Cornerstone Granite & Marble, Inc., was founded in 1985 and acquired by Wood Palace Kitchens in 2009. It is well-known throughout the South Shore and South Coast of Massachusetts for the fabrication and installation of natural stone and man-made stone countertops. The company has operated from a Raynham location since it was founded. Wood Palace Kitchens CEO Tim Holick acquired the second business and decided to relocate it to Middleboro, where he owns a second commercial building adjacent to the Wood Palace Kitchens showroom.
“We have the space and location and it makes perfect sense to bring Cornerstone to Middleboro,”
One change that Holick will implement is bringing a CNC Granite and Stone Router into the operation, which will enable the manufacturing concern to double its production. At its former location, all countertops were created by hand. The machine, which is an investment of more than several hundred thousand dollars, will triple the company’s production capabilities, assisting Cornerstone in expanding its retail market. Cornerstone currently supplies all the granite countertop needs of Wood Palace Kitchens. Holick intends to greatly expand the company’s retail capacity. In addition to the new production equipment, Cornerstone will have a significantly expanded facility, with nearly 4500 square feet of operating room. Holick said that he is considering opening a second sales location for Cornerstone within the next year. He expects the Cornerstone operation to be completed by June 2011.
“We’re looking forward to having our sister company located here at our Middleboro complex,” said Holick, adding, “Maintaining a showroom and service presence for both companies essentially under one roof will make for a “one-stop”
About Wood Palace Kitchens
Wood Palace Kitchens (www.woodpalacekitchens.com)
Wood Palace Kitchens was founded in 1978 by Tim Holick, a former woodworking teacher, who began the business as a home-based operation that built customized cabinets for the local market. Over a number of years, he has transitioned Wood Palace Kitchens from a manufacturing concern to one that is a distributor, representing select manufacturers and providing turn-key services for customers, including design, installation and maintenance. Wood Palace Kitchens today has seven full-time employees, and a 5,000 square foot showroom in Middleboro. In 2009 Wood Palace Kitchens acquired a second company, Cornerstone Granite and Marble, originally located in Raynham, MA, adding granite countertops to its menu of services and products. CEO Tim Holick plans to open additional showrooms for both cabinets and granite in the region over the next several years and plans the launch of a new cabinet division as well. The company has a consistent, ongoing relationship with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, providing a portion of each sale to that foundation. In 2010 Wood Palace Kitchens contributed more than $5,000 to the foundation. Wood Palace Kitchens hosts ongoing events at its showroom, located at 7 Mill Road, Middleboro, MA. To learn more about the company, upcoming events, or for a tour of the facility, please call (508) 947-9975.