Industry recognition is a tremendous benefit to small, regional businesses. It proves to the world you’ve got skill, amazing products, and top-shelf staff. For Kent’s Dominis Stone, winning the 2022 ISFA’s Fabricator of the Year award is the cherry on top for this hardworking design and fabrication shop.
The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA), started 25 years ago with a focus on education, promotion, improving industry standards, cooperation with suppliers and manufacturers, sharing experiences, and uniting for the common benefit of the industry. As they explain, “ISFA exists to help fabricators and other industry professionals improve safety measures, increase product quality, encourage professionalism, and elevate profitability by facilitating education, standards, and camaraderie. ISFA values innovation, dependability, trust, honesty, ethics, and serving others above all else.”
ISFA awards aim “to recognize members that are outstanding in the industry,” and Fabricator of the Year “is awarded to an individual of a fabricator member company that in the past year has best exemplified the ISFA ideals of quality, innovation, character, and exemplary service to ISFA and/or the decorative surfacing industry, with overall excellence.”
At Dominis Stone, located at 22425 72nd Avenue South in Kent, they educate customers about the unique qualities of their granite, marble, quartz, soapstone, and Dekton bases. They’ll help you choose the right stone for your job through an online gallery or in-person visit to their Seattle-area showroom.
Their overall process is simple and starts with a basic sketch of your desired layout. Once submitted by email, fax, or in-person, the team will get you a quote within one day. Because of their many stone suppliers, Dominis can source the perfect colors, grain, pattern, and veining you’re looking for.
They then use a laser measuring system on-site to document the shape of your cabinets and incorporate overhangs and custom detailing. Cutting is done with a state-of-the-art 5 Axis CNC saw and precisely finished. By using only top-of-the-line equipment, software, and skilled craftsmanship, your investment is created perfectly the first time before being professionally installed.
Dominis Stone is also a new SPEEDlabel® customer meaning the entire job—from slab to finish—is labeled with dimensions, edge geometry, piece count, and more. This reduces waste, miscuts, and lost time tracking down missing parts at installation. Such paired efficiency and innovation are a win/win at every step of the process.
For customers just getting started, Dominis offers a virtual kitchen design studio. You can choose from natural stone, quartz, stile porcelain slab, and even using the countertop as the backsplash in your design. There are options for different colors and patterns of countertop material, backsplash, cabinet color, and floor.
To reach out to the staff at Dominis Stone email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 253.277.1854 today. Their showroom is open by appointment only Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also follow them on Instagram for site photos and finished projects that truly show why they’re this year’s ISFA Fabricator of the Year.
Business.com says that “winning awards can help your company increase brand awareness and boost credibility. As your business scales, awards promote loyalty and trust while providing a competitive edge. Awards do more than grow your business; they also boost employee morale as your team celebrates its success. Additionally, by constantly raising the bar higher than industry competitors, you have a better chance of hiring and retaining employees eager to work with your well-respected organization.” Staffing—and long-term staff retention—are vital, especially in a career like fabrication where skill and experience are job one. Poor performance equals a waste of time AND money.
It’s more than just morale that’s boosted. The article also says that “according to Best Business Awards, award-winning small businesses can see a 63% increase in income and a 39% growth in sales. Large companies also benefit, seeing a 48% increase in income and a 37% growth in sales…Your bottom line may be the big winner when an accolade sets your business apart.”
If you or someone you know in the greater Seattle area is looking for a kitchen or bathroom new build, remodel, or refresh, give Dominis Stone a call. Their motto is ‘Quality is the way we work’ and as the 2022 ISFA’s Fabricator of the Year, that goes without saying. Kitchen and bath renovations are always in the top five ways to add value to a home and thanks to hardworking fabricators like Dominis Stone, and their partner SPEEDlabel®, yours can go off without a hitch.