Cutting Edge Countertops expandingWritten by Kristen Criswell | | firstname.lastname@example.org
During the past two years, Cutting Edge Countertops has now doubled its employment size and is expanding again.
“The economy has been lackluster, but the team we have assembled just continues to keep their nose to the grindstone and we keep servicing the customer,” said Brad Burns, president and part owner of the company. “We’re getting word-of-mouth referrals and getting more and more jobs by doing what we say we’re going to do.”
Cutting Edge Countertops is a countertop manufacturer that serves kitchen and bath dealers in Southeast Michigan and Northwest Ohio. The company built its first custom countertop in 2006.
Located in Perrysburg, Cutting Edge Countertops has always sold granite, quartz and glass countertops and in August it added laminate and solid surface countertops to its offerings.
“We had so many requests by so many of our customers saying, ‘Hey I really wish you would offer some of these services. You’d be the one-stop solution for our countertop needs.’ So, after hearing that so many times, we thought maybe we should go ahead and do this,” Burns said.
“[Offering laminate and solid surface] is more an opportunity to continue to meet the needs of the customers and to maybe gain new customers,” he said.
In order to expand, the company constructed a 10,000-square-foot facility to manufacture the laminate and solid surface countertops. The facility will eventually run three shifts like its granite and quartz operation does.
Management at Cutting Edge Countertops expects the expansion will result in five to 15 jobs between its manufacturing, sales and installation divisions, Burns said. Currently, the company employs about 60 individuals.
“We’re a full-service solution,” Burns said. “What we do is handle the sales side, measure and design. We go to the customer’s house and gather the landscape and then we are the manufacturer and we have in-house installation crews.”
Having complete control of the project from start to finish allows Cutting Edge Countertops to deliver a “consistent high-quality” product, he said.
In addition to offering new countertops, Cutting Edge Countertops has added a sales representative to cover northeast Ohio and hopes to eventually add a sales representative in central Ohio.
For more information about the company, visit www.cectops.com.