At the time we started Quality Granite & Marble we were active in many large commercial projects involving ceramic and natural stone. Many of the local residential contractors asked us if we were ever going to start fabricating granite and marble countertops. Well, the answer was, we already were. We were already fabricating over a 1,000 units a year in Florida on a commercial basis. We started in a low profile, limited fashion. Well, that little company developed into Wichita’s largest and most experienced stone fabricator. We currently inventory over 1000 slabs of stone for our customers’ viewing. Our new showroom is over 3,500 square feet, and displays over 180 colors and types of stone. We show tub decks, kitchens, furniture, windowsills, vanities, bars, sinks, fireplaces, etc. We can explain the differences between soapstone, limestone, granite, marble, onyx, sandstone, engineered man made quartz and any of the other hundreds of types of stone.
With all of the above being said, we feel it is very important for each of our customers to understand that every one of them is our first priority. We take pride in our reputation for service and reliability. We can provide a very substantial reference list. The most important lesson we have learned is this: we, as a company, know you have many choices when it comes to buying stone or stone products for your needs. We know if we did not exist, you would still be able to purchase granite countertops. So, our challenge is to show you that we can do a better job. We will provide you with a guarantee superior to anyone else. Before we start, we will guarantee that our end product will meet or exceed professional standards. We will show you the slabs and ask for your approval before we cut them. We will review your selections and let you know of any problems that your choices may create. We will walk you through every aspect of the stone process, from layout to selection to installation, until you feel comfortable. If you have a question, we will take the time to answer it. We can assist with the proper sequencing of sinks, faucets, other trades, etc. We promise all of this and competitive pricing. This is what we hope sets us apart.
Jim Bauer, President
Quality Granite & Marble
The office and showroom are led by Sally Bauer. Sally is not only the general manager – she is an owner of the business. Sally oversees the estimating department, the showroom, and the office.
Our Lead Support Staff is:
* Zach Southwick: Fabrication Supervisor
* Jeff Chapman: Estimator
* Laurie Pfeifer: Office Manager
The installation crew is handled by Jim Bauer. Jim is also the CEO. Jim has worked in the stone and tile business for all of his adult life. Jim has personally supervised jobs as large as the Denver Airport, and projects in over 30 states nationwide. He has installed over 2 million square feet of tile on shopping mall projects, and has consulted with some of the major developers, architects, and construction companies in the United States. Jim is an owner of the business, and his install crew consists of 8 installers.
Quality Granite & Marble
1123 South West Street
Wichita, Kansas 67213
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturdays by appointment only