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Natural Stone for Your Home

At Classic Granite & Marble, every countertop is custom and every client gets white-glove service

Article by Mary Ellin Arch

Photography by Emily Alwood, EmmiClaire Photography

Originally published in Midlothian Lifestyle

You’ve soldiered through a whole kitchen renovation, enduring demolition, dust and debris. It’s down to countertops, and you just want it done.

Classic Granite & Marble can close out your project fast, and for less than you’d expect.

Andy Waldman, commercial sales manager, says once all information and customizations are obtained, with all paperwork signed and payment made, “we can do the job, from measuring to installation, in a week.”

“New countertops are more affordable than people think. The average project runs $2,000-$4,000” including sink, fixtures, plumbing, and removal of old surfaces.

And, Classic customers have plenty to pick from – the 37,000-square-foot facility carries over 4,500 slabs of marble, granite, quartz and quartzite in over 150 colors. “We’re as big or bigger than most local distributers,” Waldman said. “It’s almost unfathomable that someone would come here and not find what they like.”

Family owned and state of the art, Classic Granite & Marble was founded by Tony Kilic in Midlothian in 2006. It moved to the current location at 14301 Justice Road in 2011.

“What sets Classic apart is the white-glove service we offer our clients,” said Kilic. “Our award-winning showroom, design consultants, and the latest technology all combine to deliver a beautiful finished product.”

Classic takes pride in bringing customers the highest levels of quality and service. Countertops are cut using a digital laser machine and two robotic devices with water jets to achieve the most intricate cuts. Up to 2,000 gallons of water are filtered and recycled daily, making Classic a leader in environmentally friendly stone fabrication in the Richmond area.

Classic also is committed to the community. The company partners with Virginia Blood Services to host on-site drives. It installed granite countertops at Richmond Animal League, hosted a customer appreciation party and silent auction benefiting ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation, sponsored the Darrell Green Celebrity Golf Tournament benefiting Youth Life Foundation of Richmond, and supported the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation with the Classic Hard Rock Soiree benefit.

Customer satisfaction, though, is the primary focus. “Every case is different; every case is custom,” Waldman said. “We don't cut until we have all the information. Whatever the customer wants, we can make it happen.” That includes crafting stone products other than countertops – tables, fireplace surrounds, tub enclosures, curbs, benches, and outdoor cooktops.

The Classic team ensures customers are educated about natural stone. For example, outdoor kitchens are popular now, but those customers are cautioned about quartz – it’s manmade and won’t hold up outside, Waldman said.

“Our goal is to exceed customer expectations,” Waldman said. “The experience I want them to have is, ‘That was fun!’”

  • Tony Kilic
  • Avalanche Marble (softer stone, very elegant)
  • Granite Fantasy Brown Stone (with pretty movement)
  • Crystal Tempest Quartzite (very sturdy and durable natural stone)
  • Agate Semi Precious (great depth and translucent color)