not for you, maybe you want to check out one of a variety of other natural stones such as marble, slate, limestone, quartzite, travertine or onyx. If you are looking for quartz countertops, we have a variety of options, as well including Difiniti, Silestone, Caesarstone, Dupont Zodiaq, and Hanstone.
We will also work with you, or your customers to find the right edge and backsplash option. We also can assist in the selection of sinks and faucets, if needed, and will work with you on layout.
Rest assured, no matter what material selection you choose, your countertops will be made your way!
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