Paramount Stone Company, with locations at 338 Courtland Avenue, Stamford, CT 06906 and 335 Westport Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851 has earned the coveted designation of Marble Institute of America (MIA) Accredited Natural Stone Fabricator and may now use the official accreditation logo. Accredited Natural Stone Fabricators are companies that fabricate and install natural dimension stone.
Since 1991, Paramount Stone Company has provided quality craftsmanship, design, fabrication, and installation of marble, granite, quartz, bluestone, and limestone for interior and exterior applications. Over the years, Paramount Stone has provided their services and stone building materials to tens of thousands of satisfied customers throughout New England and across North America.
“It is a great honor to be recognized by the Marble Stone Institute for our work in the stone industry,” says Carlo Vona, Jr., President of Paramount Stone Company. “The accreditation by the Marble Stone Institiue of America is just one of many new and exciting things going on at Paramount Stone. We recently opened a new showroom on the Post Road in Norwalk this fall. And in addition to our exclusive Paramount Thinstone™, which is manufactured and produced on location at our Stamford facility, we are working on a new line of stone products to be released in the near future. We hope these and many more developments will help us bring our knowledge, expertise, and quality stone products and services to the homes and businesses in Fairfield County and beyond.”
To become an Accredited Natural Stone Fabricator by the MIA, a company must have successfully completed three phases of application. Phase one was the completion of a lengthy application that required the applicant company to provide various documents and references which ensure that the company is in compliance with the 10 standards of accreditation as laid out by the MIA Accreditation Commission. Phase two required the company’s qualifying agent (the designated company representative responsible for filing and maintaining accreditation records for the applicant company) to pass a 200 question multiple choice test. The exam tested the applicant’s knowledge and application of material usage, installation, fabrication, restoration, care and maintenance, administration, legal/contracts, and jobsite and shop safety. The third phase was a comprehensive site visit, which included a facility review, document review, and one or more installation site visits.
Garen Distelhorst, CAE, Communications Director at the MIA said, “Paramount Stone Company is now able to proudly display the accreditation logo, which symbolizes that they are among the finest in the natural stone industry with respect to craftsmanship, safety, and business practices.”
Currently, 72 Natural Stone Fabricators have achieved accreditation.
About the Marble Institute of America
For over 70 years the Marble Institute of America has been the world’s leading information resource and advocate for the natural dimension stone industry. MIA members include marble, granite, limestone, sandstone, and other natural stone producers and quarriers, fabricators, installers, distributors, and contractors around the world. The purpose of the MIA’s accreditation program is to provide excellence in the natural stone industry and recognize companies demonstrating compliance with quality standards, so that the public values, has access to, and benefits from consistent, competent, and safe fabrication, installation and maintenance of natural stone.
About the Paramount Stone Company
Serving New England, Paramount Stone Company, a family owned stone supplier and fabricator since 1991 has Connecticut locations in Stamford and Norwalk. They cater to both contractors and consumers, and offer the finest Limestone, Granite, Marble, Quartz, Tile, Gravel, Sand, Bluestone, Wallstone, Pavers and their own locally manufactured veneer product, Paramount Thinstone™. They also stock a wide variety of masonry tools and installation supplies. Paramount Stone Company has an expert staff of dedicated professionals to help customers design and execute both large and small projects.