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Slippery rock Gazette
Upstate Granite Solutions
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  According to Paul, he spends very little on marketing, and does not have outside source people. Instead, they’ve devel- oped an online presence with social media and customer’s re- views, he explained. “I really believe that word-of-mouth re- views have been the biggest as- set to our growth. We are very proud to have a 4.9 Star Google rating. There’s not a day that goes by that people come in and tell me that they heard of us by searching online and reading our reviews! I really feel that this is part of what sets us apart from our competi- tors. So we don’t spend a lot of money, and if I told you our bud- get, you’d probably be shocked, and I’m happy about that!”
As for the effects of the COVID shutdown, Paul said that in the beginning there was a huge
long, adding, “After the first two weeks, we saw a huge increase in walk-in traffic, and our contrac- tor sales increased by 40 percent. We then exploded the rest of 2020 and 2021. So over all, COVID has not had any negative effects on our number of customers, and ac- tually had the opposite effect.” Please turn to page 13
Clockwise, from top right: Open plan residential kitchen features Calacatta Laza polished quartz with full-sized eased double waterfall island.
S.C. Governor Henry McMaster (at left) lent his official presence at the Veteran’s Day flag- dedication ceremony.
The Upstate Granite Solutions crew gathers in front of their specially sewn 50x80 foot American flag.
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