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ISFA FABRICATOR PROFILE

Hard Rock Stone Works

BY KEVIN COLE, EDITOR

Hard Rock Stone Works was founded in 2005 by three people who had a shared vision to develop a successful business during a time when the countertop/surfacing industry was booming. They worked nonstop, took a few chances

surfaces, which in turn increases its visibility

and, with the support of family and friends,

in the market. “Offering all of these materials

their business grew. Today they’re proudly a

really holds our staff to a higher standard,”

leading fabricator with a talented team and

explained Amodeo. “We are constantly

highly advanced machinery and equipment

learning and adapting to the characteristics

to expertly handle virtually any stone or

of each product, through material handling,

hard surface material. Along the way they’ve added fine cabinetry, professional plumbing, a commercial division and "Rock Shop," an online store. “We started with a few guys doing everything from selling to installing,” explained Hard Rock Stone Works President Steve Amodeo. “Now, after 16 years of planning and hard work, we

fabrication, installation, and continued care and maintenance.” However, he said it is not without at least some drawbacks, with the primary one being that it’s more challenging to reduce remnants because of the wide variety of materials being fabricated on any given day. As such, the

Over the course of 16 years, Steve Amodeo lead Hard Rock Stone Works from a small crew to a company with 150 employees and two locations.

company works diligently to get the most out

are a leader in the industry with roughly 150

of the materials everyday.

employees and two showrooms.”

Into the Commercial World

Hard Rock Stone Works offers granite marble,

After many years focusing on residential

quartz, quartzite, soapstone, porcelain

work, more than half a decade ago Hard Rock

and ultracompact surfaces (i.e., Dekton

Stone Works decided to test the waters in the

by Cosentino). This allows the company

commercial arena, and it has certainly paid

commercial division of Hard Rock Stone

to be able to proudly advertise itself as a

off for the company. In the beginning, the

Works. “With the six team members, we have

virtually one-stop shop for nearly all high-end

company started with a single employee being

more than 60 years of experience in the stone

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a one-man commercial team. He estimated and sold jobs, and was also a project manager. This quickly became too much for one person with such a large demand in the commercial world. Now six employees are part of the

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ISFA's Countertops & Architectural Surfaces Vol. 14, Issue 1 - Q1 2021  

Countertops & Architectural Surfaces is the official publication of the International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA). It contains th...

ISFA's Countertops & Architectural Surfaces Vol. 14, Issue 1 - Q1 2021  

Countertops & Architectural Surfaces is the official publication of the International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA). It contains th...

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