Tu c s o n L i f e s t y l e . c o m
HOME & GARDEN
/ JANUARY 2017
WILLIAM LESCH, LESCH PHOTOGRAPHY
LORI CARROLL & ASSOCIATES
amily owned and operated, Tucson Stoneworks has been in business since
2012, at first offering custom-made countertops and other stone products.
A year ago, brothers-in-lawBarclay Brown andDustin Rast acquired Tucson
Cabinets, whose owners were retiring. With a 10-year history, it seemed to be
a perfect matchup for their existing business. Brown hasmore than 13 years of
experience in newhome construction and real estate, while Rast has 10+ years
designing, fabricating and installing granite and other stone countertops.
The two entrepreneurs state that for both kitchen and bath remodels and newbuilds,
they perform the fabrication and installation of the countertops, and offer three lines
of cabinetry: Mid-Continent, UltraCraft and StarMark. This enables their customers
to have “one-stop shopping,” rather than going back and forth between stone
fabricators and cabinetmakers. Tucson Stoneworks’ designers can take the clients’
objective and budget for a project and create a customized plan tomeet their needs.
Tips and Trends
• Newcolors such as white and gray cabinets are popular.
• More customers aremixing different top and bottomcabinet colors and styles.
• The Carraramarble look has been a huge hit, but thematerial itself can be high-
maintenance. Look-alike quartz products, however, are far more durable.
• Digital templating the customer’s countertop enables the fabrication process to be
completely automated. For customers who are only getting newcountertops, they
can have virtually no downtimewithout countertops and a kitchen sink.
• When choosing between countertopmaterials, it’s crucial to have seasoned
professionals on hand to explain the pros and cons of all choices.
Tucson Stoneworks, LLC
6970N. Oracle Rd., Ste. 100
CLOCKWISEFROMTOPLEFTAzul AranGranitewith a
mitered edge; Barclay andAudraBrownwithCambriaQuartz
and a cabinet door inMaple Espresso byMid-Continent—
Portrait by Thomas Veneklasen; Hail StoraeredMarblewith a
waterfall dropdown detail; IceAgeGranitewith full backsplash
behind the cooktop.