117 Cloverdale Drive
Alabaster, AL 35007
To become an Natural Stone Institute Accredited Natural Stone Fabricator, a company must have successfully completed three phases of a rigorous application process. Phase one was the completion of a lengthy application that required the applicant company to provide various documents and references which ensure that the company is in compliance with the 10 standards of accreditation as laid out by the Natural Stone Institute Accreditation Commission. Phase two required the company’s qualifying agent to pass a 200-question exam. The exam tested the applicant’s knowledge and application of material usage, installation, fabrication, restoration, care and maintenance, administration, legal/contracts, and jobsite and shop safety. Phase three was a comprehensive site visit, which included a facility review, document review, and one or more installation site visits.
James A. (Jim) Hieb, CAE, CEO at the Natural Stone Institute said, “Cutstone Company is now able to proudly display the accreditation seal, symbolizing that they are among the finest in the natural stone industry with respect to craftsmanship, safety, and business practices.”
Cutstone Company is the 104th location in North America to achieve the Natural Stone Fabricator accreditation.
About the Natural Stone Institute
The Natural Stone Institute serves more than 2,000 members in over 50 countries who represent every aspect of the natural stone industry, offering them a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. Two prominent publications—the Dimension Stone Design Manual and Building Stone Magazine—raise awareness in both the industry and the design communities for the promotion and best use of natural stone. Learn more at www.naturalstoneinstitute.org.