Karen Rothenberg, Omar Gonzalez, and Stephen Fiumara of NSM Florida Enterprises with their award banner.

Karen Rothenberg, Omar Gonzalez, and Stephen Fiumara of NSM Florida Enterprises with their award banner.

NSM Florida Enterprises (dba NSMotif) has been awarded the Sunshine State Safety Recognition Award, after another successful completion of their annual voluntary OSHA inspection, done as part of the company’s commitment to safety, setting higher standards, continuing to participate in the occupational safety and health of their workplace. 

Only 40 small businesses throughout Florida earn this honor annually. It was developed to motivate and support employers who proactively work with their employees and demonstrate a commitment to continuously improve the effectiveness of their company’s workplace safety and health management system.

As a family owned business, Karen Rothenberg, and Stephen Fiumara, vice president celebrated the success of this “necessary approach to guaranteeing our employees and customers receive the highest level of safety. We’ve grown tremendously over the past few years and have always made safety our number one priority,” said Rothenberg. The company boasts a coveted Accreditation from the Marble Institute of America (MIA+BSI), as a Natural Stone Fabricator, and the only Minority certified recipient in the state of Florida. Rothenberg stated “making sure we’re doing our part to keep our employees and customers safe, as well as being environmentally conscious, boosts our shop production with empowerment, success, and minimal risks. We’re all in this together, constantly reviewing ways to improve our operations and to improve industry practices. We like to meet often, exceed, and define standards set in the stone industry. And none of it would be possible without the unwavering passion and commitment of our management team, office staff, fabrication and installation teams.” 

Karen Rothenberg, known as a game changer within the stone industry, is the only female member of the Rockheads Group and is a vocal member of the Women in Stone, powered by the MIA+BSI (The Natural Stone Institute), as well as a participant in the group’s mentoring program as a mentor. She was also recognized as an MIA Certified speaker this year, and has represented the MIA+BSI worldwide in various conferences and events over the past few years. 

Karen explained, “Education in the stone industry is very vast and always evolving. To be able to represent the MIA+BSI and educate others in the stone industry is a privilege.” After starting the company in 2008, Karen Rothenberg has been on a mission to become Central Florida’s Top Choice for “All Surface Countertops” within residential and commercial industries, and her company’s resume proves she’s on target.

The company, NSMotif, moved to Sanford from Altamonte Springs last fall, and now has a fabrication facility that more than triples its previous location in size, offers additional office space for an expanding team, and will soon utilize robotic equipment for state of the art fabrication.

After 10 years in business, NSMotif has grown to become Central Florida’s top choice for “All Surface Countertops” and more. Working with some of the largest commercial names in Florida, including builders, theme parks, attractions, and big box stores, NSMotif continues to grow with its extensive offerings of All Surface countertop materials. Accredited by the MIA+BSI in 2015 and the recipient of multiple awards, memberships, and nominations, NSMotif sets and exceeds standards that define the natural stone industry.

For more information on NSM Florida Enterprises, visit their website www.nsmotif.com .