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Architect Spotlight James Knafo

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="7708" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="12px"][vc_column_text]Featured Designer: James Knafo, James Knafo Architect Inc. Address: 405 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 7 | Naples, FL 34102 Email: info@jamesknafo.com Phone: 239-417-1607 Web: http://jamesknafo.com/[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

UMI Expands Into Jacksonville, FL by Acquiring Any Old Stone

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] UMI EXPANDS DISTRIBUTION IN THE SOUTHEAST [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="7693" img_size="large" alignment="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]On November 6, 2019, UMI acquired Any Old Stone, a Jacksonville company focused in the distribution of surfacing materials.  This recent acquisition follows UMI’s plans for expansion in the Florida market and is aligned with one of their strategic goals to expand the well-known expertise and services the UMI name has established.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Any Old Stone’s 15,000-square-foot indoor stone gallery was designed with the customer in mind, an important factor to UMI’s vision for...

Designer Spotlight – Nan Wright

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="7671" img_size="large"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] "I enjoy working on both residential and collaborating on commercial projects. Each of them poses different challenges, which makes life interesting." - Nan Wright [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]We love seeing our slabs featured in designers work! As we continue our Designer Spotlight's blog series, today we share with you Nan Wright from Wright Interior Group! Nan discusses with us some of her favorite UMI products, why she decided to become a designer and more![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Q: Tell me a little about your...

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Small Project Ideas To Get Use of Your Excess Stone

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Did you renovate your home with beautiful quartz countertops and find that you have material left over from your remodeling project? Wondering what you are going to do with these leftover pieces? We have got you covered! Our team has drummed up a few ideas on how you can use up the last bit of material while creating a cohesive look within your house![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Bathroom vanity Why not expand the beauty from the kitchen (or wherever your project resided) to the bathroom!...

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Designer Spotlight – Maria Charmaine Designs

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="7612" img_size="large"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] "The sky is the limit with our creativity." - Maria [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]We love seeing our slabs featured in designers work! As we continue our Designer Spotlight's blog series, today we share with you Maria Charmaine from Maria Charmaine Designs! Maria discusses with us some of her favorite UMI products, why she decided to become a designer and more![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Q:  How long have you been doing design work?   A:  I have been doing design work for 21 years in the Naples...

Designer Spotlight – Hilary Gilkey

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="7543" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] "I really enjoy bringing our clients to UMI so they can have the experience of seeing all the slabs in person. I think it makes quite the difference when our clients can walk in the large warehouse, have the experience of picking out the slab they love, and knowing that they hand selected the slab before it is installed." - Hilary [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]We love seeing our slabs featured in designers work! As we continue our Designer Spotlight's blog...

How to Accentuate Natural Stone in Your Fall Design

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As summer will soon being coming to a close, we now find ourselves preparing to welcome in the new Fall season - which also means welcoming in fresh, new Fall home design trends! One particularly fun design element to incorporate into your project during this new season is natural stone. Natural stone's versatility and ability to blend with numerous finishes allows you to get creative with this new season. As some experts say, the key is to play off the rich...

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Countertops 101

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] In the Countertop Surfacing industry there are a growing number of products being used regularly in residential construction. Some are natural materials that have been around for centuries while a number of man-made surfaces have been introduced over the last decade. There are three key factors to consider: budget, appearance and practicality. To help consumers get all the information they need to weigh out before making their decision we asked our friend Alex Rogers from AGS Stone to break down...

Construction Resources Acquires UMI

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We are excited to announce the acquisition of our company, UMI, by Construction Resources. Construction Resources (CR) is a value-added manufacturer and distributor of specialty building products and complementary services for the southeastern United States. CR consists of broad product offerings across a large portfolio of well-recognized leading brands servicing the single family, remodel, multi-family and commercial segments of the design and construction industry.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7471" img_size="full"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7474" img_size="full"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7473" img_size="full"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]UMI's joining of CR reflects a great synergy between...

UMI Material Featured On HGTV New Show

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] UMI recently had the pleasure of providing unique and exotic stones for HGTV's new show, 90 Day Dream Home. After supplying the material to our friends at Gulf Bay Builders, they partnered with Mika and Brian Kleinschmidt, to help make a local Tampa family's dream home become a reality. The up-and-coming show highlights the combined forces of Mika, the realtor, and Brian the developer, to help clients both design and build the perfect house from the ground up in 90...

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