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Local Fabricator Versus Big Box Retailer



When you’re ready to start your kitchen or bath remodel, odds are, a big box store is probably the first place you think to look. It’s true that they carry a wide variety of products, and they run eye-catching marketing campaigns to get you in the door…but don’t be fooled by these stores and their “low prices.” The big box store isn’t necessarily the cheapest or best place to purchase materials for your project…especially if your project involves a natural stone countertop. Big box retailers typically offer the most basic stones, unlike the boldly patterned granite kitchen countertop shown above.

When you deal with MCM Natural Stone directly, you have the advantage of getting all your answers straight from the people who are going to shape your beautiful granite kitchen countertop. Unlike the big box stores, we focus on quality rather than mass production. We work hard to ensure you get the most for your investment; after all, you’re the one who is going to tell your friends and neighbors about your experience with our company.

Pay particular attention to special sale prices at the big box stores. Anything labeled as a “deal” may end up costing you more in the end. Some of the big chain stores have been known to charge way more than what a local stone shop will charge for a specialized edge detail. Here at MCM Natural Stone, we pride ourselves in being upfront about pricing.

There are other big differences between MCM Natural Stone and the big box retailer. Most importantly, we offer you endless options in terms of stone selection, as well as top notch service. We allow you to view your slab and have input into the layout before it is cut. This helps you avoid costly problems once the stone is cut, plus it ensures your satisfaction with your final choice. You may like the color sample you see in the store, but there is wide variance among slabs and a particular kind of granite may look completely different from one slab to another. Some may be significantly lighter or darker. Some may have a lot of pattern movement and some may have far less. It’s always best to see the actual slab being used for your project.

The bottom line is… you should do your research. If you’re not particularly well versed in a specific realm of your project, don’t assume a big box retailer to be the “expert.” Unfortunately, these stores rely on the fact that many homeowners simply don’t want to take the time to do the research. A little homework can make a big difference. Visit for more advice on getting started. Our showroom in Rochester is managed by experienced, professional and friendly salespeople who can walk you through all the important steps, while addressing your concerns and questions. We look forward to helping you find the perfect material for your kitchen or bath.

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