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Artisan Group Holds 3rd Annual “Counters For A Cause” Stone Sale to Benefit Homes For Our Troops

October 7, 2013

Artisan Group Holds 3rd Annual “Counters For A Cause” Stone Sale to Benefit Homes For Our Troops
Homeowners Can Help Injured Soldiers while purchasing discounted countertops
http://www.artisan-counters.com/counters-for-a-cause/

Corporal Justin Gaertner in front of the home he will receive in December during a recent volunteer work day.

Corporal Justin Gaertner in front of the home he will receive in December during a recent volunteer work day.


Artisan Group is so proud to again host Counters For A Cause, our third annual granite remnant sale to raise funds for Homes For Our Troops. Homes For Our Troops builds specially-adpated homes for severely injured soldiers, so they can have quality of life. Our sales are at many Artisan Group member locations throughout the United States during the month of October. Please visit our website for details: http://www.artisan-counters.com/counters-for-a-cause/

“Our soldiers give up many things, including parts of themselves to defend the freedom we Americans hold so dear” says Chad Seiders, Executive Director, Artisan Group. “We are proud of them, and consider it a privilege to give something back to them.”

During the first two events, Artisan Group members have raised nearly $60,000 for Homes For Our Troops. Please help us help these veterans.

Mitch Hires presenting a check to Homes For Our Troops at a recent key ceremony for another veteran receiving a home.

Mitch Hires presenting a check to Homes For Our Troops at a recent key ceremony for another veteran receiving a home.

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Construction Resources Helps A Veteran

June 24, 2013

Artisan Group is so proud of our Atlanta member, Construction Resources, for helping Homes For Our Troops build this hero a new home by donating and installing the countertops and sinks. Artisan Group will have our annual Counters For A Cause sale this fall, to help more veterans like Tony Mullis through Homes For Our Troops!

Construction Resources wins HomeAid Trade Partner of the Year Award

January 18, 2013

Construction Resources has been awarded the HomeAid Atlanta Trade Partner of the Year award for the second time for our participation in HomeAid Atlanta’s charity projects. No other individual or company has been recognized twice for their outstanding generosity. This award was given at the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association Installations and Awards on January 10, 2013.
Construction Resources is proud to be a continuing source of support for charities, both national like Homes for Our Troops through our participation in the Artisan Group

Construction Resources with the HomeAid Trade Partner of the Year Award

Construction Resources with the HomeAid Trade Partner of the Year Award

Counters for a Cause fundraising event, and local like HomeAid Atlanta’s goal of supporting the needs of the homeless in Atlanta. Recently, we helped HomeAid Atlanta completely renovate a kitchen at Fuqua Hall, one of the Atlanta Mission’s primary facilities. We have also completely re-carpeted a Decatur Cooperative Ministry transitional family home, plus replaced a special size vanity for this project.
Materials from Construction Resources can be seen all over Atlanta and the southeast, from homes to charity projects to commercial apartments and hotels and even stadiums like the Hank McCamish Pavilion at Georgia Tech. To learn more about how you can bring our award-winning products to your home with the confidence that you are purchasing from a Consumer’s Choice award-winning fabricator, stop by our Design Center at 224 Rio Circle in Decatur today!

Artisan Group™ Countertop Fabricators Raised $27,000 to help Injured Veterans during “Counters For A Cause”

January 2, 2013

Countertop group hosted second annual yard sale, Counters For A Cause, to help Homes For Our Troops build new homes for injured Veterans

Artisan Group countertop fabricators across America raised $27,000 at the group’s second national granite yard sale, “Counters For A Cause,” to help Homes for Our Troops build specially adapted homes for veterans. Homeowners purchased beautiful pieces of stone remnants and slabs at discounted prices and helped a veteran at the same time. Combined with last year’s sale, Artisan Group members now have raised a total just shy of $60,000.

Artisan Group Board Member Mitch Hires of Construction Resources recently presented the check to Marine Corporal Tony Mullis at the ground breaking ceremony for his home in Hawkinsville, GA.

“Construction Resources was honored to present the check to Homes for Our Troops on behalf of Artisan Group this past Saturday,” says Artisan Group Board Member and Construction Resources co-owner Mitch Hires. The nationwide Counters For A Cause Sale brought in more than $27,000 during the fundraiser. Mitch and Sonny Hires had the privilege of meeting Marine Corporal Tony Mullis and hear his story http://www.homesforourtroops.org/site/PageServer?pagename=TonyMullis

“Our veterans give up many things, including parts of themselves to defend the freedom
we Americans hold so dear” says Artisan Group Executive Director Chad Seiders “We
are proud of them, and consider it a privilege to give something back to them.
Construction Resources raised the most funds during ‘Counters For A Cause’, so we
wanted them to present the donation to Corporal Mullis and Homes For Our Troops.”

“Homes for Our Troops appreciates the fundraising efforts of the Artisan Group,” says Ken Preston, President and Director of Homes For Our Troops. “Because of the support from patriotic companies across the nation, we are able to restore freedom and independence back to our severely injured veterans through the gift of a specially adapted home.”

Artisan Group members who participated in this Counters For A Cause sale and/or contributed include: Eastern Surfaces, Bangor Wholesale Laminates, Rocksolid Stoneworks, Innovative Surfaces, Blume’s Solid Surfaces, Solid Tops, Duracite, Construction Resources, Stone Store, Top Master, Lakeside Solid Surfaces, Surface Products, Hoffman Fixtures & Trindco.

Artisan Group
Artisan Group™ is the premier network of stone fabricators in North America. Its extensive network allows the organization to offer the best granite from sources around the globe. Utilizing the most technically advanced, automated shops in the industry, highly skilled craftsmen ensure that each installation meets exacting standards. From classic to exotic, Artisan Group offers the most extensive array of stone

(CUTLINE: Artisan Group board member and Construction Resources co-owner Mitch Hires, presents a check to Homes For Our Troops with Marine Corporal Tony Mullis, Homes For Our Troops President Ken Preston, and Construction Resources co-owner Sonny Hires at Mullis' key ceremony.

(CUTLINE: Artisan Group board member and Construction Resources co-owner Mitch Hires, presents a check to Homes For Our Troops with Marine Corporal Tony Mullis, Homes For Our Troops President Ken Preston, and Construction Resources co-owner Sonny Hires at Mullis’ key ceremony.

choices in the industry, and is dedicated to customer service. For more information or to request a quote, visit http://www.artisan-counters.com.

Homes for Our Troops
Homes for Our Troops is a national non-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Taunton, Mass. founded by John Gonsalves in 2004. Homes for Our Troops mission is to build specially adapted homes for service members who have been severely injured in combat operations since September 11, 2001. All homes are built at no cost to the veteran through the generous support of individuals, foundations, and corporate contributors. Homes for Our Troops has received a Four Star Rating from Charity Navigator.

The Marines Came Out to Support Hoffman Fixtures’ Counters For A Cause Sale

October 19, 2012

Marines heard about Tulsa Artisan Group member Hoffman Fixtures having their second annual Counters For A Cause sale to benefit Homes For Our Troops and they showed up at Hoffman Fixtures with their Humvee to show their support! A portion of the sale goes to Homes For Our Troops to help build specially-adapted homes for injured veterans.

Marines at Hoffman Fixtures in Tulsa

Granite Sale to Benefit Injured Veterans

October 9, 2012

Counters For A Cause is still going on in some markets. Artisan Group members are selling discount granite, marble, soapstone and more countertop choices, with a portion of proceeds benefitting Homes For Our Troops to build homes for injured veterans. For more sale information, visit http://www.artisan-counters.com/counters-for-a-cause/

Counters For A Cause 2012

The Artisan Group is a Proud Supporter of Homes for Our Troops

September 19, 2012

Marine Corporal Larry Draughn, Jr. of Fairborn, Ohio, with his wife Kaytlin and son Garon stand in front of their new specially adapted home constructed with the help of Homes For Our Troops. Congratulations to the Draughn family and thank you for your service.

Homes for Our Troops is a national non-profit charity organization that is strongly committed to helping those who have selflessly given to our country and have returned home with serious dis- abilities and injuries since September 11, 2001. Homes for Our Troops assist severely injured servicemen and servicewomen and their immediate families by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor and to coordinate the process of building a home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independent lives.
Artisan Group members across America take part every year to host a national sale known as Counters For A Cause, selling gran- ite and other stone remnants with a portion of proceeds going to Homes For Our Troops. “We appreciates the fundraising efforts of the Artisan Group,” says John Gonsalves, President and Founder of Homes For Our Troops. “Because of the support from patriotic companies across the nation, we are able to restore freedom and independence back to our severely injured veterans through the gift of a specially adapted home.”
On behalf of all Artisan Group members, we would like to thank our men and women in the military for their service to our coun- try. Our soldiers have given their blood, sweat and tears and in some cases part of themselves to defend our rights and freedoms. It is a privilege to give something back to them.

Artisan Group hosts first industry trade show

June 5, 2012

The Artisan Group hosted its first ever industry showcase trade show, during the annual member meeting in Austin, TX. Exhibitors from 17 companies exhibited at the event:

Artisan Group Members attend the first industry showcase

Artisan Group members visit with exhibitors at the showcase

Members and exhibitors enjoy delicious Texas barbecue after the meetings and industry showcase, while they prepare to hear some live music.

Artisan Group members visit during the industry showcase

“The first two hours of the Artisan Group Industry Showcase were better for us than either Coverings or StonExpo,” Ronnie Benton, Granite City Tool director of sales.

Josh and Nikki Stein, along with their four daughters, recent recipients of a Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) home, stopped by to tell the story of how the HFOT home has helped his family have a better life after Josh lost his legs during his Army tour in Afghanistan. Artisan Group held a national granite yard sale last year and raised $32,000 for the organization. The group raised an additional $1500 at a group dinner during the meeting, thanks to a raffle by Yeti Coolers and Kohler, and plans on having its second annual “Counters For A Cause” granite yard sale benefitting HFOT in October.

In typical Texas style, the fabrication shop owners and exhibitors enjoyed some great barbeque and live music from country musician Django Walker, after some very productive planning meetings and a slab yard tour.

Rob Riegler, owner, and Matt Neiger, sales operations manager of Lakeside Solid Surfaces in Michigan, were welcomed as the newest members to the Artisan Group.

Army Veteran Josh Stein shares his Story with Artisan Group

May 25, 2012

Click to see Josh Stein‘s  story.

Josh Stein shares what his Homes For Our Troops home means to his family.

At the annual Artisan Group meeting, Army veteran Josh Stein shares what Homes For Our Troops has done for him by providing him, his wife Nikki and their four beautiful daughters a wonderful, functional home. Artisan Group raised money for Homes For Our Troops in 2011 with its “Counters For A Cause” granite sale across the US. We plan on doing the same in 2012. God Bless Our Troops this Memorial Weekend and always.

Artisan Group™ Countertop Fabricators Raised $32,000 to help Homes for Our Troops build homes for injured veterans

November 22, 2011

Artisan Group™ Countertop Fabricators Raised $32,000 to help Homes for Our Troops build homes for injured veterans
Countertop group hosted first annual yard sale, Counters For A Cause

Artisan Group Executive Director Chad Seiders presents a donation from the Artisan Group's Counters For a Cause granite sale and fundraiser to Marine Corporal Neil Frustaglio, a Homes For Our Troops representative and marine who recently received a home from the organization.

Artisan Group countertop fabricators across America raised $32,000 at the group’s first national granite yard sale, “Counters For A Cause,” to help Homes for Our Troops to build specially-adapted homes for veterans. Homeowners purchased beautiful pieces of stone remnants and slabs at discounted prices and helped a veteran at the same time.

Artisan Group Executive Director Chad Seiders recently presented the check to Marine Corporal Neil Frustaglio, a Homes For Our Troops representative and marine who recently received a home from the organization.

“These marines have given their blood, sweat, tears and in some cases part of themselves to defend our rights and freedoms in this country,” says Chad Seiders, Artisan Group Executive Director. “It is a privilege to give something back to them.”

“Homes for Our Troops appreciates the fundraising efforts of the Artisan Group,” says John Gonsalves, President and Founder of Homes For Our Troops. “Because of the support from patriotic companies across the nation, we are able to restore freedom and independence back to our severely injured veterans through the gift of a specially adapted home.” 

Artisan Group members who participated in this Counters For A Cause sale and/or contributed include: Surface Products, Duracite , Block Tops, Front Range Stone, Atlanta Kitchen, Top Master, Solid Tops, Consolidated Kitchens & Fireplaces, Rocky Mountain Stone, Creative Countertops, RockStone Store, US Granite, Trindco, Artistic Counters, Innovative Surfaces and FLOFORM Countertops.