“We cannot say enough good things about Cary Granite and, in particular, Joe Murphy. They came highly recommended from our contractor, who is very particular and cares about value, so we knew that they would be good and would represent a good value. But they really went above and beyond by finding us the extremely rare piece that we wanted, then making it beautiful–to the degree that it is now the defining aspect of our house.
I realize this review might sound a little over the top, so a little bit of background: We did a large addition and major remodel, which required us to get new countertops everywhere in the house, including in the kitchen. What we wanted, though, was extremely rare: a 10.5 foot single slab of honed, white Carrara marble for the kitchen island–something that essentially doesn’t exist, because white Carrara slabs that large are virtually always polished, not honed. (We have kids, so we didn’t want a slab that would show all the scratches and etches of polished marble). We started our search early, and Joe would not give up, nor did he try to talk us out of what we wanted. He was amazing. He worked for months and months on finding this unicorn of a marble slab, and in the nick of time, Joe found the most incredible piece of honed Carrara that was 12 feet long, and he called and texted us, and we got over to the wholesaler that same day and locked it down. The wholesaler told us that if Joe hadn’t been looking so hard for us, those slabs would have been gone within a few days. (Joe liked them so much that he bought the rest for future customers).
Those were Joe’s efforts on the sourcing side. His efforts on the fabrication side were just as good. He worked with us to cut the 10.5 foot island slab perfectly, so that it chopped off a couple less-than-perfect spots and captured the very best parts. For the countertops, his work was also outstanding. The way he did the countertops without seams, and the way he did the corners were just awesome.
Last but not least: The cost of everything was less than what we thought. We came in right at our budget–maybe even a little below.
We are so grateful to Cary Granite, and Joe Murphy especially, for all the extra effort. The marble we got from them is the defining piece in our house. If you’re weighing your options among stone fabricators/suppliers in the Triangle area, you should make Cary Granite your first (and last) stop. We aren’t especially picky/needy about most things, but we definitely were on this particular piece of the project, and Joe wasn’t turned off by that at all; instead, he was incredibly patient and worked his tail off for us. Joe and Cary Granite get our absolute highest recommendation.” – 1/4/19 Drew E.
“I have to give a shoutout today to Cary Granite. Our new countertops are gorgeous! The stone fit perfectly. The installation crew was efficient, polite, and did great work. But we especially enjoyed working with Owen Murphy, the owner’s son, who exemplified great customer service.” – Amy 11/9/18 (Facebook Review)
“I’ve submitted reviews to NextDoor and Angie’s list, in which I re-enforced the numerous previous reviews that Cary Granite is the absolute best company for countertops. In every respect, you and your staff (Lewis & Co.) exceeded our expectations.” – Bob 8/14/2018
“Straightforward, smooth sailing. We went to the warehouse to look at the quartz options in person (and went home with a sample) and left measurements. Joe followed up quickly with an e-mail estimate — way faster and cheaper than our other estimate. Once we decided to move forward, the process took only two weeks. Joe came in person to measure countertops, and his team removed the old tops and installed the new ones without a hitch, very professional and efficient. Easy to get in contact with via phone or e-mail.” – 3/14/2016
“From initial contact with Jimmy at their showroom and his visit to measure our countertops, to Luis’ team granite and sink install, through Fred’s team’s final plumbing connections, everything went about as smoothly as I could ever image. We had shopped Home Depot, but when I could not get in contact with anyone about our project for 3 days, we shopped around. So glad we did. We got better granite and same services, including plumbing, done excellently for $1100 less. Cannot overstate that Cary Granite is a wonderful place to buy granite counter-tops at very good prices.”
“Excellent service, beautiful granite counter tops. I have already recommended Cary Granite to a friend.”
“Installed new granite countertops in our kitchen. We were very pleased with the quality of workmanship and the short amount of time it took to install the granite. Jimmy was very easy to work with. Excellent job!”
“What a great company! Joe and Jill could not have been more helpful with granite choices for our kitchen renovation. In fact we went with Jill’s suggestion and could not be more pleased. Joe worked with us and was able to get our counter tops templated and installed within 10 days. They are truly a local company that you should consider using” – July, 2016
“We just had our granite installed a couple days ago, and it is beautiful! Joe, the owner, was great to work with. He always answered our questions and was very professional. The workers who came into our home to install the granite were very friendly and knowledgeable as well. My husband and I are very happy we chose this company to replace our kitchen countertops. I highly recommend them.” – March, 2016
“Refreshing experience. The owners, Joe and Jill, were a pleasure to work with through the whole process. There is no competition if you are comparing granite companies (which I did) not only when it comes to price, but customer experience. Highly recommended.”
“We remodeled our kitchen and used Cary Granite to install Vicostone Quartz (Carrara BQ8220) on our kitchen countertops. They had a great selection of granite, marble and quartz. The knowledge, customer service and overall experience was SUPERB! Joe and Jill were a delight to work with. All work was done on time and within the estimate. We also purchased a Blanco sink and had CG install. We would not hesitate to work with Cary Granite again. I highly recommend this company with no reservations.”
“We have used Cary Granite for five separate projects in our homes and every project has exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend using Cary Granite. Joe and his team provide excellent timely service and the installation is flawless.”
“As a premier General Contractor in Raleigh, when it comes to granite/quartz/silestone, we only use one company – Cary Granite. From the design assistance that we get with Jill to the full service from Joe and his team, we couldn’t be happier. It’s always a pleasure to take our customers to select from their vast variety of stone and enjoy seeing their expressions once the stone is expertly installed. We’ve worked with Cary Granite for years. Their responsiveness, care, consideration and professionalism is second to none. When it comes to buying stone in the Triangle – Cary Granite is the #1 choice!”