CounterTopia - Exciting Franchise Opportunities in the Granite and Marble Countertop Industry


CounterTopia Opportunity As a CounterTopia™ franchise operator, you'll have the chance to provide a high volume of countertops and other gorgeous granite products to contractors - all at low, competitive prices. Even in a fluctuating economy, the demand for countertops keeps growing. In 2001, countertops were an $8.7 billion industry. In 2006, business rose to $12.7 billion. And by 2011, it's expected to reach $14.3 billion.1 What’s more granite is the preferred kitchen countertop surface in new single-family homes and multi-family units2. And countertops in new single-family homes have soared - from an average length of 18 feet in 2000 to 24.2 feet in 2007! 3 Here are some more facts: But perhaps, the most important thing to know about us is that our clients give us glowing reviews! Over and over again, we receive letters and emails with phrases like these:

"extraordinary customer service"
"outstanding performance"
"wonderful working experience"

Here is more of what our clients have to say about our founding company:

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"Their management team, their installation crew and quality of the materials have earned them numerous praises... Clark will not hesitate to recommend (our company) to other developers for our future projects."
Suet Lee Yeo, Project Manager
Clark Multi-Family Builders - Mid-Atlantic
"Gene Chu and his staff worked hard... Their attention to detail and speed in delivery has been unmatched. The overall experience...has been fantastic. I would recommend them for any of your countertop needs for residential and commercial projects."
Irvin Propps, Superintendent
Bovis Lend Lease, Inc.
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The company "has demonstrated a high standard of professionalism during every stage of the project...All members of our team are very pleased with their fabrication quality, the inventory plans and the quality control system in place...Overall, my staff and I are very pleased with the job they did, and I have no hesitation to refer them to any jobs in which granite countertops are required."
Genady Rabinovich, Senior Project Manager
Gateway Grand, a 196-luxury oceanfront condominium project, in Ocean City, MD
The company "has met or exceeded all expectations in regards to fabrication, delivery schedule, installation, price and service."
David Pfifferling, Development Manager
The Trammell Crow Company


Countertopia Visionary Leadership

Countertopia OpportunityCounterTopia™ was founded by Gene Chu, a multi-talented entrepreneur. A Chinese immigrant to America, Gene's diverse background is integral to the concept. In addition to being an MBA scholar, Gene was employed for years in the corporate world, where he worked in financial management training, acquired experience in Asian distribution channels and developed excellent technological skills, learning to use tools such as Auto Desk software. Countertopia Opportunity Looking for a career change, Gene was intrigued by the granite countertop market. While learning how to handle the product efficiently, he leveraged his contacts in China, connecting with high quality, lower cost granite and fabrication sources. And armed with lower, competitive bids he began winning jobs on large, upscale projects. As a franchisee, you'll get to share Gene's wealth of knowledge, insight and experience in the granite countertop business!
"In May 2003, I was given the opportunity to be part of the company by starting as administrative assistant... From single private homeowners to large commercial projects, I am amazed about the knowledge that I gained about the stone business and the construction industry. Anybody who has good business understanding and willingness to hard work could do the same... Great growth potential!"
Sandra Arbo, Manager of Sales and Marketing and longtime employee
"I joined the company from its inception. It was definitely a risk. I witnessed our growth every step of the way; it has been a very rewarding venture for me. I am proud of what we have accomplished in such a short period of time. Because of the proven business model, I have no doubt that CounterTopia will be a success."
Lily Zhang, China Manager and longtime employee
1 Freedonia Group, 2007 research study/ Corinne Gangloss.
2 National Association of Home Builders, 2007.
3 National Association of Home Builders.
4 Freedonia Group, 2007 research study/ Corinne Gangloss. Ibid.
5 Marble Institute of America/Cohn &Wolfe. Press release, "U.S. Consumers Overwhelmingly Prefer Granite Over Any Other Countertop Surface For Dream Kitchen, New Survey Shows," October 16, 2008.
6 Ibid.
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