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Premier Stone Design Grows with Titan, Voyager XP

Premier Stone Design is located just five miles away from Park Industries‘ facility, so it is easy to understand why they’ve been an all-Park shop since the beginning.

From 2004 to 2022

In 2004, Tim Wendt started Premier Stone Design. He looked to his hometown manufacturer, Park Industries, for his first saw and purchased a YUKON Bridge Saw. Fast-forward to 2020 and his YUKON table needs to be replaced after 16 years of hard work.

Tim’s son Connor is now running the shop, ready to bring a new mindset to their fabrication style. After a father/son (business) talk and some demos with their Park sales consultant Dale, Premier Stone Design decided to make the leap into digital fabrication instead of replacing the YUKON’s table.

In the summer of 2020, they upgraded to a VOYAGER XP 5-Axis CNC Saw with a SIDE-SHOT Digital Imaging System. In early 2022, they added their second CNC machine: a TITAN 3700 CNC Router. They also upgraded to a Pathfinder Digital Imaging System. 

ISFA Fabricator Profile: Porcetalia

Paul Nestor has been working in the construction industry for over 30 years. He got his start in the multifamily market and later transitioned to single-family projects. About seven years ago, having primarily worked with quartz and granite, Paul was introduced to porcelain slabs from Italian manufacturers. He studied the evolution and technology of porcelain, and it sparked an interest in sourcing large format porcelain slabs that can be used for flooring, accent walls, shower walls, countertops, backsplashes, exterior applications and so much more. In 2019, he founded Porcetalia, a large format porcelain slab business aimed at importing and distributing porcelain material as well as providing fabrication and installation services for both residential and commercial applications. 

Today, Porcetalia has grown to five fabricators working in their workshop and three sales representatives working in the office. They operate from two locations, both about an hour outside of Atlanta. The design center is in Suwanee, Georgia, while the workshop and warehouse are in nearby Cumming, Georgia. They serve the metro Atlanta area and a wide radius beyond, including Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Alabama.

The Porcetalia approach is unique in that they focus on one material source. The team only fabricates large format porcelain, and the material is exclusive to one Italian manufacturer. “Our business has a farm-to-table model,” explained Paul. “We directly import our slabs from Italy; we store them in our warehouse for fabrication. We have a dedicated team in-house to fabricate for our customers.”