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CHIT CHAT: MR. LARRY MCIVER
Mr. Larry McIver

Mr. Larry McIver
President,
Cornerstone Tile & Marble Co., Inc.,
MA, USA.

The Company
"Cornerstone Tile & Marble Co., Inc." supplies a complete list of colors with transmissions like Granite, Marble, Limestone, Soapstone, Travertine, and Slate.

The Personality
Mr. Larry McIver has been in the business for almost ten years. His love for the stone industry has brought him to open Cornerstone Tile & Marble Co., Inc.

The Crust:
Hello Larry, Hope that you and your company is doing just great, Can you put some light on your company aspects and features? Tell us something about your company?
Mr. Larry McIver:
Cornerstone Tile and Marble Company Incorporated is a family owned and operated business located just south of Boston.  Established  in 1998, Cornerstone brings exemplary quality, spectacular service, and fair value to the stone and tile marketplace.  Cornerstone’s service area includes greater Boston, southeastern Massachusetts, and eastern Rhode Island.

The Crust:
What is special about your Company that you want to share with the readers?

Mr. Larry McIver:
Given the progressive nature of Cornerstone’s management, the company takes constant measures in order to keep pace with the technological advances within the industry.  With this in view, Cornerstone has recently added a new CNC machine resulting in an increase in productivity without compromising its high quality standards.

The Crust:
Tell us something about the products your company is offering?

Mr. Larry McIver:
Cornerstone is engaged in custom fabrication of such natural products as granite, marble, and limestone; and also fabricates engineered solid surfaces such as Zodiaq, Caesarstone, Technistone, and Compaq.

The Crust:
What makes you feel proud about your company?

Mr. Larry McIver:
We are proud of our record of fulfilling our cus­tomers requirements and making each desire of theirs a reality.  This is best accomplished by doing the simple things such as returning phone calls, being on time for appointments, pricing fairly, and caring deeply about the quality of our products.  This route is made smoother by proper planning, a clean and disciplined work en­vironment, and by taking advantage of ever improving technology within the industry.

The Crust:
Comment on the conditions of the stone industry, how do you compare it from the past to what it is now?

Mr. Larry McIver:
The good news is, the stone industry is growing at an incredible pace-The bad news is, the stone industry is growing at an incredible pace.  The best part of this statement is that the industry is maturing and that stone is becoming an ever more prominent choice for enhancing the beauty and durability of our homes and build­ings.  The worst of this statement is that the promise of increasing growth brings with it the possibility of di­minished profitability and a decline in end product quality.  Let us hold firm to the superior standards that have made this industry great and resolve to work together in promoting its growth.

The Crust:
You had interacted with Stone Matrix; Share your views and experiences and also the relationship with Stone Matrix?

Mr. Larry McIver:
Stone Matrix has been an excellent resource for us in keeping up with trends within our industry.  I have found it to be especially helpful in understanding new technologies as they are launched and in identifying with the thoughts and concerns of other industry professionals covered in Stone Matrix articles.  Stone Matrix has recently been very helpful to us by constructing our new interactive web site.

The Crust:
Thanks for your generous time I would like to conclude that give some words of advice for the ‘would- be’ businessman.

Mr. Larry McIver:
As an advice for the ‘would-be’ business man I would like to conclude that a businessman should develop a good business plan and remember each work of yours is your name.

 
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