Nashville House & Home & Garden™

SEP-OCT 2018

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G R E AT E R N A S H V I L L E H O U S E & H O M E & G A R D E N ™ 68 F ounded in 1998, Elite Installaon & Design Countertops m oved from Gallan to Hendersonville in 2000. What began as a business ou&ing counters in tour buses soon grew so that residenal and commercial jobs far outnumbered work on tour buses. Chris Brown and his talented team of skilled crasmen built of the only three Corian® fabricaon centers in the Nashville area in 1998. Within a few years, the team opened the first granite fabricaon shop in the Nashville area. Elite has become the leader in fabricaon and installaon of natu- ral and engineered stone countertops in Middle Tennessee. With over 60 years of combined staff experience in the industry and its investment in cung edge technology, Elite has made a sci- ence of fabricang stone countertops. Dena Brown who serves as of- fice manager and human relaons manager, has been with the team since the beginning. Inially, the Elite fabricaon shop consisted of hand tools and tem- plang was done using cardboard. Today equipment includes a CNC Waterjet, inline polisher, CNC 5 Axis saw, and templang is done by laser. Fabricaon has come a long way, mostly in the tooling and equip- ment area, since Elite opened its doors. Brown says, "We now create laser templates which are e-mailed to the CAD designer. We can begin producon before our laser template staff even return from the jobsite. "Cung is no longer done with hand tools, the counter tops are cut out using the Waterjet or the CNC 5 Axis saw. Edge profiles, sink cutouts, cook top cutouts, etc. are done ulizing CNC technology which offers speed, efficiency, and accuracy.. The CNC 5 Axis saw is also used when we do mitered edges." Elite has a tremendous selecon of stone imported from around the world. The 20,000 square foot facility, and 4,000 square foot showroom have numerous displays and thousands of samples with a variety of sinks to choose from. Dena says, "We have natural stones such as granite, marble, soap- stone, quartzite, etc., on display. We also have 18 brands of quartz products and nine brands of solid surface products on display." The company creates surfaces for kitchens, baths, hearths, and more. While visitors are welcome to drop in, Elite recommends schedul- ing an appointment although it is not required. "Customers are wel- come to wander in and browse," Dena says. An appointment can be scheduled in the showroom or on the job site if they would like to talk in depth at a later date. Elite is special in many ways, the Browns agree. "We have a large showroom, state of the art equipment, and friendly, knowledgeable staff, Brown says. "We have an A + Beer Business Bureau rang and have been a Talk of the Town customer service award winner for 7 consecuve years (2012-2018), as well as a Nashville Home & Home & Garden magazine reader's favorite winner since 2009. Elite Installa'on & Design Countertops serves a 100-mile radius and most countertops are ready for use in 2-3 business days. For more informa'on call 615/ 264-9370 or visit www.countersbyelite.com. ◆ Counters by Elite brings skills, modern equipment to the job

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