570-840-4176

For 12 years our company has taken pride in providing quality products crafted from granite and marble for our customers.  Granite Kitchens, Marble Baths and incredible fireplaces are just some of the things we craft from stone.

 

We really look forward to working with your on your next project.

We're in Your Corner!

Please enjoy our gallery of incredible granite kitchens, amazing baths, photos of our shop and interesting images from our industry. We hope you get great ideas and inspiration for your next project!

Granite Kitchens

Amazing baths

Our Stone Shop

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CONTACT US

The first step is calling us or filling out the form below so that we can contact you!

 

We are proud of our skilled staff, high tech equipment and technical know how. When you call on us, we respond.

 

 

We make more than countertops

SKETCH YOUR KITCHEN

We would like you to make a simple sketch of your kitchen. This makes it easy for us to give you an accurate complimentary quote. Simply click the image on the right for an example.

 

If you prefer, we will gladly come to your home and measure the project for you.

Click this image to learn how

PICK A STONE COLOR

After we study your sketch and understand your design goals, we can help you select the right color for your project. We have been assisting customers with design considerations for years.

 

We purchase stone and quartz from every major supplier in the area.

We will help you pick your slabs

TECHNICAL MEASURING

Once we figure out the scope of your project we create very precise templates of your cabinets. These are used to make the parts that become your project. Precision is our watchword.

 

We can also measure without tearing out your existing countertops.

 

We also remove existing counters

CUTTING THE STONE

We are proud of our skilled staff, high tech equipment and technical know how.

 

Our investment in technology ensures your project is cut to exacting specifications and the parts fit right every time.  We would love you to visit our shop to see for yourself.

 

Our laser guided saw.

SHAPING & POLISHING

Once the shapes are cut we use diamond tools to router different edges on the stone.

 

Once the edges are shaped our team uses water cooled diamond polishing pads to make your project shine.

(no chemicals are used, just water and diamonds)

 

Polishing makes it shine

INSTALLATION

On After the parts are cut, edged and polished they are care fully loaded and transported to your home for installation.

 

We treat your family and your home the way would like ours to be treated, with care and respect.

 

You enjoy the results

Hello neighbor!

My name is Chris Mills and I have been building projects using granite, quartz and marble for over 12 years.  My shop does all the work in-house, we never use sub-contractors.

 

I love doing remodels and renovations.  We understand your project is your home. I will treat you and yours with respect and care. That's my promise.

 

We do the job right the first time. I stand behind my work by offering a LIFETIME warranty. Yes, as long as you own your home, I will ensure your products perform as promised. Give us a call, you will not be disappointed!

Chris is a retired professional  boxer.

 

He brings clear focus and a boxers work ethic to every project he crafts.

 

See Chris on You Tube

Chris Mills putting the finishing touches on a granite kitchen.

We are easy to find

Call us at 570-840-4176  If we don't answer right away, leave a message and we will be in touch with you very soon to help you build the project of your dreams.

 

Please call for an appointment to visit our showroom in Dumore Pa.

"The team at Champion Granite

is in your corner"

Marble

Granite

Quartz

Sealing

Quality

What is Marble?

Marble is metamorphosed sedimentary carbonate rock. Limestone or dolomite (carbonate rocks) are the typical base minerals. The recrystallization of the carbonate minerals result in Marble.

 

Often, the original structure of the carbonate rocks are modified during the metamorphism to render the marble unrecognizable from its original state. The swirling and veins in marble often result from mineral impurities which are in layers in the original limestone or dolomite.

 

lincoln

The Lincoln Monument is made of marble!

Granite is normally a coarse grained igneous rock that is comprised of quartz, feldspars and micas. The quartz will be be the lighter color minerals with the remaining consisting of feldspars and muscovite. The dark minerals are hornblende or biotite. Granite is by far the most common rock found in the outer crust of the planet. Granite is formed by the cooling of magma in the ground.

 

What is granite?

brazil quarry

A small quarry outside Vitoria Brazil

What is Quartz?

As the name implies it is a countertop product that is made of quartz and resins. Before granite slabs were resined Engineered Stone had one major advantage over its natural counterpart, it was difficult to stain. Now with the advent of resined slabs that advantage is gone. The primary difference is the appearance. Man made products come in a large range of consistent colors which do not occur naturally in nature.

 

You often see engineered stone being used in commercial setting or contemporary ones. You get  to decide which look is best for your project.

quartz countertops

Quartz is also know as engineered stone.

In most cases the answer is never.....or years and years after it is installed. Sealers are solids that have been emulsified in a solvent. They are designed to penetrate the stone taking the solids with them. When the solvent evaporates (think paint) the molecules lock into the stone and seal it. Combine one good coat of a quality sealer (which we will do for you in our shop) with the resin applied by the factory you will have a very stain resistant top that will be virtually maintenance free. Rarely, if ever will you need to seal granite that has been resined and properly sealed.

 

Over time, in the unlikely you do see some water absorb into the stone simply reseal. We can help you if your countertops need to be resealed.

corner sink

How often should I seal my countertops?

Does the price of the stone effect the "quality" of it?

Often people make the mistake of assuming that if it is more expensive then the slab is better quality. Often in our industry stone cost has more to do with availability, competitive quarries...in other words; Does color come from multiple locations creating a price competitive market? So the simple answer is: No....the cost has nothing to do with the structural quality. The more complex answer is Yes.

 

For example; Santa Cecilia Granite is available from many sources so the base price of the granite is fairly low. In that group there: First Choice Material, which is has nicest even looking coloring and movement. Then there is Second Choice Material: This will look close to first choice but have minor color variations which make it slightly less expensive then the first choice. The final classification is Commercial Grade Material: This class of stone will have things that make it look less then desirable, spots/eggs of color that do not match the “Norm” for that material. This is the lowest cost.

 

These ratings are subjective and have to do with what the granite looks like. At the end of the day all three classification will perform perfectly in your kitchen but the “quality” is based on the subjective appearance.

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