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Sandia Marble

25 years of New Mexico experience

Sandia Marble is notable for its dynamic approach to business. Since Valerie Maes and her husband Gilbert purchased Sandia Marble over 9 years ago, they have embraced change to bring an all-inclusive range of  products and services for new residential construction as well as  residential renovations to New Mexico.   As Valerie told us, "We're always learning. We're always growing. We're always adapting."

This isn't by luck. General Manager Bill McManaway states, "The growth that Sandia Marble has experienced has always been a planned process. We currently handle all building trades in-house, from drafting and design, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC to final residential construction. That allows us to have more control over the entire project. It also helps reduce costs and offers a more reliable schedule."    

Sandia Marble has been in business for 25 years and has established itself as a leader in high-quality, custom countertop fabrication and installation as well as in-house manufacturer and installation of bathroom products such as vanities, shower/bath wall systems, countertops, and soap and shampoo holders. After listening to their customers’ request for a one-stop remodeler, Sandia Marble recently expanded by adding a new design/build division. They hired additional talent that includes an interior designer, an architectural engineer, a project coordinator/manager, lead carpenters and a general manager.

Elisa Porter, the interior designer at Sandia Marble, said, "My goal is not only to create a beautiful space for the homeowners but also to make sure it's functional and that it's going to work for them.”  She is committed to each client through their remodel’s completion, as is the whole team.  “I want to make sure the project is fulfilled and they’re happy with what the Sandia Marble team has accomplished.”

Sandia Marble has a long-established, outstanding reputation for kitchen and bath renovations. The company has consistently made significant investments in equipment, giving them an edge in capabilities and workmanship. They have become increasingly digital to provide detailed previews of remodels, and new equipment that helps control remodel costs and save time.   Cross utilization of the crews’ talent and in-house fabrication/installation of stone countertops as well as manufacturer/installer of cultured marble and polystone – a Sandia Marble specialty – controls costs, too.

Many other contractors subcontract to Sandia Marble on projects for their countertops, bathroom products as well as installation. Scheduling Manager Jeremy Kohlmeyer told us, "The progress this company has made is just amazing to me. The technology and new equipment investment has made us one of the top companies." He added, "I love working here. I love working on houses and seeing the renovations take place."

The owner, Valerie, tells us that a key factor in the company's success is the collegial culture of their business. She says, "We can’t stay complacent as a business or as individuals. The employees are the key drivers of our growth.  We support each other. We adapt to new opportunities together. We grow together."

Sandia Marble is located at 1424 1st Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Their phone number is 505.843.7490. Their website is

"We support each other. We adapt to new opportunities together. We're growing together. We don't get stagnant or complacent."

  •  Jason, Fred, Chris, Ruben, Valerie, Elisa, Abel, Bill, Jeremy