Home renovations and hands-on home building is a trend that is here to stay with some who proclaim we are living in the “HGTV generation.” The HGTV (Home and Garden Television) network has created a wealth of interest in all things home décor, with everything from shiplap wood walls in “Fixer Upper” to a fixation on granite or quartz countertops in the smallest of starter homes. Jackson Stoneworks, a local granite and stone company, understands this all too well and uses it as a starting point to help educate and foster enthusiasm in their customers.
“The HGTV Era has encouraged homeowners to plan for new kitchen and bath home improvement projects. Though, most of the TV shows are unrealistic, they share interesting new ideas and provide a wealth of knowledge to many viewers that are not involved in the building construction industry,” said Jack Ryals, public relations director and son of the founder of the business, Tyler Ryals.
Established in 2002, Jackson Stoneworks is an automated precision granite, marble and quartz countertop factory located in Gainesville, FL and “dedicated to being the best in the business.”
“Jackson Stoneworks began like many other granite countertop suppliers using the labor intensive manually operated hand tools available at the time,” Jack Ryals said. “Today, Jackson Stoneworks is a fully automated precision digital manufacturer of granite, marble, quartz and porcelain countertops. Plus, 100% of the water used in our manufacturing operation is recycled.”
Homes require $50,000 to $100,000 in home improvements every 20 to 30 years. Materials have limited useful lives and need to be replaced periodically as materials fail and trends change.
Although Jackson Stoneworks is a large-scale supplier, as a family-owned community business, they are committed to personalized customer service, recognizing that home building and renovation can be a stressful process for busy customers.
“Stress is created by fear or absence of knowledge of the unknown. Jackson Stoneworks provides customers with our ‘5 Easy Steps Kitchen and Planning Guide’ to the essential steps in the home improvement process beginning with planning, design, materials selection, installation and final approval. Jackson Stoneworks team works closely with contractors to schedule “on-time” installation,” Ryals said.
Jackson Stoneworks is the only full-service precision countertop factory in Gainesville. Their showroom provides customers a one-stop shopping experience with experts on hand who all can provide expertise on their products.
The owners of Jackson Stoneworks love doing business in the Gainesville community and are proud of the services that they can provide for its citizens, Ryals said.
“Anyone who lives in Gainesville knows it is a great place to live and do business,” Ryals said. “It’s a close community where you are doing work for your neighbors. It’s important to take care of the customer so that they refer you to their neighbors.”
By Tracy Wright