From the first day David Roberts picked up a grinder 17 years ago, he knew he would own a stone fabrication company. Today, he owns one of the largest granite fabrication companies in Nevada. Granite Perfection fabricates specialized, high-end custom work for commercial and residential customers.
Through passion and drive, David Roberts achieved his mission of owning his own stone fabrication company by opening Granite Perfection in 2012. After finding a shop that was selling, David and his brother loaded up 100 slabs, air compressors, and more to bring back to what would become Granite Perfection.
Since then they have expanded numerous times and have added serious stone production capabilities in their facility. They are unique in that they are both a high production shop and highly custom shop, focusing on intricate and high-end projects. They have the skills and production capabilities to take on large commercial projects for some of the luxurious casinos in the Reno area. These casino project are filled with unique stonework every where you turn.
Read their story! Expand the sections below to learn more about Granite Perfection’s story and their partnership with Park Industries®.
Honing Fabrication Skills → Owning Stone Shop
From Polisher to President
“The first day I picked up a grinder, I knew I would own my own stone fabrication company someday,” shares David Roberts. David had his first job in the stone industry 17 years ago and today he is the Owner of Granite Perfection. During the eight years he worked at his first job in the stone industry, David properly trained himself in on cutting, hand fabrication, and customer service. David began to work long hours on his own in order to save up and open his own business. He worked hard hours including many 5AM – 12AM shifts.
Today, he owns one of the largest granite fabrication companies in Nevada. David takes pride in the business he has built. Granite Perfection has a strong family-feel to their company culture and they work as a team to fabricate specialized, custom work for commercial and residential customers. David states, “Our customers know we care. We pour our hearts into every project. We care about producing quality.”
A Proud Partnership Begins
Granite Perfection was first introduced to Park through purchasing a used YUKON® Bridge Saw. After purchasing it, David called Park and they ran him through the maintenance and care for the machine. During this first interaction and through the years, Park Industries® and Granite Perfection established a relationship built on open communication and trust.
The Digital Experience
David conversed with many fabricators before making the decision to go digital. deciding that going digital was the next step in their business. Granite Perfection had operated with hand fabrication and physical templating for years. Going digital was new, unknown, and, David admits, downright scary. “We risked everything on the new equipment, investing a large amount. It was sink or swim. Park Industries® was our trusted advisor as we made this transition. Park helped us see the benefits and production capabilities of our equipment,” David explains the leap they took into the digital world.
While the digital transformation takes careful consideration, David felt that it was a no brainer and it was the next step his business needed to take. Park Industries® trained Granite Perfection on their new equipment extensively. The training prepared Granite Perfection employees and made them comfortable with the new shop additions.
Granite Perfection’s digital equipment has eased their fabrication process. They find Peace of Mind in the fact that their machinery will not call in sick. David shares the success they’ve had with the laser templator, “The laser templator allows us to complete 10 templates in the time it took us to complete 3 templates previously, and now we have a file of it saved. This is huge for us because now we never lose paperwork!”machinery will not call in sick. David shares the success they’ve had with the laser templator, “The laser templator allows us to complete 10 templates in the time it took us to complete 3 templates previously, and now we have a file of it saved. This is huge for us because now we never lose paperwork!”
After adding Park equipment, Granite Perfection’s production grew quickly. They started out with four employees and they have grown to twenty employees today. Their Park machines have taken all of the worry out of the process. They safely rely on the machine to calculate the size Granite Perfection and various measurements of the project with precision. It helps Granite Perfection continue to provide highly-detailed, quality work.
1. SABERjet™ Time Saving Production: The SABERjet™ CNC SawJet has opened new doors in the fabrication world for Granite Perfection. David explains, “Prior to the SABERjet™ we had difficulty producing miters because they were all so different. The SABERjet™ has such precision. We can produce quality, custom work by hitting a button. The efficiency of this machine is a nobrainer.”
2. TITAN® Intricate Edging: The TITAN® 2700 CNC Router has assisted in fabricating projects at a high rate of production with less people. David shares, “Our TITAN® does the job of at least four people.” With four extra people to work on other tasks, the efficiency at Granite Perfection has skyrocketed.
3. FUSION® Savings: The full capabilities of the digital process allow David to shift employees around to work on other things. David reflects on the transformation of their shop, “I had three guys working 10-hour shifts FREE to do other work when we added the dual-table FUSION® CNC SawJet to our shop. It is loading a slab and hitting start. It was common sense to me to go digital.”
Impact of Partnering with Park
Partnership with Park Industries®
Granite Perfection values their partnership with Park Industries®, and in particular the customer service that they receive. Every problem Granite Perfection has faced has been fixed almost immediately. David elaborates, “Park has phenomenal service! I can’t express this enough.” Granite Perfection creates unique, high-end projects and they believe that Park Industries® has helped them bring it to the next level.
David specifies, “When we partnered with Park Industries®, we easily doubled the amount of money we make in a year. We are able to work way faster with increased precision and no mistakes!” Every time Granite Perfection has saved up enough, they buy more machines from from Park. They believe the craftsmanship of Park machinery is next-level and that Park has helped grow their business substantially.
The Gift of Peace of Mind
Park has brought Granite Perfection Peace of Mind through their customer service. “We are well-taken care of and everything runs like clockwork. It is the predictability of KNOWING what my machines will do and what they produce. We meet time frames and deadlines,” shares David. As a result, Granite Perfection has very happy customers!
Granite Perfection all began with David Roberts’ passion for the industry. David elaborates, “I have a passion for my job. I am living out my dream of owning a stone fabrication company and I love it.” Going digital has changed their business and meant so much to Granite Perfection. Changing their process has definitely paid off. David states, “Going digital has meant way less mistakes to our business, and faster processing. We couldn’t be as successful as we are today without Park Industries®.”
Reno Area, Nevada, USA
TYPE OF FABRICATION
125-150 Slabs per week
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
Began in 2012 with a used YUKON® & WIZARD®.
SABERjet™ XPCNC SawJet
Powered-packed CNC sawjet with a 27 hp saw motor, true 5-axis waterjet cutting, and unmatched mitering capabilities all in a compact, monoblock design. Single and two table options available.
TITAN®CNC Router Series
Rugged, durable, and extremely profitable for your countertop operation. The TITAN® is the stone industry's undisputed CNC router leader for edging, polishing, and finishing countertops.
Pathfinder®Digital Slab Station
The Pathfinder® Digital Imaging workstation does it all! Capture precise, fully-calibrated images of your stone slabs in high resolution. Build a visual library of your slab and remnant inventory, or create scaled, rendered images for further programming on your CNC.
YUKON® IISemi-Auto Bridge Saw
Increasing your output speed is easy when you use America’s most popular stone saw – the dependable YUKON® II Bridge Saw from Park Industries®. Trust your sawing needs to the YUKON® II as over 1,000 fabricators have done in North America.
When we partnered with Park Industries®, we easily doubled the amount of money we make in a year. We are able to work way faster with increased precision and no mistakes!
We chose the SABERjet™ because of how easy it is to run….It’s so simple. I can easily move it around in my shop if my shop changes. The main reason is the waterjet’s mitering capabilities. We do a lot of high end work that’s real tight. Now I have the SABERjet cutting my inside miter corners and I don’t have my guys wasting hour after hour cutting the debris off miters.
“Our TITAN® does the job of at least four people.”